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MLS Game Summary - Columbus at Houston



(Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Columbus 2, Houston 2

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Adam Moffat scored with eight minutes remaining as the Houston Dynamo preserved their undefeated home record Sunday with a 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew.

Houston is unbeaten in 12 matches at new BBVA Compass Stadium this season, and is unbeaten at home in 20 straight games dating back to last year.

Brad Davis also scored for Houston, which is one of just two teams unbeaten at home this season. Red Bull New York edged the Portland Timbers, 3-2, to remain unbeaten earlier Sunday.

The Dynamo (11-6-8) have eight wins and four draws at home this year. The Crew (8-8-6) secured a road result for the seventh time in 12 road games this year, as Cole Grossman and Eddie Gaven scored on each side of halftime.

Houston took the lead inside 20 minutes when Boniek Garcia played Davis on the edge of the area and he drilled a shot into the top-left corner for his sixth goal this season.

Columbus answered through Grossman just after the half-hour, as he took a pass from Dilly Duka and drove a shot from 18 yards into the upper-right corner for his first career MLS goal.

Gaven put the Crew in front just before the hour mark, as Federico Higuain, in his debut for Columbus, played a nice ball behind the defense to set up a goal in the 58th. Gaven finished to the left post for his fifth goal.

With the Crew closing in on a huge road win, Moffat earned a draw for Houston. He ran onto a poor clearance outside the area, set up a left-footed shot, and blasted a ball off the hands of Crew goalie Andy Gruenebaum and into the net.

Houston, which is 6-1-3 in its last 10 games, is just five points off the top of the Eastern Conference. The Dynamo host Toronto FC on Saturday for their next match.

Columbus has tied both of its matches since the death of midfielder Kirk Urso and is seventh in the East, seven points out of a playoff berth. The Crew also play Toronto in their next match, on Wednesday at Crew Stadium in a match that was rescheduled for the funeral of Urso.

08/19 23:15:53 ET

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Final
CAR 10
NOS 28
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ORL 98
WAS 105
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MIN 97
DET 91
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CLE 90
NYK 95
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DAL 120
UTA 102
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LAC 93
OKC 90
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LOU 31
FSU 42
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GASO 42
TROY 10
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BUF 2
BOS 3
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PIT 3
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WIN 1
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ARI 1
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OTT 4
CHI 5
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TAM 4
PHI 3
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ANA 0
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MIN 4
SJS 3
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COL 5
NYI 0
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CAR 10
NOS 28