Saturday, June 30, 2012

Philadelphia Union fall to Houston Dynamo on late goal by Brian Ching

Brian Ching came off the bench to score
the winning goal against Philadelphia.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis-
La Vita Loco Photography
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2012, TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 30, 2012) Brad Davis scored his fourth goal of the season to lead the Houston Dynamo to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union in a Saturday evening match at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Davis drilled the ball from the top of the box, on a pass from Macoumba Kandji, to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead.
Also assisting on the play was Honduras international player Boniek Garcia.

Garcia came into the game in the 19th minute and fed the ball to Kandji whom passed it to Davis for the score.
He was making his first appearance for the Dynamo and first practiced with his teammates this past Thursday.

The goal was Davis’ 25th regular season goal for Houston, moving him past Dwayne De Rosario into second place on the all-time Dynamo scoring list.

Philadelphia came back one minute into the second half when Keon Daniel took the ball from 25 yards out and knocked in a left-footed goal to tie the score.

The final goal of the game was scored by Brian Ching, who came off the bench in the 74th minute to replace Will Bruin.
In the 83rd minute, Ching was pushed in the back by Union midfielder Gabriel Farfan as both players were fighting for position.

Ching was awarded a penalty kick which resulted in the goal when the shot struck the underside of the crossbar and ricocheted into the back of the net.
The winning goal was Ching’s second of the year and 79th regular season goal of his career.

In team statistics, the Dynamo had ten shots on goal as apposed to eight for the Union.
With the win, the Dynamo raised their season record to 6-5-5 which places them in fifth in the Eastern Division.

The Union dropped to 3-9-2 which kept them steady in ninth place in the same division.

The Dynamo will have a short practice on Monday as they prepare for a Tuesday evening match again the Chicago Fire.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT and will feature post-game fireworks as the Dynamo honor the U.S. Armed Forces with Military Appreciation Night.

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