Carr gives Dynamo lead over Union in East semis

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CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Andre Hainault and Calen Carr scored in the first half to lift the Houston Dynamo past the Philadelphia Union 2-1 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday night.

Carr's goal in the 30th minute snapped a 1-all tie and ultimately gave the Dynamo the edge in this series heading to Thursday night's matchup in Houston. The two-game series is based on aggregate goals between the two teams.

It was the Dynamo's first career victory in five tries against the second-year Union.

Sebastien Le Toux, who led Philadelphia with 11 goals in the regular season, scored the tying goal in the seventh minute.