Before the match even started the Houston Dynamo were without David Horst who was serving a red card suspension and captain Brad Davis who suffered an injury in their last game. Fans hoped that the team would manage to bring home a point from the road, but it wasn't to be after a bad defensive breakdown lead to a New England goal and a huge lapse from Tally Hall left the team with a 2-0 loss.
It took until 16 minutes into the match before the first real chance by either team. The Revs Andy Dorman sent in a right-wing cross that Saer Sene attempted to head in, but the ball went wide-right of the net. Later, the Dynamo's first real shot came from Tony Cascio, but his left-footed shot went high and wide of the net. In the 25th minute Tally Hall dove to his right to stop a shot from Fagundez in the first of many saves he would be forced to make. New England who have already had one own goal this season almost had themselves another after Giles Barnes floated the ball in and Alston almost headed it back into his own net.
After a sliding tackle from Ricardo Clark in the 41st minute, Revolution captain Jose Goncalves was forced to come off with a right quad injury leaving the Dynamo with a better chance at the net.
New England came out pushing hard in the second half while the Dynamo couldn't seem to get it together. Houston had a nervy moment early on after Diego Fagundez got around Driver and passed the ball to Teal Bunbury. However, Bunbury was unable to get around the rookie A.J. Cochran and was forced to foul the defender. In the 68th minute Kobayshi and Bunbury worked to get the ball free as Alston got around Cascio. Dynamo defender Jermaine Taylor failed to clear the ball and Alston rifled the ball into the net leaving Hall unable to stop it. After the goal the Dynamo began to push forward as they tried to level the match, but the couldn't find any rhythm offensively. But the final nail in the coffin came during stoppage time as Tally Hall came way off his line, and completely failed to get to the ball, allowing Jerry Bengtson an easy goal.
Leaving the Dynamo to lose 2-0 to the Revolution in yet another road loss for the Dynamo. This was the first of three road matches for the team. The team plays again next Saturday against the Philadelphia Union and hopefully in the interim the team finds some goals.
Houston: Hall; Sarkodie, Taylor, Cochran, Ashe; Cascio(Creavalle 69'), Clark ©, García, Driver (Cummings75'); Bruin, Barnes
New England: Shuttleworth; Alston, Goncalves © (Barnes 41'), Soares, Farrell; Dorman; Fagundez, Nguyen, Kobayashi (Caldwell 71'), Sene (Bengtson 78'); Bunbury
Goals: Alston, Bengston