Will Bruin scored his first goal of the year in the 18th minute. Some brilliant work down the right by Oscar Boniek Garcia saw the Honduran fire a dangerous ball across the face of goal for Bruin to turn into the net, giving the home side and early lead.
Just before the break Giles Barnes made it 2-0. Brad Davis supplied the cross with a nice angled ball from the left that pulled Jon Busch off his line. Barnes bombed into the box with a well timed run and headed home, leaving the goalkeeper stranded and doubling Houston's advantage.
Chris Wondolowski had a golden chance to pull one back in the 68th minute but couldn't manage to get a touch on Cordell Cato's cross with the goal at his mercy.