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MLS Game Summary - Houston at D.C. United



(Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Houston 1, D.C. United 1

Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - The Houston Dynamo will battle for the MLS Cup again.

Houston tied D.C. United, 1-1, on Sunday at RFK Stadium in the second match of the Eastern Conference championship to advance to its second straight final on aggregate, 4-2. The Dynamo won the first leg, 3-1, in Houston.

The Dynamo have advanced to four of the last seven MLS Cup championship games, winning in 2006 and 2007 against the New England Revolution and losing last season to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Houston will visit either Los Angeles or Seattle Sounders FC in the final Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. (ET).

The Dynamo had a comfortable two-goal cushion after winning the first match at home to complete an unbeaten season at BBVA Compass Stadium, and Boniek Garcia added to the advantage in the two-legged series with a goal in the first half.

Brad Davis slipped a pass from the end line to Garcia inside the six-yard box, and Garcia tucked a shot past United goalkeeper Bill Hamid to the near post in the 34th minute for his first playoff goal.

United did welcome Dwayne De Rosario back as a second-half substitute, but the 2011 MVP could not produce a memorable return in his first appearance since he was sidelined with a knee injury late in the regular season.

Facing a three-goal deficit against Houston, United managed just one late goal from Branko Boskovic.

Maicon Santos and Boskovic worked a nice give-and-go outside the area, and the Montenegro international scored to the near post past Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall in the 83rd minute.

United extended its impressive home unbeaten streak to 18 matches, but came up short of its first appearance in the MLS Cup since it won its fourth trophy in 2004.

11/18 18:45:23 ET

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MSU 71
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ARMY 71
BU 67
 
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MERC 75
CHAT 72
 
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LIU 67
CCST 55
 
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COC 70
 
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UMASS 66
DAY 64
 
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FUR 59
ETST 55
 
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ODU 71
FIU 56
 
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RMU 87
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FATL 61
 
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LIB 53
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MD 56
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SHU 64
 
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GMAS 68
STLU 60
 
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JVU 65
USCU 78
 
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VMI 70
WCU 85
 
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LATU 69
WKENT 56
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UNCG 42
WOFF 58
 
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DET 93
YOUNG 87
 
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GSOUT 83
APP 46
 
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EILL 51
 
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GHND 64
HC 54
 
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NDST 43
DEN 42
 
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SD 47
MAST 64
 
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UWMIL 55
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JVST 60
 
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MTST 52
 
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RIDE 39
 
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SIUE 61
 
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TENST 58
TENT 50
 
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NDAK 54
WEBER 56
 
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SALA 64
LALAF 62
 
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ARKST 40
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TROY 31
LAMON 21
 
2nd
TXARL 43
UGST 39
 
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MURST 21
EKENT 19
 
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NCOL 32
IDST 29
 
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MIZZ 17
KENT 16
 
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GONZ 22
PORT 21
 
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