AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tomás Pochettino and Cecilio Domínguez each scored to help expansion Austin FC beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Austin (4-8-4) entered with just 10 goals this season — going scoreless in 10 of its opening 15 matches. Houston (3-5-9) has won just one of its last 14 matches against MLS expansion teams dating to 2012.
Austin took a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute when Pochettino’s shot went off the post and deflected off Houston defender Zarek Valentin for an own goal. Pochettino gave Austin a 2-1 lead in the 45th by sending home a loose ball in front of the net.
Domínguez made it 3-1 in the 56th, heading home Diego Fagundez’s cross.
Tyler Pasher tied it at 1 for Houston in the 27th after Austin turned it over deep in its area. Fafà Picault pulled the Dynamo to 3-2 in the 86th after another defensive mistake.
Houston's Darwin Cerén received a straight red card in the 20th minute for a hard foul on Sebastian Berhalter.
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