U.S. Soccer

Houston Dynamo (MLS) 2, Austin Aztex (USL) 0
In a Lone Star State clash, Houston set the pace early on, troubling Aztex goalkeeper Devin Perales’ goal often. Yet, in the 17th minute, it was Austin Aztex forward Kris Tyrpak who found Dynamo goalkeeper Joe Willis off his line, but his lobbed effort went just over the bar. In the 23rd minute, a dangerous looking cross made its way through to Houston midfielder Rob Lovejoy, but Perales made an impressive diving stop on the ensuing effort from Lovejoy. Just a minute later, Houston took the lead when Brazilian midfielder Alex played a through ball into the path of Leonel Miranda, who slotted past the onrushing Perales to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead. In the 42nd minute, Kofi Sarkodie saved what looked to be an impending goal when he tackled Aztex forward Sainey Tourey just as he was about to finish. Play in the second half was a bit slower and the Dynamo spread the ball around more with some neat passing. A good Dynamo move in the 68th minute saw Zach Steinberger cross for Lovejoy, but Perales made the save. Having just entered prior to second half stoppage time, Ricardo Clark, completed a great run with a delicate chip over Perales to ice the game at 2-0 and put Houston through to the Round of 16.

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report -

Date: June 17, 2015
Match: Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Austin Aztex (USL)
Competition:
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Fourth Round
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 4,041
Weather: 80 degrees (cloudy, intermittent rain)

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F
HOU                                   1              1              2
AUS                                   0              0              0

HOULeonel Miranda (Alex)                     25th minute
HOU – Ricardo Clark (Mauro Manotas)       92

Lineups:
HOU: 31-Joe Willis, 2-Kofi Sarkodie, 5-Raul Rodriguez, 16-A.J. Cochran, 26-Corey Ashe; 33-Leonel Miranda, 21-Zach Steinberger (15-Alexander Lopez 68), 6-Nathan Sturgis,  14-Alex (13-Ricardo Clark, 83), 3-Rob Lovejoy; 17-Chandler Hoffman (19-Mauro Manotas, 69)
Head coach: Owen Coyle

AUS: 1-Devin Perales; 3-Michael Ambrose, 25-Lance Rozeboom, 19-Max Gunderson, 77-Fernando Timbo; 23-Guaracii Oliviera, 11-Greg Mulamba (10-Mozzi Gyorio, 46), 16-Tony Rocha; 18-Kris Tyrpak (17-Brendan King, 69), 20-Sainey Touray (21-Trevin Caesar, 65), 8-Julio Cuero
Head coach: Paul Dalglish

Stats Summary: HOU / AUS
Shots: 11 / 15
Saves: 6 / 5
Corner Kicks: 2 / 5
Fouls: 10 / 8
Offside: 3 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
HOU – Corey Ashe (caution)                       36th minute
AUS – Fernando Timbo (caution)              59
HOU – Zach Steinberger (caution)            68
AUS – Michael Ambrose (caution)            73

Officials:
Referee: Luis Guardia
Assistant Referee 1: Jeff Greeson
Assistant Referee 2: Francisco Bermudez
4th Official: Mike Kampmeinert
Match Commissioner: Patrick Glenn


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