Dynamo Draw

Late Equalizer From Vancouver

May 12, 2018 - 2:38 am

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) –  Kendall Watson's header four minutes into stoppage time spoils the Dynamo hopes of their first road win of the year.

Perhaps the Dynamo were fortunate to be up a goal with one clearance away from victory, but it's a break the Dynamo feel they deserved based on their previous three road games.

For the fourth time this season, the Dynamo have led in a road matches and still the Dynamo are winless on the road in 2018.

Tomas Martinez put the Dynamo ahead with a goal from the top of the box in the 35th minute after Alberth Elis set him up perfectly at the top of the box.

Vancouver took advantage of a lack of concentration by the Dynamo on a free kick.  Waston was left alone on the right side of the box and a dribble to the byline got him by Mauro Manotas, he sent a cross into the six-yard box that found Jose Aja, who then snuck a shot over Joe Willis and underneath the cross bar to level the match at one heading into halftime. 

The match would go deep into the second half before the game saw another goal.  The Dynamo, after fighting a flurry of chances from the Whitecaps, were able to break through on a Manotas goal in the 90th minute. Manotas gained possession after Arturo Alvarez had his shot stuffed, but Manotas was able to score giving him a club high five goals on the year.

The 90th minute goal was reminiscent of Memo Rodriguez's goal against the LA Galaxy last week, but the Dynamo needed to stop one more attack for Vancouver.  A foul slightly past midfield in the Dynamo half led to a free kick.  Felipe sent a ball into the box for Kei Kamara, who headed the ball towards the far post that allowed Waston to make the run forward and head in the equalizing goal.

With the draw, the Dynamo are now 3-3-3, 12 points on the year and head to Chicago next week for their second of back-to-back road matches.