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Schelotto's late tally helps Crew draw with Dynamo

Mar 22, 2009 - 2:32 AM HOUSTON (AP) -- Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored in the 81st minute to give the defending MLS champion Columbus Crew a 1-1 season-opening tie against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.

A matchup of the last three MLS Cup winners was scoreless early in the second half when Houston's Brian Ching took a lead pass from Chris Wondolowski and scored from just outside the upper box.

The Dynamo won back-to-back MLS titles in 2006-07.

The Crew tied the game when Jason Garey settled a loose ball with a header and Schelotto fired it just inside the left post.

Columbus goalie William Hesmer and Houston's Pat Onstad had four saves apiece.