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October 9, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 16433‎
 

Houston Dynamo 0-0 Sporting Kansas City: Status quo preserved in late-season draw

Both sides were missing key components, and both failed to gain ground as Houston and Kansas City played out a dull, scoreless match at BBVA Compass Stadium.

By Keith Hickey

Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City, MLS
G. Newman Lowrance
The Houston Dynamo drew 0-0 with Sporting Kansas City in a draw that will do little to please either side.

Kansas City missed out an opportunity to move out in front of the Supporters' Shield race, while Houston stumbled in its late-season bid for the top of the Eastern Conference. Both were missing key components, as Sporting KC's Graham Zusi and Matt Besler were with the U.S. national team, and Houston's Oscar Boniek Garcia (Honduras) and Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica) were on international duty as well.

Houston perhaps had the better of the run of play, but Sporting KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen did well to deny Dynamo forward Will Bruin in both the sixth and 68th minutes, pulling out reflex saves on tight angle shots in either half.

Kansas City (15-10-7) stays in second place in the East, a point behind the New York Red Bulls. Houston (13-10-9) is in third, four points back, but also on a five-game unbeaten run.


Houston Dynamo

1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Eric Brunner
Defender
 - 
5
Warren Creavalle
Midfielder
 - 
8
Kofi Sarkodie
Defender
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
34′
 - 
32
Bobby Boswell
Defender
 - 
20
Andrew Driver
Midfielder
 - 
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
 - 
23
Giles Barnes
Striker
89′
 - 
13
Ricardo Clark
Midfielder
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
 - 

Sporting Kansas City

 - 
1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
 - 
7
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
38′
 - 
15
 - 
78
 - 
19
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
57′
 - 
14
 - 
17
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
59′

Substitutes

24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
10
A. López
Midfielder
 - 
17
 - 
7
 - 
14
Jason Johnson
Midfielder
 - 
23
Cam Weaver
Striker
89′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
F. Bessone
Defender
 - 
10
 - 
25
Christian Duke
Midfielder
 - 
31
 - 
10
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
59′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1