Despite the debut of former Earthquakes midfielder Richard Mulrooney, acquired to play outside back for the Dynamo, Houston fell to a 1-0 road defeat on a second-half goal from teenager Jozy Altidore that came despite a man advantage after a red card to New York’s Clint Mathis.
Houston Dynamo (1-1-1) vs. New York Red Bulls (2-0-1)
April 21, 2007 -- Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NJ
NY -- Jozy Altidore 2 (Hunter Freeman 1) 60
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Kelly Gray, Ryan Cochrane, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis (Richard Mulrooney 70), Alejandro Moreno (Brian Ching 69), Paul Dalglish (Chris Wondolowski 73).
Substitutes Not Used: Stuart Holden, Patrick Ianni, Craig Waibel.
New York Red Bulls -- Ronald Waterreus, Hunter Freeman, Carlos Mendes, Jeff Parke, Todd Dunivant, Dane Richards (Seth Stammler 54), Dema Kovalenko, Claudio Reyna, Dave van den Bergh (Joe Vide 91+), Jozy Altidore (John Wolyniec 74), Clint Mathis.
Substitutes Not Used: Jon Conway, Sal Caccavale, Tim Regan, Sinisa Ubiparipovic.
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Intentional Handball) 10
NY -- Clint Mathis (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 36
NY -- Jeff Parke (caution; Dissent)
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Pushing) 63
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Greg Barkey; Peter Balciunas
4th official: Mark Geiger
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial