Dynamo down Sydney 3-0 in Hawaii

Ching assists on De Rosario, Wondolowski goals in Houston win

Playing their first game since winning their second straight MLS Cup title last November, the Houston Dynamo downed Australian club Sydney FC 3-0 in the semifinals of the preseason Pan-Pacific Championship at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Native son Brian Ching, who received the loudest ovation of the night, set up two goals for Houston, including powerful strikes from Dwayne De Rosario and Chris Wondolowski that sandwiched a near-post goal from Stuart Holden.

Sydney FC vs. Houston Dynamo
February 20, 2008 – Aloha Stadium, Honolulu HI
2008 Pan-Pacific Championship -- Semifinals

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 1 (Brian Ching 1) 27
HOU -- Stuart Holden 1 (Dwayne De Rosario 1) 28
HOU -- Chris Wondolowski 1 (Brian Ching 2) 43

Sydney FC -- Clint Bolton (Ivan Neceski 46), Iain Fyfe, Ryan Walsh, Tony Popovic (Jacob Timpano 73), Brendan Renaud, Steve Corica (Adam Biddle 64), Alex Brosque, Terry McFlynn, Mark Robertson, Brendon Santalab (Patrick 73), Benjamin Vidaic (Nikolas Tsattlaios 64).
Substitutes Not Used: unavailable.

Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Patrick Ianni, Bobby Boswell, Wade Barrett, Stuart Holden (Erik Ustruck 84), Ricardo Clark (Mike Chabala 84), Dwayne De Rosario (Brad Davis 58), Corey Ashe, Brian Ching (Geoff Cameron 64), Chris Wondolowski.
Substitutes Not Used: unavailable.

Misconduct Summary:
SYD -- Brendon Santalab (caution) 49
SYD -- Ryan Walsh (caution) 60
HOU -- Patrick Ianni (caution) 77

Referee: Alex Prus (USA)
Attendance: 15,128

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial