Brian Ching found a way to beat the Rapids for a second time in the month of April, this time scoring the only goal when he fired in the rebound of his own header on a corner kick, to give Houston a 1-0 lead. The Dynamo held on for the win despite a late red card to Alejandro Moreno.
Houston Dynamo (3-2-1) vs. Colorado Rapids (1-2-1)
April 29, 2006 -- INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver CO
HOU -- Brian Ching 6 (unassisted) 15
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Eddie Robinson, Adrian Serioux, Craig Waibel, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis (Kevin Goldthwaite 82), Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan, Brian Ching (Ronald Cerritos 89), Alejandro Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Cochrane, Kelly Gray, Stuart Holden, Marcus Storey, Zach Wells.
Colorado Rapids -- Joe Cannon, Eric Denton, Hunter Freeman (Jacob Peterson 68), Pablo Mastroeni, Mike Petke, Kyle Beckerman, Dedi Ben Dayan (Colin Clark 77), Terry Cooke, Clint Mathis, Nicolas Hernandez, Jovan Kirovski (Thiago Martins 83).
Substitutes Not Used: Bouna Coundoul, Aitor Karanka, Daniel Wasson, Chris Wingert.
COL -- Mike Petke (caution; Dissent) 37
HOU -- Alejandro Moreno (caution; Reckless Foul) 66
HOU -- Craig Waibel (caution; Tackle from Behind) 72
HOU -- Pat Onstad (caution; Delay of Game) 80
HOU -- Alejandro Moreno (ejection; Second Caution) 86
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Referee's Assistants: Amato DeLuca, Chris Strickland
4th official: Steven DePiero
Weather: Cloudy-and-58 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial