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May 26, 2012 2:50 PM EDT
BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, Texas
Referee:‬ S. Petrescu‎
Attendance:‬ 22039‎
 
38′ (OG) Mike Magee
Edson Buddle 10′
 

Houston Dynamo 2-1 Los Angeles Galaxy: Dynamo comeback piles more misery on Galaxy

The Dynamo overcame a 1-0 defect and avenged their loss to the Galaxy in the 2011 MLS Cup.

By Seth Vertelney

Adam Moffat, David Beckham, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, MLS
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The LA Galaxy's season got worse Saturday, as they wilted in the Texas heat, losing 2-1 to the Houston Dynamo. The visitors started with an early Edson Buddle goal, but an own goal from Mike Magee and a Andre Hainault header earned the result for the home team.

The Galaxy took the lead within the first 10 minutes when Chad Barrett found Buddle streaking into the box, and the striker calmly slotted a first-time finish past Tally Hall.

Houston struck back though, and dominated most of the play until a Mike Magee own goal evened the match in the 38th minute. Brian Ching struck a shot off the crossbar, and Magee mis-controlled the rebound, which ricocheted into the net.

The home side deservedly took the lead early in the second half. Hainault was quickest to the near post on a Houston corner, and nodded home to give the Dynamo a lead it wouldn't lose.

For Los Angeles, the loss dropped it to 0-5-2 in its last seven matches, and the defending champions remain stuck at the bottom of the Western Conference standings.

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Houston Dynamo

1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Jermaine Taylor
Defender
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
 - 
-
Andre Hainault
Defender
57′
 - 
32
Bobby Boswell
Defender
 - 
27
Jevaughn Watson
Midfielder
86′
 - 
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
84′
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
 - 
3
Calen Carr
Striker
75′
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
 - 
-
Brian Ching
Striker
72′
 - 

Los Angeles Galaxy

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1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
5
 - 
20
 - 
-
Bryan Gaul
Defender
59′ 84′
 - 
-
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
38′ 90′
 - 
32
David Beckham
Midfielder
 - 
34
 - 
19
 - 
9

Substitutes

24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
24
 - 
23
Colin Clark
Midfielder
75′
 - 
17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
84′
 - 
19
Alex Dixon
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

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-
Bill Gaudette
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
David Lopes
Defender
84′
 - 
22
Leonardo
Defender
 - 
8
 - 
-
 - 
-
Kyle Nakazawa
Midfielder

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Assist
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  • 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
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2