Will Bruin's team leading eighth goal of the season in the 76th minute of play lifted the Houston Dynamo to a 1-1draw with the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. It was one missed opportunity after another that cost the Dynamo a better result than a 1-1 draw.
After a scoreless first half highlighted by squandered scoring opportunities on both sides, Revolution midfielder Sene drilled a left footed shot inside the far post to give New England a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute of play.
Eleven minutes later Houston drew even scoring for the twelfth time this season in the final fifteen minutes of play. This time the heroics belonged to midfielder Boniek-Garcia and who snared a deflected shot from Cam Weaver and threaded a well marked Will Bruin just inside the eighteen. The third year forward completed the sequence rifling a right-footed blast dead center bouncing it off the cross bar into the back of the net in the 76th minute.
The draw keeps Houston three points ahead of the fifth place Revolution in the Eastern Conference. With the draw Houston extends its unbeaten streak to four games against all competition since dropping a 4-1 decision to Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bull on September 8, 2013. During that span, the Dynamo have outscored their opposition 9-2.
Houston returns for a critical two game Eastern Conference series hosting the Montreal Impact on Friday night October 4th and Sporting KC on Wednesday October 9th. Third place Montreal holds a two point edge over the Dynamo with four games to play while Sporting KC is five points up.
Both games are slated for 7:30p.m. kick-offs.