Fafà Picault Scores Twice, Houston Ends 16-Game Winless Run

Houston Dynamo's Fafa Picault, center, is surrounded after his second goal of the game by team mates, from left, Memo Rodriguez, Griffin Dorsey and Darwin Ceren as Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver, right, heads back into the goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
Houston Dynamo's Fafa Picault, center, is surrounded after his second goal of the game by team mates, from left, Memo Rodriguez, Griffin Dorsey and Darwin Ceren as Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver, right, heads back into the goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
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HOUSTON (AP) — Fafà Picault scored two goals and the Houston Dynamo eased past Austin 3-0 on Saturday night to snap a 16-match winless streak.

Houston (4-10-10) ended the longest single-season winless run in MLS history. Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids had 18-game winless runs spanning two seasons. Austin (5-14-4) didn’t score for the first time in five matches.

Griffin Dorsey scored 48 seconds into the game by sending home a rebound. Picault scored his first goal in the 24th, capitalizing on a defensive mistake and curling it past goalkeeper Brad Stuver.

Picault, on a counter attack, dribbled it from midfield into the box, and sent it inside the far post in the 64th.

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