Houston Dynamo vs. UNAM Pumas: Your Running Commentary


The Houston Dynamo faces Mexican side UNAM Pumas in Mexico tonight in CONCACAF Champions League action (10pm, Fox Soccer Channel). Houston will look to deliver the first win of the tournament for Major League Soccer, which is 0-5-2 in the tournament so far.

Houston is playing just its second match of the tournament, tying Panamanian side San Francisco FC in its opening match last week. Pumas comes into the match in first place in the group, with a win and tie from its first two matches.

If you will be watching tonight’s match, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Enjoy the match.

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48 Responses to Houston Dynamo vs. UNAM Pumas: Your Running Commentary

  1. ManicMessiah says:

    I just tuned into the game, it’s 1-0 Houston in the 12th minute.

  2. Jacob says:

    Houston up 2-0 in the 18th

  3. Amit says:

    2-0 Houston 17th minute. Waibel and a beauty by Kamara.

  4. Ben says:

    Well that’s why I hate watching Mexican soccer.

  5. Jacob says:

    Make it 2-1. Defensive lapse leaving guy one on one with Onstad, tried to knock it over, just couldn’t do it. 20th minute.

  6. Amit says:

    Pumas goal. Dynamo player injured while the play developed.

  7. ManicMessiah says:

    17th minute- HOUSTON GOAL!!!

    Kai Kamara hammered home a ball played down by Ash, who layed the ball off rather than shooting first time. Poor defense by the Pumas defenders, who did not close down Ash or Kamara (who came kind of close to missing the shot.

    It was also a nice cross to set up the goal.


    Dante Lopez finished off a breakaway to bring Pumas within 2-1. The announcers on FSC are whining that a Dynamo player was on the ground and Pumas should have kicked it out, which is ridiculous as he was on a breakway by the time Holden was down.

    2-1 after all that.

  8. travis says:

    Good sportsmanship there.

  9. travis says:

    Not sure what game you were watching, he was down way before the Pumas player was in on goal.

  10. Jacob says:

    That player was Stuart Holden, and he’s now be subbed out in the 23rd

  11. ManicMessiah says:

    Well, I have to admit I was typing when the play happened live.

    Holden being subbed out for Mullan doesn’t help my case any.

    I am certainly willing to stand corrected.

  12. Jacob says:

    2-2. Free kick off the wall, rebounds to middle field, 25 yards out, pounds it through the crowd.

    26th minute.

  13. Ives says:

    Pumas equalizes on a blast of a goal in the 28th minute.

  14. ManicMessiah says:

    27th minute- Eddie Robinson with the yellow. He was the last defender, but the ball was already knocked away towards the defender when the Pumas player went down.


    Efrain Juarez took the ball after the free kick and ripped a shot that beat Onstad to his left!


  15. Ives says:

    Efrain Juarez with the equalizer. Kid is a stud who could join Everton this winter.

  16. Jacob says:

    Manic he went down on a challenge, the ball made it’s way to midfield, came back, and was played right past him. Not getting on your case, just correcting you as you asked.

  17. Jacob says:


    Couldn’t tell who, but he was ridden down in the box. Defender on the back, drug him into the box, eventually the defender got him down.

  18. ManicMessiah says:

    No problem Jacob, thanks for the clarification.

  19. dcpohl says:

    Pumas score on a rebound off the wall from a free kick that was given after a Pumas player dived. This is why I hate Mexico so much!

  20. Ives says:

    Dynamo up 3-2 on a Kamara PK. Corey Ashe drew the PK on a Efrain Juarez foul. What a blast of a PK by Kamara.

  21. Jacob says:

    Keeper guessed right, but Kamara just pounded it past him, too hard a shot for the keeper to have a real chance.

  22. Ives says:

    35th minute- Dynamo 3, Pumas 2. Anybody else think the ref looks like Marco Antonio Barrera?

  23. brew says:

    Anyone know of a web feed for the game?

  24. Ives says:

    36th minute- Great save from Onstad on a dangerous run and shot by Dante Lopez. That dude is FAST.

  25. Jacob says:

    link to justin.tv

    That’s where I’m watching it since I’ve been removed from the room with FSC

  26. ManicMessiah says:

    I’ve only been able to watch the Red Bull-Colorado game and this one since the weekend, and I’ve seen 14 goals, with this game not even being over yet.

  27. Ives says:

    Pumas 3-3. And it’s Palencia with the finish.

  28. Jacob says:

    Goal Pumas. Someone with an actual tv in front of them should be able to recap what happened.


  29. Ives says:

    WOW, Jaqua almost came right back and scored another.

    Palencia torched Robinson on the equalizer. Chivas USA fans must be thinking, “Why can’t we still have Paco?”

  30. Ives says:

    Waibel got toasted on the left flank and the slotted pass found Palencia, who raced past Robinson for the easy finish to make it 3-3.

  31. nico says:

    FYI- Saprissa is out playing Marathon in the other match, 1st half almost over. Though Marathon’s counters look dangerous and well organized.

  32. Ives says:

    GOAL Pumas!! A clear header and crap defending from Houston just before halftime. Jaqua got beat.

  33. Ives says:

    Pumas 4, Houston 3 at halftime. WOW

  34. Jacob says:

    4-3 at half. Uhhhh, entertaining is a word I could use.

  35. Andy in Atlanta says:

    Not a lot of defending going on… Hard to believe that Houston goes up 2-0 and has a real chance of packing it in and stealing 3 pts in Mexico City but instead tried to keep pushing forward and now will likely get blown out in the 2nd half… sometimes you just have to play a little Italian….

  36. East River says:

    Playing Italian way with 3/4 of the game to play b/c you are up 2-0 is like sueing an insurance company. You can’t just sit back on a team like Pumas for very long without them carving you up.

  37. christian says:


    you hate a country because some soccer players dive?

    ehhh yea…that makes sense.

    As for the goal that was scored when Holden was on the ground, maybe I’m wrong but aren’t you supposed to play until the whistle blows?

    The announcers just went over the played and counted 20 seconds from the moment Holden went down until the goal was scored, the ref could’ve stopped the game if he thought Holden had been hurt bad enough to warrant it. He didn’t and the goal stands.

  38. Jacob says:


  39. nico says:

    Marathon 1 – 0 Saprissa. Penalty kick by Milton ‘Tyson’ Nunez. A clear decision btw.

  40. anotherbodymurdered says:

    srsly u guys this game

  41. ChivasUSAfan says:

    Palencia torched Robinson on the equalizer. Chivas USA fans must be thinking, “Why can’t we still have Paco?”

    Posted by: Ives | September 30, 2008 at 10:48 PM


    Took the words out of my mouth. What’s even more upsetting is that he’s said in interviews that I thought his exit was hasty.

  42. Jacob says:

    Everytime I see a cart drive on the field I think of Madden 94

  43. Jacob says:

    The lights went out, just like RFK.

    HA. This is well on it’s way to ending with a fight if Houston gets even one point, lots of hacking here in the last 15 minutes.

  44. Blake says:

    Oh my, I loved how Houston was trying to waste time at the end, and DeRo almost scored out of nothing anyway. That would have been amazing if it would have gone in – classic clutch DeRo.

  45. Jacob says:

    On what was pretty much the last kick of the ball, the UNAM goalie had to stop a rocket shot at his chest and did, the game ends 4-4.

    Entertaining, Houston showed well for MLS (if I’m not mistaken, that’s the first time an MLS team hasn’t lost in Mexico), and earned the point.

    Also, now my pick to win a 3rd straight MLS Cup. They’re healthy, talented, and gelled. They look gooooooood.

  46. Nope says:

    The first time an MLS club didn’t lose in Mexico was FC Dallas’s draw with Tigres in Monterrey in 2006.

  47. Jacob says:

    As it turns out, I was mistaken.

    Thanks for the history lesson.

  48. Dallas drew with Tigres? Was that a friendly? I didn’t think MLS has ever had a result in Mexico in official competition and don’t remember Dallas being in any of the official competitions, but happy to be wrong too.