There was a match full of contrast in Houston on Saturday night. The Dynamo could not keep up with the two goal lead they had after the first half, and the Loons fought back to get a much needed point for them.
The first 45 minutes was controlled by the Dynamo. The Orange played with a usual 4-3-3 formation. They had the control of the ball in midfield, which led to many scoring opportunities during the first half. The first goal for the home team came in at the 14th minute when the Colombian Mauro Manotas scored. The second goal for Houston was scored by the Honduras International Alberth Elis at the 43rd minute.
On the other hand, the counter-attack was the only way Minnesota created some opportunities on offense during the first half. Forward Christian Ramirez had some chances to score for the away team without much luck. However, Ramirez finally scored the 2-1 at the 47th minute.
After Minnesota scored, the Dynamo tried to extend their lead. The Dynamo game plan on offense was based on the ability of Manotas and Elis to give ‘Cubo’ Torres a chance to score. And even though they attempted that in many occasions, Torres never had a clear opportunity to score the third goal for Houston.
Finally, the tied came in for the United when Costa Rican Johan Venegas scored the final 2-2 at the 59th minute. With the point, the Loons got their fifth point in the season with seven matches played. The Dynamo remains undefeated at home, and have now ten points after have played six matches in the season.
Minnesota United FC