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MLS Game Summary - Kansas City at Houston



(Saturday, Oct. 4, 2009)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Kansas City 1, Houston 1

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Wizards and Houston Dynamo battled to a 1-1 draw in Major League Soccer action at Robertson Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Dynamo designated player Luis Angel Landin and Kansas City attacker Zoltan Hercegfalvi scored their first MLS goals on each side of the half for their respective teams to provide all the offense in the game.

Even with the draw, the Dynamo (12-8-8) clinched a spot in the upcoming MLS Cup playoffs thanks to D.C. United's home loss to Chivas USA on Saturday night.

The Wizards (8-11-8) are still mathematically alive after stretching their unbeaten run to four games, but have no realistic shot with so many teams in front of them in the standings.

The 24-year-old Landin, who joined Houston on a loan deal in late August, scored his first goal in three starts since coming to MLS from the Mexican First Division. It was his fifth appearance for the Dynamo.

Brian Mullan did most of the work on Landin's goal, slicing through the defense on the right side before playing a diagonal ball through the penalty area to the back post to Landin, who had an easy tap-in in the 26th minute.

That was how the scored stayed until Hercegfalvi volleyed home a Claudio Lopez chip pass into the Houston area in the 73rd minute.

The Dynamo, who are now tied with the Los Angeles Galaxy atop the Western table, will try to gain an advantage on the conference crown when they host L.A. on Oct. 18 in their next league fixture, while K.C. plays at Chivas USA on Saturday.

10/04 17:53:34 ET