After a fairly drab first half in which neither team really threatened to score or take control of the game, the Dynamo came out of the locker room aggressive and looking to capitalize on their chances.
Danny Cruz broke the deadlock in the 51st minute after driving in a ball on a solo run from the sideline before firing a shot past Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei and into the corner of the net. It was Cruz’s first foal of the season for Houston.
The Dynamo were able to capitalize one of their dangerous set pieces in the 81st minute when a Colin Clark corner kick deflected amongst the Dynamo players before falling into Cameron’s path. His shot went low and hard and out of Frei’s reach. Cam Weaver was the first to get a piece of the ball on the corner kick before deflecting it back to Danny Cruz, whose shot deflected to Cameron.
For Houston, this victory means more than three points. While the team certainly needs all the points they can get, Houston also needs to win at home and build some momentum ahead of their next stretch of games (two of the next three are at home). This is also Houston’s first time to beat Toronto in the last four games and marks Tally Hall’s fourth shut out of the season.
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