Philippe Senderos Brace Lifts Dynamo

3-0 Win Over Minnesota United FC

July 08, 2018 - 12:03 am

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Philippe Senderos’ brace helps lead the Dynamo past Minnesota United FC, 3-0.

With the Dynamo win, a pair of streaks stayed alive.  The Dynamo extended their home undefeated streak to seven matches, while Minnesota United FC’s road losing streak reached seven as well.

Senderos broke the scoring in the 36th minute off a Romell Quioto corner.  Quioto’s ball flew across goal where Alberth Elis centered it at the top of the six.  Senderos was there for the pass and his shot got by Bobby Shuttleworth to give the Dynamo the 1-0 lead.

In the second half the Dynamo won another corner and again Quioto sent a ball into the box.  This time Senderos went up and redirected it in for the goal, which gave the Dynamo a 2-0 lead in the 52nd minute.

The final score of the night came two minutes into second half stoppage time when Alberth Elis scored his ninth goal of the season.

Senderos became the first Dynamo defender to score two goals in a game since Craig Waibel did it in 2006.  Senderos has also scored four time this season which is a career high in his career, and the four goals ties the most he’s had for any club in his professional career.  Senderos scored four times for Arsenal from 2003-2010.

The match featured a total of seven yellow cards, but only two for the Dynamo, Senderos and Adam Lundqvist.

Lundqvist entered the match as a halftime substitute for Damarcus Beasley who left the game with an injury.

Houston outshot Minnesota 22-5.  Nine of the 22 shots for the Dynamo were on goal while the Loons only put one goal on target.  The Dynamo also controlled the possession battle at a 57 percent clip.

Next, the Dynamo head to Colorado to face the Rapids Saturday, July 14.