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September 14, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
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Philadelphia Union 0-1 Houston Dynamo: Clark goal leapfrogs Houston past Philly

Houston finally found a victory, but poor Philadelphia is still wandering in the desert of a winless streak.

By Keith Hickey

Danny Cruz, Brad Davis, Philadelphia Union, Houston Dynamo
Bob Levey
The Houston Dynamo overtook the Philadelphia Union in the Eastern Conference with a 1-0 win at PPL Park, potentially leaving the Union out of the playoff spots.

The first half was a largely aerial affair, as Philadelphia launched 16 crosses into Houston's area, with the visitors responding with four. Neither team put a single shot on target, apart from a Keon Daniel free kick goal that was disallowed when Amobi Okugo was called offside.

The Dynamo took the lead in the 52nd minute. Ricardo Clark put himself on the end of Brad Davis' free kick to demonstrate correct long ball scoring technique to Philadelphia.

The loss marks Philadelphia's fifth straight game without a win, and snaps a four-game winless skid for Houston.

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Philadelphia Union

18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
 - 
28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
79′
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
33
Fabinho
Defender
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
85′
 - 
44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
61′
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
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26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
71′
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6
Conor Casey
Striker
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11
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1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
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4
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5
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8
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32
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11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
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13
Ricardo Clark
Midfielder
53′
 - 
23
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
 - 
23
Cam Weaver
Striker
79′
 - 
14
Jason Johnson
Midfielder
83′

Substitutes

1
Oka Nikolov
Goalkeeper
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20
Roger Torres
Midfielder
 - 
13
Michael Lahoud
Midfielder
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
71′
 - 
9
 - 
12
 - 
29
 - 

Substitutes

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28
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-
 - 
10
A. López
Midfielder
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22
 - 
17
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-
 - 
7

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