Dynamo 0, Rapids 0

Goalkeeper Tally Hall stopped seven shots for Houston in the

Dynamo’s 0-0 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Sunday night.

He made two big saves in the final 10 minutes to preserve the

tie and get his third shutout of the season.

”These are the games a goalkeeper looks forward to playing,”

Hall said. ”Every shot can mean the difference between winning or

costing your team the game.”

Hall leaped to tip Drew Moor’s shot over the crossbar in the

80th minute. A moment later he blocked Quincy Amarikwa’s shot from

close range.

”The save on Moor was easier than it looked,” Hall said. ”The

next shot was tougher because of his speed.”

The Dynamo are 0-3-6 away from Houston. They didn’t trouble

Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens, who got a clean sheet without

having to make a stop.

”Tally had a big game and you need your goalkeeper to be in

charge in a shutout,” Houston coach Dominic Kinnear said.

”Overall, we made some mistakes, but we avoided the big one.”

Colorado played the game without Conor Casey. The team’s leading

scorer served a red card suspension.

The Rapids had four scoring chances in the first half. The best

came in the ninth minute when a header by Jamie Smith hit the left

post. Hall scooped up Kosuke Kimura’s dribbler from the slot in the

13th minute.

Smith sent a free kick into Hall’s chest from 30 yards out in

the 40th minute. Hall denied the Rapids again in the 44th minute,

taking the ball off the left foot of Rapids forward Caleb Folan to

the left of the crease.

”We just can’t seem to get everything in place,” Smith said.

”It will come together. It’s going to come together.”