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September 25, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
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Houston Dynamo 2-0 W Connection: Dynamo move atop Group 1

The MLS side only needs a draw at Arabe Unido in next month's group stage finale to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

By Thomas Floyd

Boniek Garcia; Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United
Patrick McDermott
Heading into the final match of the CONCACAF Champions League's opening round, the Houston Dynamo sit in the Group 1 driver's seat.

Behind goals from Jason Johnson and Bobby Boswell, the Dynamo took control of the group Wednesday with a 2-0 win at home over Trinidad and Tobago's W Connection.

With the victory, Houston (2-0-1) has a one-point lead on Arabe Unido heading into the teams' meeting in Panama on Oct. 24. The Dynamo need just a draw in that match to advance to the quarterfinals next spring.

Despite fielding a largely second-choice squad, the Dynamo came out firing Wednesday. They nearly went ahead midway through the first half when Cam Weaver struck the crossbar and Kofi Sarkodie had a shot cleared off the line.

Houston took its deserved lead in the 40th minute. Pouncing on a W Connection giveaway, Johnson took a touch around a defender before hammering in his shot from the left side of the box.

Boswell doubled the lead six minutes after halftime. Making a near-post run on an Alexander Lopez corner, Boswell nodded a shot that glanced off the defender manning the post and went in.

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Houston Dynamo

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Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
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4
Jermaine Taylor
Defender
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5
Warren Creavalle
Midfielder
58′
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Mike Chabala
Defender
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8
Kofi Sarkodie
Defender
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Bobby Boswell
Defender
51′
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A. López
Midfielder
51′ 69′
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Servando Carrasco
Midfielder
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14
Jason Johnson
Midfielder
40′
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23
Cam Weaver
Striker
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7
Omar Cummings
Striker
79′
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W Connection FC

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A. Figueroa
Goalkeeper
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C. Viveros
Defender
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Celio da Silva
Midfielder
62′
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Silvio Spann
Midfielder
46′
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Hachim Arcia
Midfielder
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Jomal Williams
Midfielder
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Neil Benjamin
Midfielder
77′

Substitutes

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Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
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26
Corey Ashe
Defender
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23
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B. García
Midfielder
69′
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Ricardo Clark
Midfielder
58′
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Will Bruin
Striker
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Y. Reyes
Midfielder
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Y. Lozano
Striker
62′

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Group 1 Matchday 5
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5 0
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Midfielder
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
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LA Galaxy
4 0