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Bruin Double Not Enough, DC United Defeat Dynamo 3-2

Will Bruin netted a double in DC but it wasn't enough to overtake DC United who won 3-2.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28:  Maicon Santos #29 of D.C. United battles for the ball against Adam Moffat #16 of the Houston Dynamo during a game at RFK Stadium on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Maicon Santos #29 of D.C. United battles for the ball against Adam Moffat #16 of the Houston Dynamo during a game at RFK Stadium on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The Houston Dynamo fell to D.C. United, 3-2, Saturday night at RFK Stadium. A combined four goals were scored in the second half for the second consecutive Dynamo game. Houston forward Will Bruin scored two goals – both tying the game – before D.C. striker Maicon Santos produced his second goal of the night, a 70th-minute header for the winning tally.

Bruin has scored four goals in his last three games and is one goal shy of equaling his 2011 total from his rookie season. Bruin’s first goal came on 50 minutes as he received a great cross from defender Jermaine Taylor and volleyed the equalizer into the side of the net.

Houston feel behind again when former Dynamo player Dwayne De Rosario curled in a cross that skipped in the middle of the area and bounced off the inside of the post and into the net for a 2-1 United lead.

Bruin evened the score five minutes later after Corey Ashe fed Bruin five yards outside of the D.C. penalty area. Bruin took a touch and ripped a shot that D.C. goalkeeper Joe Willis dove in front of, but it slipped under his grasp for the tying goal.

Tally Hall kept Houston in the game in the 82nd minute. De Rosario made a long run from inside his own half and ended up with a great opportunity from the center of the penalty area, but Hall saved his low shot.

Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis made a return to the field after missing two games with a left calf strain and played the final 28 minutes.

Corey Ashe made his 175th appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions, becoming the third Houston player to reach 175.

Brian Ching made his 150th start for Houston in all competitions to become the fourth Dynamo player to start 150 matches.

Geoff Cameron has played full time in 36 consecutive MLS matches (playoffs included) since he last missed a game on May 4, 2011. The defender has played 3,216 consecutive MLS minutes.

D.C. United had more shots (13-11) than Houston but the Dynamo held a 53%-47% possession advantage.

Scoring Summary:

D.C. – Maicon Santos 5 (Chris Pontius, Brandon McDonald) 11

HOU – Will Bruin 3 (Jermaine Taylor) 50

D.C. – Dwayne De Rosario 1 (Daniel Woolard) 54

HOU – Will Bruin 4 (Corey Ashe) 59

D.C. – Maicon Santos 6 (Daniel Woolard) 70

Houston Dynamo – Tally Hall; Andre Hainault (Brad Davis 72), Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Jermaine Taylor; Je-Vaughn Watson (Calen Carr 59), Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Corey Ashe (Kofi Sarkodie 82); Brian Ching, Will Bruin

Substitutes not used: Tyler Deric, Nathan Sturgis, Macoumba Kandji, Cam Weaver

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Will Bruin 7); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Will Bruin 3); FOULS: 10 (Corey Ashe 2, Andre Hainault 2, Adam Moffat 2, Calen Carr 2); OFFSIDES: 3 (Brian Ching 2); CORNER KICKS: 1 (Corey Ashe 11 Brad Davis, 1, Adam Moffat 1) SAVES: 4 (Tally Hall 4)

D.C. United – Joe Willis; Robbie Russell, Brandon McDonald, Emiliano Dudar (Marcelo Saragosa 45), Daniel Woolard; Danny Cruz (Andy Najar 65), Perry Kitchen, Nick DeLeon, Dwayne De Rosario; Maicon Santos, Chris Pontius (Lewis Neal 83)

Substitutes not used: Hamdi Salihi, Chris Korb, Branko Boskovic, Bill Hamid

Misconduct Summary 
D.C. – Danny Cruz (caution) 32; Dwayne De Rosario (caution) 63 HOU – Corey Ashe (caution) 64; Calen Carr (93)

The Dynamo will play the final game of their franchise-record seven-game road trip on Wednesday, May 9 when they meet the New York Red Bulls. The match will begin at 6 p.m. CT and can be seen Fox Sports Houston Plus. The match can be heard on SportsTalk 790 AM and La Ranchera 850 AM.

Next Match: Wednesday, May 9, 6 p.m. CT – Dynamo at New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.

Next Home Match: Saturday, May 12, 3:30 p.m. – Dynamo vs. D.C. United, BBVA Compass Stadium

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