FRISCO, Texas -- Clarence Goodson scored an unassisted goal in the 23rd minute as FC Dallas beat Houston 1-0 in the opener of their two-game Major League Soccer playoff series Saturday night.
The second game of the aggregate-goal Western Conference semifinal series will be Friday in Houston, where the Dynamo had two wins as part of a 3-0-1 regular-season record against FC Dallas.
Goodson, who was named the team's Defender of the Year earlier in the day, knocked a shot into the left corner of the net from inside the goalie's box.
The goal was set up by a throw-in from the right side by Adrian Serioux. The pass from 30 yards bounced off Dynamo defender Ryan Cochrane and directly to Goodson.
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FC Dallas goalie Dario Sala finished with four saves for his first playoff shutout.
WIZARDS 1, CHIVAS USA 0, at Kansas City, Mo. -- Davy Arnaud scored on a free kick in the 35th minute, giving Kansas City a win over Chivas USA in the opening game of their Western Conference semifinal series.
The win gave the Wizards a one-goal advantage when the two-game, aggregate-goal series heads back to the Los Angeles area next Saturday at The Home Depot Center in Carson.
RED BULLS 0, REVOLUTION 0, East Rutherford, N.J. -- Jon Conway made three saves for New York and Matt Reis stopped five shots for New England, as the two teams played to a scoreless draw in the opener of their two-game goal-aggregate series.
The Red Bulls, who last beat the Revolution in September 2005 and are 0-6-3 against them since, had more scoring chances but could not convert them.