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.


  • 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.

Next Up

Connection Lost. Reconnecting...

Generate a preview before publishing.