Houston Dynamo defeats LA Galaxy in recent clash


Houston Dynamo FC has been inconsistent throughout a demanding schedule, and they are coming off a midweek setback to the Seattle Sounders. The Houston Dynamo traveled to Dignity Health Sports Park to face the Los Angeles Galaxy, hoping for a positive result. Houston came out strong to score the first goal, then held off a barrage of pressure from LA to win 3-0 away from PNC Stadium.

Houston was pressing and rapidly moving through the midfield, led by Memo Rodrguez as the playmaking midfielder setting up the offense, but quality looks were a little too hurried and didn’t amount to anything early in the match. 

LA also moved the ball up the field when in possession and had a strong chance to open the scoring before the 10th minute on a set piece play that forced a big save from Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark, but the play would not be counted since the offside flag was raised.

Teenage Hadebe won the ball in the center third of the field, setting up a swift counter attack, and Houston scored in the 11th minute. Corey Baird would be chosen to face Galaxy goalie Jonathan Bond one-on-one, but Baird’s effort was poor and straight at Bond. 

The ball leaked out and fell to Sebastián Ferreira, who flicked it over Bond and evaded a sliding defender to slide the ball into the net to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

Despite the Dynamo’s aggressive style of play, the Galaxy would have chances as well. LA was effective in winning free-kicks around the Houston 18-yard box, but it also pushed Clark to make a few stops as the game progressed.

In the 24th minute, Thor lfarsson on the left flank sent a nicely weighted cross into the unmarked run of Corey Baird, allowing the Dynamo to double their lead. Baird attempted a one-touch goal but wasn’t centered on the goal, and his shot was way off. The Galaxy had a few more serious chances to equalize from set-pieces and corners, but Houston was kept in the game by Steve Clark.


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