MLS Regular Season
WASHINGTON — It was a battle of braces, but in the end, D.C. United took the honors, topping the Houston Dynamo 3-2 at RFK Stadium.
United’s Maicon Santos and Houston’s Will Bruin each scored two goals, and D.C. talisman Dwayne De Rosario notched his first goal of the season.
The result gives United back-to-back wins in the league for the first time since June 2009. It also runs their current unbeaten streak to seven games, as they retain second place in the Eastern Conference.
Live Chat: Dynamo vs. United
Houston Dynamo at D.C. United
Saturday, August 28, 6:30 p.m. CT
RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.
All-time series: Dynamo lead 7-3-2 (United lead 3-2-1 at RFK Stadium)
KPRC Local 2 - 6 p.m. (Comcast: 12/HD 612; AT&T Uverse: 2/HD 1002; DirecTV: 2; Dish: SD 2)
KBME 790 - 6 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 6 p.m.
Many predicted that Jermaine Taylor would be a important signing when he came to the Houston Dynamo from Jamaica’s St. George’s SC before the 2011 season. Few, however, would have predicted the position where he has had the most success after a year in MLS.
GOAL: Taylor starts off successful attack
Whether through injury or suspension, the Houston Dynamo have been mostly unable to field their first-choice XI as they work their way through a seven-game road trip to open the season. However, the team could finally be getting some good news on the injury front as it prepares to face D.C. United Saturday (6:30 pm ET, watch on KPRC Local 2).
On Saturday, KPRC Local 2 will air its second MLS match when the Houston Dynamo take on D.C. United at RFK Stadium. The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT, with a 30-minute pregame show to begin at 6 p.m. CT. Glenn Davis and Eddie Robinson will call the game, and Ryan Korsgard will work the sidelines and provide commentary. Following the match, there will be a 30-minute postgame from the KPRC studio featuring Randy McIlvoy. Both the pre and postgame shows as well as the game broadcast will be shown in High Definition.
One player you don’t have to tell about slumps is Houston Dynamo second-year forward Will Bruin. In 2011, the rookie set a high bar, scoring four goals and notching his first career hat trick not long before his first month in the league was through.
Dynamo striker Will Bruin was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Matchday 7. The second-year forward recorded a goal and an assist in Saturday's 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew.
Bruin opened the scoring in the 58th minute when he headed home an Adam Moffat corner kick to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead. After Columbus scored two goals to take a 2-1 lead, Bruin found Brian Ching in the box for an 81st-minute equalizer.