Sometimes when looking at the stats the morning after a game, I think, "Man, those stats don't reflect the game at all." Other days, they very much do. The statistics from the U.S. Open Cup play-in between the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City show that a fairly even game, filled with fouls, and reflect a Dynamo team that is finally taking shots on goal. Unfortunately, they all show the most important number, the scoreline, and that still reflects a Dynamo loss and subsequent elimination from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo
April 06, 2011 -- Aggie Soccer Stadium, College Station TX
|Goals By Period||1||2||ET1||ET2||Total|
KC -- C.J. Sapong (Teal Bunbury) 92
Sporting Kansas City -- Eric Kronberg, Michael Harrington, Matt Besler, Shavar Thomas, Roger Espinoza, Luke Sassano (Davy Arnaud 91), Craig Rocastle (Birahim Diop 76), Milos Stojcev, Kei Kamara, Omar Bravo (C.J. Sapong 46), Teal Bunbury.
Substitutes Not Used: Kevin Ellis, Mike Jones, Scott Lorenz, Jon Kempin.
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Kei Kamara 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Kei Kamara 3); FOULS: 18 (Kei Kamara 4); OFFSIDES: 5 (Teal Bunbury 3); CORNER KICKS: 7 (Milos Stojcev 5); SAVES: 6 (Eric Kronberg 6)
Houston Dynamo -- Tyler Deric, Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Eddie Robinson (Jordan Graye 86), Mike Chabala, Danny Cruz, Alex Dixon, Lovel Palmer, Colin Clark (Corey Ashe 76), Cam Weaver (Will Bruin 83), Jason Garey.
Substitutes Not Used: Hunter Freeman, Francisco Navas Cobo, Josue Soto, Tally Hall.
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Danny Cruz 4, Jason Garey 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Jason Garey 3); FOULS: 14 (Lovel Palmer 3, Kofi Sarkodie 3); OFFSIDES: 1 (Cam Weaver 1); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Colin Clark 2, Danny Cruz 2); SAVES: 4 (Tyler Deric 4)
The Dynamo played without forwards Calen Carr (concussion) and Brian Ching (rib separation); midfielder Brad Davis (hamstring); and defender Jermaine Taylor (foot sprain). Additionally, midfielder Geoff Cameron and defender Andre Hainault were rested.
Next Match: Sunday, April 10, 6 p.m., Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, Robertson Stadium