HOUSTON. Seattle Sounders overcomes Houston Dynamo 1-0 after R. Ruidiaz scored just 1 goal (28′).
Seattle Sounders remained in 10 people after A. Roldan received a double yellow card in the 82′. Anyway, Seattle Sounders still managed to win this match competing only with 10 players. In fact, on the other side, A. Carrasquilla received a red card (54′). This double yellow card was one of the reason why Houston Dynamo lost the match.
The match was played at the Reliant Stadium stadium in Houston on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Rubiel Vazquez with the help of Cory Richardson and Nick Uranga. The 4th official was Elton Garcia. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 27.4 degrees Celsius or 81.23 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Houston Dynamo was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Seattle Sounders that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.
Houston Dynamo was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. Nonetheless, Seattle Sounders succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
Houston Dynamo shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Seattle Sounders shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.
Houston Dynamo received 2 yellow cards (A. Carrasquilla and D. Ceren). On the other side, Seattle Sounders received 2 yellow cards (K. Rowe and A. Roldan).
A. Carrasquilla (Houston Dynamo) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (54′).
Also, Seattle Sounders didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Roldan (Seattle Sounders) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (82′).
After playing this match, Houston Dynamo will stay with 15 points like Atlanta United, Colorado Rapids, Portland Timbers and Nashville SC to move up in the 16th place. On the other side, Seattle Sounders will have 10 points like SJ Earthquakes and Chicago Fire to stay in the 22nd place.
Seattle Sounders will host Vancouver Whitecaps on the 1st of May with a 16-8 head to head record in favor of Seattle Sounders (9 draws).
Houston Dynamo: Formation and Lineups
Houston Dynamo started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura chose to play with the following team: Steve Clark , Zeca , Tim Parker , Ethan Bartlow , Sam Junqua , Fafà Picault , Darwin Cerén , Adalberto Carrasquilla , Memo Rodríguez , Darwin Quintero and Sebastián Ferreira .
Houston Dynamo made 4 changes: D. Quintero for R. Avila (62′), F. Picault for T. Pasher (62′), S. Ferreira for T. Ulfarsson (72′) and M. Rodriguez for Thiago (90′).
Top player: Darwin Quintero
The player who no doubt impressed Houston Dynamo the most was Darwin Quintero.
His rating iswith 28 passes (82% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8. He performed 5 crosses.
Seattle Sounders: Formation and Lineups
Seattle Sounders started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Brian Schmetzer played with: Stefan Frei , Alex Roldán , Yeimar Gómez Andrade , Xavier Arreaga , Nouhou Tolo , Kelyn Rowe , Albert Rusnák , Cristian Roldán , Nicolás Lodeiro , Jordan Morris and Raúl Ruidíaz .
Seattle Sounders made 4 changes: K. Rowe for J. Atencio (59′), J. Morris for J. Medranda (77′), A. Rusnak for E. Dobbelaere (86′) and R. Ruidiaz for W. Bruin (86′).
Best player: Stefan Frei
The player that probably impressed the most for Seattle Sounders was the goalkeeper: Stefan Frei. His rating is 7.43. He performed 3 saves.
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