The Houston Dynamo were on the road on Wednesday night to take on the New York Red Bulls. Both sides were rotating their starting players this game with several players getting their first starts of the season. It was a gamble that would work out in the Red Bulls favor.
Alberth Elis had a chance to score early on but was denied by Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles. Memo Rodriguez crossed the ball into the box to Elis who headed the ball down. Taking a shot while surrounded by defenders Elis wasn’t able to get enough power on it and Robles was able to stop the ball before it crossed the goal line.
Neither side looked dominant in the first half but the Red Bulls had a slight edge in the stats in the first half with eight shots and 52% of the possession. The Dynamo had just three shots when the half time whistle blew.
Rookie Brian White scored in the 55th minute for the Red Bulls. Adolfo Machado got in the middle of a cross from Murillo into the box with the ball going off him and towards the end line which pulled Chris Seitz out towards the post. Alex Muyl got on the end of it passing it into the box. As Muyl passed the ball Seitz looked like he was going to go down to make a stop but the ball didn’t come his way instead heading to White. With the net left wide open White simply had to tap the ball in to score his first goal in MLS and give the Red Bulls a 1-0 lead.
Romell Quioto came close to leveling things in the 64th minute. He was on the receiving end of a corner kick, but his header went off the post. The Dynamo tried to push for a leveling goal but struggled to come close.
The two sides each ended the game with 10 shots total. However, the second half push gave the Dynamo an edge in the possession with 51%. The time with the ball didn’t do them any good as they fell 1-0 to the home team.
The Dynamo play FC Dallas on Saturday in the last of three rivalry games between the two this season.