MLS Regular Season
Looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011, the Columbus Crew turned a second half burst into a well-earned point in a 2-2 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium with the Houston Dynamo.
After conceding twice in the first half, Wil Trapp and Ethan Finlay each struck pay dirt ten minutes into the second stanza. The second half effort was enough to keep the ledger level and get the Crew out of Houston with a point.
Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew
Saturday, September 13, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
Turnaround has been the theme of the last six weeks for the Houston Dynamo. The club’s won four of its last six games and is creeping towards the red line on the standings page.
Success is the product of a love-hate relationship, according to Dynamo captain Brad Davis. In a league as fiercely competitive as MLS, players have to detest defeat and use their passion as a motivator to propel their teams to a victory they crave. To earn the joy of winning, you must fear the alternative.
The central pairing was cut in half by the Argentine and their transgression put a needed result in jeopardy.
Giles Barnes celebrated his first goal against the Montreal Impact last week by pretending to drink a cup of tea. If the forward and his teammates are to be sipping champagne at the end of the season, they know that goals and points have to keep flowing this Saturday against the Columbus Crew.
Eddie and Sebastian chat about the win over Montreal, the upcoming home match against Columbus and what it will take for the Dynamo to reach the playoffs.
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Andrew Driver and Tyler Deric preview this week's Eastern Conference matchup against Columbus Crew.