Jozy Altidore Punishes Wasteful Houston Dynamo

Toronto FC and Houston Dynamo chase the ball (Photo: Houston Dynamo)

Houston Dynamo has continued their recent road struggles as they fell to a 2-0 loss to Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday afternoon.

Jozy Altidore punished Houston, who actually outshot Toronto FC in the match but proved wasteful. Altidore scored both the goals for Toronto FC, scoring them in the first half in a strong performance from the golden boot contender.

The match had its first goal in the 16th minute after some good work between two midfielders as Marco Delgado and Raheem Edwards linked up on the left. That allowed Edwards to hit a low cross for Altidore who got on the end of it, putting it in the back of the net.

One of the most dangerous combinations in Major League Soccer resulted in the second goal as Toronto made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute. Sebastian Giovinco linked up with Altidore with some one-touch football to chip the ball over the Dynamo defense for Altidore to control on his chest and then score with his foot.

Dynamo could well have opened the scoring as they had a strong opportunity after a quick run from Alberth Ellis to get on the end of a long ball. He got on to the ball and hit a powerful shot which was well saved by Alexander Bono who got his body in the way of the shot.

On the half hour mark Houston Dynamo could have got back on level terms for Alex, but again Bono was quick off his line. The ball was loose in the box allowing Alex to run on to it but Bono ran out quickly to stop Alex.

There was really only one clear cut chance in the second half, and it could have pulled Houston back in to the match. Romell Quioto sent in a ball low to Ellis who turned and shot but again Bono made the save, giving Toronto their 2-0 win.


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