Tyler Deric recorded his second-ever MLS shutout on Saturday against the Philadelphia Union, and he had to earn it. At the start of the second half, Andrew Wenger played a ball towards goal that Conor Casey stretched for but couldn't get a toe on. Deric switched from expecting a deflection to blocking the rolling ball. Casey was still around to recover the spilled ball, but Deric got down to get his hand on the follow-up shot and preserve the clean sheet.
Dominic Kinnear and DaMarcus Beasley take a look at the keys to the game this weekend as the Dynamo travel to face the Philadelphia Union
Eddie and Sebastian chat about the draw with Columbus and the importance of set pieces in the upcoming match against Philadelphia, plus what the rest of the Eastern Conference looks like heading towards the playoffs.
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Relive the best moments from Saturday night's 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew.
Saturday night's international friendly between the United States and Mexico was a bit of a Dash affair, as Meghan Klingenberg and Whitney Engen represented the Stars and Stripes against Dash teammates Arianna Romero and Teresa Noyola of Mexico at Rio Tinto Stadium. Klingenberg and Romero played the full 90 minutes on opposite sides of the ball, while Engen came on as a halftime sub for the U.S. Noyola did not feature for Mexico.
It was a one-sided affair for the Americans, finishing 8-0, but goal No. 6 of the night came off the head of Engen for her second international goal (3:06 in the video above). Off a Megan Rapinoe corner in the 58th minute, Christen Press rose above the defense to head the ball back across the face off goal. Engen out-jumped two defenders at the post to nod home the shot.
The USA and Mexico meet again on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York (6 p.m. CT, ESPN2 and Watch ESPN).