FOXBOROUGH, MASS (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Dynamo dealt with injuries, windy conditions and a second half surge by the New England Revolution in a 2-0 loss at Gillette Stadium Saturday afternoon.
It was the first time all season Houston had been shutout all season after scoring 11 total goals in the first four matches. The loss drops the Dynamo to 3-2-0 this season with both defeats coming away from BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Dynamo were once again without Romell Quioto who missed his second straight game with a shoulder injury, but were also missing AJ De La Garza who was dealing with an injured calf.
The teams spent most of the first half in the neutral third of the field as neither squad was able to muster a shot on net.
In the second half the Revs took advantage of a pair of Dynamo defensive miscues. Former Dynamo forward Kei Kamara had two opportunities on Dynamo keeper Tyler Deric in the 52nd minute. After a beautiful through-ball by Lee Nguyen, Kamara, who had gotten free past the Dynamo defense initially had his shot saved by Deric. He then jumped on the jumped on the rebound for the first goal of the match.
In the 72nd minute Juan Agudelo put the game away for New England. Deric attempted to punch away a cross, but the ball ended up on Agudelo’s foot and he snuck it past him for the second Revolution goal.
The Dynamo return home next Saturday when they face the expansion Minnesota United FC at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Alex Del Barrio covers the Houston Texans for Sportsradio610.com and is the color commentator for the Houston Dynamo. He also hosts “ADB and Murph” with Matt Murphy which can be heard on Saturday afternoons 4-7 pm Follow Alex Del Barrio on Twitter: @alexdelbarrio