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Played
March 8, 2014 8:30 PM EST
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ R. Hernández‎
Attendance:‬ 22320‎
 
1′ Will Bruin
 
13′ Will Bruin
 
23′ B. García
 
90+3′ Omar Cummings
 

Houston Dynamo 4-0 New England Revolution: Bruin's brace propels Dynamo

Will Bruin endured a slow start to the 2013 season, but his 2014 campaign started in style, as he scored twice and set up a third goal as Houston blitzed New England, 4-0.

Will Bruin, Houston Dynamo, MLS
Patrick McDermott
The Houston Dynamo went to two straight MLS Cup finals in 2011 and 2012, but one so-so season in 2013 was enough to turn the Dynamo into a bit of an afterthought heading into the 2014 MLS season.

A blowout win against a highly-regarded New England Revolution side should go a long way in reminding people they can't write off a Dom Kinnear-coached team.

Forward Will Bruin stole the show, scoring two early goals and setting up a third, all in the first 25 minutes of the match, to help propel the Dynamo to a 4-0 rout of the Revs at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday.

Bruin, who started the 2013 season very slowly, proved too tough for New England's normally stingy defense to handle. He opened the scoring just by pouncing on a mistake by reigning MLS defender of the year Jose Goncalves to execute a fine turn-and-shot off a Kofi Sarkodie cross.

Bruin doubled up in just the 13th, sliding in to finish Corey Ashe's cross after the left back did well to pressure Patrick Mullins and steal the ball away.

Before New England could recover from the early barrage, Houston made it 3-0 when Bruin set up Oscar Boniek Garcia with a look from the top of the box, and the Honduran playmaker made no mistake, firing past Bobby Shuttleworth.

The Dynamo added a fourth goal in the final moments, with Jamaican striker Omar Cummings providing the capper, though he knew little about the goal. A Ricardo Clark shot hit off Cummings' head and found the net on a night where everything seemed to go Houston's way.

It was a forgettable night for a New England side fancied as a potential powerhouse in 2014. The Revs forced just one save out of Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall, with poor finishing preventing New England from mounting any sort of comeback.


Houston Dynamo

1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
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4
Jermaine Taylor
Defender
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8
Kofi Sarkodie
Defender
 - 
18
David Horst
Defender
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
 - 
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
 - 
13
Ricardo Clark
Midfielder
 - 
23
Giles Barnes
Striker
78′
 - 
27
B. García
Midfielder
23′
 - 
28
Tony Cascio
Midfielder
57′
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
1′ 13′ 64′ 90′
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New England Revolution

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22
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30
 - 
5
AJ Soares
Defender
77′
 - 
23
 - 
11
Kelyn Rowe
Midfielder
 - 
6
Scott Caldwell
Midfielder
 - 
8
 - 
16
 - 
10
 - 
14

Substitutes

24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
 - 
16
AJ. Cochran
Defender
 - 
10
A. López
Midfielder
 - 
20
Andrew Driver
Midfielder
57′
 - 
7
 - 
14
Jason Johnson
Midfielder
 - 
15
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Substitutes

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18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
 - 
12
Andy Dorman
Midfielder
 - 
33
Donald Smith
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
27
 - 
39
Saer Sene
Striker
74′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
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  • 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
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