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El Capitan Stays In Dallas For One More Year, FC Dallas Downs Houston Dynamo 4-1

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Two goals from Je-Vaughn Watson help carry FCD over Houston for the first time at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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As one might expect, the Texas Derby was a fight. FC Dallas earned their first win at the BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night with a 4-1 win over their arch-rivals the Houston Dynamo.

FC Dallas got two second half goals from Je-Vaughn Watson to help carry them to victory.

More importantly FC Dallas capitalized on a second half red card to Houston defender David Horst. In the 60th minute, with the game tied at 1-1, Horst had a hard tackle on Fabian Castillo that change the outcome of this game for the visitors. On the free kick after the red card, Mauro Diaz found Watson in the perfect spot in the penalty area to give Dallas the lead for good.

Diaz was once again instrumental in the Dallas attack, contributing on three of the four Dallas goals. He was brought down in the penalty box midway through the first half to earn a penalty kick that Michel hammered home for the game's first goal.

Houston didn't help their own cause in the 68th minute as Giles Barnes put home an own goal off a Dallas corner kick.

Watson made it count though to really put the game out of reach in the 70th minute with his second of the night. He raced down the sideline and slotted home a big exclamation point on the night for Dallas.

Houston nearly got one back in the 80th minute when Jair Benitez dragged down Kofi Sarkodie in the penalty box. Chris Seitz however came up huge in the penalty kick by Boniek Garcia.

The win keeps FC Dallas unbeaten on the season with 13 points. The Hoops will return home to Frisco for a big Western Conference clash next week with the Seattle Sounders.