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Davis engineers stunning Houston win over Sporting KC
by Paul Kennedy, August 30th, 2014 4:14AM

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[MLS: Week 25] The Houston Dynamo was not bothered by an 80-minute weather delay, stunning defending champion Sporting Kansas City with a 3-1 triumph that put it back in the running for a playoff berth. The game marked the second time in a week Sporting KC gave up three goals and fell at Sporting Park.

MLS WEEK 25: Results:
Friday, August 29
Sporting KC 1 Houston 3.
HOU: Will Bruin 35
SKC: Dom Dwyer (Benny Feilhaber) 54
HOU: David Horst (Brad Davis) 62
HOU: Ricardo Clark (Brad Davis) 67
Att.: 20,332.

Brad Davis set up David Horst and Ricardo Clark for goals on headers with excellent free kicks five minutes apart after Dom Dwyer had equalized with his 17th goal of the season, one shy of the club record.

Horst and Clark were both left unmarked on their goals. (Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes said afterwards he could have scored Horst's goal, such was the room the defender was given.) The sudden turn of events modeled Sporting KC's meltdown against D.C. United, which scored three goals in eight minutes en route to a 3-0 win.

A knee injury forced Houton keeper Tally Hall to leave the game with a 3-1 lead, but Homegrown product Tyler Deric came on and made two saves to preserve the win, the first by the Dynamo in Kansas City since a 2-0 win in the 2011 Eastern Conference Final.

The Dynamo moved to within three points of fifth-place New York in the Eastern Conference. Sporting KC would have moved back into first place in the Eastern Conference with a win. Instead, D.C. United can open up a four-point lead if it beats the Red Bulls Sunday with their game in hand on SKC.



MLS WEEK 25: Results:
Wednesday, August 27
LA Galaxy 4 D.C. United 1.
LA: Alan Gordon 2
LA: Omar Gonzalez (Landon Donovan) 24
LA: Baggio Husidic (A.J. DeLaGarza, Landon Donovan) 45+1
DC: own goal 58
LA: Landon Donovan pen. 75
Att.: 16,044.

MLS WEEK 25: Schedule:
Saturday, August 30

4 p.m. ET
Seattle vs. Colorado
5 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. New England
7:30 p.m. ET
Montreal vs. Columbus
8:30 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. FC Dallas
10:30 p.m. ET
San Jose vs. Real Salt Lake
Vancouver vs. Portland
Sunday, August 31
2:30 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. New York, NBCSN
8 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. LA Galaxy, UDN

MLS Standings:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA

43 D.C. United 13-8-4 40/30
42 Sporting KC
12-8-6 37/29
33 Toronto FC 9-8-6 35/36
33 Columbus
8-8-9 35/32
31 New York 7-7-10 39/36
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30 New England 9-12-3 31/36
30 Philadelphia 7-9-9 40/41
28 Houston 8-13-4 28/46
26 Chicago
4-6-14 31/37
17 Montreal 4-15-5 25/45

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
45 Seattle 14-7-3 43/33
42 FC Dallas 12-7-6 45/33
42 Real Salt Lake
11-5-9 39/30
43 LA Galaxy 12-5-7 45/27
33 Vancouver 7-5-12 33/31
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30 Colorado 8-11-6 37/39
30 Portland 7-8-10 41/43
25 San Jose 6-10-7 28/32
24 Chivas USA 6-12-6 21/37
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
20 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
17 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
14 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
13 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
11 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
11 Sebastien Le Toux, Philadelphia
11 Joao Plata, Real Salt Lake
10 Will Bruin, Houston
10 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
10 Obafemi Martins, Seattle
10 Gyasi Zardes, LA Galaxy
10 Chris Wondolowski


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