Houston (CBS Houston) – FC Dallas scores three goals in the second half on their way to a 3-1 win in the final leg of the Texas Derby.
While it wasn’t the result the Dynamo wanted in the third and final meeting against their rival from Dallas, they were able to claim El Capitan for the first time since 2012 thanks to a 5-0 win against FC Dallas earlier this season.
With the Dynamo playing their second match in four days, interim head coach Wade Barrett, made some changes to the lineup and gameday roster. Agus made his first start since returning from an injury, Eric Alexander started his first game in his Dynamo career and Mauro Manotas would return to the starting lineup after being on the bench Wednesday night.
Alex would score his 3rd goal of the season in the 19th minute when he fired a left footed laser past Chris Seitz for the game’s first goal.
Seitz would save FC Dallas on several occasions in the first half as the Dynamo had four shots on goal before intermission.
In the 39th minute Agus would go down in a lot of pain with a knee injury that would force him out of the match. David Horst, who was presumably going to get the night off, would come on as a sub.
Mauro Diaz would score his fourth goal of the season in the 59th minute off a penalty kick that would pull the two teams level. The penalty kick was given after Raul Rodriguez was called for a handball in the box on an Tesho Akindele shot.
One minute later, Michael Barrios would get behind the Dynamo backline and get a chip past Joe Willis to give FC Dallas their first lead of the night.
Barrios would add another goal to his ledger in the 79th minute as he curled a shot in to give FC Dallas a 3-1 lead, which would be the final score.
With the loss the Dynamo fall to 5-11-10, 25 points, while FC Dallas (14-7-6, 48 points) increases their lead in the Supporters’ Shield race to five points over Toronto FC, Real Salt Lake and Colorado.
The Dynamo welcome Chivas de Guadalajara to BBVA Compass Stadium September 4, and return to MLS play at Sporting Kansas City on September 9.