The Houston Dynamo dropped their first match to rivals FC Dallas in 2016, but it came at a costly time as it ended their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run in the quarterfinals.
Fabian Castillo scored a winner a minute into second-half stoppage time, as FC Dallas edged the Dynamo, 1-0, in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal bout on Wednesday night. The Colombian winger scored at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, on an individual effort, dribbling across and into the penalty area before beating Joe Willis with a shot to the near post.
Willis will likely be thinking he could have done better on the game's decisive play, but came up big twice before to keep the Dynamo on even terms. The Houston goalkeeper came off his line well and cut off the angle on a Michael Barrios shot in the 51st minute, and also denied the Dallas attacker on another of the visitors' best opportunities five minutes later.
FC Dallas also needed their netminder, Chris Seitz, to come up with a stop in a second half that was much more open than the tight first 45 minutes. Seitz stymied Mauro Manotas in the 48th minute after a Abdoulie Mansally played in a cross from the left. Manotas was also denied by the near post at the hour-mark when he hit a hard effort from the right.
Houston's inability ultimately proved costly, as Castillo struck from a tight angle in the 91st minute to send eliminate the Dynamo and send FC Dallas through to the semifinals of the tournament.
Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal
July 20, 2016—BBVA Compass Stadium —Houston, Texas
DAL: Fabian Castillo 1 (unassisted) 90+1
Houston Dynamo: Joe Willis; Abdoulie Mansally (Will Bruin 90+3), Agus Garcia, Raul Rodriguez, Jalil Anibaba; Collen Warner, Ricardo Clark ©; Giles Barnes (Alex Lima 85), Cristián Maidana, Andrew Wenger (Boniek García 68); Mauro Manotas
Unused Substitutes: Calle Brown, David Horst, Charlie Ward, Sheanon Williams
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Giles Barnes 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Giles Barnes 2); FOULS: 10 (Ricardo Clark 2); OFFSIDES: 1 (Mauro Manotas 1); CORNER KICKS: 7 (Cristian Maidana 6); SAVES: 3 (Joe Willis 3)
FC Dallas: Chris Seitz; Atiba Harris, Walker Zimmerman, Aubrey David, Maynor Figueroa; Kellyn Acosta, Carlos Gruezo, Fabian Castillo, Michael Barrios (Ryan Hollingshead 63); Mauro Diaz © (Victor Ulloa 90+3), Maximiliano Urruti (Tesho Akindele 85)
Unused Substitutes: Jesse Gonzalez, Victor Ulloa, Carlos Lizarazo, Coy Craft, Mauro Rosales
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Fabian Castillo, Maximiliano Urruti and Michael Barrios tied with 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Michael Barrios 2); FOULS: 8 (Carlos Gruezo, Atiba Harris tied with 2); OFFSIDES: 6 (Michael Barrios, Maximiliano Urruti tied with 3); CORNER KICKS: 2 (Mauro Diaz); SAVES: 3 (Chris Seitz 3)
HOU: Mauro Manotas 23 (Caution)
HOU: Ricardo Clark 71 (Caution)
DAL: Atiba Harris 77 (Caution)
HOU: Abdoulie Mansally 83 (Caution)
Referee: Nima Saghafi
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Jeremy Weed
Fourth Official: Luis Guardia