By Mustafa Sharif

Houston outplayed Chicago in a 1-1 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium Sunday Night. (Houston Dynamo/MLS)

Houston’s ran all over Chicago’s deep-lying, almost non-existent midfield. This is because Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear thoroughly outsmarted his adversary Frank Klopas through both halves of the match in BBVA Compass Stadium. The sole bright sport for Chicago was the ever-present Patrick Nyarko on the left. We’ll go a bit more into detail here:

Houston outplayed Chicago in a 1-1 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium Sunday Night. (Houston Dynamo/MLS)

Kinnear’s Reverse Psychology Exhibit:

Fire coach Frank Klopas was totally outthought as he lined up his men at BBVA Compass Stadium to have wingers track back and defend Houston’s high positioned wing attack. Well, Dom Kinnear was one step ahead, since his strikers were well out of form he told his midfield to get into attacking positions. This created an uneasy Chicago central defense that was constantly battling for the ball in their own box. Astonishingly this continued throughout the game, as Cam Weaver broke the deadlock for Houston in the beginning of the second half.

Nyarko was Chicago’s X-factor:

Houston kept attacking down the left through Corey Ashe, the attacking left full back, as well as Andrew Driver, the left man in a flat 4 man midfield. This was …continua sul blog

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