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  • October 24, 2011
  • • 00:05
  • • John O'Quinn Field at Corbin J. Robertson Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 30018
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Houston Dynamo 3-1 LA Galaxy: Hosts clinch Eastern Conference's second seed

Houston Dynamo 3-1 LA Galaxy: Hosts clinch Eastern Conference's second seed

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The Dynamo clinched the East's second seed and will face the Philadelphia Union in the semi-finals to open their play-off run

The Houston Dynamo clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy at Robertson Stadium on the final day of the regular season.

Adam Moffat, Bobby Boswell and Carlo Costly scored for Houston, while youngster Jack McBean netted a consolation for LA, who rested all of their regular starters except goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts having already clinched the Supporters' Shield.

Moffat started the scoring with a long strike that made its way past Ricketts into the top corner of the net. Moffat would go on to assist the next goal shortly after half-time.

In the 48th minute, Houston extended their lead to 2-0 with a low shot from Boswell.

Costly put the game away in the 74th minute when he headed in a cross from Brad Davis, who finished the year with a league-leading 16 assists.

Making his MLS debut, McBean, at just 16 years old, was able to sneak one into Houston's net in the 88th minute to deny the hosts a clean sheet.

The Dynamo end their season with 49 points and will face the Philadelphia Union in the semi-finals on Oct. 29. The Galaxy, meanwhile, will take on the lowest wildcard seed in the final four.

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