Report: Houston Dynamo defender Jalil Anibaba rues crucial red card

The Houston Dynamo were already trailing in their Western Conference Championship opener when defender Jalil Anibaba was shown red in the 28th minute for denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. And even though Joe Willis heroically stuffed the ensuing penalty kick, trying to come-from-behind against a cagey Seattle Sounders defense is already difficult, and doing so with 10 men proved too tricky a task.

Houston Chronicle reporter Corey Roepken checked in with Anibaba, and reveals a player who's clearly been reliving the play and the moments leading up to that fateful foul.

Anibaba knows "at this point, my job is to be a good teammate" and he's going to be "our team's biggest fan" during Leg 2 in Seattle. The teams are back in action Thursday, November 30 (10:30pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN; TSN1, TVAS).