It was déjà vu for the Houston Dynamo in Wednesday night’s 3-0 U.S. Open Cup loss to F.C. Dallas.
In a road game where they battled to have to control the run of play, it was set pieces that were the death of them as they exit North America’s longest running tournament at the hands of their in-state rivals.
FC Dallas defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-0 on Wednesday night behind a pair of Kenny Cooper goals to claim bragging rights in the Texas Derby and move on to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Both teams had trouble generating any offensive chances for most of the first half with neither goalkeeper being tested until FC Dallas finally opened the scoring in the 38th minute and, as usual, midfield revelation Michel was the catalyst.
Most rivalries do not need additional fuel to stoke the fires, but the Texas Derby will get just that as the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas prepare to renew their rivalry in a knockout game in the fourth round of the US Open Cup Wednesday night (8 p.m. CT, watch on HoustonDynamo.com).
Any defeat hurts but the loss to FC Dallas on March 23 was more painful than most. Andrew Driver says the Dynamo are glad to have the chance to avenge that result tonight in the U.S. Open Cup fourth round (8 p.m. CT, live stream on HoustonDynamo.com).
Better known for stopping goals than scoring them, Mike Chabala has found the net twice in 75 career MLS appearances. One of those strikes came against FC Dallas – the Dynamo's opponents on Wednesday night in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup (8 p.m. CT, live stream on HoustonDynamo.com).
It's a Texas Derby in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
After the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas won their respective third round matches, the two Lone Star State rivals will face off in the round of 16 on Wednesday (8 p.m. CT, live stream on HoustonDynamo.com), with bragging rights again on the line.
Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear, forward Brian Ching and midfielder Andrew Driver preview Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup match against rival FC Dallas.
The draw for the Quarterfinal round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was completed earlier today. All four quarterfinal matches will be played on Wednesday, June 26.
If the Dynamo win their fourth round meeting with FC Dallas on June 12, they will host the winner of the fourth round game between the Portland Timbers and Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. CT at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Catch the best Dynamo moments from the month of May with this feature from Dynamo TV!
Take a look at the Dynamo's 2-0 victory over FC Tucson in the U.S. Open Cup as our team photographer sees it.
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