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Scorpions beat Dynamo in friendly

Jeremy Vuolo makes a save
Jeremy Vuolo makes a save
Houston Dynamo

The San Antonio Scorpions managed a solid friendly victory as they managed a 2-0 win over Houston Dynamo at Houston Sports Park on Thursday afternoon.

It was a completely reserve line up from Houston, although Mike Chabala did appear for the Dynamo, returning back to the playing field.

Houston started the match the stronger side with a free-kick in the fourth minute putting the Dynamo close as it was quickly taken, allowing Mark Sherrod through, only to be denied by a solid save from Jeremy Vuolo.

After a tight period through much of the first half it was again Sherrod who would threaten the Scorpions goal as he controlled possession and shot from 30 yards but was denied as his impressive shot came off the corner of crossbar and post, keeping it scoreless at half-time.

The Scorpions stunned Houston after the break, opening the scoring in the 11th minute of the second half as the ball was crossed in for Tomasz Zahorski who got back in to scoring weighs, managing a goal from the top of the box.

But two minutes later Houston very nearly had an equalizer as Omar Cummings’ effort was well saved from Vuolo but the rebound fell for Sherrod but he sent his strike high and wide.

Houston weren’t making any substitutions, just one all match, and that allowed a fresher Scorpions to capitalize, with two good chances coming with 20 minutes to play. The first coming from a Sam Garza free-kick from just outside the box that went high and wide, before Danny Barrera found Sainey Touray who headed just wide.

Cummings powered his way through the Scorpions defense in the 83rd minute and hit a powerful strike from distance, but he sent his effort wide of goal.

The Scorpions sealed the win two minutes later when Touray sent a pass for Walter Restrepo who unleashed a powerful strike from just inside the area that Tyler Deric got a leg to but it did little as the ball hit the back of the net.

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