It wasn't a pretty game for the Houston Dynamo, but Coach Kinnear and his team managed to leave Seattle with a share of the points. Geoff Cameron and Steve Zakuani were the goal scorers for each team, but it was Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall who was the Man Of The Match with seven critical saves.
Here are the stats from Friday night's game.
Houston Dynamo (0-1-1) vs. Seattle Sounders (0-2-1)
March 25, 2011 -- Qwest Field, Seattle WA
Goals by Period 1 2 Tot
Houston Dynamo 1 0 1
Seattle Sounders 0 1 1
HOU -- Geoff Cameron 1 (unassisted) 42
SEA -- Steve Zakuani 1 (unassisted) 80
Houston Dynamo -- Tally Hall, Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Andre Hainault, Hunter Freeman, Corey Ashe (Danny Cruz 85), Lovel Palmer, Geoff Cameron, Brad Davis, Will Bruin (Brian Ching 75), Jason Garey (Cam Weaver 46).
Substitutes Not Used: Mike Chabala, Alex Dixon, Eddie Robinson, Tyler Deric.
Seattle Sounders -- Kasey Keller, Zach Scott, Patrick Ianni, Jeff Parke, Leo Gonzalez, Erik Friberg, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans (Mauro Rosales 71), Steve Zakuani, O'Brian White (Nate Jaqua 61), Fredy Montero.
Substitutes Not Used: Servando Carrasco, Alvaro Fernandez, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl, Terry Boss.
By The Numbers:
Houston Dynamo - TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Lovel Palmer 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Geoff Cameron 1, Jason Garey 1); FOULS: 16 (Geoff Cameron 3, Andre Hainault 3); OFFSIDES: 4 (Jason Garey 2); CORNER KICKS: 1 (Brad Davis 1); SAVES: 7 (Tally Hall 7)
Seattle Sounders - TOTAL SHOTS: 26 (Fredy Montero 7); SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (Fredy Montero 3, O'Brian White 3); FOULS: 15 (Leo Gonzalez 3, Nate Jaqua 3); OFFSIDES: 5 (Steve Zakuani 3); CORNER KICKS: 12 (Erik Friberg 10); SAVES: 1 (Kasey Keller 1)
- Seattle's 26 shots at goal marks the highest total shots in a game so far in the 2011 MLS season.
- It took 43 shots in three games for the Sounders to score their first goal of 2011.
- Prior to Steve Zakuani's goal, Houston had only conceded one second half goal in its last six Major League Soccer matches.
All stats are provided from and used with the permission of Major League Soccer and OPTA Sports.