The second week of the 2015 MLS season kicks off in Houston, where the Dynamo look to stay perfect with a win against Orlando City (7pm, UniMas).
The Dynamo opened the season with a 1-0 victory against the Columbus Crew, and will face an Orlando City team that impressed in its season debut in tying New York City FC.
SBI will be providing live commentary on today’s match so please feel free to follow the action here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Tonight’s SBI Live Commentary is after the jump):
Orlando moved the ball really well at times. If they can just sort out the quality on the final ball they could be a playoff team. Seemed like Ramos and Shea were able to be a bit more conservative on the road. Probably a good strategy going forward to get points.
Deric coming up huge again this week already.
kiss of death..whoops
Don’t you just hate it when that happens 🙂
He was having a pretty good game though, I agree.
On a side note, here is one of my general peeves about the way the rules of soccer are enforced. Deric was clearly all over Ribero once the ball got behind him…. had Ribeiro gone down (or otherwise failed to score), you’d have to think that’s a penalty and by rule a red card to Deric.
However, Deric actually gets no discipline for the foul whatsoever because the ball went in the net. Seems like a misalignment of incentives. I mean, if I am Orlando City, I’d almost prefer to have the PK and the man advantage (particularly on the road).
Basically, the argument is– if a player commits a foul in the denial of an obvious goalscoring opportunity- but fails to actually prevent the goal — it often results in no discipline for the foul. This is different from fouls elsewhere on the field, where cards are still awarded retrospectively in cases where advantage is played.