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Dynamic Dube leads way

His goal powers Revolution to win

Associated Press / July 26, 2009

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Kheli Dube scored in the 76th minute and the Revolution beat Houston, 1-0, last night, sending the Dynamo to their first home loss of the season.

The Revolution (6-5-5, 23 points) extended their unbeaten streak to three games, moved them within three points of fourth-place Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference, and avenged a 2-0 loss to Houston May 3.

The Dynamo (9-5-5, 32) head into the All-Star game with the league’s best record.

Steve Ralston took a pass on the upper right box from Kevin Alston and forced Houston goalie Pat Onstad (five saves) off his line before feeding Dube in front for his third goal of the season.

The Revolution’s Matt Reis made eight saves, including a jumping stop to bat Houston’s Julius James’s header in the 91st minute, to earn his fifth shutout of the season.

Galaxy 1, Wizards 1 - David Beckham earned his first assist since rejoining Los Angeles, setting up Landon Donovan’s first-half equalizer in a draw with host Kansas City.

The Galaxy had a four-match winning streak snapped. Kansas City is winless over its last three matches and 1-2-4 over the past seven.

Beckham, who was fined $1,000 by Major League Soccer Friday for a verbal altercation with a home fan at halftime of a friendly against AC Milan last weekend, heard a mix of boos and cheers from the soldout crowd of 11,906 every time he took a corner kick. The mix was loudest, though, after his assist on Donovan’s goal in the 33d minute. Beckham fed the ball through the middle to Donovan, who made a 10-yard run before launching a low shot past Kevin Hartman from just outside the penalty arc.

Crew 3, FC Toronto 2 - Jason Garey scored in second-half stoppage time and Columbus set an MLS record by extending its home unbeaten streak to 19 matches with a victory over Toronto FC.

The Crew (7-3-9) overcame a 2-1 deficit to improve to 13-0-6 at Crew Stadium since a 2-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes June 7, 2008. The Earthquakes held the previous mark of 18, spanning the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

Rapids 4, Red Bulls 0 - Host Colorado rolled past New York, which tied its league record by extending its winless streak to 12 games.

The Red Bulls (2-15-4), a season after reaching the MLS Cup final, lost their fifth straight and have gone 0-10-2 since beating San Jose, 4-1, May 8. They have been outscored, 26-7, during the winless streak.

United 2, Earthquakes 2 - Ryan Johnson and Cornell Glen scored and host San Jose rallied from two down for the tie. Christian Gomez scored twice for United in the first 21 minutes.

Fire 0, Sounders 0 - Jon Busch made five saves, two on consecutive point-blank tries by Nate Jaqua during the first half, to help Chicago earn a draw in Seattle.

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