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Houston Dynamo 2, Colorado Rapids 0 | 2018 MLS Match Recap

The Houston Dynamo struck twice in the first half and went into cruise control in the second half to defeat the 10-man Colorado Rapids Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The Dynamo (6-5-3) broke through on the half-hour mark as Tomas Martinez dispossessed Johan Blomberg in the Rapids defensive third, split a pair of defenders in the box and put home the rebound of his own saved shot.

A tough first half for Blomberg continued five minutes later when he clipped DaMarcus Beasley in the box, which led to a Mauro Manotas penalty kick that doubled the Dynamo lead.

Things went from bad to worse for the Rapids (2-9-2) when Yannick Boli was sent off on a straight red for hands to the face of Leonardo in first-half stoppage time.

Goals

  • 30’ — HOU — Tomas Martinez | WATCH
  • 36’ — HOU — Mauro Manotas (PK) | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: The reeling Rapids were the perfect remedy for the Dynamo to snap out of a modest two-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the Rapids dropped an eighth straight MLS game with much of their problems self-inflicted with a pair of Blomberg blunders and an unnecessary Boli expulsion.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: The game was essentially iced in first-half stoppage time when Boli shoved Leonardo in the face in midfield, a clear red card, forcing Colorado to play down a man for the entire second half.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: There were a few contenders for the Dynamo, but Martinez gets the nod for threatening throughout the match and his work that led to his fourth goal of the season.

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