Wharton County’s Memo Rodriguez and his team Houston Dynamo will not be advancing in the Major League Soccer Is Back Tournament.
The Dynamo needed a win over the LA Galaxy Thursday night to advance to the knock out stage of the tournament.
After leading 1-0 for nearly the whole game, a late goal by the Galaxy in stoppage time ended the Dynamo’s run in the group stage of play.
Rodriguez, who graduated from El Campo High School, scored two goals for the Dynamo during the tournament. Both of his goals came during the Dynamo’s 3-3 tie with Los Angeles FC.
Rodriguez started all three games and took 11 shots, four coming on goal.
Rodriguez grew up in Wharton County, but played his soccer with the Dynamo Academy.
He is in his fifth year with the Dynamo after signing a homegrown contract. In his career, he has 12 goals and six assists.
The tournament is taking place in Orlando with no fans in attendance and it’s unclear if, or when, the Dynamo’s season will be re-started.
The tournament is scheduled to conclude on Aug. 11.