Dynamo 2, Colorado Rapids 1

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The Dynamo earned their first MLS win of the season in their seventh game behind a first-half goal from Brian Ching and a dramatic, tie-breaking penalty kick from Dwayne De Rosario in the 87th minute.

Colorado Rapids (3-4-0) vs. Houston Dynamo (1-2-4)
May 10, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Brian Ching 1 (Stuart Holden 1) 43
COL -- Omar Cummings 2 (Christian Gomez 4) 68
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 1 (penalty kick) 87

Colorado Rapids -- Bouna Coundoul, Kosuke Kimura, Facundo Erpen, Ugo Ihemelu, Jordan Harvey (Colin Clark 88), Jacob Peterson, Pablo Mastroeni, Christian Gomez (Mehdi Ballouchy 80), Nick LaBrocca, Omar Cummings, Tom McManus (Herculez Gomez 65).
Substitutes Not Used: Justin Hughes, Jose Burciaga, Rafael Gomes, Kelly Gray.

Houston Dynamo -- Richard Mulrooney, Bobby Boswell, Eddie Robinson (Patrick Ianni 75), Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Stuart Holden (Corey Ashe 71), Brian Ching, Franco Caraccio (Geoff Cameron 65).
Substitutes Not Used: Tony Caig, Kyle Brown, Craig Waibel, Chris Wondolowski.

Misconduct Summary:
HOU -- Richard Mulrooney (caution; Pushing) 28
HOU -- Ricardo Clark (caution; Reckless Foul) 34
COL -- Jordan Harvey (caution; Reckless Foul)
COL -- Tom McManus (caution; Dissent) 44
COL -- Ugo Ihemelu (caution; Dissent) 86
COL -- Tom McManus (ejection; Second Caution) 89

Referee: Tim Weyland
Referee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar; unavailable
4th official: Fernando Galvan
Attendance: 15,024
Weather: Clear-and-90-degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial