Major League Soccer: Houston Dynamo tops Nashville SC 2-0 on Saturday

HOUSTON. Houston Dynamo overcomes Nashville SC with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Carrasquilla (17') and a penalty scored by D. Quintero (53').


HOUSTON. Houston Dynamo prevails over Nashville SC with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Carrasquilla (17′) and a penalty scored by D. Quintero (53′). Nashville SC was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (62%).​

Houston Dynamo remained in 10 people after A. Lundqvist received a red card in the 35′. Anyway, Houston Dynamo still succeeded in win this match competing only with 10 players​.

The match was played at the Reliant Stadium stadium in Houston on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Ramy Touchan with the assistance of Jason White and Chris Elliott. The 4th official was Eric Tattersall. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 26.9 degrees Celsius or 80.33 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 71%.​

Match Statistics

Nashville SC was in firm control of the ball 62% while Houston Dynamo was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

Nashville SC was more aggressive with 62 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 2 were on target. Nevertheless, Houston Dynamo managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Houston Dynamo shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Nashville SC shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target.


Houston Dynamo received 3 yellow cards (T. Hadebe, S. Clark and D. Quintero). On the other side, Nashville SC received 4 yellow cards (E. Miller, J. Maher, E. Zubak and W. Zimmerman).

(Houston Dynamo) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (35′).

After this match, Houston Dynamo will have 12 points like Portland Timbers and DC United to stay in the 18th place. On the other side, Nashville SC will stay with 15 points like Colorado Rapids to move up in the 14th place.

Match Events

  • 17'

    A. Carrasquilla

  • 35'

    A. Lundqvist

  • 40'

    S. Junqua

    T. Ulfarsson

  • 42'

    T. Hadebe

  • 42'

    S. Clark

  • 45'

    E. Miller

  • 46'

    H. Mukhtar

    A. Muyl

  • 46'

    J. Maher

  • 49'

    D. Quintero

  • 53'

    D. Quintero (Penalty)

  • 58'

    E. Bartlow

    D. Quintero

  • 64'

    W. Zimmerman

    D. Romney

  • 64'

    A. Loba

    C. Sapong

  • 65'

    D. Lovitz

    T. Washinghton

  • 79'

    H. Bwana

    L. Haakenson

  • 79'

    G. Dorsey


  • 79'

    R. Avila

    M. Rodriguez

  • 80'

    T. Pasher

    F. Picault

  • 86'

    E. Zubak

  • 90'

    W. Zimmerman

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Houston Dynamo will host Seattle Sounders on the 19th of May with a 13-5 head to head stats in favor of Seattle Sounders (8 draws).

Nashville SC will host Montreal Impact on the 19th of May with a 2-0 head to head stats in favor of Nashville SC (2 draws).

Houston Dynamo: Formation and Lineups

Houston Dynamo started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura chose to play with the following team: Steve Clark (6.8), Zeca (6.8), Tim Parker (6.6), Teenage Hadebe (7.1), Adam Lundqvist (6.9), Darwin Cerén (6.4), Fafà Picault (7.1), Adalberto Carrasquilla (8.3), Memo Rodríguez (7.4), Þorleifur Úlfarsson (6.7) and Darwin Quintero (7.4).


Houston Dynamo made 5 changes: T. Ulfarsson for S. Junqua (40′), D. Quintero for E. Bartlow (58′), Zeca for G. Dorsey (79′), M. Rodriguez for R. Avila (79′) and F. Picault for T. Pasher (80′).

Top player: Adalberto Carrasquilla

Probably the most impressive player in Houston Dynamo was Adalberto Carrasquilla.

His rating is (8.3) with 1 goal, 28 passes (89% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 9.

Nashville SC: Formation and Lineups

Nashville SC started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

On the other side, Gary Smith played with: Joe Willis (5.9), Eric Miller (6.2), Jack Maher (6.7), Dave Romney (6.4), Alex Muyl (6.2), Luke Haakenson (6.6), Dax McCarty (6.8), Sean Davis (7.1), Taylor Washington (6.9), Charles Sapong (6.1) and Ethan Zubak (6.7).


Nashville SC made 5 changes: A. Muyl for H. Mukhtar (46′), D. Romney for W. Zimmerman (64′), C. Sapong for A. Loba (64′), T. Washinghton for D. Lovitz (65′) and L. Haakenson for H. Bwana (79′).

Top player: Walker Zimmerman

The player who no doubt impressed Nashville SC the most was Walker Zimmerman.

His rating is (7.3) with 19 passes (94% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 6.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 64′.

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