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Joao Plata returns to goalscoring ways in 2-0 win over Houston Dynamo

It took 10 matches and nearly 700 minutes, but Joao Plata returned to goalscoring ways on Saturday against Houston Dynamo. It was a simple goal he scored — a shot taken from inside the box to the goalkeeper's left — but the build-up was anything but. A pass from Plata across the face of the box to Javier Morales, a sumptuous little chip back to Plata, and a horizontal run drawing three players with him. That's what it took for Plata to get back on the scoresheet. It's remarkable, really, because Plata is a good natural goalscorer. He places his shots well, and that paid dividends...

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