clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

FC Dallas puddles around to a 1-1 draw with Houston Dynamo

One goal from Ryan Hollingshead wasn't enough to get three points.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

The rain put a damper on the night for FC Dallas as they tied Texas Derby rivals Houston Dynamo 1-1 on Thursday night.

The game stopped four minutes in due to heavy rain in the area. After a nearly two hour rain delay the two teams resumed the match.

It took a while for both teams to get settled into the game but in the 22nd minute FC Dallas finally got an attempt on goal off a Mauro Diaz set piece from 25 yards out. Diaz curled a ball into the box to the head of Walker Zimmerman but the defender's attempt wasn't strong enough to beat Tyler Deric.

The breakthrough would come moments later though on a wonder pass from Fabian Castillo to Ryan Hollingshead. Castillo made a couple dribbles around Jail Anibaba on the end line before slotting a perfect pass to the back post for Hollingshead to hammer in the game's first goal.

The Dynamo tied things up in the 50th minute on a bomb from Ricardo Clark 25 yards out. Clark received the ball on a poor clearance by Zimmerman and one-timed a shot with a ton of pace past Chris Seitz.

Houston nearly had a go-ahead goal from Andrew Wenger in the 58th minute. The Dynamo were on a counter attack that gave them a two-on-one chance between Wenger and Will Bruin. Wenger got one shot off on Seitz that was saved but his rebound went back to Wenger, who then shanked the shot wide.

Dallas had countless chances in the final ten minutes of the match as Diaz and Mauro Rosales shared seven set pieces that would test the Houston defense but none would seem to find their way into the back of the net.

FCD nearly had one in the final moments of the game off a throw in from Zach Loyd. The veteran defender threw a ball deep into the penalty box where Maximiliano Urruti's header would get saved by Deric.

FC Dallas returns to action after the Copa America break on June 19 at Sporting KC.