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Giles Barnes scores in first half, Dynamo beat Toronto FC 1-0

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TORONTO — Giles Barnes scored in the first half and Tyler Deric made a series of big saves to help the 10-man Houston Dynamo' beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday night.

PHOTO: Toronto FC's Luke Moore, center, attempts to get the ball past Houston Dynamo's Bryan Salazar during first-half MLS soccer game action in Toronto, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Hannah Yoon)
Toronto FC's Luke Moore, center, attempts to get the ball past Houston Dynamo's Bryan Salazar during first-half MLS soccer game action in Toronto, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Hannah Yoon)

Barnes scored in the 35th minute, taking a pass from Kofi Sakodie down the flank and beating rookie defender Nick Hagglund and goalkeeper Joe Bendik.

Deric stopped Jermain Defoe's 58th-minute penalty attempt, after defender A.J. Cochran was sent off for dragging down Luke Moore.

Houston improved to 11-14-6, and Toronto dropped to 11-13-7.

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