Houston Dynamo FC

Houston Dynamo FC earn a draw 2-2 on the road against Atlanta United FC 


ATLANTA (June 15, 2024) – Houston Dynamo FC earned a 2-2 draw on the road against Atlanta United FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with goals from Franco Escobar and Latif Blessing.

Defender Franco Escobar gave Houston the lead in the fifth minute when he capitalized on a rebound inside the box. The play began with a corner kick from captain Hector Herrera, which fell, and his effort bounced off the crossbar toward the far post.

Atlanta equalized the match in the 25th minute after Thiago Almada capitalized on a rebound following Daniel Rios’s shot.

Xande Silva found the box and scored a right- footed shot bringing Atlanta to a 2-1 lead in the 54th minute.

Goalkeeper Steve Clark made his first save of the night and kept Houston’s lead when Atlanta United Attacker Xande Silva attempted a shot into the net.

Defender Griffin Dorsey had two back-to-back chances in the 29th and 31st minute, but both chances were blocked out which resulted in a corner kick.

Going into the last 45 minutes of the match, Griffin Dorsey passed the ball to Midfielder Aliyu Ibrahim. Ibrahim then attempted a shot into the net, but his shot was saved by Atlanta Goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

Artur attempted a long range shot in the 60th minute but it went wide. Shortly after, captain Hector Herrera tried for another shot, but his attempt went wide in the 62nd minute.

Latif Blessing equalized the match in the 90th minute, bringing the score to 2-2.

The Dynamo next return to Shell Energy Stadium to host Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday, June 19, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT. The club will recognize Juneteenth throughout matchday, including a $19 ticket offer. Tickets for the match are available HERE.