(Both photos are by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loco Photography, Copyright 2010, All Right Reserved)
By Robert H. Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 19, 2010) Facing off in 90 degree temperature at 8:00pm CDT, the Houston Dynamo took the field against CD Aguila in the 2nd Annual Dynamo Charities Cup.
The Dynamo did not waste time getting on the scoreboard as forward Joseph Ngwenya took a pass from midfielder Juan Manuel Quevedo in front of the net to make the score 1-0 at the 8th minute.
They came back in the 28th minute to make the score to 2-0 on a pass from Francisco Navas Cobo to fellow midfielder Corey Ashe.
At the end of the first half, the Dynamo held onto its 2-0 score as they headed to the locker room.
In the 1st half, Aguila was held to 5 shots on goal with goalkeeper Miguel Montes having 3 saves.
The Dynamo took 11 shots on goal with goalkeeper Tally Hall tallying 3 saves.
In the second half, the Dynamo came out just as they had in the 1st half, with midfielder Juan Manuel Quevedo drilling a shot from the top of the box in the 50th minute, which was brilliantly defected by Apulia’s Montes.Aguila came back on a left side approach on the Dynamo goal with forward Nelson Reyes shooting from about 5-meters out. Hall against found the ball to keep it out of the goal and Aguila off the scoreboard.
The Dynamo kept up the attack when forward Dominic Oduro headed for the goal, took a pass from midfielder Brad Davis and drove the ball into the goal to take the score 3-0 at the 67th minute. He was also assisted Ashe.
Aguila attempted to shut down the Dynamo offense, but looked sluggish and were unable to stop the Orangemen’s on slot of the goal.
Houston came back in the 74th minute when forward Luis Angel Landin took a well place pass from midfielder Sammy Appiah to take the score to 4-0.
Agulia continued to attack on offense, but were unable to find the goal.
The Dynamo won their second annual Charities Cup, while earning needed fund for local charities and those who are affected by the Gulf Oil Spill.
The Dynamo will next take the field on June 26 for a home match against the Colorado Rapids.