In a heated second straight battle against FC Dallas, Houston pulled out a 1-1 road draw despite missing Brian Ching to the World Cup and Dwayne De Rosario to a first-half injury. Carlos Ruiz scored in the first half to give Dallas the lead, but a late own goal from Clarence Goodson, under pressure from Eddie Robinson, gave Houston the tie.
Houston Dynamo (4-2-1) vs. FC Dallas (4-1-3)
May 13, 2006 -- Pizza Hut Park, Frisco TX
FCD -- Carlos Ruiz 3 (Ramon Nunez 1, Drew Moore 1) 19
HOU -- Own goal (Clarence Goodson) 81
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Eddie Robinson, Adrian Serioux (Julian Nash 70), Craig Waibel, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis (Kevin Goldthwaite 62), Dwayne De Rosario (Ryan Cochrane 39), Brian Mullan, Ronald Cerritos, Alejandro Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Kelly Gray, Stuart Holden, Chris Wondolowski.
FC Dallas -- Dario Sala, Clarence Goodson (David Wagenfuhr 82), Drew Moore, Greg Vanney, Alex Yi, Richard Mulrooney, Ronnie O'Brien, Simo Valakari, Kenny Cooper, Ramon Nunez (Aaaron Pitchkolan 78), Carlos Ruiz (Roberto Mina 72).
Substitutes Not Used: Ray Burse, Arturo Alvarez, Justin Moore, Mark Wilson.
FCD -- Carlos Ruiz (caution; Reckless Foul) 17
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Reckless Foul) 48+
Referee: Brian Hall
Referee's Assistants: Steven Davidson; Michael Salyers
4th official: Richard Heron
Weather: Sunny-and-84 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial