Monday, October 13, 2008

Dynamo v. D.C. United: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

When the Houston Dynamo hosted D.C. United at Robertson Stadium on Sunday October 12, 2008, it was a scrappy, rough, and bloody game. DC clearly came into the match looking for a draw, looking for that one point to keep afloat in the lower edge of the Eastern Conference. And the squad that United fielded was full of young guys trying to secure a job in the MLS for next season. Let's face it, there was nothing pretty about this match, and after going down a man, DC was lucky that the Dynamo did not score a goal in the closing minutes of the match.

The good news for the Dynamo is that they picked up another point, extending their lead in the Western Conference by two points, with a game in hand.

The bad was that the Dynamo took some bruises, especially Midfielder Stuart Holden, but no long term damage was done.

The ugly occurred after the match and was caused by, unfortunately, a so-called Dynamo fan who took it upon himself to call United's Goalkeeper, Louis Crayton, a monkey, and made a going back to the jungle reference. This ugly, racist behaviour is despicable and thankfully it appears the Dynamo will not tolerate it. The individual was escorted from the stadium and banned from attending future matches. Kudos to the Dynamo, which, unlike some other clubs, has taken a firm stance when fans act stupidly. Remember folks, point and Boo!

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