With a lineup that included only three starters at their normal positions, the Dynamo fell behind on first-half strikes from Steve Ralston and Kheli Dube and suffered their first home loss by more than one goal in 49 all-time home games.
New England Revolution (8-3-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (4-4-5)
June 12, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
NE -- Steve Ralston 3 (Kheli Dube 2) 8
NE -- Kheli Dube 4 (Mauricio Castro 1) 35
New England Revolution -- Matt Reis, Chris Albright, Michael Parkhurst, Jay Heaps, Amaechi Igwe, Jeff Larentowicz, Pat Phelan (Wells Thompson 80), Steve Ralston, Mauricio Castro (Sainey Nyassi 69), Adam Cristman, Kheli Dube.
Substitutes Not Used: Doug Warren, Sam Brill, Chase Hilgenbrinck, Chris Tierney, Brandon Tyler.
Home Team -- Tony Caig, Richard Mulrooney, Bobby Boswell, Patrick Ianni (Eddie Robinson 46), Craig Waibel, Corey Ashe, Ricardo Clark, Stuart Holden, Brad Davis (Chris Wondolowski 60), Geoff Cameron, Brian Mullan (Franco Caraccio 70).
Substitutes Not Used: Corbin Waller, Kyle Brown, Mike Chabala, John Michael Hayden.
HOU -- Ricardo Clark (caution; Tackle from Behind) 72
HOU -- Geoff Cameron (caution; Dissent) 74
NE -- Amaechi Igwe (caution; Dissent) 81
Referee: Mark Geiger
Referee's Assistants: Corey Rockwell; Frank Anderson
4th official: Colin Tait
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-86-degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial