Rapids goalkeeper Joe Cannon made five saves to help stop the Dynamo’s unbeaten streak, and Nicolas Hernandez scored a first-half goal to give Colorado a 1-0 win.
Houston Dynamo (8-4-7) vs. Colorado Rapids (8-6-4)
July 26, 2006 -- INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver CO
COL -- Nicolas Hernandez 5 (Thiago Martins 2) 35
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Kelly Gray (Kevin Goldthwaite 80), Eddie Robinson, Craig Waibel (Stuart Holden 80), Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan, Brian Ching, Alejandro Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Chris Aloisi, Ronald Cerritos, Patrick Ianni, Chris Wondolowski.
Colorado Rapids -- Joe Cannon, Dan Gargan, Aitor Karanka, Pablo Mastroeni (Chris Wingert 76, Hunter Freeman 95+), Kyle Beckerman, Terry Cooke, Eric Denton, Clint Mathis, Daniel Wasson, Nicolas Hernandez, Thiago Martins (Jacob Peterson 85).
Substitutes Not Used: Bouna Coundoul, Dedi Ben Dayan, Colin Clark, Fabrice Noel.
COL -- Thiago Martins (caution; Reckless Foul) 12
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Delay of Game) 38
COL -- Pablo Mastroeni (caution; Game Disrepute) 56
HOU -- Brad Davis (caution; Reckless Foul) 74
HOU -- Kevin Goldthwaite (caution; Tackle from Behind) 93+
Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee's Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry; Jose Corro
4th official: Scott McCaslin
Weather: Partly cloudy-and-84 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial