The Dynamo Dos got back on the winning track Saturday night in San Jose. although, the team did not come away with an outright win, they collected the extra point by taking the shootout 4-3. It was a resilient performance that they will be able to point back to as they near playoff time.
A couple of key cogs for the Dynamo Dos and future starting XI's for the the first team parent club Houston Dynamo set the tone early. Houston got the lead in the 51st as 17yr old Brooklyn Raines and Marcelo Palomino combined some nifty passing that ended at the foot of Kyle Edwards. His goal at the near post in the 51st minute was his first in MLS NextPro.
Earlier in the week Palomino who got his first MLS NextPro goal against Tacoma talked about how he is focusing to improve on his attack and this week his work paid off with an assist.
“Everyone always has something to work on, specifically for me, I’ve been told my points that I need to focus on and kind of attack, and get those opportunities. That’s what I’m continuing to get better at and work on.”
Defender Talen Maples appeared to double the lead heading home a corner 13 minutes after Edwards goal but it was waved off costing the Dynamo Dos a critical two goal lead.
San Jose thrilled the home side finding the equalizer in the final minute of play to force the shootout.
The Dos had a tough night in the stat column putting just three of ten shots on frame including Papa N'Doye's chip pass to Edwards in the second minute of play forcing San Jose keeper Emmanuel Ochoa to make the stop.
Houston returns home to AVEVA Stadium on Sunday July 10 for a match with the Real Monarchs. Kick-off is slated for 7:00pm CT.