HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. PHILADELPHIA UNION/LAMAR HUNT US OPEN CUP FINAL

Tonight at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas is a big night for Houston Dynamo.  The Dynamo will host Philadelphia Union.   It is the first time in franchise history the Houston Dynamo have reached the finals and also it is on their home field.  It will be the first time for both teams to have reached the finals in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.  Tonight one of these teams will be crowned the champion of American Soccer.

The first half started fast with the Union getting the ball in the net, the Union thinking it was a goal, but it was called back in the first minute of the game.  It didn’t discourage the Dynamo team, they took the ball to the other end of the field where in the fourth minute #9 Mauro Monatos scored a goal with the pass coming from #17 Albert Elis assisting.  The stadium got very loud cheering their team on.  The first half continued as both teams were aggressive in trying to retrieve the ball to their end of the field.  The 24th minute came around and once again #9 Mauro Monatos scored another goal for the Dynamo to make the score 2 and the Union 0.  In the 40th minute the Dynamo made a substitution, #4 Philippe Senderos came out of the game and #16 Kevin Garcia came in.  The first half ended with Dynamo 2 and Union 0.

The second half was just as exciting as the first half.  Both teams came out aggressive ready to play more soccer.  The teams were both coming out hard that in the 60th minute Dynamo’s #9 was issued a yellow card.  In the 65th minute of the game Dynamo was given another point, by Union, scoring an own goal by #26 Auston Trusty.  On the field celebrating time for Dynamo, but for the Union it was a heart breaker to see the ball hit into the Dynamo’s net.  The agony in the Union player was being felt by him, he could not believe what had just happened.  The score now Dynamo 3 and Union 0.

The Dynamo came out victorious tonight, they won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the first time in franchise history.   Dynamo 3 and Philadelphia Union 0.  The fans are celebrating tonight!!  The attendance for tonight’s game was 16,060.

Santos Hernandez, Senior Writer

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