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Dynamo Down Goats 4-1

Houston Dynamo got the road win they needed over Chivas USA.

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Rarely a strong team on the road the Dynamo showed just what they can do against a weaker opponent in Chivas USA as they got a 4-1 win over that other LA team.

The Dynamo went down early after Chivas was awarded a penalty in the 7th minute after Carlos Alvarez went down easy to Brad Davis. Erick Torres took the kick for the Goats and with Hall guessing the wrong way Chivas was the first to get points on the board.

But they wouldn't hold the lead for long after great up field play got the ball to Will Bruin who was able to draw in both center backs for Chivas and then get the ball to Davis who sent it off his left foot and into goal.

Burling made a great tackle in the 25th minute after good interplay from Brun to Boniek got them into the box but the Chivas defense wouldn't hold out forever. Davis was almost able to nab his second goal five minutes later but sent the ball sailing over the bar. Two minutes later the Dynamo took the lead thanks to Giles Barnes. Boniek sent Barnes a perfect ball on the break and the Englishman sent it into the net from twenty yards out.

Barnes finally opened his scoring account against Chivas. GIF courtesy of

As stoppage time in the first half began to wind down Corey Ashe sent a cross to Bruin who trapped the ball, spun and sent the ball into the net. Sending the Dynamo up 3-1 at halftime.

The second half saw Chivas with more possession of the ball keeping Tally Hall and the defense busier than in the first half. Then Chivas goal keeper Tim Melia tripped up Will Bruin and found himself with a red card leaving Trevor Spangenberg to come in off the bench and defend the net. On the penalty Giles Barnes easily put the ball into the back of the net and put the Dynamo up 4-1. The rest of the match saw several chances including a run started by Alex Lopez, the rarely used Dynamo DP, getting Mark Sherrod loose but Sherrod sent the ball high of goal.

In the end the Dynamo came away with three points that they desperately needed as well as a road win. The next game will see the team back in Houston to take on the Columbus Crew.

Houston Dynamo- Hall; Ashe, Taylor, Horst, Sarkodie; Driver, Davis (Lopez 85'), Carrasco, Boniek (Ownby 87'); Bruin (Sherrod 81'), Barnes

Chivas USA- Melia (Spangenberg 68'); Avila, Bocanegra, Burling, Toia; Minda, Pelletieri (Moore 46'), Alvarez, Bautista (Rivero 46'), Barrera; Torres