There is just something about winning on the road that eludes the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo started off the game strong dominating possession for the first five minutes of the game. However, as the first half wore on Toronto began to gain ground on the men in orange until they took a firm hold of possession and the scoreline.
Toronto were the first to draw blood scoring just 16 minutes into the game. The goal came thanks in part to Marky Delgado who pushed the ball wide to Raheem Edwards who then crossed it in to Jozy Altidore. The shot from Altidore went off the foot of goalkeeper Joe Willis sending it up and into the net. It was Altidore’s fourth goal of the season.
Fifteen minutes later Altidore scored on a great 1-2 with Sebastian Giovinco to double the team’s lead. Leaving the Dynamo looking like spectators on the play.
Giovinco nearly made it 3-0 in the 41st minute but Joe Willis manage to get his fingertips on it to send it away from goal.
The Dynamo hoped to regain some ground in the second half but struggled to do much with the ball. As the second half wore on Wilmer Cabrera chose to add more attacking power as he put in Manotas, Quioto and Sanchez on the field. None of them were enough to break through the Toronto defense and past Bono in goal. Manotas’ final shot of the game was a ball that went right into the waiting arms of Bono.
The two teams ended up with nearly identical possession but it was Toronto who made their time with the ball count. The Dynamo had 19 shots in the game to Toronto’s 10, however, few of the Dynamo’s shots had much of a chance of getting in the net. Both team had just five shots on goal for the night.
The Dynamo return home to host the Orlando Pride next Saturday.
73' SUB: Mauro Manotas replaces Alberth Elis. #TORvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) April 29, 2017