They kicked off the Texas Derby on time but it didn't take but a split second to wonder if this match should have kicked off at all. The rain coming down so hard the game could barely be seen on TV. The ball wouldn't move on the field as it sat bogged down by the rainwater. Finally in the fourth minute of the game referee Kevin Stott stopped the match and the players headed to the locker room for a rain delay.
Best four minutes of MLS soccer this season? Possibly.
Watch Beasley kick this ball as hard as he can only for it to travel about 10 yards. pic.twitter.com/8KvA82sJ02— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) June 3, 2016
After almost two hours they resumed play on the field. The ball rolled better than it had before the break but was still slowed down by the wet field.
Both teams had a few chances in front of the net but it was Dallas who would score first in the 23rd minute. Jalil Anibaba was unable to shut down the pass from Fabian Castillo that lead to the goal. Ryan Hollingshead was on the receiving end of the pass and finished it off to give Dallas the 1-0 lead.
Boniek Garcia nearly got the Dynamo on the board with a long range shot that went just wide of the net.
In the second half the Dynamo would have a long range shot that would find the back of the net. Ricardo Clark tied things up in the 51st minute with a laser goal from outside the box.
Andrew Wenger looked like he was going to make it two for the Dynamo after a great ball from Will Bruin but his shot was stopped. He went after the rebound but his second shot went wide of the net. That wouldn't be the only near miss for the team in the second half. Unmarked in the box, Raul Rodriguez would have a header off a set piece go wide of the net.
FC Dallas began to gain some ground late with multiple chances in front of the net but Tyler Deric was there to stop them all. Neither team would find the back of the net again as the game ended 1-1. Both teams had eight shots on the night and were nearly level in time of possession.
A win would have seen El Capitan return to Houston a tie, however, means that fans and teams alike will have to wait until the third match up between these two teams to see who takes home the cannon.
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65' SUB: Mauro Rosales comes on for Victor Ulloa. #DALvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) June 3, 2016