Houston won consecutive games for the first time in league play in 2007 on a dramatic second-half goal from substitute Stuart Holden. Joseph Ngwenya and Colorado’s Jose Cancela exchanged early goals, but Holden came on as a sub in the 62nd minute and scored with a long-range blast on his first touch for the win. The Dynamo played without three players who were away on CONCACAF Gold Cup duty and Pat Onstad, suspended from the previous game.
Colorado Rapids (4-4-3) vs. Houston Dynamo (4-5-1)
June 07, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
HOU -- Joseph Ngwenya 2 (Chris Wondolowski 1, Brian Mullan 2) 3
COL -- Jose Cancela 1 (unassisted) 12
HOU -- Stuart Holden 1 (Kelly Gray 1) 63
Colorado Rapids -- Bouna Coundoul, Brandon Prideau (Omar Cummings 85), Ugo Ihemelu, Mike Petke, Chris Wingert, Jose Cancela (Terry Cooke 68), Pablo Mastroeni, Kyle Beckerman, Jacob Peterson (Nicolas Hernandez 71), Conor Casey, Herculez Gomez.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Thornton, Stephen Keel, Jovan Kirovski, Daniel Wasson.
Houston Dynamo -- Zach Wells, Craig Waibel, Ryan Cochrane (Patrick Ianni 84), Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Kelly Gray, Richard Mulrooney, Brad Davis (Corey Ashe 73), Joseph Ngwenya, Chris Wondolowski (Stuart Holden 62).
Substitutes Not Used: Jordan James, Mike Chabala, Nick Hatzke, Mike Sambursky.
COL -- Kyle Beckerman (caution; Dissent) 35
COL -- Chris Wingert (caution; Pushing) 61
HOU -- Ryan Cochrane (caution; Dissent) 82
Referee: Abbey Okulaja
Referee's Assistants: Nate Clement; Bill Dittmar
4th official: Ricardo Salazar
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial