Dynamo 2, Whitecaps FC 1
Warren Creavalle and Giles Barnes scored 6 minutes apart in the
second half to help the Houston Dynamo beat the Vancouver Whitecaps
2-1 on Saturday night.
After Barnes beat goalkeeper Joe Cannon with a header in the
56th minute, Creavalle found a loose ball in the box and kicked it
past Cannon in the 62nd minute for the Dynamo (2-1)
The win helped the Dynamo extend their home unbeaten streak to
27 games, dating to July 2011. Houston has never lost at its new
home, BBVA Compass Stadium
Ricardo Clark set up Barnes’ tying goal with a pass into the
box. Barnes moved ahead of his defender and headed a shot just
inside the left post for his first MLS goal.
On the winner, Adam Moffett’s shot from outside the area was
stopped by Cannon, but he couldn’t hold on. The ball fell in front
of Creavalle, who scored his first goal of the season and the sixth
of his career.
Darren Mattocks scored in the 36th minute for the Whitecaps
(2-1), who missed being the first visiting MLS team to win in
Houston since Columbus on June 18, 2011. Vancouver’s best chance to
tie came in the 82nd minute when Daigo Kobayashi hit the cross bar
on a free kick.
Cannon made two saves for Vancouver, and Tally Hall stopped four
shots for Houston, which lost at Dallas last week on a goal in the