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Played
August 20, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Hasely Crawford Stadium — Port of Spain
Referee:‬ M. Rodríguez‎
 

W Connection 0-0 Houston Dynamo: MLS side gets point in Trinidad

The Trinidadian side is in poor shape after taking just one point from its two opening matches.

By Keith Hickey

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The Houston Dynamo stumbled at the first hurdle in the CONCACAF Champions League, drawing 0-0 with W Connection in Trinidad.

The game, played in Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain instead of W Connection's home ground in Marabella, was sparsely attended. Only a handful of onlookers kept the stadium from being empty.

Houston, playing without a number of starters, struggled to bring any fluency to the proceedings. Both teams made their trade in brute force as clumsy, speculative long balls were prevalent.

W Connection's Neil Benjamin wasted the best chance of the match in the second half. Catching the Dynamo on the counterattack, the home side had two players through on goalkeeper Tally Hall with no defenders in support. But played through with the goal at his mercy from close range, Benjamin somehow managed to send his effort harmlessly into the side netting.

If Houston is to make it out of the group stage, it will have to improve when it hosts group leader Arabe Unido of Panama on Aug. 27.


W Connection FC

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A. Figueroa
Goalkeeper
 - 
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Kurt Frederick
Defender
 - 
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Joevin Jones
Defender
61′
 - 
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Mikeil Williams
Defender
 - 
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João Ananias
Defender
 - 
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C. Viveros
Defender
 - 
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Gerard Williams
Defender
 - 
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Celio da Silva
Midfielder
 - 
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Hachim Arcia
Midfielder
46′
 - 
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Mirko D'Elia
Striker
77′
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Neil Benjamin
Midfielder
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Houston Dynamo

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1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
4
 - 
-
 - 
5
 - 
8
 - 
10
A. López
Midfielder
85′
 - 
20
Andrew Driver
Midfielder
41′
 - 
23
Cam Weaver
Striker
 - 
14
Jason Johnson
Midfielder
86′
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Substitutes

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-
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Silvio Spann
Midfielder
61′ 76′
 - 
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Andrei Pacheco
Midfielder
77′
 - 
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Jomal Williams
Midfielder
 - 
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Y. Lozano
Striker
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

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28
 - 
3
 - 
32
 - 
19
Alex Dixon
Midfielder
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
85′
 - 
22
 - 
23

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
Group 1 Matchday 2
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
R. Nava R. Nava
Striker
Toluca
7 0
N. Muñoz N. Muñoz
Striker
A.D. Isidro Metapán
5 0
A. Emaná A. Emaná
Midfielder
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0
Pavone Pavone
Striker
Cruz Azul
4 0