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Ngwenya, Dynamo crush Red Bulls

Jul 6, 2007 - 3:57 AM HOUSTON (Ticker) -- Joseph Ngwenya scored two goals as the Houston Dynamo extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 4-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Thursday.

Ngwenya gave the Dynamo an early 1-0 advantage in the 28th minute, when he bounced a header over Red Bulls goalkeeper Ronald Waterreus.

"It's always great to get that first goal so fast," Ngwenya said. "It's always nice to get that quick first goal. It settles everyone down."

The 26-year-old Ngwenya struck again early in the second half, heading Stuart Holden's corner kick to the high corner on the short side, giving Houston a 3-0 lead in the 49th minute.

"I had some great balls served in from Stuart," Ngwenya said. "The first one was a good ball and the second one was great as well. I'm happy I managed to get the ball on them. I think our goal tonight was to come in and put them on their back heels."

Ngwenya, who has a team-leading five goals on the season, nearly completed the hat trick in the 65th minute, but his shot was deflected just wide.

Brian Ching scored his third goal of the season in the 32nd minute and Holden, who also had two assists, capped the scoring in the 80th minute with a blast to the lower right corner past Waterreus.

Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad was credited with his fourth shutout of the season and 36th career despite not making a save in the contest. Onstad has held opponents scoreless in each of his last three starts, even though he did not finish a 0-0 tie against FC Dallas on Saturday.

"I thought we played well," Houston coach Dominic Kinnear said. "When the game goes on, and you get into the 80th minute, you want to keep it a zero (on the scoreboard) because the guys are pretty proud of keeping the ball out of their own goal."

The Dynamo have posted a 6-0-1 record over their last seven games, outscoring their opponents, 11-3, in that span.

"It's seven in a row now unbeaten," Holden said. "We haven't conceded a goal in our last four. We're not going to be able to win any games if we give up goals, so our defense deserves a lot of credit again."

New York, which defeated Houston, 1-0, on April 21, is winless its last four contests and has been held scoreless in two straight.

"You go from here, and you've got to learn from it and move forward. You can't dwell on this game," Red Bulls coach Bruce Arena said. "If we dwell on this game a whole lot, we're not going to win another game this year."








  • MLS UPDATE
    NY RED BULLS 0
    HOUSTON 4 FINAL

    GOAL SCORING:
    NY RED BULLS - NONE
    HOUSTON - Joseph Ngwenya in the 28th minute
    - Brian Ching in the 32nd minute
    - Joseph Ngwenya in the 50th minute
    - Stuart Holden in the 81st minute

    CAUTIONS:
    NY RED BULLS - Kevin Goldthwaite in the 27th minute
    HOUSTON - NONE

    LINEUPS:

    Jul 5 10:48 PM


  • MLS
    NY RED BULLS 0
    HOUSTON 4 FINAL

    Jul 5 10:00 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    NY RED BULLS 0
    HOUSTON 4
    HOUSTON GOAL: Stuart Holden in the 80th minute

    Red Bulls vs. DynamoJul 5 9:47 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    NY RED BULLS 0
    HOUSTON 3
    HOUSTON GOAL: Joseph Ngwenya in the 50th minute

    Red Bulls vs. DynamoJul 5 9:17 PM


  • MLS
    NY RED BULLS 0
    HOUSTON 2 HALFTIME

    Jul 5 8:56 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    NY RED BULLS 0
    HOUSTON 2
    HOUSTON GOAL: Brian Ching in the 31st minute

    Red Bulls vs. DynamoJul 5 8:40 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    NY RED BULLS 0
    HOUSTON 1
    HOUSTON GOAL: Joseph Ngwenya in the 28th minute

    Red Bulls vs. DynamoJul 5 8:36 PM
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