FC Dallas will retain El Capitan for one more year.
After a hour and six minute rain delay, FC Dallas was able to down the Houston Dynamo 2-0. The win was their second of the year over the Dynamo.
The two teams came out with a ton of energy on the soggy Toyota Stadium surface. Seven minutes in, Fabian Castillo raced down the left sideline and sent in a hard cross that a Dynamo defender cleared out but only to the feet of Je-Vaughn Watson who then ripped a shot that went wide.
FC Dallas had a shout for a penalty in the 28th minute when Castillo had a counter attack chance that got him into the penalty box. Houston defender Raul Rodriguez put in a hard shoulder challenge on Castillo that caused the Colombian to fall down but the center official waved the call for a penalty away.
FCD would make a breakthrough in the 33rd minute on another run from Castillo. The Dallas winger would break into the penalty box and beat one defender before sending a cross that would hit off the foot of Jermaine Taylor and find the back of the net.
Diaz would nearly double the lead minutes later in the 35th minute as he made two nifty jukes around two Dynamo defenders, Diaz would then rip a shot that forced Houston keeper Tyler Deric to punch the ball away to safety.
Castillo would find the back of the net just before halftime as he muscled Raul Rodriguez off the ball near the sideline. He would then do a great give and go with Mauro Daiz to score the game's second goal.
The Dynamo would press early in the second half as they tested Dan Kennedy several times including one good chance in the 55th minute from Ricardo Clark. The former United States midfielder whipped a low direct shot at Kennedy that nearly forced a rebound out to Brad Davis but Kennedy was about to gobble up the ball before Davis could get a touch on it.
FC Dallas returns to action next weekend as they host the New England Revolution on July 4 at Toyota Stadium.