DCU down and out against Houston

DCU down and out against Houston
May 8, 2013, 9:15 pm
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De Rosario: 'We can't keep doing that to ourselves'

Game in a nutshell: Houston jumped out to an early lead at RFK, scoring twice in the first 28 minutes on defensive breakdowns. 

In the 16th minute, Dejan Jakovic failed to thwart Will Bruin on a break away, drawing Bill Hamid far from his net to challenge. As the keeper slid, Bruin easily lofted the ball over him to put the Dynamo up 1-0.

Just 12 minutes later Jakovic and Hamid combined once again to spell disaster. As Jakovic played the ball back to his keeper, Hamid rushed his clearing attempt and sent a weak kick right to Bruin, who was waiting at the edge of the box. This time when Hamid came out to challenge Houston's striker skipped it over to Giles Barnes, who drilled it into the open net. 

United's attempts to mount an offensive push in the second half proved short lived despite an excellent opportunity in the 63rd minute stopped by some even better back up goalie work by Dynamo defenseman Kofi Sarkodie. Dwayne De Rosario came away frustrated after his attempts to get his team on the board off a corner were cut short not once but -questionably- twice when Sarkodie jumped into the net to turn away the pair of shots. 

Houston's offense, meanwhile, wasn't finished as they picked up two more strikes late in the second half to deliver DCU their most lopsided loss of the season.

Streak continues: The 4-0 loss marked United's sixth straight and their sixth shutout of the season. 

You again: In just his seventh appearance against DCU Bruin recorded his seventh and eighth goals against the club. Bruin also had an assist on Barnes' goal in the 28th minute and Andrew Driver's in the 88th, leaving his finger print on each Houston tally of the evening. 

Up next: United will have two days to lick their wounds before heading to Dallas on Saturday to face the number one team in the MLS. FC Dallas has six wins, three draws and just one loss this season and lead the league in points per game at 2.1. 

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