MLS Playoffs: Union vs. Dynamo (Match Night Commentary)

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The Houston Dynamo play their final match at Robertson Stadium before moving to their new stadium in 2012, and if they want to christen that new stadium with an MLS Cup trophy, they will need to hold off the Philadelphia Union in their Eastern Conference semifinal second leg (8:30pm, ESPN2).

The Dynamo hold a one-goal edge on a Union squad that has won in both their previous trips to Houston. The opening goal will be important tonight, with Houston needing to put the pressure on the visitors like they did in the first half of the first leg.

The Union will to build on their strong second half from the first leg as Peter Nowak tries to find the right lineup combination to send his squad through to the Eastern Conference Final against Sporting Kansas City.

SBI will be providing live commentary on tonight's match so please feel free to follow the action here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Commentary is after the jump):


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14 Responses to MLS Playoffs: Union vs. Dynamo (Match Night Commentary)

  1. Brent McD says:

    Last game ever at Robertson. Should be a good crowd. Vamos Dynamo!!!

  2. Eugene Turk says:

    Anybody got a stream?

  3. Unionfan says:

    Where the hell is adu why did Philly even sign him

  4. Petaluman says:


  5. Petaluman says:

    oops makes those (dot)

  6. Lassidawg says:

    Good thing it is the last game, because that grass makes seattle’s turf look decent, which it isn’t

  7. Brent McD says:

    yeah, gotta love those football lines too

  8. Pepe says:

    Ching is a playoff beast

  9. kimo says:

    There’s a reason Adu doesn’t start. His fitness is terrible. He can’t play at a high rate for 90 mins.

  10. Francois says:

    I think Taylor Twellman is my least favorite of all the color commentators we have to put up with.

  11. Pepe says:

    Really? Did you watch the last John Harkes telecast??

  12. Francois says:

    Ya, on second thought….I dislike them both equally.

  13. Bryan says:

    Adu looked terrible

  14. Hush says:

    He looked terrible because the midfield couldn’t get the ball to him. He played 3 minutes on the right, then they switched him to the left, but Torres’s horrible dribbling cut Adu’s chances of creating or putting the ball in the box. The only scoring chance the Union had was when ADU try to trick the keeper by kicking a rannita! 15 or so minutes was going to cut it. Philly should have done it sooner that way they could have adjusted tactically. Give credit to Houston for defending well. They did a great job in kepping the ball away from Adu & Torres.