FC Dallas dropped a 1-0 home loss to Houston Dynamo allowing the neighbors from the south to take home El Capitan with the series win. Geoff Cameron notched the game's loan goal of a Brad Davis corner in the 87th minute.
FCD continies to struggle in front of net. With more than their share of play FCD out shoot Houston 19 to 11, but in what has been a recent trend, didn't get any goals to show for it. Dallas hit the post three times but was unable to convert.
"Sometimes the ball bounces right for you," said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman after the game. "Sometimes a whole bunch bounces right for you. Sometimes they bounce poorly for you. Sometimes a whole bunch bounces poorly for you. The last stretch of games we have had, a whole bunch has not bounced right for us. The ball was bouncing right for us earlier in the year."
Even with the loss, FC Dallas (13-10-7, 46 points) remains fourth in the Western Conference standings and would host the Portland Timbers in a wild-card play-in match at Pizza Hut Park, if the regular season ended today.
HOU – Geoff Cameron (Brad Davis) 87
HOU – Bobby Boswell (caution; reckless tackle) 26
DAL – Ugo Ihemelu (caution; reckless tackle) 33
FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez, George John, Ugo Ihemelu Zach Loyd (Jack Stewart 71), Brek Shea, Daniel Hernandez, Andrew Jacobson, Ricardo Villar (Daniel Cruz 53), Jackson, Maicon Santos (Marvin Chavez 46).
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Jeremy Hall, Fabian Castillo.
TOTAL SHOTS: 19 (Jackson 9); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Jackson 3); FOULS: 13 (George John 3); OFFSIDES: 1 (Ricardo Villar 1); CORNER KICKS: 9 (Ricardo Villar, Daniel Cruz 4); SAVES: 3 (Kevin Hartman 3).
Houston Dynamo – Tally Hall, Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Brad Davis, Brian Ching (Carlo Costly 78), Calen Carr (Colin Clark 64), Danny Cruz (Je-Vaugh Watson 58).
Substitutes Not Used: Tyler Deric, Will Bruin, Hunter Freeman, Jermaine Taylor.
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Coin Clark, Adam Moffat 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Colin Clark, Danny Cruz, Luiz Camargo 1); FOULS: 11 (Luiz Camargo 3); OFFSIDES: 3 (Carlo Costly 2); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Brad Davis 5); SAVES: 4 (Tally Hall 4).
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referee’s Assistants: Craig Lowry, Peter Manikowski
4th Official: Armando Villareal
Time of Match: 1:53
Weather: Sunny, 90 degrees