canada africa partner reservation Houston Dynamo FC scores twice and earns three points in Kansas City

Houston Dynamo FC scores twice and earns three points in Kansas City

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Houston Dynamo FC earned three points on the road tonight, beating rivals Sporting Kansas City 2-1 at Children’s Mercy Park.

Captain Hector Herrera scored his first goal of the season while playing striker Aliyu Ibrahim found the back of the net for the fourth time this season.

Houston scored the winning goal in the 78th minute as a defender Griffin Dorsey A pass slipped through to Ibrahim, who fired the ball into the far corner for his team-leading fourth goal of the season. The play marked Dorsey’s first assist of the season.

Herrera, starting his second game of the season tonight, gave Houston the lead in the 31st minute by firing a shot from the edge of the penalty area into the far post of the net. The play marked the 34-year-old’s first goal of the season, following his first assist of the year in the US Open Cup last week.

Kansas City equalized in the 61st minute when a deflected pass fell to Dániel Sallói, who turned and smashed the ball into the back of the net for his first goal of the season.

Midfielder Adalberto “Coco” Carrasquilla Houston’s first shot on target succeeded in the eighth minute, but his low effort from outside the penalty area was handled by goalkeeper Tim Melia.

Defender Michael came up with a big block in the penalty area in the 15th minute when Alan Pulido won the ball in Houston’s half and made a shot outside the penalty area.

The 23-year-old Brazilian came up with another key intervention, intercepting a ball in the penalty area after an over-the-top pass fell at the feet of William Agada.

Goalkeeper Steve Clark was called into action in the 37th minute, deflecting a powerful shot from Sallói. The experienced shot stopper finished the evening with 5 saves.

A charging Carrasquilla fired a shot from the edge of the penalty area, forcing a quick reaction grab from Melia in the 38th minute. The Panamanian international ended the match that evening with two shots.

Micael took advantage of another Kansas City scoring opportunity, sprinting to beat Agada with a long ball that would have put him on target.

Clark stepped up again in the 43rd minute after a giveaway in midfield gave former Dynamo player Memo Rodriguez the chance to shoot at goal, but the 37-year-old made a diving stop to secure the ball.

Dorsey entered the penalty area in the 48th minute and managed to get a shot in, but his effort went just over the crossbar.

In the 66th minute, Ibrahim played a one-two with the attacker Amine Bassi, allowing him to run against the left edge of the penalty area for a shot, but the tight angle made it difficult to beat Melia. Fifteen minutes later, a corner throw from Herrera hit the defender’s head Erik Sviatchenko was saved on the line by a diving Melia.

Bassi scored his second shot on target in the 73rd minute after a quick pass from Dorsey on the edge of the penalty area, but his effort was picked up by Melia.

Clark stepped up again in the 88th minute and made a crucial stop on Agada’s attempt to keep Houston ahead.

The Dynamo then travel to local rivals Austin FC on Wednesday, May 15 before hosting FC Dallas in the second leg of the Texas Derby on Saturday, May 18. Tickets for that match at Shell Energy Stadium are available HERE.