Highlights: Dynamo demolish DC United
WASHINGTON -- Will Bruin continued his dominance over D.C. United on Wednesday night, scoring two goals and assisting on a third to lead the Houston Dynamo to a rainy 4-0 victory.
Bruin, who now has four goals this season, has scored nine times in nine career appearances against United.
Giles Barnes and Andrew Driver also scored as the Dynamo (6-2-2) won their second straight road game in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference finals.
D.C. United (1-7-1) was shut out for the fourth time in five games and has lost six straight for only the second time in club history (2006-07). United's home losing streak stands at four since its 17-game home unbeaten streak ended against Columbus on March 23.
After Brad Davis won an aerial challenge at midfield in the early going, Boniek Garcia found a streaking Bruin. Bruin was able to sidestep a lunging Dejan Jakovic before eventually chipping United goalie Bill Hamid with a deft right footed touch in the 16th minute for a 1-0 lead.
Houston doubled its lead 12 minutes later thanks to some help from United and with Bruin again being the focal point.
After receiving a back pass from Jakovic, Hamid's clearance attempt barely made its way outside the six-yard box and fell right to the feet of Bruin. From there, Bruin looked up and slid a pass to his left, allowing Barnes to send the ball into the back of the net.
Barnes would leave the game in the 36th minute with a right hamstring injury. The forward was replaced by former US international Brian Ching.
United's best two chances came off the same play midway through the second half. After a well-placed corner kick, Dwayne DeRosario looked close to scoring twice in the 63rd, but both times Dynamo defender Kofi Sarkodie cleared the ball off the Houston line.
With United pressing for most of the second half, Houston was able to counter with success as Bruin added his second goal of the game in the 78th and then again in the 88th when Driver easily tapped in his third goal of the season.
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