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24 February 10:30 am

As the Dynamo closed out their preseason campaign on Saturday, CCL foe Santos Laguna continued their trek through the 2013 LigaMX Clausura.

On Friday, Santos upset second-place Club America at Estadio Corona, defeating the Mexico City-based club 1-0 behind a first-half goal from Darwin Quintero. The goal was Quintero's second of the season and his second in as many games.

Friday's match was a chippy affair between the two Mexican clubs, as seven yellow cards were handed out. Former Mexican national team goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez made three saves for his fourth clean sheet of the season.

Current men's national team striker Herculez Gomez played 62 minutes for Los Guerreros, while current Mexican national team striker Oribe Peralta played the full 90 minutes and assisted on Quintero's goal.

Following the win, Santos now sits in sixth place in the LigaMX standings. Here is a list of their upcoming fixtures:

Date / Time (CT) Opponent Location
Friday, March 1 - 7:30 pm at Jaguares Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna
Tuesday, March 5 - 7 pm at Houston Dynamo BBVA Compass Stadium
Friday, March 8 - 9:30 pm vs. Atlanta Estadio Corona
Wednesday, March 13 - 7 pm vs. Houston Dynamo Estadio Corona


21 February 9:26 am

A huge thank you to the Vancouver Whitecaps who were able to cut a highlight package from yesterday's match at the Carolina Challenge Cup. Will Bruin and Adam Moffat scored second-half goals to lead the Dynamo to a 2-1 victory over the Whitecaps.

20 February 11:51 pm

Wednesday afternoon, the Dynamo announced the acquisition of English midfielder Andrew Driver on loan from Scottish club Heart of Midlothian. The versatile midfielder appeared in more than 150 games for Heart and was part of the club that won the 2012 Scottish FA Cup.

In his first interview as a member of the Dynamo, Drive spoke with Glenn Davis during Wednesday night's edition of Soccer Matters on ESPN 97.5 FM.

20 February 11:35 pm

Following tonight's results in Charleston, the Dynamo are now tied for second place in the Carolina Challenge Cup. Houston defeated Vancouver 2-1 behind second half goals from Will Bruin and Adam Moffat and the Chicago Fire defeated the Charleston Battery 2-1 behind a stoppage-time goal from Alex.

The Dynamo still have an outside chance of winning the preseason tournament, but they will need help from the Whitecaps in Saturday's finales. Here are the updated standings.

Current Standings
Team Games Played Points GF GA
Chicago Fire 2 6 5 3
Houston Dynamo 2 3 4 4
Vancouver Whitecaps 2 3 4 4
Charleston Battery 2 0 3 5

The Dynamo will conclude the Challenge Cup Saturday at 6:15 p.m. CT against USL Pro club Charleston Battery. Prior to that match, the Whitecaps and Fire will square off in their Charleston finale. For the Dynamo to win the tournament for the third time, they will need to defeat the Battery, the Whitecaps need to defeat the Fire and the Dynamo need to finish with a better goal differential than both Chicago and Vancouver.

All matches will be streamed on

20 February 7:28 pm

Rusk Elementary School, a school in Houston's East End that has been adopted by the Houston Dynamo, saw the latest addition to its library arrive on Wednesday.

Last year, the Houston Dynamo donated the funds to upgrade the nook in the library as part of the Building a Better Mind program, presented by BBVA Compass.

On Wednesday, the nook saw the addition of a new area rug. The rug was donated by The Oriental Rug Gallery and Room ReDo Interior Design.

The Houston Dynamo would like to thank all of our partners as we continue to help the youth in our community and build a better Houston.

20 February 1:41 pm

The Houston Dynamo announced today the signing of Andrew Driver, an English-born midfielder who has represented both England and Scotland at the youth national team level. Let's take a look back at the key moments in Driver's career:

November 22, 2002

As a 15-year-old, Driver scored a goal for the Scottish U-16s in a 2-1 Victory Shield defeat over England. The Victory Shield is an annual football tournament competed for by the under-16 teams of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

August 25, 2006

Made his home debut and scored an 80th minute goal in a 401 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Premier League

January 6, 2007

Made his Scottish FA Cup debut at age 20 in a 4-0 win over Stranraer

April 29, 2007

Scored the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over Celtic in front of 60,000 fans at Celtic Park

July 2008

Driver signed five-year contract extension with Heart of Midlothian

June 22, 2009

Played for England U-21 squad against Germany at the 2009 UEFA European Union U-21 Football Championship

August 3, 2011

Returned from injury and scores goal in 4-0 win over Hungarian club Paks in Europa League qualifying round

May 19, 2012

Played 84 minutes in 5-1 win over Hibernian in the 2012 Scottish Cup Final

February 20, 2013

Acquired by Houston Dynamo on loan


19 February 2:57 pm

Preseason is a time for many things. It's a time for team bonding, a time for team pranks and for some people a time to prepare for the upcoming season. But for one player, this year's preseason became so much more.

In an unexpected turn of events today, Dynamo defender Warren Creavalle, a player who pundits expect to make huge strides in 2012, found himself trapped in the unlikeliest of places. In case you missed it, here is the breakdown of this afternoon's events.

Dynamo defender Bobby Boswell breaks the news

Dynamo athletic trainer Theron Enns confirms the reports

Creavalle sends word that he is OK ... well sorta ...

Goalkeeper Tyler Deric rallies fan support with a new hashtag

Nothing seems to be working...

An hour has gone by and Creavalle is still trapped ...

Fan support pours in from across the country...

We're getting close!

Almost there!

Maybe life in a bathroom isn't so bad?

And he's free!

Creavalle's roommate shows his concern...


It's a good thing the MLS Insider was on the scene as he was able to catch up with Creavalle after today's incident. Hear what the Dynamo defender had to say.