Houston Dynamo 1, Philadelphia Union 3 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
For the second time in as many weeks, the Philadelphia Union took three points on the road.
Fueled by goals from Alejandro Bedoya and Cory Burke, the Union rallied for a 3-1 win over the 10-man Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium. Fafa Picault iced the game with a penalty kick deep in stoppage time after Fabian Herbers was taken down in the box by Alejandro Fuenmayor.
Borek Dockal assisted on both of Philly's open-play goals with clever through balls, Bedoya’s tying goal coming in the 34th minute and Burke’s winner arriving in the 70th.
The Dynamo had taken an early lead in the 10th minute when Mauro Manotas scored his career-high 11th goal of the season — and sixth in the last seven games.
- 10' — HOU — Mauro Manotas WATCH
- 34' — PHI — Alejandro Bedoya WATCH
- 70' — PHI — Cory Burke WATCH
- 90'+6' — PHI — Fafa Picault WATCH
- THE BIG PICTURE: The Union now have as many road wins in the past two weeks (two) as they had in the previous 12 months of MLS play. That could be crucial for them in the playoff race considering they’ve already lost four home games. The Dynamo, who had been unbeaten in their last four, will certainly rue the missed chances and referee decisions that let home points slip away. But they might be able to get their revenge on the Union in the U.S. Open Cup final if both teams win their semifinal matchups.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Just like on the first goal, the Union barely stayed onside on the winner with Dockal’s ball coming at the perfect time and Burke finishing with a nice meg of Joe Willis. Burke now has five goals in four career MLS starts.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Dockal was clearly the difference in this one, setting up two goals to bring his assist tally to nine on the season — tied for fifth in the league.