MLS Game Summary - Houston at New England|
(Sunday, May 3, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Houston 2, New England 0
Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) - After starting the 2009 Major League Soccer
season with no wins in their first four matches, the Houston Dynamo have been
able to string consecutive victories together to improve to 2-2-2.
The most recent result was a 2-0 victory at Gillette Stadium vs. the New
England Revolution on Sunday afternoon.
The loss was the second straight for New England, which dropped to 2-2-2 after
going 2-0-2 to start the season.
The game's first goal was a result of New England goalkeeper Matt Reis' rust.
The usually reliable 'keeper was playing his first game since Week 1 after
suffering an injury, and it showed in the 22nd minute.
Houston midfielder Stuart Holden controlled the ball in the midfield, and
after driving into the offensive third was out of options. He fired a hopeful
ball on goal from about 25 yards that skipped right through Reis to make it
1-0 for the visitors.
It was Holden's first goal of the season.
The visitors doubled their lead just before the hour mark when Brian Ching
skied to head home a Brad Davis corner kick to close out the scoring.
Houston will aim to continue its surge when it hosts Texas rivals FC Dallas
next Saturday, while New England will try to get back on track at Chicago the
05/03 17:26:25 ET