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Dynamo fall to Real
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
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This is getting all too predictable. Frankly, at this point itís a little bit maddening, a little bit frustrating and a little bit hilarious. Once again, the Dynamo followed a solid performance with a poor performance as defensive errors led to their demise last Thursday. Realís impressive midfield display took advantage of Orangeís miscues to win 3-1. In truth, the game was never that close.

La Naranja fell behind early on as a defensive lapse. Adrian Serioux stepped up to play the RSL striker offside but apparently left back Mike Chabala didnít get the memo. As a result, Serioux was unable to get back in time to defend the free header and Findley made no mistake netting his first goal of the season from five yards out.

Real largely dominated despite Houstonís efforts and in the 24th minute, they doubled their advantage. Clever passing in the midfield put pressure on the Dynamo defense once again and left defenders back on their heels. When Serioux got a foot in to disrupt the move, the attack looked to be stopped. However, RSL midfielder Javier Morales dispossessed the Houston defender with a toe poke that fell kindly for new signing Alvaro Saborio. The Costa Rican beat Pat Onstad to extend Salt Lakeís lead to 2-0.

The score would remain the same when the half time whistle sounded as Houston was able to create little in the way of chances. Better play control in the second half couldnít make up for another defensive error, which sealed their fate. Morales and Saborio would once again extend the lead, this time with a free kick. Morales supplied a perfect pass and Saborio made no mistake with his free header. The third goal would wrap up all 3 points for RSL in the 60th minute.

Mullan The inclusion of Brian Ching, playing his first minutes since suffering a hamstring injury on April 1, and the Kinnearís switch to a more attacking 3-5-2 led to more breaks for the Dynamo in the final 30 minutes. An impressive buildup play involving the entire midfield eventually saw the ball come to Davis at the top of Realís box. Instead of shooting, Davis slipped a pass to his left to a wide open Brian Mullan. Mullan took a few touches before eventually beating Nick Rimandoís far post for his second goal in as many games.

With the loss, the Dynamo continue its W-L pattern for a seventh consecutive game. On the bright side, if the pattern continues, fans will get to see a win when DC United visits Robertson on Saturday, May 22.