MLS Game Summary - Houston at Philadelphia|
(Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Houston 1, Philadelphia 0
Chester, PA (Sports Network) - Ricardo Clark netted the only goal of the
contest on Saturday as the Houston Dynamo earned a huge three points with a 1-0
victory over the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.
The home side had the better of the play for most of the first half and
appeared to take the lead in the 40th minute when midfielder Keon Daniel
whipped a free kick from distance that was misjudged by Houston goalkeeper
Tally Hall and flew into the net.
But the goal was disallowed when the assistant referee determined that
Philadelphia defender Amobi Okugo had interfered with the play and the sides
went into the break scoreless.
Houston snagged the lead in the 53rd minute with a perfectly executed set piece
as Brad Davis sent a lofted free kick into the box that was headed home by
Clark for his second goal in as many matches against Philadelphia.
The Union had several opportunities to find the equalizer but were never able
to connect a final pass and have not scored in any of their last three matches.
The result sees the Dynamo jump into fifth place in the East on 40 points,
while the Union drop out of the playoff picture, stuck on 39 points.
09/14 21:47:25 ET