Despite carrying play and a 15-9 shot advantage, the Dynamo fell in Columbus to a goal from former Houston forward Alejandro Moreno on the rebound of an open header from Chad Marshall on a corner kick.
Houston Dynamo (0-2-3) vs. Columbus Crew (4-1-0)
April 26, 2008 -- Crew Stadium, Columbus OH
CLB -- Alejandro Moreno 4 (unassisted) 22
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Bobby Boswell, Patrick Ianni (Stuart Holden 77), Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan (Corey Ashe 77), Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis, Brian Ching, Franco Caraccio (Geoff Cameron 87).
Substitutes Not Used: Tony Caig, Kyle Brown, Craig Waibel, Chris Wondolowski.
Columbus Crew -- William Hesmer, Frankie Hejduk, Chad Marshall, Danny O'Rourke, Gino Padula (Ezra Hendrickson 66), Eddie Gaven (Brad Evans 84), Brian Carroll, Adam Moffat, Robbie Rogers, Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Andy Iro 94+), Alejandro Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: Andy Gruenebaum, Jason Garey, Nicolas Hernandez, Stefani Miglioranzi.
HOU -- Bobby Boswell (caution; Tackle from Behind) 28
CLB -- Adam Moffat (caution; Professional Foul) 48
CLB -- William Hesmer (caution; Delay of Game) 91+
CLB -- Frankie Hejduk (caution; Delay of Game) 96+
Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee's Assistants: Chris Strickland; James Conlee
4th official: Andrew Chapin
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial