TORONTO - JULY 1: Amadou Sanyang #22 of Toronto FC battles for the ball with Brian Ching #25 of Houston Dynamo during a MLS game at BMO Field July 1 2010 in Toronto Ontario Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Final: Dynamo Find Winning Touch Again, Defeat Toronto FC 2-0

The Dynamo need a positive result as they host Toronto FC in this weekend's MLS action. At this point in the season, the men in orange need to get results at home if they team wants to play in the post season.

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Final: Dynamo Find Winning Touch In 2-0 Win Over Toronto FC

The Houston Dynamo were able to snap their three game winless streak Saturday night after defeating Eastern Conference rivals Toronto FC 2-0.

After a fairly drab first half in which neither team really threatened to score or take control of the game, the Dynamo came out of the locker room aggressive and looking to capitalize on their chances.

Danny Cruz broke the deadlock in the 51st minute after driving in a ball on a solo run from the sideline before firing a shot past Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei and into the corner of the net. It was Cruz’s first foal of the season for Houston.

The Dynamo were able to capitalize one of their dangerous set pieces in the 81st minute when a Colin Clark corner kick deflected amongst the Dynamo players before falling into Cameron’s path. His shot went low and hard and out of Frei’s reach. Cam Weaver was the first to get a piece of the ball on the corner kick before deflecting it back to Danny Cruz, whose shot deflected to Cameron.

For Houston, this victory means more than three points. While the team certainly needs all the points they can get, Houston also needs to win at home and build some momentum ahead of their next stretch of games (two of the next three are at home). This is also Houston’s first time to beat Toronto in the last four games and marks Tally Hall’s fourth shut out of the season.

Check back here for post game reactions, stats, interviews, highlights, and more.

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Final: Dynamo Find Winning Touch In 2-0 Win Over Toronto FC

The Houston Dynamo were able to snap their three game winless streak Saturday night after defeating Eastern Conference rivals Toronto FC 2-0.

After a fairly drab first half in which neither team really threatened to score or take control of the game, the Dynamo came out of the locker room aggressive and looking to capitalize on their chances.

Danny Cruz broke the deadlock in the 51st minute after driving in a ball on a solo run from the sideline before firing a shot past Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei and into the corner of the net. It was Cruz’s first foal of the season for Houston.

The Dynamo were able to capitalize one of their dangerous set pieces in the 81st minute when a Colin Clark corner kick deflected amongst the Dynamo players before falling into Cameron’s path. His shot went low and hard and out of Frei’s reach. Cam Weaver was the first to get a piece of the ball on the corner kick before deflecting it back to Danny Cruz, whose shot deflected to Cameron.

For Houston, this victory means more than three points. While the team certainly needs all the points they can get, Houston also needs to win at home and build some momentum ahead of their next stretch of games (two of the next three are at home). This is also Houston’s first time to beat Toronto in the last four games and marks Tally Hall’s fourth shut out of the season.

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Goal: Geoff Cameron Doubles Houston's Lead

Geoff Cameron double Houston’s lead on the night in the 81st minute off of a Colin Clark corner kick. Clark’s kick was fired into the near side of the box where Cam Weaver was able to deflect it back to Danny Cruz whose shot deflected into Cameron’s path. Cameron fired a shot past Stefan Frei to give Houston a 2 – 0 lead.

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Goal: Danny Cruz Strikes To Give Dynamo Lead

Danny Cruz broke the deadlock in Saturday night’s game against Toronto FC in the 51st minute after firing a shot across the face of goal and Stefan Frei and into the back corner of the net.

Cruz, who has had a bit of a quiet night, drove the ball in from the side of the pitch before firing in the solo goal.

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Half Time: All Square At 0-0 In Lethargic Half

1 Shot on Goal: The stat that says it best about the first half of soccer between the Houston Dynamo and Toronto FC. 45 minutes and there has only been one shot on goal, really.

Neither team had any chance on goal of substance, but the Dynamo were the better team in attack and managed to pressure Toronto’s defense, despite a lack of finishing. Most of the half’s action was contained in the center of the pitch as both teams struggled to build an attack and sting a series of passes together.

Here are you full stats from the first half:

Toronto FC
Shots 3, Shots on Goal 0, Fouls 7, Offside 0, Corner Kicks 1, Saves 1

Houston Dynamo
Shots 5, Shots on Goal 1, Fouls 4, Offside 0, Corner Kicks 2, Saves 0

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Game Stream: Dynamo Look For Positives Against Toronto FC

The Houston Dynamo host Toronto FC Saturday night in hopes of picking up points and some positive momentum in game one of a two game home stretch.  It could be tough going for Houston, who failed to register any meaningful shots in last weekend's draw against defending MLS Cup champions, Colorado Rapids.  Luckily for Houston, Toronto FC had a terror of a midweek match against the New York Red Bulls, losing 5-0 at home in a match that could have been much worse. 

Here are your starting line-ups for tonight's match.

Houston Dynamo:

F: Brian Ching (C)
F: Will Bruin
LM: Brad Davis
CAM: Je-Vaughn Watson
CDM: Geoff Cameron
RM: Danny Cruz
LB: Corey Ashe
CB: Jermaine Taylor
CB: Andre Hainault
RB: Kofi Sarkodie
GK: Tally Hall

Bench: Tyler Deric (GK), Bobby Boswell, Colin Clark, Hunter Freeman, Jason Garey, Lovel Palmer, Cam Weaver

Toronto FC:

F: Joao Plata
F: Alan Gordon
F: Jacob Peterson
M: Mikael Yourassowsky
M: Tony Tchani
M: Javier Martina
D: Danleigh Borman
D: Ty Harden
D: Richard Eckersley
D: Dan Gargan
GK: Stefan Frei

Bench: Milos Kocic (GK), Nathan Sturgis, Nick Soolsma, Donell Henry, Demitrius Omphroy, Matt Stinson, Gianluca Zavarise

 

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