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Dynamo Fall to Nashville SC 3-1

October 14, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Houston Dynamo News Release

HOUSTON - The Houston Dynamo dropped a 3-1 result this evening to Nashville SC at BBVA Stadium.

After a slow-paced quarter-hour, Nashville broke through with the opening goal through midfielder Hany Mukhtar in the 15th minute. The attacker drifted into space between Houston's lines and ran onto a pass from forward Abu Danladi before rounding a defender and tucking a low rolling shot inside the left post.

The visitors doubled the lead four minutes later, this time with Danladi playing the role of finisher. After some nifty combination play in midfield, winger Taylor Washington got free along the left flank and whipped in a cross that found Danladi streaking toward goal, and the forward's header was buried in the back of the net. It was 3-0 in the 23rd minute after a free kick goal from Mukhtar. Nashville's no. 10 drew a foul 25 yards out, then stepped up to the free kick and whipped a curling right-footed shot into the upper left corner of the goal.

Houston pulled a goal back in the 75th minute through forward Darwin Quintero. The Colombian skipped through the Nashville back line to get on to the end of a combination between forwards Christian Ramirez and Mauro Manotas. Manotas laid the ball of for Quintero, and he used the outside of his right boot to slip the ball into the back of the net.

A busy two-week stretch for the Dynamo will conclude on Sunday when they head north to take on Minnesota United FC. The match will be Houston's fifth in 15 days, though they will receive a much-needed midweek break afterwards before turning around and hosting Columbus Crew SC on Oct. 24.


Houston Dynamo (4-7-7; 19 pts.) 1-3 Nashville SC (5-6-6; 21 pts.)

MLS Regular Season - Match 18

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 - BBVA Stadium - Houston, Texas

Attendance: 1,328



Houston Dynamo 0 1 1

Nashville SC 3 0 3

NSH: Hany Mukhtar 2 (Abu Danladi 1) 15

NSH: Abu Danladi 2 (Taylor Washington 1) 19

NSH: Hany Mukhtar 3 (unassisted) 23

HOU: Darwin Quintero 7 (Mauro manotas 1, Christian Ramirez 2) 75


Houston Dynamo: Marko Mariæ; Adam Lundkvist (Sam Junqua 66), Maynor Figueroa, Kiki Struna (Niko Hansen 78), Jose Bizama; Matías Vera (C), Memo Rodriguez, Darwin Cerén (Tomás Martínez 25); Darwin Quintero, Christian Ramirez, Ari Lassiter (Christian Ramirez 66)

Unused substitutes: Cody Cropper, Victor Cabrera, Boniek García, Zarek Valentin, Wilfried Zahibo

Total shots: 19 (Mauro Manotas 5); Shots on goal: 6 (Darwin Quintero 3); Fouls: 13 (Tomás Martínez 4); Offside: 2 (Ari Lassiter, Memo Rodriguez 1); Corner kicks: 11 (Memo Rodriguez 7); Saves: 4 (Marko Mariæ 4)

Nashville SC: Joe Willis; Jack Maher (Brayan Beckeles 85), Dave Romney, Jalil Anibaba (C), Eric Miller; Matt LaGrassa (Aníbal Godoy 70), Taylor Washington, Tah Anunga; Hany Mukhtar (Derrick Jones 46), Alex Muyl (Jhonder Cádiz 70); Abu Danladi (Randall Leal 46)

Unused substitutes: Daniel Lovitz, Dax McCarty, Elliot Panicco, Alan Winn

Total shots: 16 (Hany Mukhtar 4); Shots on goal: 7 (Hany Mukhtar 3); Fouls: 13 (Tah Anunga, Jhonder Cadiz, Hany Mukhtar, Alex Muyl 2); Offside: 0; Corner kicks: 5 (Hany Mukhtar 3); Saves: 5 (Joe Willis 5)


HOU: Maynor Figueroa (caution; foul) 22

HOU: Tomás Martínez (caution; foul) 82

NSH: Brayan Beckeles (caution; foul) 86


Referee: Nima Saghafi

Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga

Assistant Referee: Matthew Nelson

Fourth Official: Dave Gantar

VAR: Rosendo Mendoza

Weather: 82 degrees, clear skies

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