Houston stayed the hottest team in the MLS with its second blowout win in four matches. Brian Ching netted his fourth goal of the season, Joseph Ngwenya scored twice, and Stuart Holden added a goal and two assists. Holden’s goal came after a pass from Nate Jaqua, recently acquired from LA, and it earned Holden Goal of the Week honors. The Dynamo held New York without a shot on goal.
New York Red Bulls (6-5-3) vs. Houston Dynamo (8-5-2)
July 05, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
HOU -- Joseph Ngwenya 4 (Stuart Holden 3)
HOU -- Brian Ching 3 (unassisted) 31
HOU -- Joseph Ngwenya 5 (Stuart Holden 4)
HOU -- Stuart Holden 2 (Nate Jaqua 1)
New York Red Bulls -- Ronald Waterreus, Hunter Freeman, Carlos Mendes, Jeff Parke, Kevin Goldthwaite, Markus Schopp (Santino Quaranta 68), Seth Stammler, Claudio Reyna (Sinisa Ubiparipovic 55), Dave van den Bergh, Juan Pablo Angel (Clint Mathis 55), John Wolyniec.
Substitutes Not Used: Jon Conway, Chris Leitch, Dane Richards, Joe Vide.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Ryan Cochrane, Patrick Ianni, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Richard Mulrooney, Dwayne De Rosario, Stuart Holden (Corey Ashe 82), Brian Ching (Nate Jaqua 78), Joseph Ngwenya (Chris Wondolowski 85).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Mike Chabala, Nick Hatzke, John Michael Hayden.
NY -- Kevin Goldthwaite (caution; Professional Foul) 27
Referee: Tim Weyland
Referee's Assistants: Corey Rockwell; Jason Cullum
4th official: Oscar Ortiz
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial