Houston came out with a couple goals early in this match as FC Dallas didn't have an answer defensively for their rivals. Four of the Dynamo goals came in a 21-minute span in the first half with Andrew Wenger scoring a goal and an assist.
In the sixth minute, Wenger crossed the ball into the box that was headed in by defender David Horst. Houston added a second goal just minutes later in the 13th minute on an own-goal from Matt Hedges. The FCD captain had some miscommunication between his back line and keeper Jesse Gonzalez, which lead to the second Houston goal.
The Dynamo would strike again in the 23rd minute from Ricardo Clark. The former United States national team midfielder took a ball from Wenger at the top of the box and hammered a low show past Gonzalez.
Wenger would add the fourth Dynamo goal in the 27th minute as the Dallas line again struggled to communicate with one another. Hedges attempted to clear the ball but it would get deflected off Maynor Figuora. Wenger would pounce on the open ball and easily put the ball into the back of the net.
Dallas did have a couple chances of their own in this one as Michael Barrios helped find space for Maximiliano Urruti in the 45th minute. The Argentine's chance on goal would go just wide as the halftime whistle blew. Dallas had one other chance in the second half with Ryan Hollingshead off a Mauro Diaz set piece that would be saved by the Houston keeper.
The Dynamo got their fifth goal late in the match from Will Bruin in the 85th minute. Bruin received a pass from Leonel Miranda, rounded Gonzalez and finished from a tight angle.
FC Dallas will return to action next Saturday as they return home to face Didier Drogba and the Montreal Impact.