It took 55 minutes and 18 shots for the Houston Dynamo to crack NTX Rayados 'keeper Eduardo Cortes in the 2018 U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round, and it was a Homegrown Player, forward Memo Rodriguez, who headed down a cross from Alejandro Fuenmayor to create a half-volley opportunity he sent into the back of the net. The 22-year-old -- who earned his first MLS start of the 2018 campaign this past weekend, in a 1-0 loss to Montreal -- tacked on a penalty strike in the 71st to complete the brace.
Aldo Quintanilla, making his Houston debut, sealed the match with a breakaway run in the 68th minute and completed a brace of his own just before the final whistle. Fellow debutant Matías Zaldívar added one in the 88th.
- 55' - HOU - Memo Rodriguez
- 68' - HOU - Aldo Quintanilla
- 71' - HOU - Memo Rodriguez
- 88' - HOU - Matías Zaldívar
- 90'+2' - HOU - Aldo Quintanilla
DYNAMO (4-3-3): GK - 18 Seitz; 39 Padilla, 30 Donovan, 2 Fuenmayor, 16 Garcia; 35 Wharton, 13 Gil, 25 Bird; 12 Alvarez (C), 38 Quintanilla, 8 Rodriguez
RAYADOS (4-4-2): GK - 19 Cortes; 3 Goncalves, 5 Burciaga, 33 Ellis, 2 Pfluger; 10 Sesay, 6 Martinez, 17 Salas, 7 Ramos; 11 Rodriguez, 12 Pinal