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Barnes recorded his second two-goal game of the season, and Garcia scored his first goals this year to give Houston (12-10-7) back-to-back wins for the first time since July 6 and 13. Will Bruin also scored for Houston. Eric Avila scored for Chivas (6-16-8), which is winless in 13 straight road games (0-11-2). The Dynamo recorded their season high in goals to solidify their hold on fourth place in the East two points behind third-place Montreal. Chivas USA was officially eliminated last weekend. Houston dominated the first half, and Barnes teamed up with Brad Davis on the Dynamo’s fifth corner kick of the half. Davis bent a perfect kick to the top of the penalty area, and Barnes jumped above the Chivas defense. Barnes flicked Davis’ feed down and into the net past Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy . Avila leveled the score in the 50th minute when he headed a rebound past Hall. Carlos Alvarez took the first shot, but it bounced off the near post and went right to Avila, who scored easily. The Dynamo responded four minutes later with Barnes’ second of the match. Ricardo Clark fed Barnes, who ran toward the net and drew Kennedy away from the post. Barnes slipped his shot into the net for his eighth goal of the season. Bruin made it 3-1 in the 63rd minute and Garcia scored in the 80th and 90th minutes — with the second coming on a penalty kick.
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College football fans can only hope the basketball scores give way to more upsets in Week 5. USA Today Coaches Poll Top-25 Week 5 Rank 24 USAToday.com The two-time defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide remain atop the poll after a 31-6 win over Colorado State in Tuscaloosa. Nick Saban ‘s offense converted just 20 percent of the time on third down but was able to hang more than enough points on the board to win. Riding shotgun to Alabama, Oregon took a break from putting 60 points on the scoreboard and enjoyed a bye in Week 4. The Ducks will host California in Week 5 to close out September. As for the rest of the Top 10, this past weekend featured very little adversity. Clemson defeated NC State by 12 points on the road in Thursday night’s prime-time showdown while Ohio State, Stanford, Louisville, LSU, Florida State, Texas A&M and Georgia all won by at least 14 points at home. The Buckeyes made arguably the biggest statement, though, drubbing Florida A&M 76-0 behind six touchdown passes from backup quarterback Kenny Guiton, who set a school record in Braxton Miller ‘s absence. In other early-afternoon action, Heisman Trophy candidate Teddy Bridgewater tossed four touchdowns as Louisville won 72-0 over Florida International. Ohio State’s bitter rival Michigan, survived a scare on the road at Connecticut in prime time on Saturday night. Despite trailing by 14 points in the second half, the Wolverines were able to take the lead on a late field goal and go on to win 24-21 after shutting down the Huskies on their final drive. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Which is the best team in America after four weeks? Alabama Submit Vote vote to see results Which is the best team in America after four weeks?
READ: Chivas USA announce Arturo Galvez as new president TEAM NEWS Chivas USA extended their undefeated streak at StubHub Center to three matches, with two wins and a draw in that time. It was the most complete game and Im happy because despite that we didnt win, we played a rival who is one of the strongest and I feel happy, not satisfied because we had the opportunity to win it, but we need to recognize we had a great team in front of us, said Chivas USA head coach Jose Luis Real. Chivas have also taken points from four of their last five games overall, with two wins and two draws. One of the most important difficulties to solve in our team is exactly the many changes [we face] game by game. At the beginning, [it was the] yellow or red cards, and next the arrival of a few players and maybe some injuries too, said Real. Now we have the complete team but we need to know each player in the game. Im happy because usually all the players are having a good game. When Mario de Luna was forced off with an injury 13 minutes from the end, Carlo Chueca came on for a second consecutive match, his longest shift since coming to Chivas USA, as Bryan de la Fuente shifted to right back. Another important thing is that our team is the youngest team. Today, [it was the] first time for [Carlo] Chueca and Fondy. Bryan had to go back to defend, [Mario] De Luna was injured, Marky Delgado yesterday was injured, many different situations, but fortunately all the players are in good [shape] to solve in each game, said Real. De la Fuente scored his second goal in his MLS career, his first coming on Aug.