Dynamo 2, FC Dallas 1

Adam Moffat scored his first goal of the season in the 76th

minute to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-1 win over FC Dallas on

Saturday night.

Moffat converted a big rebound for Houston (5-4-4) after FC

Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman made a save on a corner kick by

Brad Davis.

FC Dallas (3-9-4) is winless in its last 10 games and played the

last 26 minutes with just 10 players after Jair Benitez was given a

red card. Benitez hit Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark in the

head.

That play started a minor scrum between both teams, but cooler

heads prevailed.

Jackson Goncalves tied the game in the 59th minute when he put a

rebound past Tally Hall after Scott Sealy’s initial shot caromed

off Dynamo Houston defender Jermaine Taylor.

Both teams created multiple scoring chances in the first half,

but Houston grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third minute on Bruin’s goal.

FC Dallas defender Hernan Pertuz tried to clear the ball, but his

attempt deflected off Bruin and past Hartman from about eight yards

out.

Dallas had six shots in the first half and nearly tied the game

twice. The best chance came in the 16th minute when Scott Sealy

beat Hall from 15 yards out, but his left-footed shot hit the far

post.

Hall finished with three saves, and Houston improved to 9-3-7

all time against FC Dallas and 6-1-3 at home against its intrastate

rivals.