So, yeah... That happened. Again.
Short of Dom's quality strike, that was probably an even worse performance than what happened when DC came to town. DC is actually a quality side this year, so losing to them maybe not so terrible. Lousing to an entirely lousy Houston team? Really frustrating.
Benny losing his head and picking up a dumb yellow? Icing on the frustation cake.
Hard to come up with many positives from the last two matches, honestly. Injury situation will hopefully improve. Schedule doesn't look to get much better. Yellow card accumulation will force some guys to get some rest, but at what cost?
At any rate, let's turn to some numbers, shall we?
|Houston Dynamo||Key Stats|
|Tally Hall||4.5||1 save|
|Tyler Deric||4.5||6 recoveries|
|David Horst||7.2||1 goal|
|Jermaine Taylor||5.3||15 CBIs|
|Kofi Sarkode||4.1||2 key passes|
|Corey Ashe||5.3||8 CBIs, 6 recoveries|
|Brad Davis||8.0||2 assists|
|Giles Barnes||4.5||4 fouls drawn|
|Boniek Garcia||4.5||6 recoveries|
|Ricardo Clark||6.1||1 goal scored|
|Andrew Driver||4.1||2 minutes played|
|Luis Garido||5.3||8 CBIs, 7 recoveries|
|Jason Johnson||4.5||2 aeriel duels won|
|Will Bruin||6.1||1 goal|
|Sporting Kansas City||Key Stats|
|Jon Kmepin||4.1||3 goals conceded|
|Aurelien Collin||5.3||14 CBIs, 5 aeriel duels won|
|Seth Sinovic||4.5||3 tackles|
|Matt Besler||4.9||10 CBIs|
|Lawrence Olum||4.1||3 interceptions|
|Kevin Ellis||4.5||6 recoveries|
|Benny Feilhaber||5.7||1 assist|
|Graham Zusi||5.3||3 crosses|
|Jorge Claros||4.1||82% pass accuracy|
|Dom Dwyer||6.1||1 goal|
|Soon Saad||4.1||2 key passes|
|CJ Sapong||4.5||3 tackles|
Yeah, despite Collin not having a great game, he put up some good numbers. Otherwise, more or less what I would have expected...
I actually don't have a lot more to add, honestly. At least, nothing that hasn't been written somewhere else already. 6-1 outscored at home, two straight losses? Unacceptable for a championship team. Hopefully just a blip on the radar, and I get that MLS is a parity league (I actually like this and talk it up), and that sometimes you have an off month, but getting bossed by a pretty poor road team... Not cool.