Sunday, September 28, 2014

Houston Dynamo keep playoff hopes alive with 2-0 win over Chicago

Omar Cummings (7) gets the Houston Dynamo on the  scoreboard
in the 15th minute with his second goal of the season.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By  Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (September 28, 2014) The Houston Dynamo kept their playoff hopes alive on Sunday, September 28, 2014 with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire in front of 20,262 fans at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The Dynamo is currently in eighth place in Eastern Division of Major league Soccer with five games remaining in the 2014 season.

With the win, they erased their season record to 10-13-6 for 36 points. Philadelphia is currently in seventh place with 38 points and sixth place is held by Toronto with 42 points. D.C. United leads the Eastern Division with a 15-9-6 record and 51 points.

In the 15th minute, midfielder Ricardo Clark deftly gets by his defender and comes across the pitch, feeding it to forward Omar Cummings. The fleet-footed Cummings, who hails from Old Harbor, Jamaica, quickly split his two defenders and sent the ball into the goal past goalkeeper Sean Johnson.

It was the Cummings’ second goal of the season and 40th of his MLS career.

The Dynamo doubled their lead in the 67th minute when midfielder Brad Davis and defender Kofi Sarkodie teamed up to feed Boniek Garcia the ball for the score. Davis crossed the ball to Sarkodie, who quickly headed it to Garcia for the score.

The goal was the Honduran’s second of the season and the 62nd of his career. The assists were Davis’ tenth and Sarkodie’s third of the season.

The Chicago Fire fell to 5-8-16 (31 points) with the shutout loss and remain in ninth place in the division

Next on tap for Houston is a 6 p.m. road game against the New York Red Bull on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

They will play Toronto on the road on Wednesday, October 8 before returning home on Sunday, October 12 to face New England. 

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