They waited until the last possible moment, but the Seattle Sounders managed to will the ball in the goal to snatch a road point in Houston. The offense continues to sputter, but all goals (and points) count the same.
Sigi Schmid was disappointed at the team's effort in the first half, and he says he "challenged" his players at halftime to come out and play. Brad Evans admits the team was lucky to come away with the point, but he's looking forward to using the draw to start building some momentum.
Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Houston Dynamo 1
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistants: Ian Anderson, Kathryn Nesbitt
Fourth Official: Marco de Oliveira
Weather: 80 degrees and mostly cloudy
HOU - Giles Barnes (Jalil Anibaba) 35'
SEA - Chad Marshall 90'+4'
HOU - Jalil Anibaba (caution) 41'
SEA - Joevin Jones (caution) 55'
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Tyrone Mears, Brad Evans - captain, Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones (Dylan Remick 71'); Osvaldo Alonso, Cristian Roldan, Clint Dempsey; Aaron Kovar (Oalex Anderson 63'), Jordan Morris (Herculez Gomez 79'), Andreas Ivanschitz
Substitutes not used: Tyler Miller, Zach Scott, Oniel Fisher, Nathan Sturgis
Total shots: 14 (Dempsey, 5)
Shots on goal: 7 (Dempsey/Ivanschitz, 2)
Fouls: 8 (Jones, 2)
Offside: 3 (Morris, 2)
Corner-kicks: 8 (Ivanschitz, 8)
Saves: 6 (Frei, 6)
Houston Dynamo - Joe Willis; Jalil Anibaba, David Horst, Raul Rodriguez, DaMarcus Beasley; Alex, Ricardo Clark, Andrew Wenger (Leonel Miranda 75'), Cristian Maidana (Boniek Garcia 67'), Giles Barnes - captain (David Rocha 90'); Will Bruin
Substitutes not used: Tyler Deric, Agus, Mauro Manotas, Erick Torres
Total shots: 16 (Barnes, 5)
Shots on goal: 7 (Barnes/Bruin, 2)
Fouls: 4 (Anibaba, 2)
Offside: 1 (Bruin, 1)
Corner-kicks: 4 (Maidana, 4)
Saves: 6 (Willis, 6)