Brad Davis had a goal and an assist, and the Houston Dynamo set an MLS record for longest home unbeaten streak in all competitions with...
HOUSTON — Brad Davis had a goal and an assist, and the Houston Dynamo set an MLS record for longest home unbeaten streak in all competitions with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on Sunday.
Houston (4-2-0) has not lost a home game across all competitions in 35 matches. The previous record was set by Real Salt Lake from 2009-11. Houston also tied the MLS record for longest regular-season home unbeaten streak at 29 games set by Real Salt Lake in the same stretch. Houston last lost at home on June 18, 2011.
“The streak means a lot because it means that we are playing well at home,” Davis said. “You always want to defend your home turf, and every other team will say the same thing. But we take a lot of pride in this and playing here. … It’s a lot of fun to be on this team, and you know what you are getting every week — a lot of work and a lot of dedication.”
Davis scored the winner in the 81st minute, sending a line drive from 25 yards out on the right inside the near post.
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Chicago (1-4-1) had a chance to tie late, but Jeff Larentowicz narrowly missed converting off a free kick in the 84th minute, heading it off the crossbar from outside the 6-yard box.
“We had chances, but we need to limit the goals,” Chicago coach Frank Klopas said. “We have given up easy goals out of situations, and that hurts you.”
Other MLS games
At Timbers 1, Earthquakes 0
Will Johnson scored on a free kick in the 78th minute as Portland (2-3-1) handed San Jose (2-3-2) a loss before 20,674 at Jeld-Wen Field.
Crew 1, at Impact 1
Marco Di Vaio and Domenic Oduro traded goals four minutes apart in the second half, and Montreal and Columbus played to a 1-1 tie in a game that was delayed a day by a snowstorm.
The Impact (4-1-1) remained unbeaten at home (2-0-1), while Columbus (2-1-3) has not lost in four straight.
• Manchester City reached the FA Cup final by beating defending champion Chelsea 2-1 in a free-flowing game at Wembley.
Goals by Samir Nasri in the 35th minute and Sergio Aguero in the 47th built a 2-0 lead, and Demba Ba pulled the Blues back into the game with an acrobatic finish in the 66th. Ba wasted his team’s best chance to tie it when he fired straight at goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon from close range minutes later. “It is another great day for the club,” City captain Vincent Kompany said. “We never doubted the fact that we wanted to win trophies.”
City will be a huge favorite in the May 11 final against Wigan.
• American forward Jozy Altidore scored his third hat trick of the season during a 10-minute span of the first half and raised his goals total to 28 in AZ Almaar’s 6-0 rout of Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie.