Found August 17, 2013 on
Giles Barnes scored twice in the first half and Will Bruin added a goal in the second half to lead the Houston Dynamo to a 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday night.
The win was the second in three games for the Dynamo (10-7-6), while Seattle (10-8-4) saw its four-game unbeaten streak end in U.S. national team captain Clint Dempsey's his first start for the Sounders.
Barnes gave the Dynamo a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute when Bruin kept the ball alive before it reached the end line then fed it back to Barnes, who sent a shot from 14 yards out in the left box that found the upper right corner.
Five minutes later, Barnes made it 2-0 with a blast from 30 yards out in the middle of the field that went just inside the far post, giving him his first multi-goal game.
Shalrie Joseph cut the lead in half in the 65th minute, heading Marc Burch's free kick inside the near post from inside the goalkeeper's box.
Dempsey took his first shot in the first minute when he ...
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When native Texan Clint Dempsey first came on the field at BBVA Compass Stadium for warm-ups, and again during pre-game introductions, he was loudly cheered by the Dynamo fans. Dempsey’s return to MLS has been a hot topic for months and with the Nacogdoches born star playing at “home”, fans snapped at the chance to see Dempsey, resulting in a sellout. While the US National...
Shalrie Joseph scored his first goal for Seattle Sounders FC (10-8-4, 34 points) but a first-half brace from Dynamo striker Giles Barnes led Houston (10-7-6, 36 points) to a 3-1 win in front of a sellout crowd of 22,289 at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night.
Clint Dempsey made his first start for Sounders FC, playing 90 minutes with a team-high four shots.
Although Clint Dempsey is admittedly still trying to work on his fitness, the Seattle Sounders have been in great shape lately.
In Dempsey's return to his home state, the Sounders will try to earn a season-high fourth straight victory Saturday night and spoil the potential debut of Houston Dynamo designated player Alexander Lopez.
After playing for six seasons in the English...