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                      === Dynamo, Galaxy clash at BBVA ===
 
 Houston,  TX  (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston  Dynamo will aim for a rebound
 performance  on  Saturday when the  club hosts the  Los Angeles Galaxy at BBVA
 Compass Stadium.
 
 Houston  won its second consecutive match back on May 7 with a 1-0 result over
 the Columbus Crew, but the club was unable to carry over the positive momentum
 and were punished, 5-2, by Real Salt Lake last weekend.
 
 RSL  did their  damage in the first  half with Javier Morales scoring twice in
 the  first  17 minutes and  Alvaro Saborio scoring before  the break to take a
 commanding lead over the Dynamo.
 
 Mark  Sherrod made  it 2-1  in the  22nd minute,  but Saborio  made it  3-1 in
 the 32nd minute. Sherrod completed his brace in the 56th minute to make it 3-2
 in  the 56th minute,  but Salt Lake added two more goals with the extra man as
 Luke  Mulholland and Morales scored inside the final 12 minutes to wrap up all
 three points.
 
 "I don't think we did ourselves any favors at the beginning," goalkeeper Tally
 Hall said of his team's slow start. "We didn't really recover well. We need to
 do  a  better job. We're going  to make mistakes,  but it's not that we're not
 going to play well. We need to take a deep breath and fight better than we did
 in the first half."
 
 "I put the team in a bad spot to have to play down to 10 men," said midfielder
 Servando  Carrasco, who was shown a straight red card in the first half. "If I
 just  stay  on my  feet that probably  doesn't happen. I  have to apologize to
 every single guy in the locker room because that's completely my fault and not
 theirs. I could've avoided that situation altogether."
 
 Los  Angeles, meanwhile,  is  coming off  a thrilling  1-1  draw with  Western
 Conference rivals the Portland Timbers last week at Providence Park.
 
 It  was a tight  affair throughout the 90 minutes and it remained scoreless as
 the clock ticked into stoppage time.
 
 The  Galaxy  opened the scoring  in the second minute  of stoppage time when a
 long  throw-in  from Dan  Gargan bounced  in the  box and  was nodded into the
 bottom right corner by an alert Robbie Keane.
 
 LA  had  a chance to  make it 2-0  in the fourth  minute of stoppage time when
 Juninho broke in on goal alone following a Portland turnover. Darlington Nagbe
 raced  back to catch  Juninho and knock him to the ground, but the foul wasn't
 given.
 
 Portland then came right back to equalize just moments later when Will Johnson
 found  Diego  Valeri  alone  on  the  right side  of  the  penalty  area.  The
 Argentine's  strike slipped  under Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo and into the
 far corner to put the sides on level terms.
 
 Galaxy  head coach  Bruce Arena  voiced his  displeasure with  referee Armando
 Villarreal's non-call:
 
 "Our  team played  very well,  but the  referee has  to give  us that  call on
 Juninho.  It's at least a foul or a yellow card or red card. We have to manage
 the  game better at the end, we had five minutes of extra time, but listen, we
 fell  asleep at the end of the game. A bunch of guys can do better on the last
 play, but we played very well and should have walked away with three points."
 
 The  teams met once  last season, on May 5 at BBVA Compass Stadium and Houston
 came away with a 1-0 win courtesy of a goal from Andrew Driver.
 
 
 05/16 16:54:46 ET

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