Posted on August 23, 2012
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – On its eighth try, the Houston Dynamo finally won a CONCACAF Champions League road match.
Powered by goals from Brian Ching, Cam Weaver and Je-Vaughn Watson, the Dynamo registered a 3-1 Group 3 triumph over CD FAS in the competition on Wednesday night.
FAs has lost two consecutive games, being outscored, 6-1.
The Dynamo had lost three of its last four road CCL encounters as it struck for a 2-0 advantage by the 20th minute.
In the 12th minute, Colin Clark served a ball into the penalty area where Ching beat goalkeeper Luis Contreras with a downward header from the edge of the six-yard box.
In the 19th minute, Kofi Sarkodie was freed down the right side after trading passes with Watson. Weaver then latched onto his cross to head the ball home from eight yards.
FAS’s best first half scoring chance was a low shot from Alejandro Bentos in the second minute of stoppage time, but that goal did not count because he was ruled to be offside.
Dynamo reserve goalkeeper Tyler Deric made a diving save to his left to save a low left-footed shot by Alexander Larin from 24 yards in the 53rd minute.
In the 60th minute, Houston made it 3-0 lead as Watson headed in Nathan Sturgis’ corner kick.
FAS finally scored in the 64th minute as second-half substitute Jonathan Aguila flicked a close-range shot past Deric.
The Dynamo will try to make it two straight on the road vs. Olimpia (Honduras) at Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino on Thursday, Aug. 30. FAS will face the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium in its next CONCACAF Champions League encounter on Sept. 20.
Brian Ching scored a first-half goal for Houston. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Central America, El Salvador, North America, U.S.A.
Tags: Brian Ching, Cam Weaver, CD FAS< CONCACAF, Champions League, Houston Dynamo, Je-Vaughn Watson, Tyler Deric