The Houston Dynamo was on a seven-game unbeaten streak heading into Sunday's game at New York, but came away humbled and soundly beaten, 3-0. Refreshingly, the Dynamo didn't look to blame the referee or the artificial field or the fact that it was the team's third game in a week.
"They played good, we played bad, and therefore, that's what makes up for the score," Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear told Bernardo Fallas. "Two goals down after the first  minutes is difficult to overcome. I don't think we had that little zip in our step that we had in our last couple of games, and all around the field, we were just below average."
Keeper Pat Onstad was similarly blunt: "We didn't match them physically, we didn't match them tactically, and we got soundly beaten and got what we deserved."