The Houston Dynamo Reserves rolled to a 3-0 victory over FC Dallas Wednesday morning at the adidas Field at Pizza Hut Park in an MLS Reserve Division make-up game. Kyle Brown, Stuart Holden, and John Michael Hayden tallied goals for the Dynamo.
Houston goalkeeper Tony Caig made a key early save on an Abe Thompson header to keep the game scoreless. The Dynamo then took the lead in the 26th minute when defender Stephen Wondolowski sent a long ball up the right side of the field to Brown, who cut into the penalty box and calmly slotted a shot past goalkeeper Ray Burse for his MLS Reserve Division-leading eighth goal of the season.
The Dynamo added to their lead 13 minutes later when Stuart Holden connected on a diving header from the top of the six-yard box after a long throw-in from Geoff Cameron.
The Dynamo wrapped the game up in the 84th minute with a well-worked counter-attack. Cameron broke free down the right flank, cut inside, and sent a cross to Corey Ashe on the left. Ashe slid the ball back toward the middle, where Hayden one-timed a shot over the arms of goalkeeper Josh Lambo.
With the win, Houston improved to 6-1-1 on the reserve season. The team's next game will also be a make-up game against FC Dallas and will take place Sept. 10 at Robertson Stadium.
vs. FC Dallas
August 27, 2008 -- adidas Field at Pizza Hut Park
HOU -- Kyle Brown 8 (Stephen Wondolowski 1) 26
HOU -- Stuart Holden 2 (Geoff Cameron 1) 39
HOU -- John Michael Hayden 1 (Corey Ashe 3, Geoff Cameron 2) 84
Houston Dynamo -- Tony Caig, Richard Mulrooney (Erik Ustruck 62), Stephen Wondolowski, Patrick Ianni, Mike Chabala, Geoff Cameron, John Michael Hayden, Stuart Holden (Nick Hatzke 56), Corey Ashe, Kyle Brown (Guy-Roland Kpene 73), Chris Wondolowski.
Substitutes Not Used: Corbin Waller, Johnny Alcaraz.
FC Dallas -- Ray Burse (Josh Lambo 62), Michael Dello-Russo (Bobby Rhine 63), Andrew Daniels, Brek Shea, Anthony Wallace, Jamie Watson (Spencer Wadsworth 66), Bruno Guarda (Eric Avila 66), Pablo Ricchetti (Andre Rocha 67), Chase Wileman (Dax McCarty 63), Dominic Oduro, Abe Thompson.
Substitutes Not Used: none.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial