Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Fabian Castillo and Mauro Diaz both registered a goal and two assists to help FC Dallas earn a 4-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Friday at BBVA Compass Stadium.
FC Dallas jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Ryan Hollingshead flew past the Houston defense and took a pass from Castillo and buried it in the back of the net in the 9th minute.
David Texeira put FC Dallas up 2-0 in the 21st minute when he placed the ball in the back of the net from a great pass from Castillo.
Houston would respond in the 32nd minute with a goal of their own when Giles Barnes blasted a free kick past FC Dallas keeper Dan Kennedy to cut the lead to 2-1.
FC Dallas opened the scoring in the second half when Diaz worked across the top of the box and fired a shot under the crossbar to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the 52nd minute.
In the 55th minute FC Dallas took a commanding 4-1 lead, when Hollingshead directed a pass to Diaz who found Castillo breaking through the Houston defense and surprised keeper Tyler Deric with a quick shot that found the corner of the net.
FC Dallas now have not lost in their last three games while Houston has lost for the first time in four games.