Despite a back and forth first half, the second half proved to have more action, seeing a flurry of substitutes from the Dynamo due to two players receiving red cards. Midfielder Colin Clark was the first to see red after a hard scissor-kick challenge on Collin. Forward and captain Brian Ching saw red about fifteen minutes later after kicking out Collin’s legs from under him in frustration. Ching and Collin battled for the ball near the sideline before the forward was muscled off the ball after trying to drive into the box.
Both cards were justifiable and were the result of Dynamo players losing their head after some physical play.
After playing eight men behind the ball, it looked like the Dynamo were going to be able to win the game and take all three points, but Collin was not done for the night and managed to score a late equalizer for Sporting Kansas City. The defender was able to beat Tally Hall with a long range effort from about 23 yards out that may have deflected into the net. The Dynamo goal keeper looked to be in position to make the initial save but was caught wrong footed and could not recover in time.
Neither team was able to find a winner after the late equalizer, and Houston was able to pick up its second positive result in a row, despite playing a significant portion of the game with only nine men.
All in all it seems a better result for Houston than for SKC, but neither team’s head coach can be too happy with how their team played.