Dynamo 0, New England 1 - postgame notes

Dynamo scoreless in last three outings

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The
Houston Dynamo saw their winless streak extended to 10 consecutive Major League
Soccer games Saturday night, falling 1-0 to the New England Revolution on the
road at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. It was the Dynamo’s
third straight loss in all competitions, each by shutout.

Although
Houston dominated possession in the second half on Saturday night, earning nine
corner kicks to New England’s three, the only goal of the game came in the 62nd
minute. A long ball fell to Sainey Nyassi on the right wing,
and his first touch got the ball to Ilija Stolica at the top of the box.
Stolica, in just his second MLS game after being signed by New England, turned
and fired a right-footed shot just inside the left post.

The
game-winning goal was the only shot on goal by either team in the second half;
Houston had numerous dangerous shots blocked by New England defenders in the
penalty area.

Tonight’s
game was the 200th in Dynamo club history in all competitions, including MLS
regular season, MLS Cup playoffs, CONCACAF competition, SuperLiga, and the
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Richard
Mulrooney
started at right back for the 260th start of his MLS regular season
career. Defender Bobby Boswell made the 155th start of his MLS regular season
career. Midfielder Corey Ashe appeared in his 90th career MLS game and made his
40th career MLS start. Ashe left at halftime due to a hamstring injury.

The
Dynamo played without defenders Mike Chabala (yellow card suspension) and Adrian
Serioux
(hamstring) and midfielder Brad Davis (quad). Defender Ryan Cochrane
(adductor) was available as a substitute.

Dynamo
assistant coach Steve Ralston, who retired from the Revolution as a player less
than one month earlier, returned to face his former club for the first time.
Ralston played for New England from 2002-10, playing in four MLS Cup finals
(including both against the Dynamo).

Next
Game: Saturday, August 21, 7:30 p.m., Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire, Robertson
Stadium