MLS Game Summary - Columbus at Houston|
(Saturday, July 10, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Columbus 0, Houston 0
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - William Hesmer posted his sixth shutout of the
season as the Columbus Crew earned their sixth result in seven road games with
a 0-0 tie Saturday against the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium in MLS.
Columbus (8-2-4) has two wins and four ties on the road this year and remained
in sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. Red Bull New York
tied D.C. United, 0-0, on Saturday and remains two points back.
Houston (5-7-4) goalie Pat Onstad matched Hesmer to earn his fourth shutout of
the year. The Dynamo, winless in six consecutive MLS games, dropped points at
home for the fifth time this season.
Dynamo veteran Brian Ching missed an empty net inside 25 minutes, setting the
tone for a lackluster game for both sides. Columbus' Adam Moffat and Houston's
Lovel Palmer had the only shots on goal in the first half.
Columbus' Robbie Rogers had another rare shot on goal in the second half, and
Cam Weaver fired inches wide on one of Houston's top chances in the second 45.
Crew forward Steven Lenhart had one final chance to break the deadlock, but he
was denied by Mike Chabala, who slid in to deflect the shot just as it was off
Hesmer finished with just one save, while Onstad made two.
Columbus visits the Kansas City Wizards on Wednesday. Houston is off from MLS
play until June 24 when it visits Columbus.
07/10 23:31:54 ET