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Davis scores go-ahead goal early in 2nd half, Dynamo beat Rapids for first time since 2009


HOUSTON — scored the go-ahead goal in the 47th minute and the Houston Dynamo held off the Colorado Rapids 3-2 on Saturday night.

It was the Dynamo's second win in a row and their first league victory against Colorado in 10 tries goings back to a 1-0 victory at Robertson Stadium on April 19, 2009.

Houston (11-12-8) never trailed but twice conceded an equalizing goal to the Rapids' in the first half.

opened the scoring for Houston in the third minute and made it a 2-1 lead in the 24th.

Sanchez scored for Colorado (8-12-10) in the eighth and 44th minutes.

Houston's Deric preserved the win and prevented a hat trick for the Rapids forward with a diving block of Sanchez's free kick in the 78th minute and a kick-save of Sanchez's point-blank try in the 88th.

The Dynamo stayed three points behind Portland for the final Western Conference playoff spot.

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