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04 August 4:26 pm

Will Bruin’s game-winning goal in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over D.C. United arrived in the first minute of second-half stoppage time (90+1’), for the latest winning goal in the regular season since Colin Clark’s winning penalty against Real Salt Lake (90+4’) on Sept. 6, 2012.

Bruin’s goal is the sixth-latest winning goal in Dynamo history, and the latest goal of his career.

The chart below details the latest game-winners in club history (MLS regular season and playoffs only) and does not include goals scored in extra time during the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Date Opponent (Home/Away) Goal-scorer  Result Time of goal
9/6/12 Real Salt Lake (Home) Colin Clark 1-0 Win 90+4'
8/20/11 Real Salt Lake (Home) Alex Dixon 3-2 Win 90+3'
10/15/08 San Jose Earthquakes (Home) Stuart Holden 2-1 Win 90+3'
10/29/06 Chivas USA (Home) Brian Ching 2-0 Win* 90+2'
3/11/12 Chivas USA (Away) Andre Hainault 1-0 Win 90+2'
8/3/14 D.C. United (Home) Will Bruin 1-0 Win 90+1'

*Ching's goal in the second minute of stoppage time was the series-winning goal for a 3-2 aggregate series win.

Note: Includes winning goals in regulation time only. Does not include extra-time goals in the postseason, including Ching's postseason winners vs. FC Dallas (2007), Seattle (2009) and Omar Cumming's series winner vs. New York (2013).  

23 July 5:16 pm

Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.

Glenn will be joined by U.S. national team legend DaMarcus Beasley, who signed with the Dynamo on Wednesday and will make his Dynamo interview debut. Dynamo president Chris Canetti will also be on the show to talk about the Beasley signing and Saturday's BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup. 

Call in and give Glenn your thoughts on the Dynamo, Dash and more.

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

Click here to listen to a live stream.

19 July 1:30 pm

Brad Davis continued his sizzling form on Saturday in Toronto, scoring two goals inside the first 30 minutes for his eighth consecutive Dynamo appearance with a goal or an assist. Davis is now tied for the eighth-longest streak of consecutive games with a goal or assist in MLS history. The stretch began on March 29 with an assist on Ricardo Clark’s goal at Vancouver. The streak includes four goals and five assists during the eight games. Davis is one of 17 players in league history to record a streak of eight or more games, including former teammate Brian Ching. Davis is three games from matching the league record (11 games), set by Roy Lassiter and Ronald Cerritos.

Longest streak of consecutive games with a goal or assist in  MLS history:

GAMES

PLAYER

CLUB

STREAK START

STREAK END

11

Roy Lassiter

Tampa Bay/D.C. United

04/25/1998

06/13/1998

11

Ronald Cerritos

San Jose

06/15/1997

08/24/1997

11

Mauricio Cienfuegos

Los Angeles

09/07/1997

05/17/1998

10

Raul Diaz Arce

D.C. United

04/12/1997

07/19/1997

10

Cobi Jones

Los Angeles

09/28/1997

07/04/1998

9

Fredy Montero

Seattle

06/05/2010

08/08/2010

9

Amado Guevara

New York

06/23/2004

08/08/2004

8

Brad Davis

Houston

03/29/14

-

8

Brian Ching

San Jose/Houston

09/10/2005

04/08/2006

(Source: 2014 MLS Fact and Record Book)

*In addition to Davis and Ching, several other players recorded a streak of eight consecutive games: Jeff Cunningham (2001), Jaime Moreno (1997-98), Roy Lassiter (1996-97 & 1999), Martin Machon (2000), Taylor Twellman (2005), Jim Rooney (2001), Chris Henderson (2001-02), Carlos Ruiz (2006), Fredy Montero (2011) and Chris Wondolowski (2012).

Davis will try to make it nine consecutive games with a goal or an assist tonight as the Dynamo host Toronto FC at 8 p.m. at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets are still available

16 July 11:07 am

Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.

Glenn will be joined in studio by Dynamo defender Kofi Sarkodie and all-time scorer Brian Ching for a World Cup roundtable that also will include former Houston Hotshot Freddy Sanguinetti.

The show will also feature interviews with Dynamo captain Brad Davis, Paco Palencia Chivas and Charlie Stillitano of Relevant Sports.

Call in and give Glenn your thoughts on the Dynamo, Dash and more.

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

Click here to listen to a live stream.

 

25 June 1:23 pm

Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.

Glenn will be joined in studio by Dash goalkeeper Bianca Henninger and feature interviews with Dynamo players Corey Ashe and Omar Cummings.

Call in and give Glenn your thoughts on the Dynamo, Dash and more.

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

Click here to listen to a live stream.

18 June 3:06 pm

Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.

Glenn will be joined in studio by Dynamo forward Giles Barnes and Dash defender Kika Toulouse for a World Cup panel.

Call in and give Glenn your thoughts on the Dynamo, Dash and more.

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

Click here to listen to a live stream.

11 May 12:48 pm

Here are some pregame notes ahead of Sunday's Mother's Day matchup between the Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake:

Bruin reaches six goals earliest in four-year career: Dynamo forward Will Bruin scored his sixth goal of the 2014 season on Wednesday against Columbus. Bruin now has six goals through ten games, his fastest six goal start to a season in his Dynamo career. Bruin needed 13 games (June 16, vs. FC Dallas) to reach six goals in 2012, when he scored 12 goals in the regular season and added four more in the playoffs to set a franchise record for goals in a season. 

Bruin fastest Dynamo player to six goals since Ching in 2006: Will Bruin (10 games) is the earliest Dynamo player to score six goals in a season since Brian Ching in 2006. Spurred by four goals in the club’s inaugural match, Ching scored six goals in Houston’s first five games of the 2006 season. Ching added his seventh goal in the club’s sixth game.

Bruin seeking Houston’s first four-game scoring streak: Will Bruin has scored in three consecutive games and is the first Dynamo player to accomplish the feat since he scored in three straight games in June 2012 (four goals in a three-game span). Bruin is the first player in Dynamo history with three career three-game scoring streaks. Bruin’s first came in April 2012. His current streak marks the seventh time a Dynamo player has scored in three consecutive games: Bruin 3X; Ching 2006, 2008; Joseph Ngwenya 2007; Stuart Holden 2009). No Dynamo player has ever scored in four consecutive games.  

Kinnear one point from 500 career points: Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear has 499 points as an MLS head coach after Wednesday’s win over Columbus. With a point or more on Sunday vs. Real Salt Lake, he’ll become the third head coach in MLS history to reach 500 career points. Kinnear is in his 11th year as head coach between Houston and San Jose and trails only Sigi Schmid and Bruce Arena on the league’s all-time wins and points lists.

Enjoy the game!

09 April 1:23 pm

Aston Villa Football Club will face the Houston Dynamo on July 26 in the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup. Here is some trivia on the historic English club.

Aston Villa is one of only seven English teams to stay within the Barclay’s Premier League for all 22 seasons since its inception in 1992. Can you name all seven? Answer below.  

Last year, Stoke City came to Houston for the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup celebrating its 150th anniversary. Aston Villa follows with a trip to Houston this year as it celebrates its 140th anniversary this year after it was founded in 1874.

Villa won the 1982 European Cup, which is now named the UEFA Champions League, the world’s most prestigious club competition. They beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the final and are one of only five English clubs to win the competition.  

Villa is completing its 103rd season in the top flight of English soccer this year. Only Everton (111 seasons) has spent more seasons in the top division.

The club’s home stadium, Villa Park, opened in 1897. It was the first English stadium to host international matches in three different centuries.

Villa set an English top-flight goal scoring record with 128 goals in the 1930-31 season.

Trivia answer: Aston Villa, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham are the seven original Barclay’s Premier League members who were part of the league at its start in 1992 and have never been relegated, competing in the top flight for all 22 seasons.

 

31 October 3:39 pm

The Dynamo host the Montreal Impact at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. Here are 12 reasons to attend tonight’s MLS Cup Playoff game between the Dynamo and Montreal:

#12 Halloween trick-or-treat. Children with a game ticket can trick-or-treat in the comfort of the rain-protected BBVA Compass Stadium concourse, with candy available in the stadium suites and sponsorship area between 6:00 and 6:45 p.m. tonight.

#11 Costume contest. There will be a pregame costume contest at Orange Avenue before the game. Finalists will be voted on at halftime by the stadium crowd.

#10 The Dynamo have been in the playoffs 7 of 8 years, and three years in a row.

#9 The Dynamo are 12-7-4 all-time in the MLS Cup Playoffs, the third-best postseason win percentage in MLS history.

#8 The Dynamo begin their quest to reach a third straight MLS Cup Final, and win a fifth conference championship in eight years.

#7 A year ago Will Bruin scored four goals in the playoffs to set a franchise record for goals in a single postseason, surpassing Brian Ching, who scored three in the 2006 postseason.

#6 Last Halloween, the Dynamo went to Chicago and beat the Fire, 2-1, in the Knockout Round behind two goals from Bruin.

#5 Brad Davis has appeared in 22 of Houston’s 23 playoff games in franchise history, starting 21. The only playoff game Davis has not played in with Houston was the 2011 MLS Cup Final, which he missed due to a quadriceps injury suffered in the Eastern Conference Final.

#4 Dominic Kinnear is 13-9-5 as a head coach in the MLS Cup playoffs. With his next win, Kinnear will tie Bob Bradley for third on the MLS playoff wins list.

#3 Late goals are more fun. Of Houston’s 31 all-time playoff goals, 18 have been scored after the 60th minute (58%), including four overtime goals. Three were scored by Brian Ching, with a tying header in the 2006 MLS Cup Final and game-winners in the second leg of Western Conference Semifinals in 2007 and 2009.

#2 The Dynamo are 8-1-0 all-time in home playoff games and have the best home win percentage (.889) in MLS history. Houston has outscored opponents 18-6 in home playoff games.

#1 Win or go home. They need to win tonight to advance to meet the New York Red Bulls, with the first leg at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Tickets are still available here, by calling 713-276-GOAL or by visiting the BBVA Compass Stadium ticket office (2200 Texas St., Houston).

 

17 September 2:06 pm

The Dynamo acquired midfielder Servando Carrasco from Seattle Sounders FC on Friday. The California native made his debut for the Dynamo in Saturday's 1-0 win at Philadelphia and spoke with Glenn Davis on ESPN 97.5 FM's Soccer Matters on Monday night. Below is the interview from Monday's show, in which Carrasco discusses his days of youth soccer in Tijuana, his influences in college soccer at Cal and his excitement to join the Dynamo. 

Servando Carrasco with Glenn Davis: