With first place in Group B on the line, the Houston Dynamo sealed their place in the SuperLiga semifinals with a 1-0 win against D.C. United on Wednesday night at Robertson Stadium. Brian Ching scored the lone goal of the game in the 50th minute, and the Dynamo defense did the rest.
Houston advances to take on Pachuca in the semifinals on Aug. 14 at Robertson Stadium, while D.C. had to wait for Wednesday's late game between Monarcas Morelia and Club America to see if they advanced to the semifinals.
Joseph Ngwenya scored the fastest Dynamo goal ever when he converted a through ball from Brian Ching just 12 seconds into the game, but Houston could not protect the lead. A breakdown in communication at the back in the 74th minute allowed Marcio Batista to tie the game.
Monarcas Morelia (0-0-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (1-0-1)
July 29, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
SuperLiga -- Group B
The Houston Dynamo continued to stamp their credentials as the top club in Major League Soccer, as the defending MLS Cup champions knocked off Mexican giant Club America 1-0 on Wednesday night at Robertson Stadium in the SuperLiga opener for both clubs.
Nate Jaqua scored Dynamo's only goal in the 41st minute, and the Dynamo defense continued to perform as they have been to record-setting levels in league play, making sure America were limited to few clear chances as the Orange moved to the top of Group B with the victory.