The Houston Dynamo Reserves improved to 5-4 on the season by breezing to a 3-0 win over the first-place Chicago Fire Reserves Saturday evening at Robertson Stadium, led by two goals from rookie forward Will Bruin. Goalkeeper Tyler Deric earned his fifth shutout of the season.
Houston opened the scoring via Bruin in the 12th minute with his first MLS Reserve League goal of the year. Forward Calen Carr dribbled to the left endline and cut the ball back to Bruin, who finished with his right foot from close range.
Bruin, playing in just his third reserve game of the season, scored again in the 25th minute, when he finished a Jason Garey cross from inside the penalty area. The Dynamo made it 3-0 in the 42nd minute when former Chicago forward Calen Carr fired a shot into the top right corner after his initial effort was blocked.
Dynamo Academy defender Bradley Bourgeois (Cy-Fair) played the entire second half at center back.
The Dynamo Reserves have one game remaining, a make-up contest at Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday, October 18.
Chicago Fire Reserves (6-2-1) vs. Houston Dynamo Reserves (5-4-0)
October 01, 2011 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
MLS Reserve League -- Central/Mountain Division
HOU -- Will Bruin 1 (Calen Carr 1) 12
HOU -- Will Bruin 2 (Jason Garey 2) 25
HOU -- Calen Carr 1 (unassisted) 42
Chicago Fire -- Alec Dufty, Pari Pantazopoulos, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Yamith Cuesta, Francisco Mendoza, A.J. Jeffries (Eric Diaz 76), Lucas Paulini, Mike Jimenez (Cristian Nazarit 46), Victor Pineda, Mike Banner (Martin Alba 83), Orr Barouch (Jose Ruiz 58).
Substitutes Not Used: Jon Conway
Houston Dynamo -- Tyler Deric, Hunter Freeman, Jermaine Taylor (Bradley Bourgeois 46), Eddie Robinson, Kofi Sarkodie, Danny Cruz (Francisco Navas Cobo 46), Josue Soto, Calen Carr (Alex Dixon 46), Je-Vaughn Watson, Jason Garey, Will Bruin.
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Dodd, Alan Arellano, Christian Gonzalez.
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 80
CHI -- Cristian Nazarit (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 80
CHI -- Pari Pantazopoulos (caution; Persistent Infringement) 87
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial