Houston with 38.0 percent of the possessions made the most of each one. With LAG out of their rhythm early, the Dynamo took advantage early. In the 9th minute, centerback Raul Rodriguez stepped onto an errant Galaxy pass at midfield and sent a perfect ball down the left flank to Brad Davis. The Dynamo captain worked his way towards the box drawing one defender and freezing another as he looked for an opening. Forward Will Bruin with a well-timed run into the box connected with Davis’ service and put away his ninth goal of the season for a 1-0 lead. It was the second time the fourth year forward has scored inside the ten minute mark this season.