Heading into the final match of the CONCACAF Champions League's opening round, the Houston Dynamo sit in the Group 1 driver's seat. Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter
Behind goals from Jason Johnson and Bobby Boswell, the Dynamo took control of the group Wednesday with a 2-0 win at home over Trinidad and Tobago's W Connection.
With the victory, Houston (2-0-1) has a one-point lead on Arabe Unido heading into the teams' meeting in Panama on Oct. 24. The Dynamo need just a draw in that match to advance to the quarterfinals next spring.
Despite fielding a largely second-choice squad, the Dynamo came out firing Wednesday. They nearly went ahead midway through the first half when Cam Weaver struck the crossbar and Kofi Sarkodie had a shot cleared off the line.
Houston took its deserved lead in the 40th minute. Pouncing on a W Connection giveaway, Johnson took a touch around a defender before hammering in his shot from the left side of the box.
Boswell doubled the lead six minutes after halftime. Making a near-post run on an Alexander Lopez corner, Boswell nodded a shot that glanced off the defender manning the post and went in.
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