CHESTER, Pa.—Andre Hainault and Calen Carr scored in the first half to lift the Houston Dynamo past the Philadelphia Union 2-1 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday night.
Carr's goal in the 30th minute snapped a 1-all tie and ultimately gave the Dynamo the edge in this series heading to Thursday night's matchup in Houston. The two-game series is based on aggregate goals between the two teams.
It was the Dynamo's first career victory in five tries against the second-year Union.
Sebastien Le Toux, who led Philadelphia with 11 goals in the regular season, scored the tying goal in the seventh minute.