The Houston Dynamo were back in action on Saturday night against the New York Red Bulls after a week off. In their return to BBVA Compass Stadium the Dynamo came back with an expanded injury list which included Romell Quioto who dislocated his shoulder while playing for Honduras in their game against the USMNT. The loss of Quioto combined with the fact that the Dynamo lost their last game, against the Portland Timbers, had some fans worrying about the state of the Dynamo in their return. Those fears flared quickly as the Red Bulls got an early goal but were quickly eased as the Dynamo returned fire, and kept firing.
The Red Bulls didn’t take long to get on the scoreboard. Just 13 minutes in to the game Sacha Kljestan was able to get in behind the midfield and put a through ball to Bradley Wright-Phillips. With the ball at his feet Wright-Phillips was able to make a diagonal run and easily found the back of an empty net. Just one minute later the Dynamo leveled the score on a set piece. Alex found Dylan Remick who headed the ball right past Luis Robles for his first Dynamo goal.
The Dynamo were awarded a penalty kick on a soft call after Mauro Manotas was fouled in the box. Dynamo fans weren’t going to complain as Cubo Torres converted the penalty kick to give Houston their first lead of the night.
Torres scored his second goal of the night 11 minutes into the second half of the game. After Robles came up big for the Red Bull stopping a series of chances from the Dynamo, the ball from Torres went right through his hands to give the Dynamo a 3-1 lead.
The Dynamo forward went on to complete a hat trick after he scored in the 91st minute of the game. After drawing a foul just outside of the box, Torres took the ensuing kick putting the ball right over the Red Bull wall. Robles got a glove on the ball but it was in the net.
The Dynamo walked away with a 4-1 win over the Red Bulls. In spite of the scoreline the Dynamo still failed to posses the ball for most of the game. In fact, the Red Bulls led with 62% possession in the game. Houston did have 17 shots on the night to the Red Bulls 11.
Next Saturday, the Dynamo are on the road against the New England Revolution.
59' SUB: Boniek García replaces Ricardo Clark, who was down receiving treatment. García takes the armband. #HOUvNY— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) April 2, 2017
64' SUB: Alberth Elis is on for Andrew Wenger. 3-1 still the score. #HOUvNY— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) April 2, 2017