Revolution 2, Dynamo 0
Diego Fagundez scored and Houston added an own goal in the New
England Revolution’s 2-0 victory over the Dynamo on Saturday
New England (3-4-4), unbeaten in four of its last five games,
took a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute on Fagundez’s goal. Off a
give-and-go from Clyde Simms at the top of the box, Fagundez weaved
through Houston’s defenders and sent a shot inside the far post
from the penalty area.
The lead was extended to 2-0 in the 84th on an own goal. After
Chris Tierney’s shot was deflected by Houston goalkeeper Tally
Hall, Adam Moffat headed it up, but Juan Agudelo gained possession
outside the left goalkeeper’s box. Agudelo’s shot deflected off
Ricardo Clark and got over the end line before Moffat could clear
The Revs nearly made it 2-0 themselves in the 71st minute but
Lee Nguyen’s shot from above the half circle ricocheted off the
near post and was cleared.
Brian Ching missed a chance to tie the game 1-all in the 81st as
his header from outside the goalkeeper’s box was stopped by New
England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
The Dynamo (6-4-2), who have lost consecutive games at home for
the first time since 2010, had an opportunity to take the lead in
the 24th, but Oscar Boniek Garcia had his shot from outside the
left box go off the hands of Shuttleworth and out of bounds. Off
the ensuing corner kick, Giles Barnes’ header went wide.
Houston and New England played the final 50 minutes both down a
man after Houston’s Bobby Boswell and New England’s Dimitry Imbongo
were given straight red cards in the 38th and 40th minutes,
Off a free kick, Boswell appeared to head butt Imbongo, and
Imbongo followed by pulling Boswell to the ground. A small scuffle
followed in front of the Dynamo net, but no punches were thrown.
Boswell was given the red card when he got up, and Imbongo was
given the red card after he got off the turf. Video replays of the
incident did not appear to show Boswell making contact with
Houston lost defender and Jamaican national team member Jermaine
Taylor early after he went down to the turf with a left shoulder
injury following a collision with Imbongo after going up for a
50/50 ball. Eric Brunner replaced Taylor in the 10th minute.