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Houston Dynamo coach Wilmer Cabrera encouraged despite loss to Vancouver

Mar 10, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo forward Alberth Elis (17) reacts after scoring a goal during the first half against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Dynamo coach Wilmer Cabrera was in good spirits Monday while he discussed Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Vancouver.

Not because he didn’t mind losing, though.

Cabrera liked that his team showed it has more than one dimension in its attack, which is a big step from last year when it was counterattack or bust. Vancouver conceded possession to the Dynamo so the high percentage of 67 was not significant by itself. The fact the Dynamo created opportunities through that possession is what stood out to Cabrera. The Dynamo took 21 shots and hit seven on target. On Monday, he said it was ‘one of the most dominant games’ since he has been coaching.

“[We were] good in possession, passing accuracy going forward and creating options,” he said. “That is important for us. [Losing despite that] is part of the game. They attacked three times and scored two goals. We attacked 20 times and we had 15 corners, and we only scored one. “We need to continue because it is an improvement from what we were doing last year.”
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