MLS Game Summary - Houston at D.C. United|
(Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Houston 2, D.C. United 1
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Dynamo clinched a postseason
berth for the seventh time in the past eight seasons on Sunday with a 2-1 win
over D.C. United at RFK Stadium.
Montreal's loss to Toronto FC on Saturday opened the door for Houston to
clinch a playoff spot with a win on Sunday, and the Dynamo took the lead after
11 minutes through Boniek Garcia's penalty kick.
Kyle Porter answered for United in the 29th to level the contest, but Giles
Barnes struck the decisive blow in the 39th to send Houston to the playoffs.
Barnes was pulled down by United's James Riley inside the penalty area to give
Garcia the spot kick, which he placed inside the right post just beyond the
reach of D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid.
Chris Pontius set up the equalizer with a left-wing cross to the back post
that Porter got up to head home from close range.
But the home side was undone by a corner kick in the 39th as Brad Davis drove
the ball to near post for Barnes, who sent a glancing header across the face
of goal and inside the far post.
Houston's net was rarely threatened in the second half and both Cam Weaver and
Kofi Sarkodie squandered good chances to extend the Dynamo's lead in the final
10/27 15:52:02 ET