Minnesota United lose at Houston

USA Today Sports Images

Loons back home after road loss to Houston

Next up is Real Salt Lake on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium

July 08, 2018 - 7:21 am

HOUSTON (AP) - Philippe Senderos scored twice and the Houston Dynamo beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Saturday night.

    The Loons lost their fourth in five games and dropped to 6-11-1 heading into Saturday's home match against Real Salt Lake.

    RSL is coming off a 2-0 win over Dallas FC.

    Minnesota United managed only five shots on goal, and struggled on the pitch after absorbing five yellow cards.

   The loss was a major disappointment for the Loons following an electrifying 4-3 win home win over Toronto on July 4. Minnesota United has scored as many as four goals only two times in 2018.

   The Dynamo (7-6-4) took the lead in the 36th minute when Alberth Elis headed down Romell Quioto's corner in front of Senderos who hammered it home from close range.

   Senderos headed home another corner from Quioto from the middle of the area to double the lead in the 52nd minute. The Houston defender, who only plays up on set pieces, has three goals in the last two games.

   Elis added a second-half stoppage-time goal, capitalizing on a misdirected clearance attempt that landed at his foot. It was his ninth goal of the season.