On Tuesday, the Houston Dynamo Reserves improved to 2-0-0 on the season with a 2-1 win over the FC Dallas Reserves at the Houston Amateur Sports Park. Warren Creavalle put the Dynamo ahead in the first half before Fabian Castillo tied the match minutes before halftime. Rookie striker Jason Johnson sealed the game for the Dynamo after he earned and converted a penalty kick in the 87th minute.
After Houston’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire, the Dynamo now hold the longest unbeaten home streak in MLS with 35 games in all competitions and the No. 3 spot in this week’s power rankings by MLSsoccer.com. Here is what MLSsoccer.com had to say about the unbeaten streak:
There was very little doubt that they'd make it 35 unbeaten at home last weekend, right? That's the sign of a consistently professional team – both the length of the streak itself, and the almost "ho-hum" acceptance that they'd get it done.
Houston’s next rival, Toronto FC moved up a couple spots to No. 15 after their 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Union. This was MLSsoccer.com’s take on Toronto:
Robert Earnshaw's ability to find goals out of nothing has kept Toronto in the hunt despite the fact that – honestly now – they're being outplayed week after week. And goalkeeper Joe Bendik has been an absolute revelation.
Meanwhile, Bleacher Report’s Joe Tansey has the Dynamo tie at No.2 alongside Sporting Kansas City. On the flip side, goal.com had Houston No.4, while Sports illustrated’s Avi Creditor has the Dynamo at No. 5 on his power rankings.
Now that the home unbeaten streak is history, the Houston Dynamo travel to Toronto in search of their first road points of the season, when they play Toronto FC on Saturday at BMO Field at 3 p.m.
Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis. The Dynamo broadcaster will chat with Dynamo midfielders Andrew Driver and Brad Davis, who was named MLS Player of the Week after his performance Sunday against the Chicago Fire.
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 break down Monday's win, look ahead to the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic and talk all things MLS.
The call-in number for the show is 713-780-3776.
Following Sunday's match, Brad Davis and Dominic Kinnear spoke with the media about the club's consistency at home, the success of the wide play and the overall team performance.
Following their 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire, Ricardo Clark, Tally Hall and Will Bruin spoke with the media about the match and the club's home unbeaten streak.
Before the Dynamo play their first home game of April, CSN Houston's Sebastian Salazar looks back at a memorable, and historic, month of March.
See the Dynamo in their first of two home April home matches Sunday against the Chicago Fire. Click here for tickets or call (713) 276-GOAL.
There are many folks that go into the success of the Dynamo organization. Most of them can be seen on the field, but many are hidden away from the pitch. In the latest edition of Dynamo Weekly, CSN Houston went inside the Dynamo locker room and profiled a person who plays an integral role to the success of the Houston Dynamo.