Davis scores late, gives Dynamo advantage over Santos in CCL

Davis scores late, gives Dynamo advantage over Santos in CCL

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Davis scores late, gives Dynamo advantage over Santos in CCL

Ricardo Clark

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The Houston Dynamo were on the verge of having to head to Mexico needing a win to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Then Brad Davis stepped up in a huge way.

Davis scored an 89th-minute goal for the Dynamo to give them a 1-0 victory over Santos Laguna in the first leg of their quarterfinal series at BBVA Compass Stadium on Tuesday night. Davis, who entered the game at halftime, netted after a well-worked passing sequence with Corey Ashe, giving Houston the advantage before next week’s decisive leg in Estadio Corona in Torreon, Mexico.

The Dynamo were without head coach Dominic Kinnear for the match due to suspension, but that did not them from improving to 6-2-2 in CCL play as hosts. Houston has scored 17 times while giving up just eight goals during that span.

Santos Laguna will host the second leg next Wednesday, but the Dynamo should be well-rested as they are off during this weekend’s round of MLS action.

The winner of this series will meet either Tigres UANL or the Seattle Sounders in the semifinals.

What did you think of the Dynamo’s 1-0 win over Santos Laguna? Do you see Houston reaching the semifinals? How much of an added benefit is it that they are off this weekend from MLS play?

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