MLS Game Summary - Toronto FC at Houston|
(Saturday, July 9, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Houston 2, Toronto FC 0
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Danny Cruz and Geoff Cameron scored and Tally
Hall posted a shutout without making a save, as the Houston Dynamo snapped a
three-game winless run with a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night.
Cruz opened the scoring five minutes after halftime at Robertson Stadium, and
Cameron sealed the win - just the second for Houston in its last 12 matches in
Major League Soccer - in the 81st minute.
Houston (5-6-8) has all five of its wins at home this season as it improved to
5-3-2 at Robertson. Toronto (3-9-9) remained winless on the road in 10 matches
this season, and has just one win in its last 12 games overall.
Toronto and Houston combined for just one shot on goal, by Houston's Je-Vaughn
Watson, in the first half as the match remained scoreless after 45 minutes.
The Dynamo opened up after half, and Will Bruin forced a save from TFC goalie
Stefan Frei three minutes after the break.
Houston's first goal followed in the 50th minute, as Brian Ching put Cruz into
the box and Cruz slipped a low shot past Frei to the lower-left corner for his
first goal of the season.
Frei made two huge saves on back-to-back shots from Houston in the 80th, as he
denied Bruin and Colin Clark, but the second chance produced a corner kick and
the Dynamo added their second goal off the set piece.
Cameron latched onto a loose ball in the box after Toronto failed to clear and
he scored to the bottom-left corner for his third goal of the season.
Toronto finished without a shot on goal, giving Hall the shutout, as it failed
to score for the 10th time this season.
Houston will try to build on the victory July 16 when it hosts Sporting Kansas
City. Toronto is off until July 20, when it hosts FC Dallas.
07/09 22:54:33 ET