Saturday night's draw against LA places Dynamo FC in fifth place


Written by MAi' Ghen Storm | Photo credit: Houston Dynamo FC

The Houston Dynamo and the LA Galaxy played to a scoreless draw on Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park. The Dynamo had a chance to win the match in stoppage time, but Amine Bassi's shot was blocked by the Galaxy defense.

The Dynamo were led by goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell, who made four saves in his first MLS start of the season. Tarbell was called into action early in the match, denying Dejan Joveljic at the near post. He also made a key save in the 55th minute when he dove to the near post to deny Tyler Boyd.

The Dynamo had the best chances of the match. Corey Baird was denied at the near post in the 43rd minute, and Bassi created a team-leading three chances. However, the Dynamo were unable to find the back of the net, and the match ended in a draw.

The draw leaves the Dynamo in fifth place in the Western Conference. They will next play on Saturday against the Seattle Sounders. The Galaxy are in seventh place in the Western Conference. They will next play on Sunday against the New York Red Bulls.

Here are some other key takeaways from the match:

  • The Dynamo have now earned five consecutive clean sheets in league play.
  • Héctor Herrera had a good game for the Dynamo, creating two chances and forcing a save from Jonathan Bond.
  • The Galaxy were without several key players, including Chicharito and Douglas Costa.
  • The match was a physical affair, with both teams picking up yellow cards.

Overall, it was a fair result. Both teams had chances to win the match, but neither team was able to capitalize. The Dynamo will be disappointed not to have won, but they will be happy with the clean sheet. The Galaxy will be frustrated with the draw, but they will be encouraged by their performance without several key players.

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