Sunday, October 12, 2014

Houston falls to D.C. United 3-1; eliminated from post-season contention

The Houston Dynamo honored breast cancer survivors
during their Sunday match against D.C. United.
Photo by Darla S Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography,
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (October 12, 2014) After a one hour, 12 minute weather delay, the Houston Dynamo and D. C.  United came back on the field and continued their game which saw United score three goals to drop the Dynamo by the score of 3-1 on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

The Dynamo came into the game sitting four points out of the fifth place and the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

With the loss, the Dynamo were eliminated from the post-season; the first time since 2010 and the second time in club history.

After a good start, game was sent into the weather delay in the 22nd minute when officials made the decision to clear the field and the stands due to hazardous weather moving through downtown Houston.

After the 72 minute delay, which saw heavy rain, thunder, and lightning, both teams returned to the field, for a 15-minute warmup before the restart.

D.C.  United got on the scoreboard on the 41st minute when defender Taylor Kemp knocked the ball past Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric.

They added their second goal of the day when forward Fabian Espindola raised half the field, eluding Dynamo defenders to sail the ball into the net for an uncontested goal.

Houston got their goal in the 83rd minute on a penalty kick by Giles Barnes. D.C United came right back four minutes later with a goal by Eddie Johnson.

The Dynamo have two games remaining, against New England on Thursday, October 16 and against Chicago on Friday, October 24.

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