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Dynamo 3, Los Angeles Galaxy 0

Houston clinched a first-place finish in the Western Conference with a comprehensive dismantling of the LA Galaxy before a capacity crowd. Dwayne De Rosario and Brian Ching each scored in the rout.

Los Angeles Galaxy (8-13-8) vs. Houston Dynamo (13-5-11)
October 18, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Own goal (Bryan Jordan) 14
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 6 (unassisted) 20
HOU -- Brian Ching 13 (Nate Jaqua 4, Bobby Boswell 1) 23

Los Angeles Galaxy -- Josh Saunders, Chris Klein, Sean Franklin, Troy Roberts, Greg Vanney (Mike Randolph 46), Bryan Jordan (Alan Gordon 40), Brandon McDonald (Alvaro Pires 79), Joey Franchino, Edie Lewis, Edson Buddle, Landon Donovan.
Substitutes Not Used: Josh Wicks, Ely Allen, Ante Jazic, Julian Valentin.

Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark (Richard Mulrooney 46), Dwayne De Rosario (Stuart Holden 78), Brad Davis (Corey Ashe 84), Brian Ching, Nate Jaqua.
Substitutes Not Used: Mike Chabala, Patrick Ianni, Chris Wondolowski.

Misconduct Summary:
LA -- Alvaro Pires (caution; Reckless Foul) 86
LA -- Troy Roberts (caution; Tactical Foul) 88

Referee: Mark Geiger
Referee's Assistants: Sean Hurd; Michael Salyers
4th official: Yader Reyes
Attendance: 30,361
Weather: Clear-and-79-degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial