Dynamo defeat 10-man United 4-0
HOUSTON (AP) — Brad Davis and Will Bruin scored in the first half, Oscar Boniek Garcia and Brian Ching added goals in the second and the Houston Dynamo defeated 10-man D.C. United 4-0 Sunday night to extend their unbeaten streak to four games.
Houston, which hadn't scored a goal in two games, scored four for the first time since defeating D.C. United 4-1 April 29, 2011.
"I'm really happy," Houston head coach Dominic Kinnear said. "Obviously, playing down a man is tough for any team, especially in this heat. I thought we managed the game well. It was a good night for us overall. It was something we needed to get on the scoreboard a lot — 10 men or not. We had good chances in front of the goal, and the guys are feeling really good about the win."
Davis put the Dynamo (7-5-7, 28 points) ahead 1-0 in the 19th minute on a penalty kick that hit inside the far post. Houston earned the penalty after D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid tripped Macoumba Kandji as he was going for a ball in the box. Hamid was given a red card on the play.
United's Branko Boskovic was replaced by backup goalkeeper Joe Willis after Hamid was ejected, and D.C. United (10-6-3, 33 points) played the final 71 minutes a man down.
"Bill is a young goalkeeper," United coach Ben Olsen said. "He is still going to have a game now and then when he doesn't make the right decision. I wasn't that pleased with our reaction."
Bruin put Houston up 2-0 in the 37th minute, getting a feed from Luiz Camargo from the right end line to the middle of the box and knocking it in an open net.
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