Dynamo beats Union 3-1 to clinch playoff spot

Dynamo beats Union 3-1 to clinch playoff spot

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Zac MacMath #18 of the Philadelphia Union dives but can't stop the shot from Boniek Garcia #27 of the Houston Dynamo from going to the back of the net for a score in the second half at BBVA Compass Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 3-1.

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Associated Press

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM

HOUSTON -- Oscar Boniek Garcia and Brad Davis scored in the second half, and the Houston Dynamo beat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 Saturday night to clinch a spot in the MLS playoffs.

Houston’s victory, coupled with Columbus’ 3-2 loss at DC United, means the Dynamo (14-8-11) can finish no worse than fifth in the Eastern Conference and are into the postseason for the sixth time in seven years. Houston is unbeaten in the last three games and extended its home unbeaten streak to 25 games, dating to June 2011.

Philadelphia (10-16-6) had won two in a row.

Garcia put the Dynamo up 2-1 in the 71st minute, converting a pass from Brian Ching.

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