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                    === Barnes lifts Dynamo over Galaxy ===
 
 Houston,  TX  (SportsNetwork.com) -  A second-half goal  from Giles Barnes was
 enough  to lift the Houston Dynamo to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy at
 BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday.
 
 After  a first half that saw the Galaxy get the better of the chances and fail
 to  capitalize, Barnes made the most of a mistake from Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime
 Penedo to score the lone goal in the 61st minute.
 
 Houston  has now  claimed  three wins  from  its last  four  games, while  the
 Galaxy's winless streak has reached four matches.
 
 Los  Angeles  had the better of  the play in  the first 45 minutes, but Dynamo
 goalkeeper  Tally Hall kept  his team level with a fine stop on Juninho before
 defender  David Horst came to his rescue in the 39th minute by clearing a shot
 from A.J. DeLaGarza off the goal line.
 
 Andrew  Driver  struck the  post after being  picked out by  a cross from Omar
 Cummings  for Houston,  but just three minutes later, Penedo came off his line
 and  was beaten to the ball by Mark Sherrod, allowing him to feed Barnes for a
 first-time finish.
 
 Substitute  Raul Mendiola went close with a shot from outside the penalty area
 as  the  Galaxy attempted to  find an equalizer,  while Robbie Keane spurned a
 late  chance  as well when  he fired  into the outside  of the net after being
 played into the area by Gyasi Zardes.
 
 
 05/17 22:34:47 ET

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