Santos beats Houston 3-0 in CONCACAF match

Santos capitalized on an own goal by the Houston Dynamo and a

score by Herculez Gomez in the first half, going on to a 3-0

victory Wednesday and advancing into the semifinals of the CONCACAF

Champions League for the second straight year.

Santos, which lost the first match to Houston 1-0, advances on a

3-1 aggregate score and will face the Seattle Sounders in the next


The Sounders defeated Mexico’s Tigres 3-1 Tuesday and moved

ahead on a 3-2 aggregate.

Santos opened the scoring when Houston’s Tally Hall knocked the

ball into his own net in the 23rd minute. Gomez made it 2-0 five

minutes later. Marc Crosas finished the scoring in the 76th


It was the Dynamo’s fourth loss in five visits to Mexico.