Griffin Dorsey, after a great team play, had already put the team ahead Houston Dynamo before him Inter Miami in the final of the US Open Cupwhen in a counterattack the visiting team found themselves with a penalty in their favor to increase the score. Amine Bassi He took over the responsibility and, with a shot to the middle, which goalkeeper Drake Callender was close to containing, he made it 2-0 for the Texans against the Garzas, who suffered (mentally and football-wise) from the absence of Lionel Messi, who was injured. .
It was there that the broadcast camera captured the reaction of a special spectator, in another day of celebrities at the DRV PNK Stadium (from Gino Infantino, president of FIFA, to Zinedine Zidane, special guest of David Beckham, manager of the local cast ). It was about James Hardenstar of the NBAbut above all things, a Dynamo shareholder.
La Barba, today a member of the Philadelphia Sixers squad, unloaded with ease when the ball hit the net: he rehearsed a defiant shout, looking at the camera, with the concept of a show that is usually seen in the most important basketball league. of the world. Meanwhile, within the same frame, the TV showed the gesture of dismay of La Pulga, who could not be in the game due to the discomfort in his right hamstring that has been harassing him since the double qualifying round with the Argentine team.
A video posted by the US Open Cup Twitter account showed the entire celebration. In it you can see Harden’s tension at the moment of the shot. Then, he raises his hands and hits one of his companions (he was surrounded by a group of people dressed in Houston colors). That’s when he shouts loudly, directing the celebration towards the camera, provocatively.
Dynamo is a franchise that was founded on December 16, 2005 and since its creation it has had great performances in Major League Soccer. In his debut season, 2005/06, he finished in fourth position and then won two championships (2006 and 2007). In addition, those from Houston already won the US Open Cup in 2018 after beating Philadelphia Union 3-0 in the final. A year later, on July 18, the club added Harden as a new shareholder, who at that time was shining in the Rocketsthe city’s basketball team.
“I have been a fan of the game for several years and know that Houston has a huge football fan base, so it was an easy decision for me when this opportunity arose.”, he expressed then. Although his last seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers kept him away from his soccer club for logistical reasons, whenever his schedule allows it, the Beard is present in the Shell Energy Stadium.
After Messi landed at Inter, he was able to declare: “We will try to find someone to come to Houston. We all know how incredible Messi is. He is in Miami and this corresponds to the environment he wants. “We need someone like that to come with us and we will find him.” For the moment, the franchise has managed to put together a utilitarian, committed and tactically reliable team, which is fourth in its MLS Conference. And he allowed La Barba to shout a goal with all his might in the very heart of the Herons’ home.