Philadelphia Union Down Houston Dynamo 1-0 in Major League Soccer Action

The Philadelphia Union jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute over the Houston Dynamo and held onto the lead to give Houston its first home season-opener loss in club history.

The score came on a short kick by defender Danny Califf when Sheanon Williams throw deep to the Dynamo side, taking them by surprise.

While the Dynamo tried to regroup, Sebastian Le Toux shot from five yards out, hitting the crossbar.

Califf got the ricochet and chipped it in for the game’s only score.

The entire game was very physical, with three yellow cards issued in the game; Philadelphia’ Carlos Ruiz in the 20th minute for a reckless foul and Houston’s Brad Davis (22nd minute) and Califf (44th minute) for reckless tackles.

To start the second half, the game was lost on local television and monitors in the stadium as the power supplying the transmission truck went out, and the signal was lost. It was back o...

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