In the 10th anniversary of the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup, Mexican club C.F. Monterrey defeated the Houston Dynamo 2-1 tonight at BBVA Compass Stadium. Los Rayados claimed the trophy, but the winner tonight was the KIPP Opportunity Campus as proceeds from tonight’s match will go to benefit the school.
After an even first half, the Dynamo came out of the locker room intent on attacking and pressuringMonterrey. In the 49th minute, midfielder Luis Gil dribbled past the Monterrey defense into the penalty area and fired a shot that was saved by Monterrey goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero, but Barovero spilled the rebound. Defender Conor Donovan beat the ‘keeper to the loose ball and tapped it in to score his first goal with the Dynamo.
Monterrey equalized in the 64th minute off a free kick just outside the box. Midfielder Alfonso González, who was fresh off the bench, took the free kick that bent around the wall and snuck just inside the far post, past a diving effort from rookie goalkeeper Michael Nelson, who made his Dynamo debut as a halftime substitute.
Rayados forward Luis Madrigal scored the game-winning goal in second half stoppage time after he flicked a header inside of the far post off of a corner kick.
Forward Mauro Manotas generated one of Houston’s best opportunities in the first half, but his shot did not find the back of the net. In the 35th minute, forward Romell Quioto played a ball to Manotas on the left flank and the Colombian dribbled the ball into the box but his attempt was saved.
As the first half was coming to an end, forward Dorlan Pabon tried to give Monterrey the lead going into the locker room, but his shot whistled just over the crossbar.
The Dynamo will continue the 2018 season, fueled by 76®, on Tuesday, July 3 at 8:00 p.m. CDT against Los Angeles FC at BBVA Compass Stadium for the club’s annual Honoring Our Heroes night driven by the Houston-Area Ford Dealers. Tickets may be purchased online at HoustonDynamo.com, by phone at 713-276-GOAL, or in person at the BBVA Compass Stadium Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT.
Houston Dynamo 1-2 C.F. Monterrey
BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup
Friday, June 29, 2018 – BBVA Compass Stadium – Houston, Texas
HOU: Conor Donovan (unassisted) 49
MTY: Alfonso González (unassisted) 64
MTY: Luis Madrigal (Arturo Gonzalez) 90+1
Houston Dynamo: Chris Seitz (Michael Nelson 46); Conor Donovan, Alejandro Fuenmayor (Memo Rodriguez 30), Philippe Senderos © (Jared Watts 30), Adam Lundkvist (Kevin Garcia 30); Eric Alexander, Tomás Martínez (Luis Gil 30), Todd Wharton; Alberth Elis (Eric Bird 46), Mauro Manotas (Darwin Cerén 46), Romell Quioto (Leonardo 46)
Unused subs: Joe Willis
Total shots: 6 (Romell Quioto 3); Shots on goal: 3 (Donovan Connor, Luis Gil and Mauro Manotas 1); Fouls: 12 (Darwin Cerén 3); Offside: 1 (Luis Gil 1); Corner kicks: 6 (Memo Rodriguez, Adam Lundkvist 3);Saves: 2 (Chris Seitz)
C.F. Monterrey: Marcelo Barovero (Juan Pablo Carrizo 22); Stefan Medina (Axel Grijalva 59), Nicolás Sánchez © (Edson Gutiérrez 46), José Basanta (Johan Vásquez 59), Leonel Vangiani (Daniel Parra 59); Jesús Molina (Jonathan González 59), Celso Ortiz (Eric Cantú 59), Rodolfo Pizarro (Carlos Rodríguez 59); Dorlán Pabon (Alfonso González 59), Jorge Benitez (Luis Guillermo Madrigal 69), Avilés Hurtado (Daniel Lajud 59)
Unused subs: None
Total shots: 11 (Dorlan Pabon); Shots on goal: 3 (Dorlan Pabon, Luis Madrigal and Jorge Benitez); Fouls: 7 (Dorlan Pabon, Leonel Vangioni and Celso Ortiz 2); Offside: 0; Corner kicks: 2 (Dorlan Pabon 2); Saves: 2 (Marcelo Barovero 2)
HOU: Darwin Cerén (caution; foul) 66
Referee: Jorge Luna Hernandez
Assistant Referee 1: Francisco Bermudez
Assistant Referee 2: Tony Obas
Fourth Official: Rosendo Mendoza