In a game with 36 shots and more than its fair share of veterans, it was the youngest player on the field who broke through for the only goal, but it did not come as a surprise.
He had to wait for it, but Mauro Manotas made the most of his first Houston Dynamo start.
The 19-year-old scored on a 43rd-minute header to help the Dynamo claim a 1-0 win Tuesday night over the Colorado Rapids in a round-of-16 match of the US Open Cup at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Houston Dynamo want consistency in their performances, starting with Open Cup match vs. Colorado Rapids
Owen Coyle wants the Dynamo to start showing their quality on a consistent basis as the team embarks on a two-match homestand that begins with Tuesday’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tie against the Colorado Rapids (7:30 p.m. CT; TICKETS).
The head coach has been pleased with much of what he’s seen this season but in recent matches the side has failed to put the pieces together for the whole 90 minutes and fell to 2-0 road defeats to the Portland Timbers and, last Friday, FC Dallas.
Leonel Miranda has waited for a breakout moment since joining the Houston Dynamo on loan in the offseason, and on Wednesday night in the US Open Cup, he finally got it.
The Houston Dynamo will host the Colorado Rapids at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 at BBVA Compass Stadium in the round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The 2015 U.S. Open Cup marks the 102nd edition of the oldest club competition in the United States. The single-elimination tournament features clubs across all levels of the U.S. Soccer pyramid. The Open Cup champion receives a place in the CONCACAF Champions League next year.
Being an MLS head coach is already an intensely demanding job, but Owen Coyle would love his players to make his task even tougher when the Dynamo host the Austin Aztex in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fourth round at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. CT; TICKETS).
The Houston Dynamo will host the Austin Aztex at 7:30 p.m. on June 17 at BBVA Compass Stadium in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.HoustonDynamo.com, by calling 713-276-GOAL or by visiting the BBVA Compass Stadium ticket office (2200 Texas St., Houston). The following ticket levels are available: $15 general admission (100 Level) and $10 (Supporters’ section).
Go behind the scenes of the Dynamo's Open Cup loss to FC Dallas with Dynamo TV.