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Full Time: Donovan Drops Dynamo With Penalty Kick

A last-minute, first-half penalty kick by Landon Donovan was all LA needed to drop a poor Dynamo team. It was a lackluster night all around as both teams were clearly playing with one eye on the weekend’s action, but LA made better work of its chances and managed the win and all three points.

The Dynamo never seemed to get out of third gear and a lack of scoring chances was obvious. Koke and Bruin started the match for Houston, but the service to the forwards was poor and neither player was able to make a substantial difference in the match.

Landon Donovan continued to haul the Galaxy on his back and managed to have the only goal, despite having a quiet night.

It’s hard to give any Dynamo player a Man Of The Match award when the team loses, but Tally Hall came up with a few solid saves and seems to be most deserving. Andre Hainault also had another ironman performance and held together the back line throughout the night.

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