The Houston Dynamo are on the road to play the LA Galaxy on Sunday. The game will be the final game of the season for the Dynamo. Last year Houston made it all the way to the Western Conference finals but this year have failed to make the playoffs.
The Dynamo are currently on a three game losing streak. Last weekend they lost to the Seattle Sounders to the tune of 3-2. The Dynamo battled hard in the game and looked at one point like they may walk away with a point in the game. Defender Chad Marshall got the Sounders on the board in the 26th minute when he scored off a set piece. Gustav Svensson scored before the half to double the Sounder’s lead. It was Kevin Garcia who got Houston on the board in the second half of the game. However it was Raul Ruidaz who scored in the 87th minute to put the game out of reach for the Dynamo. Houston’s Mauro Manotas scored in the 89th minute to bring the Dynamo within one goal but there wasn’t enough time left on the clock for them to mount a comeback.
The Galaxy are coming off of a 3-1 win over Minnesota United. Zlatan Ibrahimovic added to his season score tally when he scored in the 30th minute to give LA a lead they would never give up. His teammate Ola Kamara scored in the 50th minute of the game to double the lead. One minute later Romain Alessandrini scored to make it 3-0 Galaxy. However, Angelo Rodriguez scored two minutes after Alessandrini to prevent Minnesota from being shut out in the game.
The Dynamo have nothing to play for having been knocked out of the playoff race weeks ago, but they can still play spoil for the Galaxy. LA need a win on Sunday against the Dynamo if they want to make it into the playoffs. A loss would mean they will be sitting at home watching the playoffs just like the Dynamo. They are currently being led by Dominic Kinnear who took over as interim coach after their last coach was sent packing. Getting the team into the playoffs could also help his chances of staying on as head coach.
Things kick off on Sunday at 3:30 pm CT.