The regular season has started with many shocking results. One of which was the Houston Dynamo plastering the New England Revolution 4-0. There was no boring build up or long lasting deadlock. It took forward Will Bruin just over a minute to put the Dynamo up 1-0.
Bruin kicked the ball out to winger Kofi Sarkodie who waited a few seconds before passing it back to Bruin. Revolution defender Jose Goncalves tried to intercept the pass but miscalculated leaving Bruin alone. Bruin took advantage with a gorgeous half volley that Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth had no chance to stop.
Things only got worse for New England as Bruin knocked in another goal in the 13th minute. Dynamo midfielder Corey Ashe picked off a weak pass and booted a gorgeous cross to the back post. Bruin was there to knock in his second score with a gorgeous sliding effort.
Houston rode this wave of momentum to clock up another score, this time from Oscar Boniek García. Bruin, already with two goals to his credit, ran past two Revolution defenders and knocked a beautiful pass to Garcia. Garcia dinged in the Dynamo hat trick in the first half.
New England started the second half with many great scoring opportunities. Kelyn Rowe and Jerry Bengtson both missed well set-up shots over the crossbar. Newly acquired striker Teal Bunbury was pretty silent throughout the match. New England remained scoreless even after bringing on an added attacker in Saer Sene.
Houston took advantage of this substitution by scoring their fourth goal of the match. Omar Cummings made a gorgeous arching shot in stoppage time to cement a 4-0 win for the Dynamo.
In their next fixtures, Houston stays at home against the Montreal Impact, while New England squares off against Philadelphia Union.