Biting cold and blustery winds couldn’t silence the fans at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The chants supporting the Dynamos came raining down on the pitch as Houston opened their MLS season vs. DC United
This was the same team they beat for the Eastern conference championship last season, and that playoff atmosphere remains.
“It was a man’s game tonight. I think sometimes the whistle was put away because both teams were fouling at the same time and sometimes that’s the way the game goes. So yeah it was a physical game. I think both teams didn’t back down and so in that sense, I thought it was a very competitive game”, said Dynamo head coach, Domminic Kinnear.
“It’s the first game of the season. It’s a team we knocked out of the playoffs and we got a home streak on the line to play in front of our fans so the soccer wasn’t necessarily the prettiest but in those games it’s who wants it more and who’s willing to go harder”, said Dynamo defender, Bobby Boswell.
“Definitely a physical game especially being the first game of the season but we never backed down. That’s how we play so if they’re going to play physical, we’re not going to shy away, we’re going to play physical right back and I think that’s the game that we like to play and we rose to the occasion”, Dynamo forward, Will Bruin said.
The Dynamo certainly did as they out shot DC 17-7 and tallied two late goals to grab the win; a win that stretches their unbeaten streak at home during the regular season to 26 matches.
“Getting out of there with 3 points is very important to get the season started off on the right foot. Once again we’re back here at home where we’ve had a good record here. We love playing here and try to keep that record going so it’s great. you can’t ask for anything more. To be sitting here with 3 points to start the year”, said Brad Davis, Dynamo midfielder.
The 20,000 fans who braved the cold were happy to see the undefeated streak continue and they know this season is only beginning to sizzle.