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March 2, 2013 8:25 PM EST
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 20019‎
 
80′ (OG) James Riley
 
 

Houston Dynamo 2-0 D.C. United: Dynamo take home win to open season

Despite a missed penalty from Brad Davis, Houston took a home win over United to open the 2013 MLS season.

By Allen Ramsey

Chris Korb, Ricardo Clark, Bill Hamid: Houston Dynamo, D.C. United, MLS
Bob Levey
Ricardo Clark helped Houston to a 2-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday night to get the defending Eastern Conference champion off to a flying start in the 2013 season.

Clark won his side a penalty in the first half but Brad Davis couldn't convert and the match would go to the break level.

Houston finally got on the board in the 80th minute from a corner, but it was United defender James Riley who got the final touch, heading into his own net while trying to stop Clark from getting on the end of Davis' service.

Clark rounded out the scoring just before full time, finishing off a flowing and somewhat fortunate move off a throw by hammering home a close-range shot after being set up by Warren Creavalle.






Houston Dynamo

1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Jermaine Taylor
Defender
 - 
8
Kofi Sarkodie
Defender
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
 - 
32
Bobby Boswell
Defender
 - 
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
85′
 - 
13
Ricardo Clark
Midfielder
89′ 91′
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
 - 
23
Giles Barnes
Striker
87′
 - 
27
B. García
Midfielder
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
 - 

D.C. United

 - 
28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
 - 
14
 - 
-
 - 
24
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
40′
 - 
11
 - 
55
 - 
13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
 - 
14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
 - 
-
L. Pajoy
Striker

Substitutes

28
 - 
2
 - 
5
 - 
17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
91′
 - 
19
Alex Dixon
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
14
Jason Johnson
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
50
Andrew Dykstra
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
46′ 80′
 - 
3
 - 
-
M. Sánchez
Midfielder
73′
 - 
26
Rafael
Striker
 - 
11
C. Ruíz
Striker
 - 
19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
83′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0