Houston (CBS Houston) – Nicolas Lodeiro scored a goal four minutes into added time in the second half to secure a 1-1 draw between the Dynamo and Seattle.
Seattle’s late goal was eerily similar to the first time the two teams played earlier this season when Chad Marshall scored on the game’s final kick to equalize that match.
With both teams playing two matches this week, the starting lineups were different. Erick Torres made his first start for the Dynamo since rejoining the club after playing for Mexico during the Summer Olympics in Rio.
Seattle went with a conservative look as Clint Dempsay and Marshall didn’t make the trip to Houston, and Jordan Morris came off the bench.
Both teams spent the first half feeling each other out and went to the locker room tied at zero. The Dynamo had seven shots in the first half compared to Seattle’s one, and the Dynamo had three on target while Seattle didn’t have any.
The action picked up in the second half when Morris, who was on as a sub, was able to get by the defense and was one-on-one with Joe Willis. Morris would fire his shot but had it stuffed by Willis.
Andrew Wenger the game’s first goal in the 75th minute when his shot from the right side of the box was fired passed Stefan Frei. The goal was Wenger’s fifth of the season, which broke a tie with Will Bruin, Ricardo Clark and Giles Barnes.
The Dynamo had several other opportunities for a second goal in the closing minutes, and did a good job keeping possession.
With just moments left in the game, Seattle was finally able to sneak a goal in. Lodeiro’s goal with from assists by Jones and Ivanschitz would pull the teams level.
The Dynamo are now 5-10-10, 25 points while Seattle moves to 9-2-14, 31 points.
FC Dallas is next for the Dynamo on Saturday in the final game of this year’s Texas Derby.