Posted on September 21, 2012
HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo put on a smashing show at home, striking four times en route to a 4-0 Group 3 triumph over CD FAS in the CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday night.
The win moved the Major League Soccer team atop the group with seven points and eliminated the El Salvadoran side from quarterfinal contention. Olimpia (four) will play at FAS next week before the Dynamo hosts the Honduran team in the finale on Oct. 23.
The Dynamo extended its home unbeaten streak to 22 games in all competitions, 15 in a row since BBVA Compass Stadium opened on May 12. FAS, winless in five of its last six games, dropped its fifth consecutive CCL encounter as it has been outscored, 10-1. The El Salvadoran side was shut out for the fifth time in seven CCL matches.
Giles Barnes, Bobby Boswell, Cam Weaver and Calen Carr scored for the hosts as Colin Clark created two goals.
The Dynamo, which made nine changes to its lineup it started in Friday’s 1-1 tie with Sporting Kansas City, struck first when goalkeeper Tyler Deric’s drive up field was headed down to Barnes, who dribbled in from the top of the defensive third and beat goalkeeper Daniel Arroyo with a left-footed shot inside the right post from 25 yards.
Houston doubled its lead in the 44th minute when Clark curled a free kick from the right side into the goalkeepers box, where Boswell headed it into the far post.
Four minutes into the second half, Weaver made it 3-0 when he attempted to head Clark’s cross to Brian Ching in front of the net. Elder Figueroa got a leg on it to intercept, but tapped it back to Weaver, who scored his first goal of the season.
Weaver set up the final goal in the 78th minute, heading a high ball to Carr, who chipped a sprawled Arroyo from the edge of the six.
Photo: Bobby Boswell scored for Houston. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Central America, Champions League, El Salvador, Honduras, U.S.A.
Tags: Bobby Boswell, Calen Carr, Cam Weaver, CD FAS, CONCACAF Champions League, Giles Barnes, Houston Dynamo, Olimpia