Saturday, July 02, 2016

Extra-time goal gives Houston Dynamo 1-0 win over Philadelphia

Photo by Robert Kelly
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 2, 2016) The Houston Dynamo and the Philadelphia Union battled on the grass at BBVA Compass Stadium for 90-plus minutes and in extra time of the second half, Houston connected after a yellow card free kick. As a result, they downed the Union by the score of 1-0 on Saturday, July 2, 2016 to secure their fourth win of the season. The win raises the Dynamo’s record to 4-6-5 (18 points) while the Union post a 7-6-5 (27 points) record. In 13 previous meeting, Houston held a 5-4 advantage, with four games ending in a draw. The Dynamo remain in the cellar of the Western Conference while the Union hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

The goal came in extra time of the second half when Union midfielder Warren Creavalle pulled down Boniek Garcia outside the box to receive a yellow card. Christian Maidana took the free kick and sent the ball into the net past Union goalkeeper Andre Blake. The game got off to a fine start in the second minute of play for the Dynamo when Philadelphia defender Josh Yaro was issued a yellow card. He received a second yellow card in the 87th minute.

Next up for the Dynamo is two road trips. On Friday, July 8, they face Orlando City followed by a July 15 matchup against Los Angeles. They return home on July 23 against Vancouver.

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