HOUSTON(AP) -- Danny Cruz scored his first career goal and Dominic
Oduro added another to help the Houston Dynamo defeat struggling
D.C. United, 2-0 on Saturday night.
Cruz gave Houston (5-4-1) a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute when he
received a pass on the right from Luis Landin, took it into the
upper right box and let it fly from 14 yards out. The shot found
the back of the net just inside the far post.
Oduro made it 2-0 in the 55th minute, getting a pass from the
right to the center of the box from Landin and sending a
one-timer into the upper center net.
D.C. United (1-8-0), which lost its third straight, didn't
threaten until second-half stoppage time when Rodney Wallace
crashed the net, trying to send in a rebound. Houston goalkeeper
Tally Hall made the stop, one of two saves he made in his first
Troy Perkins finished with seven saves for D.C. United.