Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Ricardo Clark netted a second-half equalizer for the Houston Dynamo on Saturday as the club earned a point in a hard-fought 1-1 draw against D.C. United at RFK Stadium.
Both clubs entered the match in decent form looking to build on positive results from last week. United claimed a point in a 2-2 draw against the New York Red Bulls, while Houston earned a 3-0 rout over the Montreal Impact.
The visitors carved out the first quality chance of the game just six minutes in when Giles Barnes let a shot go from the top of the penalty area, forcing United goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra to make a diving stop.
United opened the scoring in the 36th minute when Chris Rolfe lined up a free kick from about 20 yards out and blasted it into the top corner, just out of the reach of the outstretched arm of Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric.
The Dynamo grabbed their equalizer with 25 minutes to play when Will Bruin blasted a shot on target that was stopped by Dykstra, but he spilled the rebound and Clark was there to fire home his second goal in as many weeks.
Both clubs sent numbers forward looking for a winner as the fourth official's board showed four minutes of added time. But neither side could fashion a late winner and had to settle for a point apiece.