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Ibson Barreto da Silva’s late strike gives Minnesota the win

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Minnesota United FC Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Another road trip. Another road loss. Another late goal. The Houston Dynamo were in repeat mode again on Saturday night losing to the Minnesota United 2-1. Once again the answer to the million dollar question remained unanswered. Once again, Wilmer Cabrera like all his Dynamo coaching predecessors was left scratching after goals from Darwin Quintero and Ibson Barreto da Silva snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for Minnesota.

Houston grabbed the early lead. Forward Alberth Elis scored his fourth goal of the season in the 10th minute. The goal marked the fourth time this season that the Dynamo scored inside the opening quarter hour. Even better at the time, Houston led for the third time in three road competitions this season. Coming off a five goal outburst against Toronto FC, the quick start goal appeared to be just what the doctor ordered for a road win prescription. Alas though, the patient remains ill.

Quintero converted a penalty kick just before the half to level the game. Being level at the half is not a good thing for Houston who falls to 0-2-1 when that happens. Alejandro Fuenmayor was called for a handball in the box leading to the conversion.

The Dynamo rattled off a plus 13 shot differential in the game but still found themselves struggling to salvage a draw. In the 70th minute, Houston found a new way to lose a road match. Ibson Barreto da Silva backheeled a ball from Miguel Ibarra redirecting past Joe Willis and inside the far post.

Houston (2-3-2, 8 points) returns home for a sold out Saturday May 5th tilt with the L.A. Galaxy.