Herrera, Aliya score goals as Dynamo beats Sporting KC

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- - Héctor Herrera scored his first goal of the season and Ibrahim Aliyu added a goal in the 78th minute to help the Houston Dynamo beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 Saturday night and end a three-game losing streak.

Leading the counter-attack, Griffin Dorsey worked from the right side to the center as he worked down field and then played a through ball to a streaking Aliya near the penalty spot, where he bent a low shot around the outstretched arm of goalkeeper Tim Melia and inside the back post to give Sporting the lead for good at 2-1.

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Herrera opened the scoring in the 31st minute. He tapped a corner kick to nearby Amine Bassi, who played a ball that led Herrera to to corner of the area, where he ripped a one-touch shot that gave the Dynamo (5-4-2) a 1-0 lead.

Dániel Sallói, just outside the penalty area, quickly turned a fired a low roller that slipped inside the near post for Sporting that made it 1-1 in the 61st.

Kansas City (2-5-5) has lost three consecutive games and is winless in six straight.

Houston went into the match having lost three in a row and four of its last five since the Dynamo won three straight to close the month of March.

Melia and the Dynamo's Steve Clark had five saves apiece.

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