Originally written on Total MLS  |  Last updated 3/6/13
The Houston Dynamo opened their MLS season Saturday night with a win over DC United. United came into the match without captain Dwayne De Rosario, suspended for an altercation in a preseason match. After Brad Davis missed a first half penalty the game remained scoreless for nearly 80 minutes and it seemed a 0-0 draw was in the cards. That changed quickly with Davis standing over a corner. Davis’ corner was whipped in toward midfielder Ricardo Clark. DC defender James Riley, making his debut for the team, jumped in front of Clark and headed past his own keeper Bill Hamid. The own goal in the 80th minute proved to be the match winner. The Dynamo would add a second as substitutes Brian Ching and Warren Creavalle combined nicely on the right side, setting up Clark to blast a shot past Hamid in the 89th minute. The win extended the Dynamo’s unbeaten streak at home, gave the team a valuable 3 points to start the season, and set up an exciting Champions League match Tuesday ...
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