CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Driver scored in the 56th minute to lift the Houston Dynamo to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night.
Houston goalie Tally Hall stopped Landon Donovan’s penalty kick in the 25th minute to help the Dynamo (5-2-2) win a rematch of the last two MLS Cup finals — both won by Los Angeles. Houston also moved into a tie atop the Eastern Conference with Sporting Kansas City, New York and Montreal.
It was the second time this season Donovan failed to convert a penalty kick for the Galaxy (4-2-2). His attempt came after Jose Villarreal was knocked down by Hall as he sprinted into the Dynamo box. Donovan also missed from the penalty spot in Los Angeles’ April 13 loss at FC Dallas.