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