The Houston Dynamo were on the road on Saturday against the New England Revolution. Missing for the Dynamo was AJ DeLaGarza who suffered a calf strain that prevented him from playing with Boniek Garcia starting in his place at right back. Also, starting this game for the Dynamo was Dylan Remick who scored his first MLS goal last game against the New York Red Bulls.
The Dynamo managed to dominate possession this game - 54.3%, but couldn’t do much with the ball when they had it. In fact, they managed just five shots in the whole game, four of which came in the first half. The Revolution on the other hand had just two shots in the first half but finished the game with fourteen shots including two goals.
In the 52nd minute Kei Kamara scored against his former team after Tyler Deric saved his initial attempt at goal. Deric came out of the net to go 1v1 against Kamara and the stop went to the left. Kamara got to the rebound and got the ball off before Deric was able to get into position to stop the shot.
Cubo Torres had the best chance of the night for the Dynamo, but his final touch failed him. The forward got behind the Revs defense but the ball ended up going right to Cropper.
Juan Agudelo doubled the lead for the Revolution in the 72nd minute after Deric punched away a cross. The Dynamo goalkeeper fell forward as he dove to punch away the ball which fell to Agudelo’s feet. Deric was unable to get up and back to the net in time and despite the two defenders surrounding him Agudelo finished the ball into the net.
As abysmal and lackluster as the game was at least we have this bizarre moment to comfort ourselves with:
Kouassi and Alex get literally tangled up. pic.twitter.com/BhbZCL1Kzf— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) April 8, 2017
The Dynamo return home next weekend to play Minnesota United. The Houston Dash also kickoff their 2017 season on Saturday in a double header with the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Today's @GEICO starting XI: Deric; B. García, Machado, Anibaba, Remick; Clark ©, Alexander, Alex; Elis, Torres, Manotas #NEvHOU pic.twitter.com/aFLan9x7ID— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) April 8, 2017
Today's starting XI vs. the Houston Dynamo. #NERevs #NEvHOU pic.twitter.com/LJbg4Hxc0y— NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) April 8, 2017
70' SUB: Vicente Sánchez replaces Alberth Elis. Dynamo trail 0-1. #NEvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) April 8, 2017
76' SUB: Andrew Wenger on for Erick Torres. Dynamo trail 0-2. #NEvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) April 8, 2017
77' #NERevs 2 Dynamo 0— NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) April 8, 2017
Off goes goal scorer @keikamara. On comes @TealBunB for a fifth straight game to start the season. pic.twitter.com/MIAdZNgMHN
84' SUB: Memo Rodriguez replaces Ricardo Clark.— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) April 8, 2017
Congrats to @40_jrod on your @MLS debut! #NEvHOU
90' #NERevs 2 Dynamo 0— NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) April 8, 2017
Final change for the home side. Into the closing minutes now. pic.twitter.com/5LUH603nFP