In a match delayed by weather three times – on June 4, on July 22, and in the 54th minute – the Dynamo finally emerged with a 2-0 win behind a left-footed blast from Brian Mullan and a Brian Ching header.
Houston Dynamo (5-4-8) vs. D.C. United (7-8-1)
July 23, 2008 -- RFK Stadium, Washington DC
HOU -- Brian Mullan 1 (Geoff Cameron 2) 20
HOU -- Brian Ching 7 (Brad Davis 2) 79
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Bobby Boswell, Eddie Robinson (Patrick Ianni 41), Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Geoff Cameron, Stuart Holden, Brad Davis (Corey Ashe 88), Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Ching (Nate Jaqua 89).
Substitutes Not Used: Tony Caig, Kyle Brown, Mike Chabala, Chris Wondolowski.
D.C. United -- Zach Wells, Pat Carroll (Rod Dyachenko 25), Gonzalo Martinez, Bryan Namoff, Marc Burch, Craig Thompson (Francis Doe 26), Clyde Simms, Fred (Quavas Kirk 86), Devon Mctavish, Luciano Emilio, Jaime Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: James Thorpe, Ryan Cordeiro, Joe Vide, Mike Zaher.
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Pushing) 16
DC -- Rod Dyachenko (caution; Pushing) 46+
DC -- Gonzalo Martinez (caution; Dissent) 54
DC -- Luciano Emilio (caution; Reckless Foul) 57
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Reckless Foul) 63
HOU -- Pat Onstad (caution; Delay of Game) 77
DC -- Gonzalo Martinez (ejection; Second Caution) 83
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referee's Assistants: Jason Cullum; James Conlee
4th official: Jeff Gontarek
Time of Game: 4:44
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-83-degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial