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Played
March 23, 2013 8:37 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ M. Foerster‎
Attendance:‬ 16428‎
 

Houston Dynamo 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps: Houston rallies to deny Whitecaps

Two second-half goals from the Orange canceled out and eclipsed Darren Mattocks' sensational opener.

By Keith Hickey

Brad Davis, Houston Dyamo, MLS
Patrick McDermott
The Houston Dynamo fought back from a goal down to defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps and preserve the team's record never having lost a competitive match at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Vancouver scored the opening goal in the 36th minute. Darren Mattocks stumbled at the top of the box going past Eric Brunner, but recovered enough to blast home a fantastic curling strike from 20 yards out.

But Houston has earned a fearsome reputation when playing at home, and the Dynamo struck back with two goals in the second half. Giles Barnes got the equalizer in the 55th minute, leaping high to put his head into Ricardo Clark's fantastic cross as the Vancouver defense left the Englishman unmarked.

Warren Creavalle then put the Orange up in the 62nd minute. Will Bruin got a touch on Brad Davis' corner, and Creavalle was in position to poke it home for the lead.

The result means the first loss of the season for the Whitecaps, leaving fellow Canadian side Montreal as the only team left in MLS with a prefect record.


Houston Dynamo

1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Eric Brunner
Defender
 - 
5
Warren Creavalle
Midfielder
63′ 91′
 - 
8
Kofi Sarkodie
Defender
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
 - 
32
Bobby Boswell
Defender
 - 
13
Ricardo Clark
Midfielder
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
61′
 - 
20
Andrew Driver
Midfielder
 - 
23
Giles Barnes
Striker
56′ 81′
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
78′
 - 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Joe Cannon
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Brad Rusin
Defender
 - 
4
 - 
12
 - 
40
 - 
20
 - 
16
 - 
-
Jun Davidson
Midfielder
 - 
28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
80′
 - 
11
 - 
19

Substitutes

24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
81′
 - 
19
Alex Dixon
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
23
Cam Weaver
Striker
78′
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
29
Matthew Watson
Midfielder
 - 
31
 - 
23
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E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1