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23 October 9:52 am

Steph is back to preview a "Do or Die-namo" week for our MLS Cup Playoffs and CONCACAF Champions League hopes. Cameos include Darth Vader and Van Halen's "Panama".

22 October 7:32 pm

The Dynamo headed to Panama for their final CONCACAF Champions League group match against Árabe Unido on Thursday (7 p.m. CT; FOX Soccer Plus). Currently at the top of the group, Houston just needs a draw from the match to secure their passage to the knockout stages of the tournament. Check out the travel roster for the trip, and let us know what you think the starting XI will be on Thursday night.

Goalkeepers: Tyler Deric, Tally Hall

Defenders: Anthony Arena, Corey Ashe, Bobby Boswell, Eric Brunner, Mike Chabala, Kofi Sarkodie

Midfielders: Servando Carrasco, Ricardo Clark, Warren Creavalle, Andrew Driver, Alexander López

Forwards: Giles Barnes, Will Bruin, Calen Carr, Omar Cummings, Jason Johnson, Cam Weaver

Not suprisingly, Brad Davis didn't make the trip a week after ending Panama's World Cup hopes with two assists. It's doubtful he would receive a warm reception, and we'd rather not find out what would happen if the lights went out.

22 October 5:34 pm

As the 2013 MLS regular season draws to a close, look back with Dynamo TV at some of the best moments of this year. Of course, we're waiting to add some more playoff memories to this in the next few weeks.

22 October 1:01 pm

Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis! Glenn will cover the Dynamo's playoff and CCL situation, UEFA Champions League and more!

Tune in and give Glenn a call with your thoughts!

Tonight's episode airs from 7-9 p.m. and can be heard on the radio on 97.5 FM or online at

The call-in number for the show is 713-780-3776.

21 October 9:57 am

We all know what happened this weekend. The Dynamo lost, and pretty much everyone else won. We won't rehash that. You're here for "how do the Dynamo get into the playoffs," and that's just what you'll get. First, the games that matter this weekend (in chronological order; all times CT):

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m.: Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City (NBC Sports Network)
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.: Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact (MLS Live)
  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 12:30 p.m.: D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo (NBC)
  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m.: Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution (MLS Live)
  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m.: New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire (UniMas)

The Dynamo can still finish anywhere from third- to seventh-place. We'll focus on what gets them into the playoffs (fifth-place or higher).

If the Dynamo win vs. D.C. United

AND one of Montreal, New England or Chicago ties or loses, the Dynamo will finish in fifth place

If the Dynamo win vs. D.C. United

AND two of Montreal, New England or Chicago ties or loses, the Dynamo will finish in fourth place

If the Dynamo win vs. D.C. United

AND all three of Montreal, New England or Chicago ties or loses, the Dynamo will finish in third place

If the Dynamo tie vs. D.C. United

AND New England loses AND Philadelphia ties or loses the Dynamo will finish in fifth place.

(Any result that has the Dynamo tied with other teams at 49 points will not favor the Dynamo in tiebreaker scenarios)


  1. Wins
  2. Goals for
  3. Goal differential
  4. Fewest disciplinary points
  5. Road goals
  6. Road goal differential
  7. Home goals
  8. Home goal differential
  9. Coing toss (two teams) or drawing of lots (three or more teams

Clear as mud? If you have questions on any of these scenarios, leave them in the comments below and we'll try to answer them as best we can. The easiest way in is for the Dynamo to take care of business in D.C. and for at least one of the teams above Houston (Montreal, New England, Chicago) to not win.


20 October 7:39 pm

Houston Dynamo fans honor retiring forward Brian Ching during his final regular season home match with a card stunt during the 25th minute of the Dynamo's match vs. the New York Red Bulls on Oct. 20, 2013.

For more information on Ching's career, retirement and testimonial match coming at the end of this season, click here.

20 October 2:04 pm

The Houston Dynamo and New York Red Bulls will meet for the second match in little more than a month in a crunch match in the Eastern Conference when the clubs face off Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo can clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs with a win and the right combination of other results, following their scoreless draw at Sporting KC last week. The Red Bulls have already booked their ticket to the postseason – but are now chasing the Supporters’ Shield – coming off a late 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution two weeks ago.

Broadcast Info

TV: CSN Houston / UniMas (Channel listings)
Radio: 1560 AM / 850 AM

Starting Lineups

Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; García, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Barnes, Bruin
Subs: Deric, Weaver, Carrasco, López, Brunner, Cummings, Driver

New York Red Bulls: Robles; Holgersson, Olave, Sekagya, Barklage; Alexander, McCarty, Cahill, Steele; Luyindula, Henry
Subs: Meara, Kimura, Miazga, Lade, Sam, Akpan, Wright-Phillips


Get up-to-the minute stats throughout the match