In an electric playoff atmosphere at Robertson Stadium, the Dynamo went down two goals on aggregate after an early Carlos Ruiz goal but rallied big in the second half. Arturo Alvarez was ejected for kneeing Brad Davis in the groin, and the Dynamo took advantage with goals from Stuart Holden and Brian Ching to force overtime. In extra time, Ching knocked home a shot from close range to give Houston the lead, and Brad Davis delivered the knockout with a superb free kick to send Houston back to the Western Conference final.
FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo
November 02, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Western Conference Semifinals -- Game 2
FCD -- Carlos Ruiz 1 (Kenny Cooper 1, Bobby Rhine 1) 14
HOU -- Stuart Holden 1 (Brian Ching 1, Ryan Cochrane 1) 66
HOU -- Brian Ching 1 (Joseph Ngwenya 1, Dwayne De Rosario 1) 72
HOU -- Brian Ching 2 (Joseph Ngwenya 2) 97
HOU -- Brad Davis 1 (unassisted) 100
FC Dallas -- Dario Sala (Ray Burse 25), Drew Moor, Adrian Serioux (Dominic Oduro 80), Alex Yi, Chris Gbandi, Bobby Rhine, Denilson (Pablo Ricchetti 50), Arturo Alvarez, Juan Toja, Kenny Cooper, Carlos Ruiz.
Substitutes Not Used: Ricardinho, Dax McCarty, Aaron Pitchkolan, Abe Thompson.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel (Stuart Holden 48), Ryan Cochrane, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Richard Mulrooney, Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis, Brian Ching, Nate Jaqua (Joseph Ngwenya 61).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Corey Ashe, Paul Dalglish, Patrick Ianni, Chris Wondolowski.
FCD -- Dario Sala (caution; Delay of Game) 24
HOU -- Richard Mulrooney (caution; Reckless Foul) 28
FCD -- Denilson (caution; Delay of Game) 39
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Pushing) 40
FCD -- Chris Gbandi (caution; Pushing) 44
FCD -- Arturo Alvarez (ejection; Violent Conduct) 47
FCD -- Adrian Serioux (cation; Reckless Foul) 78
HOU -- Pat Onstad (caution; Delay of Game) 98
FCD -- Drew Moor (caution; Reckless Foul) 99
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Dissent) 109
FCD -- Drew Moor (ejection; Second Caution) 119
FCD -- Pablo Ricchetti (caution; Dissent) 120
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Adam Wienckowski; Nate Clement
4th official: Richard Heron
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial