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MLS Champion falls to Houston

March 5, 2017 by  
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MLS 2017 week 1: Houston Dynamo 2-1 Seattle Sounders

2016 MLS champions start off their 2017 campaign with a loss to Houston. 

HOU – Erick Torres 20′
HOU – Romell Quioto (Alex) 42′
SEA – Clint Dempsey 58′
 
Coach Schmetzer sums up:“I think we learned a valuable lesson tonight. The first half, Houston came out, they were obviously fired up to play. Home match, playing against the champs and they got two goals.

That’s what we learned tonight: Teams are going to come out and if we’re not sharp from the minute the referee blows the whistle, that type of performance is going to happen.The second half was a different story,I talked to [the team] at halftime, we made some adjustments and scored one goal, we just couldn’t find a second one.

We just had better possession of the ball in their half of the field. That team played with three guys that stayed high. We were able to just pin them back in the second half and create multiple chances. That was basically it. It was one correction: A little more patience. I thought the guys responded in the second half, coming out fighting and showing character and trying to get something from the game. It looked like we were going to get a point at the end of the day, but we just came up a little bit short.”

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