Reto Ziegler opened the scoring with a penalty kick, Zdenek Ondrasek added two goals and an assist, and FC Dallas beat the Houston Dynamo 5-1 on Sunday night.
FC Dallas' Dominique Badji drew the foul against Jose Bizama, and Ziegler converted from the spot in the 24th minute.
Jesus Ferreira made it 2-0 for FC Dallas (11-10-7) five minutes later, making a run from midfield after receiving Ondrasek's pass and dribbling around Houston's Aljaz Struna to create space in the penalty area for the shot.
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Ondrasek knocked home Ryan Hollingshead's cross in the 56th minute, and made a sliding effort to finish Dominique Badji's cross in the 64th minute. Ondrasek has three goals in his last two games.
Memo Rodriguez scored for the Dynamo (9-14-4) in the 80th minute, and Michael Barrios added a stoppage time goal for FC Dallas.
Houston has lost five of its last six.