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Houston-Revolution final: 1-0

Posted by Frank Dell'Apa, Globe Staff  April 17, 2011 06:28 PM

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Final score, Houston-Revolution 1-0:The Dynamo (2-1-2, 7 points) defeated the Revolution (1-2-3, 6 points) for the first time in Houston. The Revolution were shut out for the second successive game, and have scored only once in the last 338 minutes of play.

Second half, 87th minute, Houston-Revolution 1-0:Hunter Freeman got the last touch after a corner kick hit the bar, giving the Dynamo the lead in a game against the Revolution for the first time at home since the team moved from San Jose in 2006.

Second half, 75th minute, Houston-Revolution 0-0:Revolution defender Franco Coria went just over the bar from behind the center circle, the shot traveling about 65 yards.

Second half, 58th minute, Houston-Revolution 0-0:Revolution forward Zack Schilawski cleared a slow-rolling Dynamo shot off the line, then Bobby Boswell hit the bar off a throw-in.

Second half, 47th minute, Houston-Revolution 0-0:Matt Reis held a point-blank left-foot shot from Will Bruin.

End of first half, Houston-Revolution 0-0:The Revolution's 4-3-2-1 setup has the potential to open things up offensively. But the Revolution appear vulnerable defensively. The midfield, lacking starters Shalrie Joseph and Pat Phelan, lost possession, leading to Houston threats. And the Revolution back line struggled with long balls and crosses, partly because of a strong wind in the opening half.

First half, 44th minute, Houston-Revolution 0-0:Danny Cruz wins a corner as Houston pressures in the final minute of the half.

First half, 18th minute, Houston-Revolution 0-0:Houston's Will Bruin headed a Cam Weaver far post cross just wide. The Revolution were able to gain possession in the midfield in a 4-3-2-1 alignment. Rajko Lekic appears strong enough to hold off defenders with his back to goal, his quickness poses a a threat.

First half, 10th minute, Houston-Revolution 0-0:The Dynamo had an early chance as Revolution defender A.J. Soares cleared a Will Bruin shot off the line in the fourth minute.

Kickoff for the Houston Dynamo-Revolution game is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday at Robertson Stadium in Houston.
Starting lineups:
HOUSTON: Hall; Freeman, Boswell, Hainault, Ashe; Cruz, Cameron, Palmer, Davis; Weaver, Bruin.
REVOLUTION: Reis; Alston, Coria, Soares, Barnes; Boggs, McCarthy, Tierney; Perovic, Schilawski; Lekic.
Referee: Alex Prus.

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