HOUSTON (AP) – Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic scored to lead the Bolton Wanderers to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in a friendly Wednesday night.
Bolton upped its lead to 2-0 in the 58th minute on Davies' second goal. Martin Petrov took the ball along the left sideline toward the left box when Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric tried to come out and make a sliding stop on the ball. Petrov went past Deric and crossed it past Houston's Eddie Robinson, who missed a clear on it. Davies tapped the cross in off the near post.
Bolton took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute on an Ivan Klasnic goal. Off a throw-in, Davies headed it into the box, and Klasnic, who was fighting for possession with Robinson, volleyed it into the Dynamo net from eight yards out in the middle.
Houston had a chance to cut into the lead in the 77th minute, but Danny Cruz's shot from the upper right box was stopped by Jussi Jaaskelainen. A minute later, Houston thought they had made it 2-1 with a Jason Garey header from about 10 yards out in the middle that went inside the near post, but Garey was called offsides.
Petrov missed making it 3-0 in the 81st minute as his shot from outside the right box hit the far post.