Teenage Hadebe was in the right spot at the right time to score on a rebounded shot in the 11th minute of second-half stoppage time to lift Houston Dynamo FC to a wild 2-2 draw over FC Dallas on Saturday in the latest rendition of the Texas Derby.
The match was the MLS debut of midfielder Hector Herrera, a mainstay on the Mexican national team over the past decade and former player for Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league La Liga and Portuguese giant FC Porto.
Hadebe’s tally came after Darwin Quintero’s shot was stopped by Dallas keeper Maarten Paes. The rebound rolled right to the foot of Hadebe, who made the most of his chance.
The tying goal came after Dallas’ Jesus Ferreira scored the go-ahead goal in the third minute of stoppage time and capped a wild finish between the heated rivals.
The Dynamo improved to 6-9-4 with 22 points and snapped a two-game losing streak.
Dallas (7-5-7, 28 points) conceded late in the game for the third time in four matches and is winless in its past five matches (three draws). Dallas has won just once in its last eight outings.
Dallas took the lead in the 27th minute as Matt Hedges leaped high while in the goal mouth to head home a pass off a corner kick from Alan Velasco. The score came after Velasco pressured Houston goalkeeper Steve Clark into conceding the corner.
Herrera entered the game in the 55th minute and played a big part in the Dynamo’s tying goal. He worked the ball to the end line to the right of the goal before lifting a pass to the far post, where Hadebe leaped to volley a shot toward the goal.
Hadebe’s attempt was deflected off a Dallas defender and then off Houston’s Fafa Picault before Thorleifur Ulfarsson directed it into the net for the equalizer in the 69th minute.
That set the stage for Ferreira, who ran down the center of the field and made short work of a pass into the box from Jader Obrian. Ferreira was pelted by cups and cans from the Houston crowd as he celebrated the lead goal.
–Field Level Media