MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at Houston|
(Friday, April 29, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Houston 4, D.C. United 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Will Bruin's hat trick helped the Houston
Dynamo to a 4-1 win over D.C. United at Robertson Stadium on Friday.
Houston's rookie forward scored his first goal of the game in the fourth
minute, and after Marc Burch leveled the contest in the 39th minute, Bruin
found the net again shortly before halftime.
He then completed his hat trick in the 56th, with Cam Weaver adding a fourth
goal five minutes later for Houston (3-1-3), which extended its unbeaten
streak to six games.
United (2-4-1) has now conceded eight goals in its last two games and has lost
three of its last five.
Geoff Cameron set up the opener with a nice through ball to Bruin, who beat
United goalkeeper Bill Hamid with a low shot after getting into the penalty
The visitors equalized in the 39th minute when a low free kick from Burch went
through the wall and into the lower right corner of the net. But Bruin
responded a few minutes later when he headed home a cross from Brad Davis.
Davis played provider again after halftime as Bruin completed his hat trick by
nodding home a Davis free kick from close range.
And Weaver capped the scoring in the 62nd minute when a long throw in from
midfield by Houston's Hunter Freeman allowed Weaver to get in behind the
United defense and beat Hamid at his near post.
04/29 22:29:35 ET