Brian Ching returned to the lineup after helping the U.S. win the Gold Cup, and Zach Wells proved unbeatable as a last-minute replacement after Pat Onstad twisted his back in warm-ups as the Dynamo tied rival Dallas 0-0 on the road. Dallas goalkeeper Dario Sala was just as good, also posting three saves in a physical contest that saw Dallas called for 26 fouls, including seven on Carlos Ruiz, and Houston for 15 fouls. The Dynamo extended their unbeaten streak to six games.
Houston Dynamo (7-5-2) vs. FC Dallas (8-6-2)
June 30, 2007 -- Pizza Hut Park, Frisco TX
Houston Dynamo -- Zach Wells, Craig Waibel, Ryan Cochrane, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan (Chris Wondolowski 89), Richard Mulrooney, Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis (Corey Ashe 73), Brian Ching, Joseph Ngwenya (Stuart Holden 73).
Substitutes Not Used: Pat Onstad, Mike Chabala, Kelly Gray, Patrick Ianni.
FC Dallas -- Dario Sala, Bobby Rhine, Clarence Goodson, Aaron Pitchkolan, David Wagenfuhr, Arturo Alvarez, Pablo Ricchetti, Marcelo Saragosa, Juan Toja, Carlos Ruiz, Dominic Oduro (Abe Thompson 71).
Substitutes Not Used: Ray Burse, Andrew Daniels, Michael Dello-Russo, Ramon Nunez, Adrian Serioux, Blake Wagner.
FCD -- Marcelo Saragosa (caution; Reckless Foul) 21
HOU -- Wade Barrett (caution; Tackle from Behind) 23
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Reckless Foul) 29
FCD -- Aaron Pitchkolan (caution; Pushing) 37
Referee: Brian Hall
Referee's Assistants: Emiliano Monje; George Vergara
4th official: Jair Marrufo
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial