By Alex Del Barrio

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Erick Torres penalty kick goal in the 68th minute was the game winner as the Houston Dynamo slid past the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Friday night at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo stayed unbeaten at home this season improving their record to 6-0-1 on the home pitch.

Houston began the scoring in the 15th minute as Romell Quioto found his Honduran countryman Alberth Elis with a cross that ended up in the back of the net on a header for Elis’ fifth goal of the season.


Vancouver scored in the 85th minute as Brek Shea found the net off a Christian Bolanos free kick. Dynamo keeper Joe Willis was a few minute away from his third straight clean sheet at home.

The Dynamo hit the road for three straight matches with the first coming Wednesday against Philadelphia.

Alex Del Barrio covers the Houston Texans for and is the color commentator for the Houston Dynamo. He also hosts “ADB and Murph” with Matt Murphy which can be heard on Saturday afternoons 4-7 pm  Follow Alex Del Barrio on Twitter: @alexdelbarrio