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03 April 10:57 am

Good news for Dynamo fans looking to watch Saturday night's match against the Portland Timbers. The folks at MLS have chosen the Houston-Portland match to be this week's MLSsoccer.com Stream of the Week.

This means that if you do not get CSN Houston (the channel broadcasting the match) as long as you have an MLSsoccer.com account (Click here to register FREE account) you will be able to watch the match online.

There are a few restrictions, however, with the free stream. Because Adobe Flash Player is required to watch the stream, the match will ONLY be available on your computer and not on a mobile device. So that means you cannot watch this stream on your iPad, iPhone, Android, Roku, etc.

However, if you pay for an MLS Live subscription, the local blackout restrictions will be lifted and you can watch the match on your mobile device through the MLS Matchday App.

So long story short, there are numerous ways for you to catch your men in orange this weekend against the Portland Timbers.

1. If you have CSN Houston, catch Glenn Davis and Eddie Robinson on the call beginning at 9:30 p.m. CT.

2. If you want to watch the match with fellow Dynamos fans, come to our official viewing party at Firkin & Phoenix.

3. If you want to watch the match in the comfort of your home and don't get CSN Houston, check out the MLSsoccer.com free stream (not available on mobile devices).

4. If you pay for MLS Live and want to watch the match on your mobile device (phone, tablet, roku, etc.) you can watch the match on MLS Live through the MLS Matchday App.

 

02 April 12:19 pm

Go behind-the-scenes at the Dynamo's March 30 match vs. the San Jose Earthquakes with our latest episode of Tunnel Vision.

02 April 9:36 am

Eddie Robinson offers five key story lines to watch for ahead of this weekend's match vs. the Portland Timbers.

01 April 1:56 pm

Looking for a dose of soccer analysis to kick off your April? Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis. The Dynamo broadcaster has a full lineup of guests including Dynamo defenders Bobby Boswell, Kofi Sarkodie and Jermaine Taylor and midfielder Ricardo Clark. Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter will also be on to talk about the start to their season and this weekend's match with the Dynamo.

Tonight's episode airs from 7-9 p.m. and can be heard on the radio on 97.5 FM or online at www.espn975.com.

Davis will be talking Dynamo soccer, Chelsea's FA Cup win over Manchester United as well as preview this weekend's Champions League matches.

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

31 March 10:45 am

The Houston Dynamo's home unbeaten streak has been well-chronicled within MLS circles. As it stands, no team in the 18-year history of the league has a longer home unbeaten streak in all competitions and only one team (Real Salt Lake) has a longer home unbeaten streak in the regular season. The Dynamo will look to tie RSL's regular season streak (29) and sit alone atop the all competitions mark when they host the Chicago Fire on April 14.

But just how difficult is 34 consecutive home games unbeaten? According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only one North American professional sports team has a longer streak. That would be the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls who won 44 straight home games from March 1995 until April 1996.

Team

Home unbeaten streak

Dates

Sport

Chicago Bulls

44

3/30/1995 to 4/4/1996

NBA

Houston Dynamo

34

7/9/2011 to present

MLS

Real Salt Lake 34 6/6/2009 to 4/27/2011 MLS

Equally as impressive as the Dynamo's home unbeaten run is their run in BBVA Compass Stadium, their downtown home that opened in May 2012. Our friends at Elias tell us that last night, the Dynamo became only the third team in the history of major North American professional sports leagues to go unbeaten in their first 20 regular season games at a home venue. Last night's win gave the Dynamo a 14-0-6 in the first 20 regular season matches at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Care to guess who the other two teams are to accomplish that feat? We promise you won't get the answer.

The first was the Washington Capitols of the Basketball Association of America (predecessor of today’s NBA), who won their first 27 games at Uline Arena in 1946–1947. While Dominic Kinnear is widely regarded as one of the greatest coaches in MLS history, that Capitols squad was managed by none other than Red Auerbach, quite possibly one of the greatest coaches in American professional sports history.

The other team to accomplish this feat was the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, who won their first 22 games at Staples Center (2001–2002). That sparks squad was led by three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie.

So while it's important to recognize the Dynamo's standing among their peers in professional soccer, it's hard not to appreciate the fact that Kinnear's squad has accomplished feats that few in North American sports history have done before.

29 March 5:17 pm

In the latest Friday Forecast, Jonathan Kaplan and Eddie Robinson discuss the Dynamo's winning streak, Dominic Kinnear's lineup options, stopping Wondo and the emergence of Andrew Driver.