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By ADAM SERRANO
CARSON, CALIF- Goals from Brad Davis and Adrian Serioux in the first ten minutes of the match helped the Houston Dynamo beat Chivas USA, 2-0, at the Home Depot Center on Saturday night.
The Rojiblancos were behind the eight ball in the first four minutes when a Blair Gavin miscue was intercepted by the Dynamo and played up field. The cross found the boot of midfielder Brad Davis who did a superb job of looping the effort over Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton.
The Dynamo put the nail in the coffin only four minutes later when a Brad Davis corner kick found the head of defender Adrian Serioux. The goal was set up by a beautiful screen by Craig Waibel of Jonathan Bornstein that allowed Serioux the time to fire the shot past Thornton.
After the goal, Chivas USA's chances towards net were few and far between. The best chance for the Rojiblancos was not until the 84th minute when a Sacha Kljestan strike from distance went just over the net of Houston goal keeper Pat Onstad, but by then the match was far out of reach.
After the quick goals, the Rojiblancos were unable to generate any offense as the Dynamo preferred to bunker down and allow Chivas USA to chase the game. A task which proved too great for the young squad.
Chivas USA falls to 3-4-1 on the year with the result and will now travel to Columbus next weekend. The task is no easier for the victorius Dynamo who are now 4-3-1 on the season. Houston will continue their road swing with a visit to Rio Tinto Stadium to take on Real Salt Lake on Thursday.
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