HOUSTON. Austin was able to turn the table against Houston Dynamo to win 2-1. It was Houston Dynamo to strike first with an early goal of S. Ferreira at the 6′. Then it was a goal in the 39′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, S. Driussi gave the win to Austin in the 66′ minute with a goal. Austin was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Reliant Stadium stadium in Houston on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Ted Unkel with the help of Cameron Blanchard and Corey Rockwell. The 4th official was Luis Arroyo. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 29.9 degrees Celsius or 85.78 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 62%.
Austin was in firm control of the ball 61% while Houston Dynamo was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Austin was more aggressive with 47 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Austin won the encounter.
Houston Dynamo shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Austin shot 13 times, 7 on target, 6 off target.
Houston Dynamo received 3 yellow cards (A. Carrasquilla, T. Hadebe and T. Parker). On the other side, Austin received 3 yellow cards (S. Driussi, A. Ring and ).
After playing this encounter, Houston Dynamo will stay with 12 points to move up in the 14th place. On the opposite side, Austin will have 17 points like Philadelphia Union to move up in the 4th place.
Austin will host LA Galaxy on the 8th of May with a 1-1 head to head record.
Houston Dynamo: Formation and Lineups
Houston Dynamo adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura chose to play with the following team: Steve Clark , Griffin Dorsey , Tim Parker , Teenage Hadebe , Adam Lundqvist , Adalberto Carrasquilla , Memo Rodríguez , Tyler Pasher , Sebastián Ferreira , Fafà Picault and Darwin Quintero .
Houston Dynamo made 5 changes: D. Quintero for D. Ceren (65′), T. Pasher for C. Baird (65′), F. Picault for Thiago (76′), G. Dorsey for Zeca (77′) and M. Rodriguez for T. Ulfarsson (77′).
Top player: Memo Rodríguez
The player who no doubt impressed Houston Dynamo the most was Memo Rodríguez.
His rating iswith 17 passes (94% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 13.
Austin: Formation and Lineups
Also Austin adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Josh Wolff played with: Brad Stuver, Nick Lima , Julio Cascante , Ruben Gabrielsen , Jon Gallagher , Alexander Ring , Daniel Pereira Gil , Ethan Finlay , Sebastián Driussi , Diego Fagúndez and Maximiliano Urruti .
Austin made 5 changes: B. Stuver for A. Tarbell (9′), E. Finlay for Felipe (66′), M. Urruti for D. Hoesen (66′), D. Pereira for J. Valencia (74′) and A. Ring for O. Wolff (75′).
Best player: Andrew Tarbell
The player that probably impressed the most for Austin was the goalkeeper: Andrew Tarbell. His rating is 7.83. He performed 4 saves.
Results of the day
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