MLS Game Summary - Houston at D.C. United|
(Saturday, April 28, 2012)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: D.C. United 3, Houston 2
Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Maicon Santos scored twice as D.C. United
edged the Houston Dynamo, 3-2, on Saturday at RFK Stadium for its first back-
to-back wins in Major League Soccer in three seasons.
Santos scored his fifth and sixth goals, including the game-winner in the 70th
minute, and 2011 league MVP Dwayne De Rosario added his first this season.
United (4-2-3) ended a five-game run without a win against Houston (2-2-2) for
its first consecutive wins since 2009. D.C. is unbeaten in its last six games,
and is second in the Eastern Conference.
Will Bruin scored twice for Houston, which is winless since opening the season
with successive victories. The Dynamo have played all six matches on the road.
United, which lost its first two matches this season, downed Red Bull New York
last week to move into second place in the East, and used the 4-1 win over its
rivals to set up another chance at consecutive wins.
Santos put United ahead after just 10 minutes at rainy RFK, as he deposited an
assist from Pontius - who scored a hat trick against New York last week - with
a header to the left side of the net.
D.C. held the one-goal cushion until early in the second half, when Bruin took
a pass from Jermaine Taylor to scored his third of the year in the 50th minute
to start a stretch of three goals in less than 10 minutes.
United answered within minutes as De Rosario sent a ball in from the left that
squeezed through traffic, caught the inside of the right post and bounced into
Houston tied the match again as Bruin finished a cross from Corey Ashe to the
bottom left in the 59th to run his scoring total to four goals in six matches.
Santos followed with the winner off an assist from Daniel Woolard, who set up
the De Rosario goal as well, when he flicked a header from the middle of the
area off the bottom of the crossbar in the 70th.
United will test its undefeated run Wednesday at the San Jose Earthquakes, who
lead the Western Conference. Houston visits Red Bull New York on May 9.
04/28 22:24:31 ET