Remembering Houston Dynamo Alex Dixon's most memorable goal
It's been 11 years and 17 days since Alex Dixon scored his most memorable goal as a professional athlete. HIs stoppage time goal on August 21, 2011, kept Real Salt Lake winless at Robertson Stadium. It was his only goal in Major League Soccer.
Dixon played 229 minutes of Major League soccer over his three seasons with the Houston Dynamo. None were more memorable for the Atascocita High School graduate then the 12 minutes spent on the pitch on Matchday 23 in 2011.
A tactical move by head coach Dominic Kinnear brought the rookie on in the 81st minute of play for Colin Clark. At that point, Houston had fought back twice to find the equalizer. And maybe it's ironic but Houston tied the match twelve minutes before Dixon entered and twelve minutes later he found the equalizer.
Dixon would score the only goal of his Dynamo career on a left footed strike from 20 yards out that literally became the last kick of the match. The tally improved Houston to 8W-7L-11D and extended their unbeaten home streak to five games. Looking back Dixon's goal could ultimately be described as the catalyst that propelled Houston the 2011 MLS Cup final.
The now 32 year old forward/midfielder has fashioned a 13 year career in the greatest game on grass. This past season his eighth in the USL was spent as a member of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. He has played over 16,000minutes of professional soccer scoring 51 goals, adding 31 assists, and lifted a championship trophy with Rochester in 2015.