The Houston Dynamo (13-11-9)could not overcome the fastest goal in MLS history falling to the New York Red Biull 3-0 on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tim CaHill’s volley seven seconds into the match sent Houston to its third loss against NYR (16-9-8) this season including two at home.
After CaHill’s eleventh goal of the season, the play settled down with Houston holding the edge in shots and controlling the match tactically but failing to get the ball past NYR keeper Luis Robles. The Orange put up eleven first half shots including two by Will Bruin and another by midfielder Warren Creavalle in the thirty-third minute of play.
Houston continued to have its chances in the second half as well without much luck according to Head coach Dominic Kinnear.
‘We had our moments. We had our chances to score some goals.“
The chances included shots by Ricardo Clark, Bruin, and Boniek-Garcia that all carried wide left in the first fifteen minutes of play in the second half. Houston came even closer in the 69t minute. Boniek-Garcia fed Omar Cummings whose shot trickled wide right just moments after NYR defender Ibrahim Sekagya made it 2-0. Another opportunity came Houston’s way following the Red Bull’s third goal of the match by Bradley Wright-Phillips in the 75th minute. Boniek-Garcia gathered in a loose ball in the 78th minuteand let loose near the top of the box that Robles punched over the crossbar. Houston’s final shot at a gaol came in stoppage time from Cummings. The forward’s header Cummings from six feet out bounced off the ground and over the crossbar, a final indicator of the way the ball bounced on Sunday.
The loss puts the Dynamo in a position of having to win or draw next Sunday against Dc United if they want to enjoy the playoffs.
“We probably need to win, get a positive result next Sunday and a little bit of help from some friends around the league and then hopefully we can enjoy the playoffs.”
Notes - NYR has had Houston’s number this season scoring seven times on the Dynamo’s home pitch.
NYR 8-3-7 in eighteen all-time matches has now recorded 12 goals on the road against the Dynamo with 26 goals in all.
In the 25th minute, the sold out crowd of 22,345 stood as one raising posters and chanting franchise icon Brian Ching’s name.