Dynamo earned second clean sheet with draw against Whitecaps FC


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Houston Dynamo FC earned their second clean sheet of the season this evening with a 0-0 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 

Houston’s best opportunity in the first half came after forward Maxi Urruti won a foul outside the box in the 25th minute. Urruti’s free kick curled the ball around the Whitecaps’ wall and hit the crossbar. 

 Houston’s high press forced two corners in the first ten minutes. Vancouver responded in the 15th minute after Vancouver forward Cristian was left unmarked for a one-touch finish that went over the crossbar.  

In the 42nd minute, Dynamo defender Teenage Hadebe conceded a foul and earned his first MLS caution. This was Hadebe’s first start for the Dynamo debut, and he logged 90 minutes. The defender finished with two shots, the last coming in the 82nd minute off a corner kick, sending the ball just inches from Vancouver’s goal. 

In the 81st minute, Vancouver defender Cristián Gutiérrez took a freekick that went over the Dynamo defense, but the ball was eventually cleared by Houston.  

The Dynamo will remain on the road this week and travel to PayPal Park on Saturday to face the San Jose Earthquakes. The Dynamo return to BBVA Stadium on July 31 to host Real Salt Lake.  


Vancouver Whitecaps (3-7-4; 13 pts.) 0-0 Houston Dynamo FC (3-4-7; 16 pts.) 

MLS Regular Season – Week 14 

Rio Tinto Stadium – Sandy, Utah 







Vancouver Whitecaps FC 

Houston Dynamo FC 



Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Thomas Hasal; Jake Nerwinski, Andy Rose, Cristián Gutiérrez, Ranko Veselinovic; Janio Bikel, Michael Baldisimo, Russell Teibert © (Caio Alexandre); Cristian Dájome, Brian White (Tosaint Ricketts 74), Déiber Caicedo 


Unused substitutes: Ryan Raposo, Theo Blair, Patrick Metcalfe, Érik Godoy, Evan Newton, Leonard Owusu, Javain Brown 


Total shots: 8 (Déiber Caicedo & Cristian Dájome tied with 2); Shots on goal: 0 (0); Fouls: 11 (Janio Bikel); Offside: 2 (Brian White); Corner kicks: 4; Saves: 1 (Thomas Hasal 1)  


Houston Dynamo FC: Marko Maric; Zarek Valentin, Tim Parker, Teenage Hadebe, Sam Junqua; Derrick Jones (Darwin Quintero 59), Matias Vera, Joe Corona; Fafa Picault, Maxi Urruti, Adam Lundkvist (Memo Rodriguez 59) 


Unused substitutes: Michael Nelson, Memo Rodriguez, Jose Bizama, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Mateo Bajamich, Ian Hoffmann, Griffin Dorsey 


Total shots: 8 (Maxi Urruti 3); Shots on goal: 1 (Maxi Urruti 1); Fouls: 13 (Matias Vera 3); Offside: 2 (Fafa Picault); Corner kicks: 6; Saves: 0 (0) 



VAN: Andy Rose (yellow card; handball) 24’ 

HOU: Teenage Hadebe (foul; caution) 42’ 

HOU: Sam Junqua (foul; caution) 56’ 

VAN: Caio Alexandre (foul play) 83’ 

HOU: Fafa Picault (foul play) 83’ 



Referee: Guido Gonzales  

Assistant Referee: Ian McKay 

Assistant Referee: TJ Zablocki 

Fourth Official: Michael Radchuk 

VAR:  Daniel Radford  


Weather: 92 degrees and partly cloudy  


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