Dynamo 1, New England 1 -- postgame notes

Davies ties club starts record, Carr makes Dynamo debut

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For
the second time in as many road games, the Houston Dynamo used a dramatic late
goal to pull out a result, as defender Bobby Boswell scored in the 90th minute
to give Houston a deserved 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution Wednesday
night. The Dynamo are now unbeaten in their last four games (2-0-2).

After
allowing a goal in just the fourth minute to former Dynamo defender Ryan
Cochrane, Houston dominated the match, outshooting New England 15-5 after the
goal. Only an outstanding night from New England goalkeeper Matt Reis, who made
seven saves, kept the Dynamo from overwhelming the Revolution.

GAME NIGHT:
DYNAMO 1, NEW ENGLAND 1

Houston
finally tied the game in the 90th minute when a Brad Davis corner kick found
Carlo Costly, and his header was saved by Matt Reis. Bobby Boswell reacted
first to poke the ball home from close range for his third goal of the season
and his second game-tying goal. In Houston’s last road game, at Philadelphia on
August 6, the Dynamo tied the game on an 84th-minute goal from Geoff Cameron.
The Dynamo have earned eight ties in 12 road games on the season.

After
a collision at the final whistle, Houston midfielder Adam Moffat was shown a
second yellow card and will be suspended for Saturday’s game against Real Salt
Lake. New England goalkeeper Matt Reis was ejected and will also serve a
one-game suspension.

It
was the second of three games in seven days for Houston, which will host Real
Salt Lake on Saturday night at Robertson Stadium.

Houston
is now 3-1-5 in its last nine games, dating back to June 25, and trails third-place
Sporting Kansas City by one point in the Eastern Conference. The Dynamo are now
unbeaten in the last 11 matches captain Brian Ching has started (4-0-7), dating
back to September 2010.

The
tie, coupled with a 1-0 win on April 17, allowed Houston to win the season
series against New England for the first time in the Dynamo’s six-year history.

The
come-from-behind result was the eighth of the season for the Dynamo, who are
1-6-7 when the opposing team scores the first goal.

The
Dynamo dominated shots and possession for the fourth straight game, controlling
61.3 percent of the possession in the match, earning 12 corner kicks to New
England’s 3, and earning more crosses from the run of play by a 28-12 margin.

Midfielder
Brad Davis made his 170th career start for the Dynamo in all competitions,
tying Pat Onstad’s club record. Davis is already the team leader in all-time
games played.

Forward
Calen Carr came on as a substitute in the 80th minute, making his Dynamo debut
and his first competitive appearance since suffering a concussion during
preseason with the Chicago Fire. Midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson and defender
Jermaine Taylor made their first starts since July 23, and midfielder Alex
Dixon
made his first appearance since July 30.

Defender
Bobby Boswell made his 135th career appearance for the Dynamo, 130 of them
starts. He also made his 20th MLS appearance of the season, giving him at least
20 appearances in all seven of his professional seasons.

The
Dynamo played without forward Will Bruin (knee surgery) and midfielders Colin
Clark
(knee) and Danny Cruz (quad).

Next
Match: Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m., Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake, Robertson
Stadium
Reserve Match: Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m., Dynamo
Reserves vs. Real Salt Lake Reserves, Robertson Stadium