MLS Game Summary - New England at Houston|
(Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: New England 2, Houston 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Kheli Dube's goal in the 73rd minute handed the
New England Revolution a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium
Shalrie Joseph put the visitors in front two minutes before halftime while
Houston equalized in the 58th minute through Dominic Oduro before Dube scored
to give New England just its second win away from home this season.
The loss is the fifth in the last seven games for the Dynamo.
Houston looked like the more dangerous team over the first 40 minutes as Cam
Weaver had an early chance blocked by a New England defender before Geoff
Cameron battled through a pair of Revolution players inside the penalty area
and had his shot saved at the near post by goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
The Revs failed to produce much in attack but they took the lead against the
run of play two minutes before halftime when a lobbed ball from Emmanuel Osei
found Joseph unmarked inside the area after he beat the offsides trap. Joseph
then brought the ball down and rolled it underneath Houston goalkeeper Pat
Onstad to put the visitors up, 1-0.
Shuttleworth pulled off a good reaction save to deny Oduro in first-half
stoppage time before Lovel Palmer's header went close early in the second
The hosts finally broke through on the hour mark when a right-wing cross from
Richard Mulrooney found Oduro at the back post and he beat the keeper with a
volley into the lower right corner of the net.
But New England made the most of a rare chance in the 73rd minute when
Houston's Ryan Cochrane lost possession of the ball in his own end to Ilija
Stolica, who squared the ball across the face of goal to Dube for a first-time
finish from 12 yards.
Houston was frustrated to be behind despite outplaying New England for large
portions of the match, and the Dynamo had two players sent off in stoppage
time with both Joseph Ngwenya and Cameron receiving straight red cards.
10/10 22:42:40 ET