Ngwenya helps Dynamo tie Rapids, 2-2

June 26, 2010 8:00:25 PM PDT
Joseph Ngwenya scored his first goal of the year to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-2 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Ngwenya tied it at 2 in the 80th minute, taking a centering pass from Brian Mullan in the middle of the box and scoring into the right side from 12 yards out.

Houston (5-7-2) ended a three-game losing streak in its return from a three-week World Cup break. Colorado (6-3-3) extended its season-high unbeaten streak to five.

Colorado took a 2-1 lead in the 71st minute on a Houston own goal off Jaime Smith's corner kick. Smith's corner deflected in off Lovel Palmer's left hip.

Danny Cruz gave Houston a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute with a left-footed shot from 30 yards out. Cruz took a centering pass from Corey Ashe and let Casey go by him before finding the left net with a hard shot.

Conor Casey tied it at 1 in the 45th minute with his third goal in four games and sixth of the season. Houston's Eddie Robinson lost the ball to Mehdi Ballouchy, who got it into the middle box for Casey. Casey drew goalkeeper Pat Onstad out of the box Casey chipped it in from 10 yards out.


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