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MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Houston



(Friday, Aug. 15, 2014)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Houston 2, Philadelphia 0

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Will Bruin's second-half tally and a late own goal helped the Houston Dynamo claim a much-needed three points with a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Friday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Houston entered the match just five points behind Philadelphia for the final playoff spot in the East, and the victory for the home side moved the Dynamo back into the thick of the playoff race with 25 points.

For Philadelphia, the match represented the end of a very busy period which saw the club play three matches over a seven-day span. Jim Curtin's team created some good scoring chances, but ran out of gas down the stretch.

Houston had the best scoring chance of the first half in the 31st minute as Ricardo Clark had a go at goal from the top of the box, but rookie Union goalkeeper Andre Blake dove to his left to make the stop.

Philadelphia answered with a chance on Blake's ensuing goal kick as Sebastien Le Toux got on the end of the long pass for a strike on target, but it went straight into the waiting arms of Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall.

The hosts opened the scoring six minutes into the second half when Giles Barnes got on the end of a long ball down the left flank from Brad Davis. Barnes got to the end line and squared it across to a wide-open Bruin, who finished with ease.

Houston put the game away in the 90th minute with a bit of luck as Barnes' attempted pass from the left wing deflected off the leg of Union defender Ray Gaddis and beat Blake for an own goal.

Despite the defeat, the Union remain in playoff position in fifth place in the East with 27 points.

08/15 23:20:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
STONYBROOK 0
NCSTATE 3
 
10th
SYR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
KAN 8
CHC 4
8th
COL 2
PHI 0
 
8th
TAM 1
BAL 1
 
8th
MIA 4
NYM 2
 
6th
WAS 2
CIN 1
 
3rd
BOS 0
TEX 1
 
3rd
ARI 3
MIL 1
 
2nd
CWS 0
HOU 0
 
8:10pm Tonight
TOR 0
MIN 0
3rd
LOS 0
STL 1
 
10:05pm Tonight
DET
ANA
10:05pm Tonight
NYY
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
10:10pm Tonight
PIT
SDP
10:15pm Tonight
ATL
SFG
1st Intermission
TAM 0
NYR 0
 
Final
AUBURN 6
CHARLESTON 7
 
Final
CALIFORNIA 9
CCAROLINA 3
 
Final
COLUMBIA 6
ECAROLINA 3
 
Final
ORALROBRTS 6
ARKANSAS 8
 
Final
SFLORIDA 5
FAU 3
 
Final
WRIGHTST 7
NOTREDAME 13
 
Final
MICHIGAN 10
BRADLEY 5
 
Final
OREGON 1
IOWA 3
 
Final
TEXAS 4
OREGONST 5
 
Final
INDIANA 7
RADFORD 1
 
Final
ULLAFAYETE 7
RICE 6
 
Final
STONYBROOK 0
NCSTATE 3
 
8th
LEHIGH 3
LSU 8
 
9th
CLEMSON 4
ARIZONAST 7
 
9th
MERCER 4
FLORIDAST 4
 
8th
MOREHEADST 2
LOUISVILLE 7
 
9th
VIRGINIA 6
USC 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
CANISIUS 0
SWMISSOURI 0
 
7th
FIU 0
MIAFLA 6
 
5th
FLAAM 0
FLORIDA 9
 
5th
MARYLAND 3
MISS 0
 
6th
STJOHNS 3
OKLAHOMAST 4
 
7th
TSOUTHERN 0
TEXASAM 2
 
5th
VCU 6
DALLASBAPT 1
 
3rd
HSTNBAPT 4
HOUSTON 0
 
3rd
LIPSCOMB 0
VANDERBILT 2
 
3rd
OHIO 2
ILLINOIS 6
 
3rd
SACREDHART 0
TCU 1
 
9:30pm Tonight
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Tonight
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Tonight
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Tonight
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
10th
SYR 0
DUR 3