The Houston Dynamo played the Colorado Rapids to a 0-0 draw on Saturday night. It was an uneventful game in which neither side could get the edge. The Dynamo put out a defense heavy lineup to start the game that had many wondering if were bunkering as they looked head to their US Open Cup game on Wednesday. The Rapids started newly signed Giles Barnes but Barnes left the game early in the second half due to injury.
The first half was a quiet one for both sides. The Rapids had the edge in possession and had 4 shots while the Dynamo had three shots. Luis Gil had two great back to back chances in front of the net but was denied first by Tim Howard and then by Kortne Ford.
Little changed in the second half.
The best play of the half came from goalkeeper Joe Willis who came out in the 76th minute to deny the Rapids a goal. Colorado had put together great build-up to get the ball down the field while getting behind the Dynamo defense. Willis saw the play developing and came out just in time to turn the ball around.
The Rapids ended the game with the majority of possession and 10 total shots. The Dynamo had five additional shots in the second half to end the game with eight.
The Dynamo face Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday in the US Open Cup and then face in-state rival FC Dallas on Saturday.