PORTSMOUTH. Houston Dynamo 0-0 Sporting KC didn’t manage to score any goal on Sunday. Sporting KC was far superior when it came to possession ball (63%).
The match was played at the PMC Stadium stadium in Portsmouth on Sunday and it started at 1:30 am local time. The referee was Tori Penso with the help of Brian Poeschel and Chris Elliott. The 4th official was Natalie Simon. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.4 degrees Celsius or 57.94 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 99%.
Sporting KC was in firm control of the ball 63% while Houston Dynamo was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Sporting KC was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 6 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Sporting KC to win the encounter.
Houston Dynamo shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Sporting KC shot 20 times, 6 on target, 14 off target.
Houston Dynamo received 3 yellow cards (G. Vera, S. Ferreira and A. Carrasquilla). On the opposite side, Sporting KC received 2 yellow cards (N. Isimat-Mirin and D. Salloi).
G. Vera (Houston Dynamo) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (41′).
After playing this match, Houston Dynamo will have 29 points to stay in the 14th place. On the other side, Sporting KC will have 30 points like SJ Earthquakes to stay in the 13th place.
Sporting KC will host DC United on the 14th of September with a 13-11 head to head statistic in favor of DC United (9 draws).
Houston Dynamo: Formation and Lineups
Houston Dynamo started with a 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 , Zarek Valentin , Ethan Bartlow , Teenage Hadebe , Adam Lundqvist , Matías Vera , Adalberto Carrasquilla , Corey Baird , Darwin Quintero , Fafà Picault and Sebastián Ferreira .
Houston Dynamo made 3 changes: D. Quintero for D. Ceren (46′), C. Baird for T. Ulfarsson (66′) and S. Ferreira for N. Quinones (76′).
Best player: Steve Clark
The player that probably impressed the most for Houston Dynamo was the goalkeeper: Steve Clark. His rating is 8.01. He performed 6 saves.
Sporting KC: Formation and Lineups
Sporting KC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the other side, Peter Vermes played with: John Pulskamp , Kayden Pierre , Nicolas Isimat-Mirin , Andreu Fontàs , Ben Sweat , Felipe Hernández , Rémi Walter , Erik Thommy , Johnny Russell , William Agada and Dániel Sallói .
Sporting KC made 5 changes: J. Russell for M. Tzionis (68′), E. Thommy for R. Espinoza (71′), K. Pierre for O. Rosell (72′), B. Sweat for R. Voloder (83′) and F. Hernandez for C. Duke (83′).
Top player: Ben Sweat
Probably the most impressive player in Sporting KC was Ben Sweat.
His rating iswith 46 passes (97% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 8. He performed 6 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
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