Brad Davis’ 67th-minute goal was enough to help the Houston Dynamo to their first win in their inaugural game at BBVA Compass Stadium over D.C. United this afternoon in Houston, Texas. The loss was the second in three road matches for United over the course of 10 days. United (5-4-3 18 pts) remains in third place in the Eastern Conference and Houston (3-3-2 11 points) moved up one spot to 6th place in the standings.
In the 67th-minute, Davis picked up a pass thirty yards from goal and was surprised to see himself unmarked and unleashed a bomb that United goalkeeper Bill Hamid did well to get a hand on but not enough to keep it out of the net. Normally defensive midfielder Perry Kitchen would have been in that area of the field but was forced to leave the match midway through the first half with a suspect ACL injury to his right knee that may keep him out for the rest of the season. Nothing has been confirmed by United officials as of yet but Ben Olsen told the NBC SportsNetwork television crew at halfitme that ” it didn’t look good”.
United could muster very little offensively throughout the day with only a chance from Maicon Santos early in the second half and a 93rd-minute desperation header from Daniel Woolard on a free kick being the only dangerous chances all day for the Black-and-Red. United’s misery in Houston is now at a depressing 0-6-1 all-time.
United now has a chance to redeem themselves when they host Colorado on Wednesday evening at RFK Stadium, the beginning of three home matches in 10 days.