Dynamo win, 4-3

17 08 2008

Here’s an excellent recap of last night’s Dynamo victory over RSL from the front office over at Forever Orange.

Gameday: Final – Dynamo win, 4-3: “

That was about as wild a game as you’ll see from the Dynamo in MLS play, but they came out on top of the Western Conference after a crazy 4-3 win. Yura Movsisyan’s third-minute goal and Javier Morales’ 25th-minute goal were sucker punches, but the Dynamo rolled with them and found a way back. Brian Mullan, Brian Ching, Brad Davis, and Craig Waibel all made major contributions to the scoring summary, but the shot of the game was Ricardo Clark’s 35-yard bomb in the 35th minute that gave the Dynamo the lead for good.

Here are some notes from tonight’s game:

· It is the first time in the Dynamo’s three-year history that the team has scored four goals in one half.

· Houston’s come-from-behind win was the first for Houston this year. The Dynamo improved to 1-6-2 in all competitions (1-4-1 MLS) when allowing the first goal.

· Yura Movsisyan’s third-minute goal was only the second goal this season the Dynamo have allowed in the first 15 minutes of a match. The other came June 12 in a 2-0 loss to New England. It was not, however, the earliest goal allowed in Dynamo history. That came June 10, 2006, when the New York Red Bulls scored in the second minute in a game at Giants Stadium.

· Houston midfielder Brian Mullan tied the game in the 16th minute after a visionary pass from Brad Davis found Mullan’s run from deep. The goal gave Mullan a goal or an assist in five of the Dynamo’s last eight games in all competitions, dating back to his goal on July 12.

· The Dynamo’s Brian Ching re-tied the game with a goal in the 29th minute, scoring his ninth goal in his last 11 MLS games. Ching also earned his fourth MLS assist of the season in the 42nd minute, setting up Nate Jaqua for his first MLS goal with the Dynamo this season.

· Midfielder Ricardo Clark scored the go-ahead goal in the 35th minute with a 35-yard blast that beat Nick Rimando to top the left corner. It was Clark’s first MLS goal of the year and his second overall goal; his first came July 19 against D.C. United in SuperLiga play.

Houston is back in action at Robertson Stadium Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. against Western Conference rival Chivas USA. Don’t miss it!

(Via Forever Orange.)

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