The Dynamo Dos dropped a 1-0 decision to the visiting Sporting Kansas City 2 side as the doubleheader opener Saturday night at PNC Stadium. It was an unusual ending to a team that had lost but two times in their previous 10 outings. The defeat was their first at home. They had previously lost to the Tacoma Defiance and the St. Louis City 2 both on the road.
The Dynamo 2 both out shot SKC 14-5 and put more shots on frame with a 6-1 edge. In the end though, the only thing that mattered was the scoreboard. SKC 2's only goal came in the 13th minute of play.
Houston played without some of its key players and the parent club brought them up for the Charities Cup that was the backend of the doubleheader. Forward Brooklyn Raines, Marcelo Palomino, and Beto Avila just to name a few moved up for the Charities Cup.
Head coach Kenny Bundy summed up the team's performance without any excuses. "It's the second week in a row where I thought our performance didn't necessarily match the result. Speaking to the guys afterwards, I think it's really important that they understand that the game comes down to plays and execution. And I think that when we look at the film afterwards, we're going to be disappointed a little bit in our execution, but not necessarily in the way that we played. The statistics are what they are. But in the second half, with some of the adjustments we made at halftime, I thought they really created the opportunities that we needed to get the result."
Dynamo Dos currently sits third in the Frontier League's Western Conference after consecutive losses for the first time this season. North Texas SC leads the table five points clear of Houston who handed them their only defeat on April 23rd. They sit two points off the pace of St. Louis City 2 who defeated Houston 2-0 in last week's Gateway To The west match-up.
Houston has 13 games left in its inaugural season. The Dynamo 2 return to MLS Next Pro action on Father's Day June 19th on the road at Hillsboro Stadium against the Portland Timbers 2. Kick-off is set for 8:00pm CDT. The game will be streamed live on MLSNEXTPRO.com.