The Houston Dynamo stayed alive in CONCACAF Champions League play Tuesday night after playing to a 1-1 deadlock with Luis Angel Firpo in El Salvador. The Dynamo traveled only 16 players to El Salvador, including the core of the reserve squad that recently clinched the MLS Reserve Division championship. Houston is now 1-1-3 (6 points) and can advance to the quarterfinals with a win over Luis Angel Firpo, which is 2-1-2 (8 points), on November 26 at Robertson Stadium.
The Houston Dynamo saw their 11-game unbeaten streak and 10-game home unbeaten streak in all competitions both come to an end Wednesday, losing 3-1 to Mexican power Pumas UNAM in CONCACAF Champions League Group B play.
Pumas went ahead 2-0 with a pair of goals in the first 30 minutes. Juan Carlos Cacho converted a penalty kick in the 19th minute, and Fernando Espinoza finished off a counter-attack in the 30th minute.
Second-half substitute Dwayne De Rosario rescued the Houston Dynamo with a 25-yard rocket in the 88th minute to lift the Houston Dynamo to a dramatic 2-1 win over Panamanian champion San Francisco F.C. Tuesday night, their seventh consecutive home win.
The Dynamo moved into a first-place tie in Group B with Mexican club Pumas UNAM; both teams have five points with a 1-0-2 record. San Francisco F.C. dropped to 0-2-2. Pumas UNAM and Luis Angel Firpo meet on Thursday night in San Salvador, El Salvador. The Dynamo host Pumas on October 22.
In the highest-scoring game in team history and one of the most exciting games of the season, the Houston Dynamo earned a gutsy 4-4 road tie with Mexican power Pumas UNAM in Mexico City Tuesday night.
It is the first time any MLS team has ever earned a point in a competitive road game against a Mexican club, a streak that has included 12 games over more than 10 years.
The Houston Dynamo opened play in the 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League with a 0-0 tie on the road against Panamanian champion San Francisco F.C. Tuesday night at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City.
San Francisco F.C. moves into first place in Group B with two points from two games. The Dynamo and Pumas UNAM are second with one point each. Luis Angel Firpo, which plays Pumas tomorrow night, has yet to play.