It took until the last day of the regular season but the Dynamo finally accomplished what they set out to do opening day. The 2-1 Dynamo win gave the team its seventh postseason appearance in their eight MLS seasons.
The Dynamo’s first goal came in the 11th minute when Giles Barnes was taken down in the penalty box. Boniek Garcia took the penalty kick beating the United goalie to the left. The United would come back 16 minutes later putting in their only goal of the day. Kyle Porter would out jump the Dynamo defense on a perfect pass from Chris Pontius. Porter’s header would go just past the outstretched Tally Hall to tie up the game. In the 39th minute the Dynamo would score the game-winning goal on a corner kick. Bill Hamid, the United goalie, would make two saves on opportunities by Will Bruin and Brad Davis. Davis would get a corner kick as a result and the Dynamo would take advantage of a set play. Davis’s corner was perfectly placed for Giles Barnes to knock in for the game-winning goal.
The United were not happy with the officiating as they felt it was very one-sided. The United felt they should have had their own penalty shot twice and were upset at the call that went against them early on in the game. The United had other chances as well but failed to convert on some easy opportunities. The United finished the season with just three wins, the lowest amount in MLS history.
After the game the Dynamo still weren’t sure who they’d play in the opening round. A few hours later after a Revolution win and Fire loss, the Dynamo officially finished as the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Dynamo will face the Montreal Impact in a win-or-go-home game either on Wednesday or Thursday. Stay with House of Houston for the latest on the Dynamo playoff run!