MLS Regular Season
Frustrated by their midweek elimination from the CONCACAF Champions League, the Dynamo turned up their game to take a 3-0 lead on Chivas USA on goals from Andrew Hainault, Dominic Oduro, and Abe Thompson, holding on for a 3-2 win and finishing the season tied for first place in the Western Conference.
The Galaxy’s David Beckham finally made his first appearance in Houston after two near-misses, but neither team could give the sellout crowd a goal. The Galaxy’s Donovan Ricketts denied Houston with four superb saves, while Geoff Cameron made the Dynamo’s defensive play of the year with an overhead kick to save a goal. Brian Ching was ejected for the second straight MLS game, giving Houston red cards in five consecutive league games and six out of seven.
A 10-man Houston Dynamo sewed up another spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs with a 1-1 tie against the Kansas City Wizards on Sunday afternoon at Robertson Stadium.
Playing a man down for the majority of the match after forward Cam Weaver was ejected early, the Dynamo took a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute on Luis Angel Landín’s first goal of the season, but the added work of playing a man down led to multiple quality scoring chances for the Wizards in the second half.
The Houston Dynamo scored two goals in the opening five minutes, then saw Real Salt Lake come all the way back despite going down a man. But a thunderous goal from Brad Davis gave the Dynamo a 3-2 win at Robertson Stadium.
Brian Ching and Geoff Cameron opened the scoring in the first five minutes, but Kyle Beckerman and Yura Movsisyan leveled the score for RSL as Jamison Olave was sent off in the first half. But Davis -- who set up both previous Dynamo goals -- got the game winner in the 81st minute to give Houston the full three points.