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Dynamo and Toronto fight to draw

Goalscorer, Will Bruin, looks to chip the keeper
Goalscorer, Will Bruin, looks to chip the keeper
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Houston Dynamo may not have won but they did manage to somewhat stop their skid as they managed a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night.

Despite not losing the Houston Dynamo winless streak is well intact as they now sit at eight matches without a win, and less than one point per game.

A disastrous error from Toronto allowed Houston to get off to a perfect start in the 11th minute as Bradley Orr's bad back-pass allowed Will Bruin to pounce, beating the keeper to slide home the opening goal.

Seven minutes later Toronto were level and it came thanks to a stunning counter from Toronto after Joe Bendik made a great save on a powerful Brad Davis shot. That launched an impressive counter attack for Toronto as the ball ended with a wide open GIlberto, whose first touch was poor, but had enough time to manage the equalizer.

The thrilling first-half continued to deliver and eight minutes later there was another goal, this time for Houston as Ricardo Clark was able to send a ball for Giles Barnes who was able to catch out Bendik with time and space, allowing a simple rolling effort from distance to make it 2-1.

In the 28th minute Toronto had a golden opportunity to put themselves back on level terms as Corey Ashe brought down Luke Moore allowing US international Michael Bradley to step up for a penalty but his effort bounced back off the post, letting Dynamo off the hook.

In first half stoppage time Toronto matched last week's actions as Moore was able to round AJ Cochran and crossed in for Dominic Oduro, catching out Tally Hall, allowing him a simple goal to level the scores.

The score at half-time was exactly the same as it was one week earlier in Toronto, where Toronto managed a 4-2 win, and the second half continued to be a strong offensive half.

In the opening minute of the first half Toronto could well have made it 3-2 but were denied by a solid save from Tally Hall to keep his side level.

With the mid-summer heat in Houston starting to take its toll on the match the chances very much dried up until a curling shot from Moore forced Hall in to another good save.

Despite being the second best team for much of the half Houston Dynamo came alive with 15 minutes to play they came alive as Will Bruin took a touch to play himself in to space, but was denied by a quick run off the line from Bendik.

Brad Davis had one last chance, but was again denied by Bendik as the match ended 2-2. It may not have ended the streak for Houston but it did contain some promising signs for the Dynamo, looking to get back on track.

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