Local boy Stuart Holden came on as a second-half substitute and provided a moment to remember, rifling a low shot into the net on his first touch for his first MLS goal and a vital equalizer after Andy Dorman’s deflected shot had given New England the lead. Despite a second-half red card to Wade Barrett, Houston held on for the win and a 10-game unbeaten streak.
NE Revolution (6-6-7) vs. Houston Dynamo (8-3-7)
July 22, 2006 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
NE -- Own goal (Craig Waibel) 60
HOU -- Stuart Holden 1 (Alejandro Moreno 4, Ricardo Clark 2) 63
New England Revolution -- Matt Reis, Jay Heaps, Michael Parkhurst, James Riley, Clint Dempsey, Andy Dorman, Shalrie Joseph, Jeff Larentowicz, Steve Ralston, Pat Noonan (Joe Franchino 68), Taylor Twellman.
Substitutes Not Used: Doug Warren, Kyle Brown, Jose Cancela, Avery John, Tony Lochhead, Willie Sims.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Ryan Cochrane, Eddie Robinson, Craig Waibel, Wade Barrett (Stuart Holden 72), Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan (Kelly Gray 78), Brian Ching, Alejandro Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Chris Aloisi, Ronald Cerritos, Mpho Moloi, Chris Wondolowski.
NE -- Andy Dorman (caution; Tackle from Behind) 18
NE -- Michael Parkhurst (caution; Tackle from Behind) 30
HOU -- Wade Barrett (caution; Reckless Foul) 33
HOU -- Brad Davis (caution; Reckless Foul) 35
NE -- Jay Heaps (ejection; Tackle from Behind) 52
HOU -- Ricardo Clark (caution; Persistent Infringement) 66
HOU -- Wade Barrett (ejection; Second Caution) 72
HOU -- Brian Ching (caution; Tackle from Behind) 84
gameSumLabel">Referee: Michael Kennedy
gameSumLabel">Referee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar; Steven Taylor
gameSumLabel">4th official: Oscar Ortiz
Weather: Cloudyand-92 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial