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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 5, FC Dallas 0

The Houston Dynamo hadn’t defeated FC Dallas in their previous five meetings – and they apparently had enough of being the losers in the Texas Derby. A stunning four-goal lead from the Dynamo in just the 27th minute had an unnerved FCD unable to find their footing in Houston.

Though Dallas finished the night out-shooting Houston 11-to-8, the Dynamo had the clear better of the chances, putting young goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez under relentless pressure. An 85th-minute Will Bruin strike capped off the romp for an astonishing 5-0 final score.

Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
MLS Regular Season
March 12, 2016 – BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 21,601

Scoring Summary:

Houston Dynamo: David Horst 1 (Andrew Wenger 1) 6
Houston Dynamo: Matt Hedges (OG) 13
Houston Dynamo: Ricardo Clark 1 (Andrew Wenger 2) 23
Houston Dynamo: Andrew Wenger 2 (unassisted) 27
Houston Dynamo: Will Bruin 1 (Leonel Miranda 1) 85

Houston Dynamo: Joe Willis; Jalil Anibaba, Raúl Rodríguez, David Horst, DaMarcus Beasley; Andrew Wenger, Alex, Cristián Maidana (Leonel Miranda 44), Ricardo Clark (David Rocha 77), Giles Barnes © (Boniek García 19); Will Bruin
Substitutes Not Used: Calle Brown, Mauro Manotas, Erick Torres, Agus

TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Will Bruin 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Andrew Wenger 2); FOULS: 10 (Alex 6); OFFSIDES: 2 (Alex and Boniek García tied with 1); CORNER KICKS: 1 (Leonel Miranda); SAVES: 6 (Joe Willis 6)

FC Dallas: Jesse Gonzalez; Atiba Harris (Ryan Hollingshead HT), Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, Maynor Figueroa; Michael Barrios, Carlos Gruezo (Victor Ulloa 63), Mauro Díaz, Kellyn Acosta, Fabian Castillo (Tesho Akindele 59); Maximiliano Urruti
Substitutes Not Used: Mauro Rosales, Juan Esteban Ortiz, Chris Seitz, Zach Loyd

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Mauro Díaz 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Maynor Figueroa, Kellyn Acosta, Mauro Díaz, Michael Barrios, Maximiliano Urruti, Ryan Hollingshead tied with 1); FOULS: 10 (Carlos Gruezo, Kellyn Acosta, Maximiliano Urruti tied with 2); OFFSIDES: 1 (Fabian Castillo); CORNER KICKS: 7 (Mauro Díaz 7); SAVES: 1 (Jesse Gonzalez)

Disciplinary Summary:

DAL: Atiba Harris (caution) 21
HOU: Raúl Rodríguez (caution) 32
DAL: Carlos Gruezo (caution) 33
HOU: Andrew Wenger (caution) 34
DAL: Maynor Figueroa (caution) 43
HOU: Boniek García (caution) 80

Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Assistant Referees: Jeff Muschik, Matthew Nelson
Fourth Official: Younes Marrakchi