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Jul 7, 2013 at 2am UK at Robertson Stadium
HoustonHouston Dynamo
1-0
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Union

Result: Ricardo Clark strike secures Houston Dynamo victory

Result: Clark strike secures Houston victory
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Ricardo Clark scores the only goal of the game as Houston Dynamo secure a 1-0 win in their MLS Eastern Conference clash against Philadelphia Union.

Houston Dynamo earned a crucial 1-0 home win over Philadelphia Union in their MLS Eastern Conference clash, thanks to a strike from Ricardo Clark.

Dynamo started off strongly and could have been ahead in the fifth minute but Andrew Driver skied his effort over the bar after being put through on goal.

Minutes later Omar Cummings did well to beat two challenges in the penalty after chasing down a long ball, but his effort was beaten away by Union keeper Zac MacMath.

Cummings almost turned provider for Driver in the 32nd minute as he took a quick free kick and set the midfielder free into the box, but he could only poke his effort wide of the target.

After the break, Clark somehow missed the opportunity to give his side the lead when he headed over from two yards out after Warren Creavalle and Eric Brunner combined to tee him up.

However, Clark made up for his miss when he opened the scoring as he headed in from close range at the near post past MacMath from Jermaine Taylor's left-wing cross to seal the win for his side.

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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia17104329141534
2Orlando City1896331191233
3Columbus Crew159422491531
4Toronto158432518728
5New York City FCNY City167271814423
6New England RevolutionNew England155641513221
7New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls146261716120
8Montreal ImpactMontreal155192028-816
9Chicago Fire144371822-415
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta144281319-614
11FC CincinnatiCincinnati15357922-1314
12DC United142571120-911
13Inter MiamiInter Miami143291222-1011

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portland TimbersPortland1810443528734
2Seattle SoundersSeattle1473430161424
3Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd176563026423
4Los Angeles FCLos Angeles166463731622
5Sporting Kansas CityKansas156362523221
6Dallas135531913620
7Colorado RapidsColorado135442520519
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake154652126-518
9San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes164572545-2017
10Houston DynamoHouston143742124-316
11Nashville SCNashville134451114-316
12Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver155191731-1416
13Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy134361722-515

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