After falling behind early, the Dynamo scored more goals in the second half (three) than they had in their first four-and-a-half games to recover for a 3-1 win. Brian Ching tied the game from a Brad Davis assist, and Dwayne De Rosario netted a long-range blast and a scrappy goal to provide the winning margin.
Houston Dynamo (2-2-1) vs. Colorado Rapids (2-2-1)
May 05, 2007 -- Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO
COL -- Roberto Brown 3 (unassisted) 5
HOU -- Brian Ching 2 (Brad Davis 2) 55
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 1 (Ricardo Clark 1) 63
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 2 (unassisted) 68
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Ryan Cochrane, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis (Stuart Holden 91+), Brian Ching, Paul Dalglish (Alejandro Moreno 79).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Kelly Gray, Patrick Ianni, Craig Waibel, Chris Wondolowski.
Colorado Rapids -- Bouna Coundoul, Dan Gargan, Pablo Mastroeni, Mike Petke, Greg Vanney, Terry Cooke, Kyle Beckerman, Jovan Kirovski, Nicolas Hernandez (Conor Casey 61), Roberto Brown (Nico Colaluca 72), Herculez Gomez.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Thornton, Jose Cancela, Omar Cummings, Daniel Wasson, Chris Wingert.
COL -- Kyle Beckerman (caution; Reckless Foul)
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Reckless Foul) 46+
COL -- Pablo Mastroeni (caution; Dissent) 66
COL -- Roberto Brown (caution; Reckless Foul) 67
COL -- Conor Casey (caution; Dissent) 91+
HOU -- Brad Davis (caution; Delay of Game) 91+
Referee: Andrew Chapin
Referee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar; Anthony Vasoli
4th official: Richard Heron
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial