In a rematch of the 2006 MLS Cup final, the Revolution scored in the ninth minute on their only shot on goal of the day when Shalrie Joseph hammered home a shot after a failed clearance by the Dynamo. Matt Reis made four saves to deny Houston’s pressure and extend New England’s undefeated run to seven games.
New England Revolution (5-1-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (2-4-1)
May 19, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
NE -- Shalrie Joseph 2 (unassisted) 9
New England Revolution -- Matt Reis, James Riley, Michael Parkhurst, Jay Heaps, Andy Dorman (Wells Thompson 46), Jeff Larentowicz, Shalrie Joseph (Joey Franchino 60), Steve Ralston, Khano Smith, Taylor Twellman, Adam Cristman (Pat Noonan 76).
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Bryan Byrne, Avery John, Marshall Leonard.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Ryan Cochrane, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett (Corey Ashe 69), Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario (Kelly Gray 78), Brad Davis, Brian Ching, Joseph Ngwenya (Stuart Holden 69).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Patrick Ianni, Craig Waibel, Chris Wondolowski.
NE -- Khano Smith (caution; Reckless Foul) 29
HOU -- Brian Ching (caution; Dissent) 43
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Dissent) 48+
HOU -- Stuart Holden (caution; Professional Foul) 71
HOU -- Ryan Cochrane (caution; Pushing) 77
NE -- Jay Heaps (caution; Reckless Foul) 82
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referee's Assistants: Rob Fereday; David Bragg
4th official: Colin Tait
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial