Academy Roundup - September 18

First home games of season turn into back-to-back losses

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo Academy played its first home games of the 2010-11 season on Saturday but came up short in both contests, falling to the Dallas Texans 3-1 at the U-18 level and 2-1 in the U-16 match.

The U-18s held a 1-0 advantage when playing at full strength but gave up three goals while playing with 10 men - once due to injury and twice following a red card - to drop their second consecutive 3-1 decision. Houston dominated possession and chances at even strength but only scored through a right-wing free kick from Abe Matamoros (Strake Jesuit) before halftime.

The Dynamo had the edge in play early in the second half, with forward Martin Castillo (Pasadena Sam Rayburn) seeing two shots saved in the first 12 minutes alone. A second yellow card to defender Juan Ramirez in the 54th minute gave Dallas the advantage for the remainder of the half, and the Texans scored in the 66th and 76th minutes to take the win. Houston goalkeeper Philip Blake (Deer Park) made two saves in the final 10 minutes to keep the final margin at 3-1.

U-18 Highlights: Dynamo Academy 1, Texans 3

In the second game, Houston's U-16s fell behind with a sluggish first half but responded well, controlling play in the second half. They could only pull back one goal, however, evening their record at 1-1.

Dynamo Academy boxscores

U-18: Dallas Texans (1-0, 1-0) vs. Houston Dynamo (0-2, 0-2)
September 18, 2010 –- Carl Lewis Track & Field Complex
USSF Development Academy -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:

DTX -- Brandon Perez 1 (Clint Ritter 1) 12
HOU -- Abe Matamoros 1 (unassisted) 38
DTX -- Brandon Perez 2 (unassisted) 66
DTX -- Leonard Smith 1 () 76

Houston Dynamo
-- Philip Blake, Siegfried Casar (Juan Lopez 46), Juan Ramirez, Leo Ayala, Josue Morales, Miguel Zapata (Alan Hernandez 83), Bryan Celis (Martin Fiemawhle 92), Irvinn Ramirez, Abe Matamoros (Diego Velazquez 71), Martin Castillo, Jade George (Marco Chacon 74).

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.

U-16: Dallas Texans (1-0, 1-0) vs. Houston Dynamo (1-1, 1-1)
September 18, 2010 –- Carl Lewis Track & Field Complex
USSF Development Academy -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:

DTX -- Sylvester Contreras 30
DTX -- Brandon Aubrey 41
HOU -- Alan Arellano 1 (penalty kick) 62

Houston Dynamo
-- Juan Navarrete, Roberto Chavira (Luis Mendoza 47), Bradley Bourgeois, Alex Ochoa, Roberto Navarro, Raymundo Marquez (Fortiune Wamutega 67), Alan Arellano, Giovanni Najar (Jorge Andrade 52), Bryan Salazar (Aaron Arguelles 57), Manuel Chavez, David Dauajare (Matthew Alarcon 65).

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.