Houston dominated every aspect of the game, whitewashing Dallas for the third time in four matches in 2007. Goals from Dwayne De Rosario in the first half and both Eddie Robinson and Stuart Holden in the second half provided the margin of victory, but the most memorable moment of the game came when Ricardo Clark retaliated against Dynamo antagonist Carlos Ruiz with a kick to the chest late in the game. Ruiz and Clark were both ejected, but Clark was later suspended for nine games, including the entire 2007 postseason.
Houston Dynamo (14-7-6) vs. FC Dallas (12-11-4)
September 30, 2007 -- Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 6 (unassisted) 46+
HOU -- Eddie Robinson 2 (Richard Mulrooney 4) 62
HOU -- Stuart Holden 4 (Brian Ching 2) 84
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Ryan Cochrane, Richard Mulrooney, Eddie Robinson, Corey Ashe (Stuart Holden 68), Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Nate Jaqua, Brian Ching (Chris Wondolowski 87), Joseph Ngwenya (Craig Waibel 85).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Paul Dalglish, Brad Davis, Patrick Ianni.
FC Dallas -- Dario Sala, Clarence Goodson, Drew Moor, Adrian Serioux, Blake Wagner, Arturo Alvarez (Abe Thompson 85), Dax McCarty, Pablo Ricchetti (Dominic Oduro 64), Juan Toja, Denilson (Ricardinho 64), Carlos Ruiz.
Substitutes Not Used: Ray Burse, Bobby Rhine, David Wagenfuhr, Alex Yi.
HOU -- Corey Ashe (caution; Reckless Foul) 5
FCD -- Carlos Ruiz (caution; Reckless Foul) 17
HOU -- Ricardo Clark (caution; Professional Foul) 81
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Persistent Infringement) 87
HOU -- Ricardo Clark (ejection; Violent Conduct) 89
FCD -- Carlos Ruiz (ejection; Violent Conduct) 89
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Referee's Assistants: Thomas Supple; C.J. Morgante
4th official: Jair Marrufo
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-87-degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial