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MLS Game Summary - Kansas City at Houston



(Wednesday, July 18, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Houston 2, Kansas City 1

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Calen Carr scored his first two goals this year as the Houston Dynamo downed 10-man Sporting Kansas City, 2-1, on Wednesday in MLS to remain unbeaten at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Carr scored in the 25th and 79th minutes, helping the Dynamo win for the sixth time against three draws in nine matches at their new stadium.

Houston (8-5-7) also extended its overall undefeated streak to five games, and moved within five points of Kansas City for first in the Eastern Conference.

Sporting (11-6-3) lost for the third time in its last six league games, and is just one point clear of Red Bull New York, which downed the Chicago Fire, 1-0, on Wednesday afternoon.

Carr opened the scoring midway through the first half following a nice play on the right from Houston. Will Bruin delivered the last pass from the right edge of the area, and Carr slotted to the bottom left.

Sporting pulled even before halftime from the penalty spot. Andre Hainault was called for a fouled on Jacob Peterson and Kei Kamara buried the penalty to the bottom right for his team-high seventh goal.

Kansas City went down a man before half, though, when Peterson Joseph received a red card for a hard tackle on Carr near the sideline.

Sporting avoided falling behind in the 65th when goalie Jimmy Nielsen pushed a deflected shot off the frame, but Houston eventually took advantage of the man advantage to find a winner.

Carr helped set up his own goal with a pass to Brad Davis on the left, and got a return pass in the middle to direct a shot into the bottom-right corner from the top of the 6-yard box.

Houston will go for its third straight win Saturday when it hosts the Montreal Impact. Sporting hosts New England on Saturday, when it will need a victory to assure its place atop the standings.

07/18 23:00:30 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 4
CHR 2
 
1st
PIT 1
CHC 1
 
1st
PHI 0
MIA 0
 
1st
WAS 0
STL 0
 
2nd
TOR 0
BAL 0
 
1st
DET 0
NYY 1
 
2nd
NYM 0
ATL 0
 
2nd
TAM 0
BOS 0
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
CIN
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
CLE
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SDP
9:40pm Tonight
ARI
TEX
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
1st
CLE 8
BOS 16
 
8:00pm Tonight
TOR
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
DAL
1st
DET 0
TAM 0
 
7:30pm Tonight
NYI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
NAS
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
VAN
Final
DUR 4
CHR 2