Houston becomes latest kissed sister, 1:1
June 10, 2006
This time, it was all too predictable. But so was last time, and the time before, and... If anything, these Red Donkeys are reliable, as once again they blew a lead to settle for a draw, this time 1:1 with Houston. Jean-Philippe Peguero scored in the second minute, but the Dynamo answered through ex-Metro Ricardo Clark.
For the first time since he joined the team, Amado Guevara was available for a league match, but did not start. Instead, Youri Djorkaeff slid back into midfield as Edson Buddle regained his starting forward spot next to Peguero. And before the dust settled, Metro got on the board. Djorkaeff sent in a long pass from the right flank and into the box; Dynamo keeper Pat Onstad came out, but Peguero was right there on the doorstep, tapping the ball as it rolled into the Houston net.
But in the 19th minute, Houston leveled the score as Clark took what looked like a harmless 35-meter shot through the entire Metro defense. The ball took a deflection, bounced next to a clueless Tony Meola and pathetically into the net.
And once again, that was all. Guevara entered in the second half, but couldn't create anything; Metro had a total of one shot on goal in the second half. Buddle was invisible, and Peter Canero... the less said about Peter Canero, the better. Seriously, aren't the Red Donkeys running out of sisters to kiss?
Lineup: Meola, Jolley, Mendes, Parke, O'Rourke, Lisi, Henderson, Stammler, Djorkaeff, Buddle, Peguero. Subs: Guevara, Canero, Wynne.