Houston Dynamo lose late, fall 2-1 to Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Aug 5, 2022; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN;  Houston Dynamo FC goalkeeper Steve Clark (12) reacts
Aug 5, 2022; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Houston Dynamo FC goalkeeper Steve Clark (12) reacts / Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Dynamo lost late again. Houston found a way to lose yet another road match they had in the win column. Should've, could've would've is the story of the 2022 campaign much as it has been now for five plus seasons.

Houston nursed an early lead behind Fafa Picault's goal in the sixth minute before surrendering two late goals. And no just late goals but last minute goals. Vancouver leveled the match in the 88th minute and won it four minutes later.

The failure to close out games has plagued the team all season making head coach Paulo Nagamura sound like a broken record after games; "We had the best chances of the game in counters and transitions, we deserve much more than what we got today."  

Actually, Houston got what they deserved. If you can't close out games, you don't deserve to win especially against a team like Vancouver. The Whitecaps at home were 1W-2L-3D when tied or trailing at the half. They had surrendered six goals in their previous two games and yet the team that had an even goal differential at home found a way to win.

Once again Houston comes home to regroup as they end the road swing with two straight losses. They are winless in three consecutive contests and dropped four of five since hector Herrera took over on midfield on July 9, 2022.

The Dynamo have a week to find some magic of the playoff push is to become words then echoing words from the organization. Montreal, currently third on the Eastern Conference and sixth over all in Major League Soccer brings former Dynamo forward Romell Quito back to PNC Stadium. Quito has 25 goals in 57 appearances since being sent packing. Quioto is averaging a goal on every other shot on target with nine in 2022.

Kick-off is slated for 8:00pm on August 13th at PNC Stadium.