MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Houston|
(Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Houston 3, Philadelphia 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Houston Dynamo booked a place in the
Eastern Conference playoffs on Saturday as the club handed the Philadelphia
Union a 3-1 defeat at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Macoumba Kandji got things started for Houston when he won the ball in the
attacking third and worked his way into the penalty area before rolling the
ball underneath Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath in the fifth minute.
Jack McInerney hauled Philadelphia back to level terms in the 19th minute with
a header from a Sheanon Williams cross, while Kandji should have scored again
before the break for Houston but fired over the net from six yards.
Brad Davis hit the crossbar in the 66th minute as the Dynamo went in search of
the go-ahead goal, but Boniek Garcia put Houston ahead just five minutes later
after a nice pass from Brian Ching on the break.
A few minutes later, Davis wrapped up the win from the penalty spot after Will
Bruin was brought down by Union defender Carlos Valdes inside the area.
The result not only clinches a playoff spot for Houston, but caps an unbeaten
regular season at home, with the club recording an 11-0-6 mark at BBVA.
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