Houston Dynamo 3, Minnesota United FC 0 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
Dynamo defender Philippe Senderos could not stop scoring and recorded a brace to help move Houston up the table. Senderos capitalized on the Loons tired legs on two separate set-piece goals. The 6-foot-3-inch defender has now scored three goals in the last two matches.
Last week, Minnesota took down defending MLS champion Toronto FC, who are desperate to find a rhythm this season. The Loons scored four in that match, but could not find the back of the net against the Dynamo. Minnesota took just five shots against Houston.
- 36' – HOU – Philippe Senderos | WATCH
- 52' – HOU – Philippe Senderos | WATCH
- 90'+2 – HOU – Alberth Elis | WATCH
- THE BIG PICTURE: Houston played well taking nine shots on target, but Minnesota's offense did not help the Loons' cause. Despite a few first half shots and an early run by Christian Ramirez, Minnesota did not dominate when they had a chance in the final third.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: In the 52nd minute, Senderos broke free from a muddle of players to an open spot in front of Minnesota's goal. Completely unmarked, Senderos scored his second goal of the night.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: The best offense is a good defense. Senderos' brace makes him the man of the match in Houston.