In last weekend’s MLS fixture, Columbus Crew visited Houston Dynamo. The guests started this MLS season quite well recording four victories, one draw against New York Red Bulls and one loss against Philadelphia Union. However, they lost the last three games, only managing to score one goal while conceding five. Thus Columbus arrived at this battle with the goal to break the loose streak against Dynamo.

On the other hand, Houston Dynamo after dropping out from CONCACAF Champions League, they won the first three games in MLS, although before this match they needed to bounce back to the winning path after suffering the first defeat in the season against LA Galaxy in the previous round.

The battle of these two teams turned out to be an easy 2-0 victory for Houston Dynamo. Interestingly, both goals came from a counter-attacking situation. The first one was a bit lucky as Manotas touched the ball to the net, but the second goal was a big individual moment when Tomás Martínez scored from a distance shot at an end of a counter-attack. Thus there are interesting aspects of the game that this tactical analysis will reveal.

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