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19 August 2:01 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 3:00 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 5:02 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 3:26 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 4:16 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 12:30 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 10:07 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 12:23 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 2:06 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 11:48 am

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!