Despite dominating play, a late goal from Kansas City’s Jose Burciaga handed the Dynamo their first loss. Brian Ching netted his fifth goal in two games, but Dwayne De Rosario was ejected in the second half and Houston went down to defeat.
Kansas City Wizards (2-0-0) vs. Houston Dynamo (1-1-0)
April 08, 2006 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
HOU -- Brian Ching 5 (Kevin Goldthwaite 1) 64
KC -- Sasha Victorine 1 (Jose Burciaga Jr. 1) 66
KC -- Jose Burciaga Jr. 1 (Sasha Victorine 1) 90
Kansas City Wizards -- Bo Oshoniyi, Jose Burciaga Jr., Nick Garcia, Matt Groenwald (Alex Zotinca 82), Shavar Thomas, Jack Jewsbury (Tyson Wahl 94+), Sasha Victorine, Josh Wolff, Kerry Zavagnin, Davy Arnaud, Eddie Johnson.
Substitutes Not Used: Will Hesmer, Jermaine Hue, Ryan Pore, Scott Sealy, Lance Watson.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Ryan Cochrane, Kevin Goldthwaite, Kelly Gray, Adrian Serioux, Wade Barrett (Brad Davis 95+), Ricardo Clark (Ronald Cerritos 87), Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan, Brian Ching, Alejandro Moreno (Eddie Robinson 79).
Substitutes Not Used: Patrick Ianni, Marcus Storey, Craig Waibel, Zach Wells.
HOU -- Kevin Goldthwaite (caution; Obstruction) 16
KC -- Jose Burciaga Jr. (caution; Obstruction) 54
KC -- Davy Arnaud (caution; Tackle from Behind) 71
HOU -- Brian Mullan (caution; Obstruction) 73
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 32
KC -- Shavar Thomas (caution; Tackle from Behind) 84
KC -- Jose Burciaga Jr. (ejection; Second Caution) 91+
Referee: Erich Simmons
Referee's Assistants: Bill Dittmar, Anthony Vasoli
4th official: Shane Moody
Weather: Sunny, 72 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial