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

90th minute.