Practice makes perfect for Houston Dynamo

With late goals being the theme is this year's MLS play off series, back to back champions Houston Dynamo, who still have CONCACAF Champions League games to play, have not been taking it lightly in training and it paid off in New York this weekend.

With late goals being the theme is this year's MLS play off series, back to back champions Houston Dynamo, who still have CONCACAF Champions League games to play, have not been taking it lightly in training and it paid off in New York this weekend.

Through an 85th minute equalizing strike from Kei Kamara, Houston return all square to Robertson Stadium for the 2nd semi final leg of the Western Conference thanks to a training drill.

"We've been doing this drill at training where the coach plays us the ball from the end line, we're standing down by the six and it's quick touch and hit, quick touch and hit," Kamara said. "When that ball came, that was all I was thinking about -- touch and hit."

Houston have only lost once at home this season with New York only winning once on the road.

"You look at the draw, does it favor us?" Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear asked. "In a way, but only on paper because you still have to play the game."

The odds are stacked against New York Red Bulls but the way their season has developed will give their fans hope of causing the biggest upset of the semi finals.

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