Houston Dynamo defeats LA Galaxy in recent clash

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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.

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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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