Former Dynamo forward Alejandro Moreno scored his second goal in as many games against his former club to give Columbus an early lead. Houston then went up a man after Marcos Gonzalez was ejected, but the Dynamo did not tie the game until the 80th minute, when Nate Jaqua tapped in the rebound of a shot by former Crew forward Joseph Ngwenya to earn Houston a tie.
Columbus Crew (6-7-9) vs. Houston Dynamo (11-7-5)
August 25, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
CLB -- Alejandro Moreno 4 (Guillermo Barros Schelotto 9)
HOU -- Nate Jaqua 3 (unassisted) 79
Columbus Crew -- Will Hesmer, Frankie Hejduk, Marcos Gonzalez, Ezra Hendrickson, Rusty Pierece (Ned Grabavoy 68), Eddie Gaven, Danny O'Rourke, Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Danny Szetela 77), Duncan Oughton, Alejandro Moreno, Ricardo Virtuoso (Stefani Miglioranzi 46).
Substitutes Not Used: Andy Gruenebaum, Jason Garey, Kei Kamara, Robbie Rogers.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Ryan Cochrane (Chris Wondolowski 65), Patrick Ianni, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Corey Ashe, Nate Jaqua, Joseph Ngwenya.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Mike Chabala, Eric Ebert, Nick Hatzke, John Michael Hayden, Craig Waibel.
HOU -- Nate Jaqua (caution; Reckless Foul) 26
CLB -- Marcos Gonzalez (caution; Pushing) 33
CLB -- Marcos Gonzalez (ejection; Second Caution) 38
CLB -- Guillermo Barros Schelotto (caution; Pushing) 73
HOU -- Brian Mullan (caution; Reckless Foul) 84
CLB -- Stefani Miglioranzi (caution; Pushing) 90
Referee: Abbey Okulaja
Referee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar; Corey Rockwell
4th official: Jair Marrufo
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-90-degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial