MLS Regular Season
SEATTLE — The Seattle Sounders survived a second half red card to pull out a 1-0 victory on Saturday night over the Houston Dynamo at CenturyLink Field, thanks to an exquisite tally from star forward Obafemi Martins.
Through four games this season the Houston Dynamo defense has been very tight, allowing just two goals. Now the team is looking to put its attack on the same level as their stingy backline.
Houston have struggled to generate goals this spring: Through four games they’ve scored just twice, managing eight shots on target – the lowest amount in the league through the first four weeks. It’s a very small sample size, but it shows Houston’s struggle to turn possession, which they’re happy with, into production.
Houston Dynamo at Seattle Sounders FC
Saturday, April 4, 9:00 p.m. CT
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
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Imagine going through a normal day with fractured ribs. The pain from simply breathing or walking down the street can be intense.
Now imagine willingly putting yourself through the grinder that is an MLS game.
Houston Dynamo midfielder Zach Steinberger's European travels have given him a rounded "soccer education"
From Florida to Texas via England, Slovakia, Germany and Indiana, Zach Steinberger traveled far and worked hard as he sought to realize his dream of taking the field in an important game as a senior professional.
Last Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, the midfielder seized his chance, producing a bustling substitute performance for the Dynamo in a tight contest with the Colorado Rapids.
Houston Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle focuses on positives despite lack of chances vs. Colorado Rapids
The Houston Dynamo are a work in progress. Saturday night was another reminder that there’s still a ways for the team to go when it comes to the attack.
Against a Colorado Rapids team that hasn’t scored since late last season, Houston was looking to jumpstart their own attack. Despite the absence of key players due to national team duty, the Dynamo were looking for their remaining attacking options to push the game.
It was a stalemate at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night as the Houston Dynamo and Colorado Rapids struggled to generate chances in a 0-0 draw.
Quality scoring opportunities were few and far between as Colorado looked to play on the counter on the road. Houston moved the ball better than their opponents, but clear chances were muddied by a crowd of active Rapids defenders.
Time and space are the two most valuable commodities on a soccer field and finding them in dangerous areas while denying them to opponents is often the key to success.