If you exclude the perpetual media circus that is David Beckham and his LA Galaxy, most of the talk in the MLS soccer betting league has been focused on the tight playoff race in the east.
And that’s to be expected with all the major cities in the east like New York, DC, Boston and Chicago. But while all the attention has been focused on the East division there has been some great soccer betting being played out west.
The latest soccer betting match between defending champ Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas was evidence of that. In the soccer betting battle for Texas, Houston outplayed its instate rival and closest competitor in the West division and escaped with a narrow 1-0 win at home. With the soccer betting win the team took a one point lead in the standings over Dallas. But Dallas has a soccer betting game in hand and remains poised to take back the top spot if it can match Houston for wins down the stretch.
The soccer betting game got off to a slow start, and as is to be expected with any match involving Houston, it was a defensive battle for much of the game. Always stingy on goals, Houston posted a yet another shut out on the soccer betting season. Both teams took their time feeling each other out with no real action on the offensive side of the ball coming until late in the first half.
With just three minutes left in the first half of this soccer bet match up, Houston turned up the attack and US national midfielder Brian Ching scored the soccer bet game’s only goal. Teammate Brian Mullan got control of the ball on the right side of the area and sent a textbook cross in front of the goal which a diving Ching headed in from just inside the six-yard box. It was a terrific finish and good enough to seal the win.
In the second half, the Houston defense rolled up in its own half and preserved the win. Houston will be back in action this Saturday when it hosts Columbus. Dallas takes a break until a September 1st soccer bet game against DC United.