Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dynamo Fall to Columbus 2-0, The Skid Continues

(Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loco Photography, Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved)

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2011 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 18, 2011)Coming off a successful trip to the west coast by defeating Chivas USA 2-1 on June 12, the Houston Dynamo were looking to begin a winning streak as they faced the Columbus Crew in a Saturday evening MLS game before 13,039 fans at Houston’s Robertson Stadium.

The Crew’s Bernado Anor saw to it that the Dynamo got their sixth loss of the season, falling to a 4-6-6 record.

Anor, in his first professional start, scored a goal and added an assist to give the Crew a 2-0 win and raise their record to of 5-4-6.

With the win, the Crew takes sole possession of third place in the Eastern Division while the Dynamo falls to fourth place.

The Crew got on the scoreboard in the 41st minute when forward Andres Mendoza got a pass from Anor at the top of the penalty area and kicked it in for the score and his fifth goal of the season.

The assist was Anor’s first of the season.

The Crew came back with their second score of the night, in the 77th minute, when

Anor got the ball from forward Justin Meram at the right side of the end line, firing the ball at the goal, which was deflected by Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall.

Anor got the rebound and fired it back for the score and his first professional goal.

The Dynamo had a few bright moments but failed to connect with the goal on 12 tries.

Midfielder Brad Davis made his 200th start of his MLS career while forward Brian Ching played in his 150th career game for the Dynamo.

The Dynamo had to play most of the second half with 10 players when midfielder Lovel
Palmer received his second yellow card of the game and was ejected in 52nd minute.

The Dynamo will next face D.C United (4-5-5, 17 pts) on the road on June 26. They are currently in fifth place in the Eastern Division after their 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.

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