Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The Houston Dynamo collected three more points
on Saturday at BMO Field after handing Toronto FC a 2-0 defeat that gives
Houston four successive wins.
Both sides entered Saturday's match having won three straight, but Houston
kept its momentum going with goals from Calen Carr and Brian Ching to continue
its push up the Eastern Conference table.
Toronto will now have to regroup after seeing its best stretch of the season
come to a halt.
Neither side showed a lot of initiative in attack in the opening 45 minutes,
but the Dynamo snatched the lead on the stroke of halftime.
Brad Davis swung a corner kick into the penalty area at the near post where
Bobby Boswell flicked it on to an open Carr for a simple finish that seemed to
deflate the home side.
After the break, Houston almost doubled its lead as Oscar Garcia took control
of the ball outside the box and curled a dangerous shot just wide of the post.
Toronto never really got going offensively and Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall
only needed to make two saves to record a clean sheet.
The Dynamo still led by just one goal as the game approached the final five
minutes, but Davis set up his second goal of the contest after taking a pass
from Garcia and sliding the ball into the path of Ching for a first-time
finish that wrapped up three points.
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