HOUSTON. Houston Dynamo tops New England 3-1. New England lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).
S. Ferreira missed a penalty (33′) for Houston Dynamo.
The match was played at the BBVA Compass Stadium stadium in Houston on Tuesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Ismail Elfath with the help of Corey Parker and Kyle Atkins. The 4th official was Lukasz Szpala. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.7 degrees Celsius or 60.19 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 96%.
New England had a strong ball possession 57% while Houston Dynamo was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
New England had a more offensive attitude with 49 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 5 were on target. Notwithstanding, Houston Dynamo succeeded in find the solution to win this contest.
Houston Dynamo shot 22 times, 12 on target, 10 off target. Talking about the opposition, New England shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target.
Houston Dynamo received 2 yellow cards (F. Picault and D. Ceren). Talking about the opposition, New England received 2 yellow cards (A. Farrell and T. McNamara).
After playing this match, Houston Dynamo will have 33 points to sit in the 13th place. On the other side, New England will stay with 38 points to climb in the 10th place.
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 in favor of LA Galaxy (10 draws).
New England will play away agasint Chicago Fire on the 8th of October with a 23-18 head to head statistic in favor of Chicago Fire (14 draws).
Houston Dynamo – Formation
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, Griffin Dorsey , Tim Parker , Teenage Hadebe , Adam Lundqvist , Darwin Cerén , Adalberto Carrasquilla , Corey Baird , Darwin Quintero , Fafà Picault and Sebastián Ferreira .
The home team had on the bench: Sam Junqua, Nelson Quiñones , Memo Rodríguez , Zarek Valentin, Zeca, Michael Nelson, Ethan Bartlow, Þorleifur Úlfarsson and Roberto Avila.
Houston Dynamo made 4 changes: D. Quintero for M. Rodriguez (64′), S. Ferreira for T. Ulfarsson (73′), F. Picault for N. Quinones (86′) and C. Baird for S. Junqua (88′).
Best player: Corey Baird
The most impressive player for Houston Dynamo was Corey Baird even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 26 passes (84% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.
New England – Formation
New England started with a christmas tree line-up (4-3-2-1).
Bruce Arena played with: Đorđe Petrović, Brandon Bye , Andrew Farrell , Henry Kessler , DeJuan Jones , Wilfrid Kaptoum , Matt Polster , Maciel , Carles Gil , Tommy McNamara and Gustavo Bou .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Noel Buck, Earl Edwards Jr., Justin Rennicks, Christian Makoun, Omar Gonzalez, Emmanuel Boateng , Jonathan Bell , Giacomo Vrioni and Nacho Gil .
New England could not rely on the presence of G. Vrioni (injured).
New England made 5 changes: W. Kaptoum for I. Gil (46′), L. Maciel for E. Boateng (46′), B. Bye for J. Bell (46′), D. Jones for G. Vrioni (77′) and E. Boateng for N. Buck (86′).
Best player: Đorđe Petrović
The player that probably impressed the most for New England was the goalkeeper: Đorđe Petrović. His rating is 7.84. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 7 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.