Dynamo 1, Chivas USA 3 - postgame notes

Fortunate deflection gifts Oduro third goal of the season

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The
Houston Dynamo were eliminated from the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday
night after a 3-1 loss to Chivas USA at Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo are back
in action with their second of five consecutive home games on Saturday, hosting
the Columbus Crew at Robertson Stadium.

It
was Chivas’ first ever win at Robertson Stadium (1-7-2) and broke an 11-game Dynamo
unbeaten streak against Chivas USA, dating back to the 2006 MLS Cup playoffs.

Justin
Braun scored twice for Chivas USA, heading in the opening goal after just five
minutes and netting the clincher with a cool finish in the 90th minute.

Houston’s
best chance of the first half fell to Dominic Oduro in the 28th minute, when an
Adrian Serioux header put him in alone with Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach
Thornton, but Thornton made a kick save on Oduro’s low shot to preserve the 1-0
Chivas USA lead.

Houston
came out strong early in the second half, but Chivas USA scored on the
counterattack in the 65th minute to all but put the game away, as Michael
Lahoud snuck behind the right side of the Dynamo defense and broke in alone on
Tally Hall, firing a low shot past the Dynamo goalkeeper.

The
Dynamo pulled one goal back in the 86th minute when Joseph Ngwenya’s shot from
the top of the penalty area deflected off of Dominic Oduro and in, but Justin Braun’s
second goal four minutes later put the game out of reach. The goal was Oduro's third of the season and his third against Chivas USA in less than two years with the Dynamo.

Goalkeeper
Tally Hall made his 10th career start for the Dynamo in all competitions and
made four saves in defeat.

Next
Game: Saturday, July 10, 7:30 p.m., Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew, Robertson Stadium