The Seattle Sounders had twelve shots against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night, but the only two that mattered came from Fredy Montero and Alvaro Fernandez.
After battering Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall throughout the first half, Sounders forward Fredy Montero opened up the night’s scoring in the 64th minute after receiving a long ball from Kasey Keller, collecting the ball, shaking past defender Eddie Robinson, and shooting past Tally Hall.
Substitute and World Cup participant, Alvaro Fernandez, doubled Seattle’s lead in the 88th minute when he collected a Montero pass, drove beyond the Dynamo defense, and coolly slotted a shot beyond Halls’ reach.
Houston’s offense struggled to put together scoring chances and only had six shots in the game.
Despite allowing two goals, Dynamo shot-stopper Tally Hall was Houston’s Man Of The Match. Hall came up with a number of massive saves in both halves and showed that he can be the keeper of the future for Houston.
While tonight’s result does not mathematically eliminate the Dynamo from the playoffs, Houston is now 20 points behind conference leaders, LA Galaxy, and sits in seventh place in the Western Conference.
Check back here for more thoughts and some deeper analysis on Sunday’s result in a few hours once the details of this game have digested a bit more. Thanks for joining us tonight.