FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Stuart Holden and Brian Ching scored goals as the Houston Dynamo defeated the short-handed New England Revolution 2-0 on Sunday to snap a six-game regular-season winless streak in the series.

Pat Onstad had to make just one save for his third shutout of the season for Houston (2-2-2), which had been 0-3-3 in its previous six regular-season matches with New England (2-2-2).

The Revolution played without six starters due to injuries.

Holden scored his first goal of the season on a 25-yard drive in the 22nd minute which went through the legs of New England goalkeeper Matt Reis. Ching scored his third of the season on a header off a corner kick from the right side by Brad Davis in the 58th minute.

New England’s lone shot came on a header by Jeff Larentowicz off a Ken Mansally corner kick in the 63rd minute. The Revolution totaled just three corner kicks and had precious few minutes in the attacking zone.

Houston, which defeated New England for the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup titles, was winless and scoreless in two matches against the Revolution last season.

AP-ES-05-03-09 1714EDT


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