Houston Dynamo 5, NTX Rayados 0 | US Open Cup 2018
It took 55 minutes and 18 shots for the Houston Dynamo to crack NTX Rayados 'keeper Eduardo Cortes in the 2018 U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round, and it was a Homegrown Player, forward Memo Rodriguez, who headed down a cross from Alejandro Fuenmayor to create a half-volley opportunity he sent into the back of the net. The 22-year-old -- who earned his first MLS start of the 2018 campaign this past weekend, in a 1-0 loss to Montreal -- tacked on a penalty strike in the 71st to complete the brace.
Aldo Quintanilla, making his Houston debut, sealed the match with a breakaway run in the 68th minute and completed a brace of his own just before the final whistle. Fellow debutant Matías Zaldívar added one in the 88th.
- 55' - HOU - Memo Rodriguez
- 68' - HOU - Aldo Quintanilla
- 71' - HOU - Memo Rodriguez
- 88' - HOU - Matías Zaldívar
- 90'+2' - HOU - Aldo Quintanilla
DYNAMO (4-3-3): GK - 18 Seitz; 39 Padilla, 30 Donovan, 2 Fuenmayor, 16 Garcia; 35 Wharton, 13 Gil, 25 Bird; 12 Alvarez (C), 38 Quintanilla, 8 Rodriguez
RAYADOS (4-4-2): GK - 19 Cortes; 3 Goncalves, 5 Burciaga, 33 Ellis, 2 Pfluger; 10 Sesay, 6 Martinez, 17 Salas, 7 Ramos; 11 Rodriguez, 12 Pinal