Dynamo Searching for a Cure for their Lackluster Attack
After a hot start to the season, the Houston Dynamo have cooled off significantly. They are winless in their last six games and have only scored two goals over that stretch. “We’re just not scoring right now,” said Houston head coach Dominic Kinnear. “Rarely does a team go through a season without a stretch like this. You look around the locker room and see you have a lot of quality players in there. You try and remember why you were successful and keep working hard and keep your chin up.”
Forwards Will Bruin and Giles Barnes dovetailed beautifully in the early goings of the season, scoring eight goals in ten games between the two of them, but have found things significantly harder since. Bruin has struggled with scoring droughts before in his career, though he has previously shown incredible resilience in coming out on the other side unscathed. “He’s done well getting out of adversity in the past and I think he’ll work his way out of this one as well,” said Dynamo striker and player-coach Brian Ching of Bruin. “It’s there for him. I think what you try and do with him is stay positive and tell him not to get too hard on yourself because you just make things harder.”
Other teammates have predicted that Bruin will rediscover his scoring touch as well, with winger Andrew Driver saying: “He’s a top player and you don’t become a bad player overnight. I have spoken to him and told him it’s going to take a deflection or something hitting you in the face and going in and you’re going to get one and start going from there. He doesn’t have to worry.” The Dynamo will next attempt to rediscover their early season form on June 30th when they face off against the New York Red Bulls.