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Played
September 14, 2011 7:35 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 10709‎
 
64′ A. Mendoza
Calen Carr 6′
75′ (PG) A. Mendoza

Columbus Crew 2-2 Houston Dynamo: 10-man hosts hold Dynamo

Two penalties, an early ejection and a late equalizer all combined to keep Columbus and Houston level at 2-2 come the end of Wednesday night's MLS matchup.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Corey Ashe, Houston Dynamo; Andres Mendoza, Columbus Crew; MLS
Jamie Sabau
The Houston Dynamo fluffed a magnificent opportunity to notch a first away win of the season during a midweek 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew.

Within the first dozen minutes the host side was down a man after Emmanuel Ekpo stiff-armed Adam Moffat in the face. Je-Vaughn Watson even gave Houston a half-time lead when his impressive ups allowed him to head home a Jermaine Taylor cross at the far post.

But in the second half Columbus clawed back. Two crosses led to two penalties - the first for a handball by Cam Weaver and the second a high kick by Watson. Andres Mendoza dispatched both.

Five minutes from time, Geoff Cameron cut a low cross sharply into the box and Calen Carr - wearing a protective black helmet ala Cristian Chivu or Petr Cech - one-timed the shot into the roof of the net to equalize.


Columbus Crew

1
Will Hesmer
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Julius James
Defender
 - 
14
Chad Marshall
Defender
46′
 - 
20
Shaun Francis
Defender
 - 
-
Danny O'Rourke
Defender
 - 
20
 - 
14
Robbie Rogers
Midfielder
68′
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
77′
 - 
17
Emmanuel Ekpo
Midfielder
11′
 - 
-
A. Mendoza
Striker
64′ 75′ 90′
 - 
-
Tom Heinemann
Striker
 - 

Houston Dynamo

 - 
1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
32
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
 - 
20
Geoff Cameron
Midfielder
 - 
27
 - 
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
 - 
17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
68′
 - 
23
Cam Weaver
Striker
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
68′

Substitutes

1
Chris Konopka
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
 - 
16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
46′
 - 
31
 - 
-
Dejan Rusmir
Midfielder
90′
 - 
9
Justin Meram
Midfielder
77′
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
44
Danny Cruz
Striker
77′
 - 
23
Colin Clark
Midfielder
68′
 - 
-
 - 
3
Calen Carr
Striker
6′ 68′

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
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