Sunday, May 07, 2017

Houston Dynamo shut down Orlando City 4-0

Photo by Darla Tamulitis
La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 6, 2017) Mauro Manatos scored goals in both the first and second half to secure a 4-0 win for the Houston Dynamo over Orlando City FC at BBVA Compass Stadium. The 8,000-plus fans in attendance saw the Sabanalarga, Columbia native triple his season goal to give Houston three-needed points and push their record to 5-3-1 and 16 points.

The first goal of the game came in the 23rd minute when Houston forward Alberth Elis nailed a shot past Orlando goalkeeper Joseph Bendick for his fourth goal for the season. The Manatos added the insurance goals in the 51st and 65th minute. The goals were the second and third scores of the season for the 21-year-old. Romell Quito added to the Dynamo scoring assault in the 75th minute. It was the fourth goal of the season for the 25-year-old forward. The four goals in the game are the most this season for Houston, and their largest score differential since their 5-0 win over FC Dallas on March 12, 2016. 

To view the slideshow from the game by Darla Tamulitis of La Vita Loca Photography, [please click here.

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