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May 12, 2012 5:00 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 22039‎
 
67′ Brad Davis
 

Houston Dynamo 1-0 D.C. United: Brad Davis wondergoal the perfect opener for BBVA

Houston hosted visitors at BBVA Compass stadium for the first time, but a long-range goal from Brad Davis was anything but welcoming.

By Keith Hickey

Adam Moffat, Maicon Santos, D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, MLS
Bob Levey
The Houston Dynamo opened up brand new BBVA Compass stadium in perfect fashion, keeping a clean sheet and setting the scene for a wonderful Brad Davis strike.

The men in orange will be delighted to have snapped a five game stretch without a league victory, an unenviable run reaching all the way back to March 17.

Houston was wasteful early on, with D.C. keeper Bill Hamid well in command of his area and Bobby Boswell and Je-Vaughn Watson putting excellent chances over the bar. D.C. too, could be accused of profligacy with Maicon Santos shooting wide after doing well to create space.

Despite the predictable nature of the decider, with Houston's key offensive player stepping up on a big occasion, there was nothing ordinary about Davis' 67th minute winner, a swerving shot from 25 yards out. Hamid was able to get a hand on it, but the shot had enough power to continue its trajectory and give the Dynamo a milestone win.

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Houston Dynamo

1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
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4
Jermaine Taylor
Defender
45′
 - 
20
Geoff Cameron
Midfielder
 - 
-
Andre Hainault
Defender
 - 
32
Bobby Boswell
Defender
 - 
27
Jevaughn Watson
Midfielder
66′
 - 
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
67′
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
90′
 - 
3
Calen Carr
Striker
71′
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
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Brian Ching
Striker
84′
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D.C. United

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28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
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3
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14
 - 
24
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
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44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
 - 
14
 - 
13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
57′
 - 
14
A. Najar
Midfielder
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
28′
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Substitutes

24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
 - 
24
 - 
23
Colin Clark
Midfielder
71′
 - 
17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
66′
 - 
19
Alex Dixon
Midfielder
 - 
-
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Substitutes

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31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
 - 
27
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Stephen King
Midfielder
28′
 - 
24
Lewis Neal
Midfielder
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-
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-
Josh Wolff
Striker
68′ 74′

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