Houston Dynamo Versus Real Salt Lake equals The Null Set

It was one heck of a day, Saturday, July 31, 2021, at BBVA Stadium: first blistering heat, then a sudden rain storm, and finally, smothering humidity. In my opinion, the heat and the humidity were a bit much. This may have been a factor in the event ending with a 0 – 0 tie; otherwise known, as the null set. Remember the Astrodome? Where have all the good times gone?

I must be honest: the game was low energy. At the same time, both teams are highly skilled. There was just something in the air blocking either team from working up enough “ugh” to get the ball in the goal. There were times when a spark of fire entered the field of play; but, for the most part, the game just did not have the zest that I would expect – neither team played up to expectations. The thing that really caused an uproar in the stands was when a Salt Lake player was ejected for a double foul.

The game even went into overtime. I thought, “this is it, sudden death”. Nope. I really believe that the heat and the humidity played a factor. Seems like folks are not able to cope with this global warming thing. It is not like this is University of Texas football in the 1960s and 1970s, and we are serving “Meat On The Hoof”.

Remember that song from Billy Preston, “Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing”? That about sums up this game. I always thought of Billy Preston as a type of existential philosopher after he wrote this song. The null set plus the null set is not 2 times the null set because it still just equals the null set. Seems like Europe was one of the last civilizations on the planet to realize this. “You gotta have something if you wanna be with me”.

The Dynamos are back at BBVA on August 14th. Be there or be square.

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