The victory allowed Houston (eleven-10-10, forty three factors in 31 matches) to leapfrog Texas rival FC Dallas into the sixth and ultimate playoff place within the Western Convention.
Elis, who had two objectives within the last six minutes of the Dynamo’s three-three tie on Wednesday with Los Angeles, obtained Houston on the board towards Minnesota United within the 69th minute.
Elis ran to the again submit sandwiched between Loons defenders Francisco Calvo and Marc Burch and jumped to go an ideal move from Sanchez previous Minnesota United goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
Elis, a Honduran nationwide nicknamed La Panterina, ran to the close to aspect and donned a panther masks whereas dancing, a show that resulted in a yellow card.
Houston all however put away the sport when Elis’ Honduran countryman Quioto headed in a objective within the eighty fifth minute, once more on an help by Sanchez.
The Loons (9-sixteen-5, 32 factors with 4 matches remaining) had a franchise-greatest two-recreation profitable streak snapped.
Minnesota did little offensively all through the match, managing simply eight photographs with solely two of these on the right track.
A type of on objective was by Sammy Nicholson, whose curving kick from 25 yards one minute into second-half stoppage time beat Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric to the far publish and reduce the Dynamo’s result in 2-1.