Playing in the first game of a doubleheader at Reliant Stadium before a crowd of 70,550, the Dynamo dominated possession in the first half against the Galaxy but could not capitalize. Santino Quaranta, acquired by the Galaxy the day before, scored the game’s only goal with a second-half volley, and Eddie Robinson had a late goal disallowed as the Dynamo fell 1-0.
LA Galaxy (6-10-5) vs. Houston Dynamo (8-5-8)
August 09, 2006 -- Reliant Stadium, Houston TX
LA -- Santino Quaranta 1 (unassisted) 69
LA Galaxy -- Kevin Hartman, Chris Albright, Ugo Ihemelu, Ante Jazic, Troy Roberts, Josh Gardner (Santino Quaranta 58), Quavas Kirk (Alan Gordon 84), Paulo Nagamura, Peter Vagenas, Landon Donovan, Herculez Gomez (Cobi Jones 59).
Substitutes Not Used: Steve Cronin, Kyle Martino, Kyle Veris, John Wolyniec.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Ryan Cochrane (Kevin Goldthwaite 92+), Eddie Robinson, Craig Waibel (Kelly Gray 76), Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Stuart Holden (Adrian Serioux 76), Brian Mullan, Brian Ching, Alejandro Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Chris Aloisi, Ronald Cerritos, Chris Wondolowski.
LA -- Peter Vagenas (caution; Tackle from Behind) 40
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Dissent) 55
LA -- Josh Gardner (caution; Reckless Foul) 56
LA -- Ante Jazic (caution; Reckless Foul) 61
gameSumLabel">Referee: Ricardo Salazar
gameSumLabel">Referee's Assistants: David Bragg; Kyle Borne
gameSumLabel">4th official: Jair Marrufo
Weather: Clear-and-96 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial