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Sporting Kansas City-Dynamo Preview

Sporting Kansas City had trouble getting past the Houston Dynamo when both were in the Eastern Conference before breaking through in 2013 on its way to winning the MLS Cup. While the rivalry has shifted to the West due to MLS expansion, that realignment won't change the success Sporting KC has had in recent visits to Houston. Kansas City looks to extend its road unbeaten streak in...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake to stay atop MLS

Darren Mattocks scored in the 80th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday to stay atop the Western Conference table in Major League Soccer. The referee issued a red card to Sebastian Saucedo for a studs-up challenge on Mauro Rosales in the 76th minute. The MLS-leading Whitecaps quickly capitalized when Mattocks headed home Russell Teibert's left-footed...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Capsules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Federico Higuain and Kei Kamara each had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Crew beat Orlando City 3-0 on Saturday night. Higuain opened the scoring in the 32nd minute for Columbus (2-2-2). Ethan Finlay hustled to gather a failed clearance by Rafael Ramos and he fed Higuain in front of the net for a nifty back-heel goal. Ramos was given a red card 2 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clark's putback earns 1-1 draw for Dynamo at DC United

WASHINGTON (AP) Ricardo Clark tied it off a rebound in the 65th minute and the Houston Dynamo held on for a 1-1 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night. Clark followed Will Bruin's rebounded shot after United goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra's initial save. Dykstra's deflection fell to the middle of the box, leaving an open net for Clark to smash home his second goal in two games. The...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Roundup: Red Bulls rally to snatch draw at D.C. United

D.C. United 2 -- New York Red Bulls 2 Lloyd Sam extended the Red Bulls' unbeaten start with a late equalizer at RFK Stadium. United midfielder Perry Kitchen placed the home side in commanding position with his first-half header and his second-half strike from distance, but the Red Bulls responded in the final 22 minutes. Damien Perrinelle cut the deficit in half after 68 minutes...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dynamo end scoring drought, beat Impact 3-0

HOUSTON (AP) Giles Barnes opened the scoring early and the Houston Dynamo added two insurance goals late in the second half to beat the Montreal Impact 3-0 on Saturday night. Barnes headed home Brad Davis' free kick in the 15th minute, ending Houston's 274-minute scoring drought. Ricardo Clark doubled the lead for Houston in the 72nd minute and Rob Lovejoy capped the scoring in...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Roundup: Seattle welcomes stars back into fold with gritty win over Houston

Seattle Sounders 1 -- Houston Dynamo 0 Obafemi Martins produced a moment of class to separate the sides at CenturyLink Field. Clint Dempsey pounced on a Dynamo error and slid a ball toward Martins inside the penalty area. Martins spun around his marker and tucked home the winner six minutes before halftime. Gonzalo Pineda complicated the route to the points by procuring a second...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Martins' goal gives Seattle 1-0 win over Houston in MLS

SEATTLE (AP) Obafemi Martins scored his third goal of the season, spinning around a defender to beat Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Dynamo 1-0 on Saturday night despite playing the final 35 minutes with just 10 men. Martins' goal came in the 39th minute as Seattle quickly countered off a Houston turnover. Martins took a pass from Clint Dempsey...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dynamo Open Coyle Era With Win

There was one common sentiment coming from the Houston Dynamo locker room after Saturday night’s 1-0 win over Columbus Crew SC. From new head coach Owen Coyle to the players, the message was clear. “It’s just the beginning.” I asked right back Kofi Sarkodie after the game about how importantly it was for the guys on the team to get the first win for new coach Owen Coyle...
Via Total MLS
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Dynamo 2015 Season Preview

In a league full of coaching changes, the Houston Dynamo always had stability in that area. All of that changed at the end of the 2014 season. The only coach Houston has ever known, Dominic Kinnear left to take the head job in San Jose, leaving the Dynamo to do something they’ve never done, hire a head coach. Enter Owen Coyle. And that was just the start of a busy offseason. Last...
Via Total MLS
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside MLS 2015 Season Preview: Houston Dynamo

ESSENTIAL FACTS Last year in a sentence: The trademark defensive consistency crumbled and took any realistic hopes of a playoff berth with it. Offseason in a sentence: Dominic Kinnear left for San Jose to end a wildly successful era, but the Dynamo laid the groundwork for a new chapter by overhauling the technical staff and splurging for Chivas Guadalajara striker Erick Torres. ...
Via Fox Sports
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Expansion Draft Looms for Rebuilding Dynamo

With yesterday’s loss at home to DC United, the Dynamo were officially eliminated from making the playoffs. This marks just the second time in the franchise’s nine year history that the team failed to make the postseason. The window for this team has come and gone. Head coach Dominic Kinnear is likely headed back to San Jose and the roster is in desperate need of an overhaul...
Via Total MLS
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Crew-Dynamo Preview

The Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo are engaged in a tight race in the Eastern Conference, and the importance of each matchup down the stretch isn't lost on them. They'll meet Saturday night in Houston as the Dynamo look to gain some ground on the Crew. Columbus (9-9-9) is holding on to the fifth and final playoff spot in the East as it owns the second tiebreaker -- goal differential...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Crew-Dynamo Preview

The Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo are engaged in a tight race in the Eastern Conference, and the importance of each matchup down the stretch isn't lost on them. They'll meet Saturday night in Houston as the Dynamo look to gain some ground on the Crew. Columbus (9-9-9) is holding on to the fifth and final playoff spot in the East as it owns the second tiebreaker -- goal differential...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Barnes scores twice; Houston beats Montreal 3-2

HOUSTON (AP) Giles Barnes scored two goals to lead the Houston Dynamo to a 3-2 comeback win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night. Barnes started the scoring in the 30th minute for Houston (9-13-4). He capitalized on a defensive mistake, dribbled down the field on a breakaway and rolled one past goalkeeper Evan Bush. Montreal's Dilly Duka tied it in the 40th minute. A series...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermaine Jones’ MLS Introduction Could Land New England Trophy Success

When you think of the high-profile American internationals that have come home to Major League Soccer in the last two years, Jermaine Jones doesn’t quite fit the model. Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Ricardo Clark, and Damarcus Beasley all had their beginnings in MLS before plying their trade overseas. But this is Jones’ first foray in MLS, and the process for his...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston wins second road match of season, 3-1 over KC

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Will Bruin scored his 10th goal of the season to help Houston beat Sporting Kansas City, 3-1, on Friday night for the Dynamo's second road win of the season. Houston's only other win away from home -- in 13 attempts -- came May 3 at Chivas USA. Bruin had a deflected cross fall to his feet in the 35th minute and his one-touch goal gave Houston (8-13-4) a 1-0 lead...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston wins second road match of season, 3-1 over KC

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Will Bruin scored his 10th goal of the season to help Houston beat Sporting Kansas City, 3-1, on Friday night for the Dynamo's second road win of the season. Houston's only other win away from home -- in 13 attempts -- came May 3 at Chivas USA. Bruin had a deflected cross fall to his feet in the 35th minute and his one-touch goal gave Houston (8-13-4) a 1-0 lead...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston wins 2nd road match of season, 3-1 over KC

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Will Bruin scored his 10th goal of the season to help Houston beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1 on Friday night for the Dynamo's second road win of the season. Houston's only other win away from home - in 13 attempts - came on May 3 at Chivas USA. Bruin had a deflected cross fall to his feet in the 35th minute and his one-touch goal gave Houston (8-13-4) a 1-0...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong with the Dynamo?

With just eight points from their last twelve games and just four points on the road all season, it looks like the Houston Dynamo are going to miss the playoffs for only the second time in their franchise history. 2014 has been an extremely frustrating season for Dynamo fans but could it have been better? What’s wrong with the Dynamo? Here are a few of my thoughts on that last...
Via Total MLS
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Union-Dynamo Preview

With one win in their last 10, the Houston Dynamo's chances seem bleak, but despite being five points out of playoff position, their schedule is conducive to recovery. The Dynamo, whose final 12 matches come against Eastern Conference teams, get their first opportunity to turn things around Friday night at home against the more upbeat Philadelphia Union. The match is the first of...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pappa, Pineda score, Sounders beat Dynamo 2-0

SEATTLE (AP) Marco Pappa scored in the 69th minute and Gonzalo Pineda converted a penalty kick 6 minutes later as the Seattle Sounders snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night. It was the 200th MLS coaching victory for Seattle's Sigi Schmid. He is 200-136-103 in 15 seasons, including an 87-50-46 record in six years with Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tip Sheet: Seattle, DeAndre Yedlin aim to keep focus during eventful summer

TUKWILA, Wash. Meteoric hardly begins to describe DeAndre Yedlin’s rise over the past few months. Yedlin went from a promising prospect on the fringes of the U.S. national team picture to a trusted substitute at the World Cup. He always tempted foreign clubs with his displays as a youth international, but his performances in Brazil sparked more expansive interest in his services...
Via Fox Sports
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New Look Dynamo Back in Win Column

Head coach Dominic Kinnear and the Dynamo players were tired of hearing about it. “I think I’ve heard enough the last time we won was May”, Kinnear quipped when talking about the team’s last win in MLS play. Will Bruin’s stoppage time goal stopped the winless streak and may have breathed life into a season that looked destined for an early end. In the postgame press conference...
Via Total MLS
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Will The Third Time Be The Charm For The U.S. Against Ghana?

To say that the USA and Ghana are unlikely rivals would be an understatement. One nation is a global superpower at the center of almost every international engagement, and the other is a sovereign African nation that has made great strides in their region over the years – not that many outside of that region take notice. In the third straight World Cup, the countries will face...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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