COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Tim Howard made a point blank save late in the first half and the Colorado Rapids held on for a scoreless draw with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.

Luis Gil was sprung by Tomas Martinez's through ball but Howard made the reaction to stop Gil's shot and keep it scoreless for the Rapids (4-11-4). Howard finished with two saves for his fourth shutout of the season.

Joe Willis had three saves for his third clean sheet of the year for the Dynamo (7-6-5).