Houston Dynamo draws 0-0 with Sporting KC on Saturday. HIGHLIGHTS

HOUSTON. Houston Dynamo and Sporting KC played out a goalless draw.

Houston Dynamo draws 0-0 with Sporting KC on Saturday. HIGHLIGHTS

HOUSTON. Houston Dynamo and Sporting KC didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday. Sporting KC was surely better in terms of ball possession (63%)​.

The match was played at the BBVA Compass Stadium stadium in Houston on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Tori Penso assisted by Brian Poeschel and Chris Elliott. The 4th official was Natalie Simon. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 14.4 degrees Celsius or 57.94 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 99%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 37 Ball Possession 63
Shots
  • 11 Total 20
  • 4 On Target 6
  • 7 Off Target 14
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 73 Attack 120
  • 31 Dangerous attack 70
  • 81 Ball safe​ 81
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 5 Corners 5
Fouls
  • 13 Total 8
  • 4 Yellow Cards 2
  • 1 Double Yellow 0
  • 1 Red Card 0
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Sporting KC was in firm control of the ball 63% while Houston Dynamo was struggling with a 37% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Sporting KC was putting more pressure with 70 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 6 were on target. Notwithstanding, that was not enough Sporting KC to win the contest​.

Houston Dynamo shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. Talking about the opposition, Sporting KC shot 20 times, 6 on target, 14 off target.

Cards

Houston Dynamo received 3 yellow cards (G. Vera, S. Ferreira and A. Carrasquilla). Talking about the opposition, Sporting KC received 2 yellow cards (N. Isimat-Mirin and D. Salloi).

G. Vera (Houston Dynamo) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (41′).

Match Timeline

G. Vera- Yellow
18'
S. Ferreira- Yellow
38'
G. Vera(yellowred)
41'
D. Ceren- sub ->D. Quintero
46'
65'
N. Isimat-Mirin- Yellow
T. Ulfarsson- sub ->C. Baird
66'
68'
M. Tzionis- sub ->J. Russell
72'
R. Espinoza- sub ->E. Thommy
72'
O. Rosell- sub ->R. Walter
N. Quinones- sub ->S. Ferreira
76'
83'
R. Voloder- sub ->B. Sweat
83'
C. Duke- sub ->F. Hernandez
88'
D. Salloi- Yellow
A. Carrasquilla- Yellow
90'

Standings

After this match, Houston Dynamo will have 30 points like SJ Earthquakes to hold in the 13th place. Regarding the opposition, Sporting KC will have 31 points to hold in the 12th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Major League Soccer, Houston Dynamo will host LA Galaxy on the 9th of October with a 14-13 head to head stats in favor of LA Galaxy (10 draws).

Sporting KC will play away agasint Dallas on the 9th of October with a 15-12 head to head in favor of Dallas (10 draws).

Houston Dynamo – Formation

Houston Dynamo
G
S. Clark 12.USA
8.0
D
Z. Valentin 4.USA
6.9
D
A. Lundqvist 3.Sweden
7.4
D
T. Hadebe 17.Zimbabwe
7.3
D
E. Bartlow 13.USA
7.5
M
F. Picault 10.USA
7.3
M
C. Baird 11.USA
6.4
66'
M
7.3
90'
M
M. Vera 22.Argentina
5.7
41'
M
C. Quintero Villalba 23.Colombia
7.0
46'
F
C. Ferreira Vidal 9.Paraguay
7.0
76' 38'
Substitutes
G
M. Nelson 26.USA
D
J. Cracco 37.Brazil
D
S. Junqua 29.USA
D
T. Parker 5.USA
M
M. Palomino 27.USA
M
D. Cerén 24.El Salvador
6.2
46'
F
N. Quiñones 21.Colombia
6.6
76'
F
Þ. Úlfarsson 34.Iceland
6.6
66'
F
R. Avila 14.USA

Houston Dynamo started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura decided to play with the following team: Steve Clark (8.0), Zarek Valentin (6.9), Ethan Bartlow (7.5), Teenage Hadebe (7.3), Adam Lundqvist (7.4), Matías Vera (5.7), Adalberto Carrasquilla (7.3), Corey Baird (6.4), Darwin Quintero (7.0), Fafà Picault (7.3) and Sebastián Ferreira (7.0).

The home team had on the bench: Marcelo Palomino, Zeca, Nelson Quiñones (6.6), Sam Junqua, Tim Parker, Þorleifur Úlfarsson (6.6), Michael Nelson, Roberto Avila and Darwin Cerén (6.2).

Houston Dynamo could not rely on the presence of T. Ulfarsson (injured).

Substitutions

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

Sporting KC
G
J. Pulskamp 1.USA
7.3
D
A. Fontàs Prat 3.Spain
7.3
D
N. Isimat-Mirin 5.France
7.1
65'
D
B. Sweat 2.USA
8.0
83'
D
K. Pierre 24.USA
7.1
M
R. Walter 54.France
7.0
72'
M
E. Thommy 26.Germany
6.3
72'
M
F. Hernandez 21.USA
7.1
83'
F
J. Russell 7.Scotland
7.0
68'
F
D. Salloi 20.Hungary
7.0
88'
F
W. Agade 23.Nigeria
6.1
Substitutes
G
K. McIntosh 22.USA
D
K. Rad 48.USA
D
R. Voloder 4.Bosnia and Herzegovina
6.6
83'
M
C. Duke 28.USA
6.4
83'
M
R. Espinoza 15.Honduras
7.1
72'
M
O. Rosell 6.Spain
6.8
72'
M
M. Tzionis 27.Cyprus
7.1
68'
F
K. Shelton 11.USA

Sporting KC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Peter Vermes played with: John Pulskamp (7.3), Kayden Pierre (7.1), Nicolas Isimat-Mirin (7.1), Andreu Fontàs (7.3), Ben Sweat (8.0), Felipe Hernández (7.1), Rémi Walter (7.0), Erik Thommy (6.3), Johnny Russell (7.0), William Agada (6.1) and Dániel Sallói (7.0).

These were the players on the bench: Cameron Duke (6.4), Róger Espinoza (7.1), Kaveh Rad, Oriol Rosell (6.8), Marinos Tzionis (7.1), Khiry Shelton, Robert Voloder (6.6) and Kendall Mcintosh.

Substitutions

Sporting KC made 5 changes: J. Russell for M. Tzionis (68′), E. Thommy for R. Espinoza (72′), R. Walter for O. Rosell (72′), B. Sweat for R. Voloder (83′) and F. Hernandez for C. Duke (83′).

Best player: Ben Sweat​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Sporting KC was Ben Sweat.

His rating is (8.0) with 48 passes (97% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 9. He performed 6 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.​