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Revs' road woes continue in Houston

9/29/2012

On a rain-soaked BBVA Compass Stadium field, Ricardo Clark and Boniek Garcia each tallied for the first time this season to help deliver the Dynamo to a 2-0 victory over the Revolution on Saturday.

Clark's goal arrived in the 77th minute when he tapped a Brad Davis ball inside the far post. The hosts put it out of reach in the 93rd minute when Garcia volleyed through a Warren Creavalle cross to keep the Houston's season-long home unbeaten streak (10-0-5) intact.

Houston's Tally Hall made four saves to earn his 12th clean sheet of the season, while Bobby Shuttleworth stopped five shots in a losing effort.

With the loss, the Revolution's record falls to 7-16-8 (29 points) while the Dynamo's mark goes to 13-8-10 (49 points).

It's a broken record: With Saturday's loss, the Revolution pushed their winless streak on the road this to 12 (0-10-2), with their last win away from Gillette Stadium coming on March 31 in Los Angeles.

Stoppage-time hijinks: For the second straight game, the Revolution allowed a stoppage-time goal to fall through when Garcia tallied in the 93rd minute. Last week, New York's Joel Lindpere scored in the 91st minute before a Darrius Barnes goal allowed the Revolution to salvage a 1-1 draw.

Imbongo gets the nod up top: Dimitry Imbongo got the start over Diego Fagundez up top on Saturday. His last start came on Sept. 5 against Columbus, a game in which he scored his first MLS goal. Although he fired a team-high five shots on Saturday, only one went on target.

Shuttleworth back between the sticks: In an ongoing effort to give additional minutes to his less-experienced players, head coach Jay Heaps gave second choice goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth the start against the Dynamo on Saturday. The fourth-year keeper entered the game with a 1-1-1 record with a 0.67 goals against average in three starts, including a 2-0 shutout win over New York on July 8.

Feilhaber finds his way back into lineup: Midfielder Benny Feilhaber earned his first start in nearly a month after being dropped from the lineup for the previous three games. With Lee Nguyen and Chris Tierney both out due to injury, Feilhaber also handled the bulk of the set piece responsibilities for the evening. The central midfielder's last start came in a 0-0 draw to the Union on Sept. 1 at Gillette Stadium.

Toja comes on for final 45: Allocation signee Juan Toja came on at the half, taking over for Clyde Simms in the central midfield. He earned a 68th-minute caution, and appeared to pick up a knock in the latter stages of the game, but remained on the field for the duration of the game.

Next up: The Revolution will remain on the road next week when they play the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. In their last matchup, the squads settled for a 0-0 draw at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 1.