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Houston Dynamo 2 Philadelphia Union 0: Kinnear´s men back in play-offs contention

16 August 2014 06:10

Houston Dynamo were 2-0 winners over the Philadelphia Union as they kept their MLS play-off hopes alive on Friday.

A second-half strike from Will Bruin and a Ryan Gaddis own-goal in the closing stages ensured maximum points for Houston at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Dominic Kinnear's men climbed to eighth in the Eastern Conference standings with 25 points after 23 rounds as a result of their second win in three games.

The Dynamo are now just two points adrift of Philadelphia, who occupy the fifth and final play-off position in the East, though they have played a game more than Houston.

It took the home side six minutes to break the deadlock after a scoreless first half in Houston.

Bruin - Houston's leading goalscorer - was on hand to poke home the opener from close range following Giles Barnes' low cross past Union goalkeeper Andre Blake that came to the feet of the experienced striker.

It was the 25-year-old's ninth goal of the season.

Houston had a helping hand claiming all three points after Gaddis sent the ball into his own net in the 90th minute.

Substitute Omar Cummings, who replaced Bruin, sent a misguided pass which fell to Gaddis, who unfortunately put the ball past Blake.

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Competition
MLS
Date
11 August 2014
Kick-off
04:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0

Goals

M. Pappa 69'  
1 - 0
G. Pineda (PG) 75'  
2 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
24
12 81'
18
14
8 55' 75'
3
6
27 28'
2
9 33' 86'
10 69'
Coach: S. Schmid
# Player Bookings
1
21
18
4
8 90+4'
11
13
27
23
19 60'
12
Coach: D. Kinnear

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
19
5
33
1
4
20
42
# Player Bookings
14
22
20
16
17
24
26

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