Ching scores to lead Dynamo over D.C. United
HOUSTON -- Brian Ching scored from 18 yards in the 50th minute off a pass from Nate Jaqua, and the Houston Dynamo beat D.C. United 1-0 Wednesday night to advance to the SuperLiga semifinals.
Houston hosts Mexico's Pachuca in the semifinals on Aug. 14 and D.C. United is at the Los Angeles Galaxy the following day. D.C. United wasn't sure of advancing until Club America beat Morelia 3-2 later Wednesday.
The teams were playing for the third time this season. In two Major League Soccer games, D.C. United won 2-1 in Washington and Dynamo won 1-0 in Houston.
Stuart Holden's shot from 15 yards, which hit a post in the 36th minute, was the closest either team came to scoring in the first half.