Houston, TX (Sports Network) - D.C. United's struggles in Houston continued on
Saturday as the club dropped a 2-0 decision to the Dynamo at BBVA Compass
Stadium, continuing a run of futility.
Both goals came in the final 10 minutes with a James Riley own goal accounting
for the opening tally, while Ricardo Clark sealed the win with a goal in the
89th minute, dropping United to 0-8-1 in Houston.
Clark created the first big moment of the game in the 39th minute when he was
brought down just after entering the penalty area by United's Chris Korb.
Brad Davis stepped to the spot but his effort was poor, allowing goalkeeper
Bill Hamid to parry the shot.
It was a big chance missed for Davis, but his corner kick in the 44th nearly
led to the opening goal as Will Bruin's header was cleared off the line by
Chris Pontius had the best chance for the visitors, but his free kick clipped
the top of the crossbar.
Houston turned up the pressure a bit as the second half wore on, and another
corner kick from Davis led to the first goal as his cross was played to the
back post, where Riley got up and redirected the ball into his own net.
Warren Creavalle came on as a substitute for the Dynamo and made a strong
contribution as he got to the end line in the 89th minute and picked out Clark
at the near post, allowing him to hammer a shot past Hamid from six yards.
The win stretched Houston's home unbeaten run to 26 games in league play.
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