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Dynamo down Crew 3-1

The Houston Dynamo collected all three points against the Columbus Crew on Saturday night, thanks to goals from Brad Davis, Will Bruin and Cam Weaver.

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The Dynamo came out strong against the Crew notching their first goal less than fifteen minutes after kickoff for the first time this season. Giles Barnes was taken down by Chad Marshall, who earned a yellow, setting up a penalty kick. The kick was taken by Brad Davis who nailed the ball just inside the goal post as Matt Lampson dove for it.

The Crew spent the start of the game on the defensive but found their footing and began to push towards goal. Bernardo Anor had a solid game for the team sending several chances just wide of the net. The Dynamo were not without several missed chances of their own, including one in the 26th minute where Barnes chipped a cross to Ricardo Clark whose header was saved by a diving Lampson.

The Dynamo got their second goal courtesy of Will Bruin's right foot. Oscar Boniek Garcia played him the ball which he took two touches on and fired for his fifth goal of the season - and his first since May 8.

The second half got off to a nervous start when in the 49th Kevan George made a tackle on Clark that left him lying on the pitch. Clark walked off and was replaced by Warren Creavalle. It was later reported that Clark was suffering from dehydration symptoms.

The Crew got a goal back in the 75th with some help from Dynamo defender Kofi Sarkodie who scored an own goal while trying to send the ball away from Robbie Finley. The defense broke down late as Hall was forced to make multiple saves, but he ultimately prevented the Crew from drawing level.

Cam Weaver came on for Barnes in the 80th minute, and it took him less than five minutes to score his second goal of the season, putting the Dynamo out to a 3-1 lead that would hold until the final whistle. After collecting three points tonight the Dynamo move to 5th in the East. Next week the Dynamo travel to Rio Tinto Stadium to face Real Salt Lake next Saturday night.