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.