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MLS Game Summary - Los Angeles at Houston



(Saturday, May 26, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Houston 2, Los Angeles 1

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Houston Dynamo piled more misery on the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday by earning a 2-1 victory over the reigning champions at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Los Angeles has yet to keep a clean sheet this season and that reflects in the club's results - Bruce Arena's side sits bottom of the Western Conference on 11 points through 13 games. Riding a seven-game winless run, the Galaxy (3-8-2) have lost three in a row and five of their last six league contests.

The Galaxy jumped out to a bright start when Edson Buddle opened the scoring early on, but Mike Magee's own goal seven minutes before halftime gifted the home side a way back into the match.

Houston ultimately went in front as Andre Hainault nodded home the winner in the 57th minute to extend the club's unbeaten run to four games.

The Dynamo (4-3-4) improve to 16 points on the season and remain unbeaten in their new home, posting a 2-0-1 record through three games at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Buddle ended a 10-game spell without a goal when he slotted home a centering pass from Chad Barrett inside 10 the opening 10 minutes.

Houston dictated play for the remainder of the first half and came close to leveling the score on several occasions.

Will Bruin and Je-Vaughn Watson nearly equalized for the Dynamo with similar scoring chances in the 18th and 30th minutes, but their headers sailed just inches over the crossbar.

With a little bit of fortune, the Dynamo were able to get on level terms before the close of the first half. Brian Ching collected a through ball in the 38th minute and ripped a shot on target from a tough angle. His effort hit the woodwork and fell to Magee in the center of the box, but the Galaxy midfielder's poor first touch saw the ball trickle over the line and into the back of the net.

Houston grabbed the lead 12 minutes after the restart when Hainault met a dangerous corner kick delivery from Brad Davis with a glancing header to send the ball just inside Brian Perk's far post.

Los Angeles will have three weeks to develop a plan to get back to winning ways as the club does not return to action until June 17 when it hosts the Portland Timbers.

The Dynamo will have a week off before heading to Canada to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC on June 10.

05/26 17:05:58 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
NOR
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7:35pm Tonight
NOR
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Final
CIN 7
CHC 2
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DET 3
NYY 2
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SFG 4
COL 1
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BAL 5
TAM 4
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NYM 1
ATL 6
Final
CWS 2
CLE 3
Final
KAN 5
MIN 11
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HOU 4
TEX 2
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ANA 4
OAK 3
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CIN
 
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BAL
MIN
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
BOS
 
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NYM
PHI
 
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ATL
MIA
 
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KAN
CLE
 
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CWS
DET
 
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HOU
TEX
 
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STL
CHC
 
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ARI
COL
 
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ANA
OAK
 
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SDP
LOS
 
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SEA
WAS
 
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Final
SCAR 28
TEXAM 52
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LAMON 17
WAKE 10
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MISS 35
BSU 13
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TULSA 38
TULA 31
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WASU 38
RUTG 41
Final
ARST 45
WEBER 14
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VANDY 7
TEMPL 37
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UCONN
BYU
7:30pm Tonight
WKENT
BGU
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MSU
JVST
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COL
COLST
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HOU
TXSANANTO
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ARZ
UNLV
Final
JAC 14
ATL 24
 
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BUF 0
DET 23
 
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CIN 35
IND 7
 
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GBP 34
KAN 14
 
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PHI 37
NYJ 7
 
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MIA 14
STL 13
 
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PIT 0
CAR 10
 
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NYG 16
NEP 13
 
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TAM 10
WAS 24
 
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NOS 13
BAL 22
 
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CLE 33
CHI 13
 
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DAL 3
DEN 27
 
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TEN 3
MIN 19
 
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HOU 13
SFX 40
 
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SDC 12
ARI 9
 
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OAK 41
SEA 31
 
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
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