Saturday, March 17, 2018

D.C. United 2, Houston Dynamo 2 | 2018 MLS Match Recap

D.C. United erased a first-half deficit to score twice after halftime, including a Luciano Acosta equalizer deep into second-half stoppage time, to rally for a 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo at Maryland SoccerPlex on a snowy Saturday afternoon.
A whipped in Yamil Asad free kick was headed around before Acosta got under the ball and fired in first-time off Chris Seitz to cap his first start of 2018.
Darren Mattocks pulled the hosts to within a goal in the 50th minute with his second goal in as many games. The Jamaican forward played the ball wide to Asad, who returned the favor to Mattocks, who took a cut inside to avoid a Leonardo challenge and finished inside the far post.
Alberth Elis continued his hot start to the 2018 season with his second goal in as many games to put the Dynamo in front, 1-0 on the half-hour mark. Elis ran onto a ball headed back to his own goal by Asad, took a touch over a charging David Ousted and slipped into the open net.
One minute later, Houston took advantage of another defensive blunder to make it 2-0 as Elis picked off an errant pass by Frederic Brillant in the defensive third and took a touch into the box The Honduran played a short pass to Mauro Manotas, who tapped in his second goal of the season.

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