The Dynamo had a much more positive match than many predicted as they headed into LA on a Friday night to play the Galaxy. However, this season being what it is a more positive match didn’t mean that they got the win. In fact, they fell 1-0 to the Galaxy in what most would consider a fairly boring game.
The game got nervy early on for the Dynamo as David Horst was called for a penalty in the 7th minute of the game. Robbie Keane had a shot that went off Horst as he went down to block it. Keane took the ensuing penalty kick but fortunately for the Dynamo it went wide right of the net.
Alex had several shots in front of the net in the first half but none of them were destined to find the back of the net. The Dynamo out shot the Galaxy in the first half 6 shots to 4, but the Galaxy had a slight edge in possession.
LA would be the team to break the 0-0 deadlock in the second half. In the 66th minute, Keane was once again denied by Joe Willis in front of the net. While making the 1-v-1 save Willis left the net empty and the ball fell to a rushing Steven Gerrard who was able to take advantage of the empty net. Gerrard netted an easy goal to give LA the 1-0 lead.
Overall, Houston put up 11 shots to LA’s 8 shots. They were fairly even in possession but LA had the slight edge overall with 51.7% of possession all game.
It was yet another game where the Dynamo didn’t play terrible but just weren’t able to keep their heads in the game enough to get three points. They are back in last place in the Western Conference after a brief moment ahead of the Seattle Sounders.
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