Dynamo 2 is back on the road after a weekend at home, travelling to the land of 10,000 lakes to take on MNUFC2 on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
After experiencing defeat for the first time all season, Dynamo 2 bounced back in last weekend’s match against Colorado Rapids 2 at AVEVA Stadium, winning 2-0 over their western conference rivals. With the victory, Dynamo 2 solidified its spot at the top of the MLS NEXT Pro table, having earned a total of 18 points out of 21 possible points on the season. The next closest teams in the standings are Whitecaps FC 2, North Texas SC and Columbus Crew 2, all of which have 15 points.
Dynamo 2 defender and captain Talen Maples broke through in the 27th minute with a goal that came as a Houston corner kick was headed away by a Colorado defender and to the chest of Maples. The centerback got the ball under control at his feet and smashed a shot past the keeper to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead. This is the defender’s second goal of the season and the final goal of the game was scored by Diego Gonzalez in second half stoppage time when he capitalized on a loose ball just outside the box. The Dynamo Academy product dribbled into the penalty area and beat the Colorado goalkeeper at the near post for his second goal of the season.