Barnes scores on return, but Houston Dynamo draw
HOUSTON, Texas (CMC):
Reggae Boyz forward, Giles Barnes, scored on his return from injury, but Houston Dynamos conceded deep in stoppage time at the end, as Seattle Sounders claimed a point in a 1-1 draw in the MLS here Sunday.
The 27-year-old Barnes, who has been sidelined for the last few weeks with hamstring problems, showed no effects from the lay-off as he put the hosts ahead in the 35th minute at the BBVA Compass Stadium.
Houston appeared set for full points with time winding down, but Chad Marshall netted in the fourth minute of injury time to break their hearts.
They lie eighth in the 10-team western conference, with five points from as many outings.
Barnes said the loss was a difficult one to take, but there were positives to be taken from the defeat.
"It's bitter, but I'm always proud of my team no matter what we do," said the Jamaican international, who was substituted in the 89th minute.
"We controlled the game for most of the parts; it's just that last little bit, that last per cent we need to get ready, need to get right; and once we do that, we'll be fine."