The major story heading into Saturday night's game was the return of Brad Davis, but the final story was the Houston Dynamo getting a long awaited and much needed win.
It was expected that the return of Brad Davis to play against his former club, the Houston Dynamo, would be the big story of the evening. That narrative began to shift as soon as the lineups were announced and Cubo Torres was set to start for the Dynamo. Torres started up top as Giles Barnes was dropped back into the midfield.
Sporting Kansas City dominated possession in the first thirty minutes of the game but it was Houston who would score first. Torres made a perfect pass to Giles Barnes who put it right into the back of the net. Minutes later Cristian Maidana almost made it two but was denied by SKC goalkeeper Tim Melia.
Houston went into halftime with a 2-0 lead despite having only 34% of possession in the first half. Andrew Wenger gave Houston the second goal just before halftime. Maidana got the ball to Wenger who got the ball up and out of Melia's reach to find the back of the net.
The second half was a more even outing with both teams having few chances. SKC would once again dominate possession and ended the game with 67.5% possession. With 17 shots in the game SKC only managed to put three on target and failed to really test Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric.
Most importantly the Dynamo got the three points they so desperately needed. They still sit at the bottom of the Western Conference but they finally have a win they can build off of.
56' SUB: Will Bruin replaces Erick Torres, who had the assist on the opening goal. #HOUvSKC— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 8, 2016
62' SUB: Jimmy Medranda replaces Chance Myers. #HOUvSKC— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 8, 2016
67' SUB: Abdoulie Mansally comes on for DaMarcus Beasley. For SKC, Diego Rubio on for Brad Davis. Still 2-0. #HOUvSKC— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 8, 2016
75' SUB: Leonel Miranda on for Chaco Maidana. Final sub for the Dynamo. #HOUvSKC— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 8, 2016
77' SUB: Saad Abdul-Salaam on for Graham Zusi. #HOUvSKC— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) May 8, 2016