Nice Menu Blog

matt pedersen

02 September 4:11 pm

Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis and defender Kofi Sarkodie were named to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week on Tuesday for Week 25. The pair were a big part of Houston’s 3-1 road win against Eastern Conference rival Sporting Kansas City on Friday.

Davis provided two assists in the second half, each from a set piece, for the game-winning goal from David Horst and an insurance goal from Ricardo Clark five minutes later. It was Davis’ 21st career multi-assist game and increased his season assist total to eight.

Sarkodie was part of the buildup to Houston’s first goal, receiving a pass from Ricardo Clark on the right wing and delivering a cross that Will Bruin finished for a 1-0 lead.

Davis also was named to the SI.com and Goal.com Team of the Week lists..

The Dynamo return home to begin a critical two-game homestand beginning Saturday when they host the Montreal Impact at 7:30 p.m. at BBVA Compass Stadium (TICKETS).

29 August 1:25 pm

Glenn Davis interviewed Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall, former Dynamo midfielder Stuart Holden and Kansas City Star beat writer Sam McDowell this week on Dynamo All-Access and Soccer Matters.

The trio discussed tonight's Dynamo-Sporting KC matchup and more. 

Click here to listen to the three interviews

27 August 2:59 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.

Listen in as Glenn talks with Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall, Sporting KC beat writer for the Kansas City Star Sam McDowell, and Seattle Sounders FC broadcaster Alan Hinton. Call in and give your thoughts on Friday's rivalry game between the Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City.

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

Click here to listen to a live stream.

20 August 9:41 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.

Listen in as Glenn talks with Brad Davis, Ricardo Clark, Kofi Sarkodie and former Columbus Crew legend Frankie Hejduk. Call in and give your thoughts on the Dynamo's 2-0 win over Philadelphia and Saturday's game against Columbus. 

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

Click here to listen to a live stream.

19 August 3:01 pm

Houston Dynamo forward Will Bruin scored his 34th career regular-season goal in Friday’s 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union. Bruin is now one goal from equaling Clint Mathis for the most goals in the first four MLS seasons by a player who entered the league as a rookie*. (Note courtesy the Elias Sports Bureau, Official Statistician of Major League Soccer.)

With two more goals this season, Bruin would break Mathis’ mark and set a new benchmark for young players in MLS. Bruin is already in good company in the four-year club, which includes Mathis, Jeff Cunningham, Robbie Findley and Scott Sealy.

*The rookie classification includes players eligible for the Rookie of the Year award in their first season. Rookies have no prior professional experience before entering MLS.

Player Goals in first four seasons* Years Career MLS goals
Clint Mathis 35 1998-2001 61
Will Bruin 34 2011-14 34
Jeff Cunningham 32 1998-2001 134
Robbie Findley 31 2007-10 37
Scott Sealy 31 2005-08 33

*Includes regular-season goals only

Mathis made 46 appearances for the U.S. national team and scored a memorable opening goal in a 1-1 draw against co-host South Korea at the 2002 World Cup. He scored 61 career MLS goals (including 16 in 2000) and is currently an assistant coach with the Chicago Fire.

Cunningham scored 32 goals in his first four seasons with the Columbus Crew (1998-01). He scored 134 career regular-season goals to set the MLS record in 2011, before it was surpassed by Landon Donovan this season. Cunningham scored eight of more goals in 10 of 14 MLS seasons, with a career-best 17 in 2009.

Findley scored 31 goals in his first four seasons in MLS (2007-10) and set a career-high with 12 in 2009. Findley made three appearances at the 2010 World Cup and is in his second season back with Real Salt Lake after three seasons in England.
 

18 August 4:00 pm

Houston Dynamo defender Jermaine Taylor was named to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 23 on Monday after helping the Dynamo to a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Friday.

Taylor and the Dynamo have kept a clean sheet in two of the last three games, both home wins.

The Jamaica international was also named to the SI.com Team of the Week.

Taylor and Dynamo midfielder Luis Garrido were also named to the Goal.com Team of the Week.

The Dynamo continue their 12-game run against Eastern Conference foes on Saturday with a road game against the Columbus Crew (6:30 p.m. CT, CSN Plus).

 

 

13 August 6:02 pm

A new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College, will air tonight on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.

Listen in as Matt Pedersen fills in for Glenn Davis. Interviews include Dynamo defender AJ Cochran, Houston Dash head coach Randy Waldrum, Dynamo director of youth development James Clarkson, Philadelphia Union midfielder Danny Cruz and soccer writer Steve Davis. Call in and give your thoughts on the Dynamo's recent road trip to Seattle and Friday's pivotal home game against Philadelphia. 

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

Click here to listen to a live stream.

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