Brian Ching's 13th-minute goal was enough to help the Houston Dynamo earn a place in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory against CD Luis Angel Firpo on Wednesday night.
The Dynamo defense rebounded well from its Western Conference playoff loss to the New York Red Bulls to post a shutout in a must-win match as goalkeeper Pat Onstad recorded five saves.
Houston, which finished second in its group behind Mexican side UNAM Pumas, will now take part in the Champions League quarterfinals in February against a yet-to-be determined opponent. The Dynamo will either face CD Marathon, Santos Laguna or Atlante in the quarterfinals.
The Dynamo was the only MLS team to reach the quarterfinals, joining USL sides Montreal and Puerto Rico in the last eight.
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