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FC Dallas dampens Dynamo's night with 2-0 victory

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Houston's road woes continue Friday night when the Dynamo allowed two first-half goals to drop a second straight match against their Texas Derby rivals.

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Fabian Castillo, the Dynamo's dream eater, strikes again.

Castillo's speed on the left contributed to both goals in FC Dallas' 2-0 win over the Dynamo in a rain soaked match Friday night in Frisco.

FC Dallas' scored its first in the 33rd minute thanks to sloppy defensive play and a little bit of luck. Castillo took Raul Rodriguez on the left side of the 18-yard box and beat him to create space to the right. The Colombian international fired a low cross through David Horst's legs and instead of finding its intended target -- David Teixeira -- ricocheted off Jermaine Taylor and into the goal.

The pacey left-winger struck again at the 42nd minute, again getting Raul Rodriguez one-on-one. Castillo beat Rodriguez and combined with Mauro Diaz on a one-touch pass to score his sixth goal of the season.

The first half did not bode well for Houston. Rob Lovejoy left right before the half-hour mark with an apparent injury, making way for Brad Davis. Horst and Giles Barnes both received yellow cards.

Houston picked its play up early in the second half and had a few chances to get a road goal.

Barnes nearly had a free-kick goal in the 55th minute but barely missed it near post. Ricardo Clark had a good chance a few minutes later but the laser shot went right into the arms of FC Dallas keeper Dan Kennedy.

The Dynamo have scored five goals in eight MLS road matches this season, and six points total (1-3-4) in those matches.

Tyler Deric had his hands full in this match, with FC Dallas getting five shots on target and 10 shots total. Deric finished the match with 10 saves.

19-year-old Colombian Mauro Manotas made his 2nd MLS appearance in the 84th minute of the match, subbing in for Will Bruin. The club signed Manotas on May 13.

Houston has now lost six straight against FC Dallas. The last Dynamo win in the Texas Derby game was a 2-1 victory on June 11, 2012.

Houston plays again June 20 at home against the Colorado Rapids. The two teams played to a scoreless draw at BBVA Compass Stadium March 28. The match begins at 7:30 CDT.