After 45 minutes of play, the Houston Dynamo lead Sporting Kansas City 1 – 0 after a Brad Davis free kick gave the home side the lead in the 8th minute.
It has been an entertaining match so far in Houston with both team’s having stretches of possession and building attacks. So far, Houston has had the better of the chances, scoring once, having a second goal called back for offside, and creating other chances on goal.
Sporting Kansas City responded well after the Houston goal and managed a few scoring chances. Their best chance of the half came just before the whistle when a SKC free kick swung into the box and a shot was struck right into Tally Hall’s body. The Dynamo goalkeeper looked a bit out of position and was lucky to have the shot struck right into his body.
After a strong spell of play at the end of the half, SKC look like they could return from the locker room and find an equalizer.
Both teams have been playing very physically and both sides were nearly forced to make an early substitute due to injury. Defenders Jermaine Taylor and Chance Myers went head to head during a Dynamo free kick and received treatment on the pitch for head injuries. Taylor seemed to get the lighter side of the collision and was the first to return to play, but Myers, whose bell was rung, returned to the sidelines for a concussion test. Earlier this week, Major League Soccer outlined new head injury policies and both teams’ medics will perform concussion checks during the half time break.
Stay here for more updates and information as the Houston Dynamo look for their second win in a row and tried to build some positive momentum in the second half of the season.