Sporting KC can't get ball past Houston goalkeeper

The Associated Press
Sporting Kansas City defender Jaylin Lindsey, left, tries to work the ball around Houston Dynamo midfielder Joe Corona (14) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday in Houston. Houston blanked Sporting KC 1-0.

HOUSTON — Maximiliano Urruti scored on a breakaway in the 56th minute and the Houston Dynamo beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Houston (2-1-2) has only lost three times in its last 17 home matches. Kansas City (2-2-1) had won five of its last eight matches against Houston.

Urruti scored his second goal of the season. Derrick Jones stole it near midfield and dribbled down the field to find Urruti, who took one touch to get past the defense and send it by goalkeeper John Pulskamp.

Houston goalkeeper Marko Maric made four saves to help the Dynamo hold Sporting KC scoreless for the first time since 2017. 

Houston coach Tab Ramos received a red card in the 88th minute for arguing a no-call.