Sporting KC won their third straight and stayed just outside of a playoff spot with 37 points in the Western Conference standings.
The Dynamo's winless run was extended to seven games, with Davy Arnaud still seeking his first win since being named interim manager on Aug. 14
Russell's ninth goal of the season was a header that found the far corner of the net off a cross from Graham Smith in the 12th minute. Russell almost had a brace with his free kick in the 67th minute, but Joe Willis made a diving save.
Sporting Kansas City had numerous chances early in the first half to go with Russell's finish, attacking the Dynamo's end frequently. The Dynamo got most of the opportunities in the latter part of the half and forced Tim Melia to make four saves in the first 45 minutes.
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