Houston Dynamo managed a stunning victory in the first Texas Derby of the season, as they tore apart a pathetic FC Dallas side at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night. Houston Dynamo claimed the win 5-0 to get a big win over their intra-state rivals for the first time since 2012.
The result was the most lopsided Texas derby in MLS history and gave Houston Dynamo their biggest ever win in club history. For Dallas, the result quickly brings the team back down to earth, but FC Dallas has plenty of time to deal with the issues and recover.
The match was well and truly over by the 27th minute as Houston had a four goal lead in the first quarter of the match. FC Dallas was simply hapless at the back, failing to pick up their men on a regular basis, which allowed Houston to have a field day.
Dynamo came out to the start of the match as they went for it from the kick-off and hit the lead in the sixth minute. Andrew Wenger sent in a cross, which was perfect for David Horst, who used his height to head home the goal easily.
Disaster struck for FC Dallas in the 13th minute as they conceded in the most embarrassing way possible to give Houston a two goal lead. A disastrous mix up at the back saw the keeper rush out, but a lack of communication saw Matt Hedges simply pass the ball past his keeper and in to the back of the net.
It continued getting worse for FC Dallas, as ten minutes later Houston Dynamo were already three goals up. Wenger was at it again as he was able to set up another assist, sending a ball for Ricardo Clark, hitting a powerful, low shot past Jesse Gonzalez.
The match was well and truly over four minutes later after some more horrific defense from FC Dallas. Hedges was again part of the error, as his clearance came off Mayor Figueroa, falling in to the path of Wenger who got the goal he deserved, sending in a simple tap-in.
FC Dallas’ only real chance of the half came in the final minute of the half as Michael Barrios found space. That allowed him to send in a cross for Max Urruti who could only head his effort wide of goal, keeping it 4-0 at the break.
The second half was much better from FC Dallas but with a four goal deficit it was always going to be difficult to get back in to the match. Just after the hour mark, Mauro Diaz was able to get away a powerful shot but sent it right at Joe Willis.
The rout was finally completed in the 85th minute as Houston scored their fifth goal, through some more shambolic defending. Leonel Miranda was able to send a pass forward for Will Bruin, who rounded the keeper and buried the chance.