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15 August 10:43 am

Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall talks to new Dynamo goalkeeper Bald Tally Hall to support the Bald is Beautiful campaign this Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium. We're trying to break the Guiness World Record for heads shaved in an hour before the match against the Seattle Sounders.

You can sign up for the event by clicking here. Bald is Beautiful benefits the Curing Children's Cancer Fund.

13 August 11:35 am

Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis! The Dynamo broadcaster will talk to Orlando City SC owner Phil Rawlins and San Antonio Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman about future MLS expansion and what it means for their clubs.

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.

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

12 August 12:59 pm

We caught up with Dynamo defender Eric Brunner to discuss his self-described "nerd hobby" of online gaming. Read more about it from Tom Dart!

12 August 10:30 am

Houston Dynamo players Will Bruin and Mike Chabala visited the Texas Children's Cancer Center for their Bald is Beautiful campaign, which will raise money for the Curing Children's Cancer Fund this year. Bruin, Chabala and other Dynamo players and staff will shave their heads in support of these children.

Fans can also shave their heads prior to the August 17 match vs. Seattle as Dynamo Charities attempts to break the Guiness World Record for most heads shaved in one hour. For more information or to register, click here.

10 August 6:39 pm

Real Salt Lake and the Houston Dynamo meet in a crucial interconference match for both clubs on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. Still holders of the league’s best overall record, RSL haven’t won in three league games, returning home off a 2-2 draw at the Colorado Rapids last weekend – but advanced to the U.S. Open Cup final at midweek. The Dynamo are still hanging on to fifth place in the Eastern Conference after a four-game unbeaten run, coming off a 3-1 home win against Columbus.

Broadcast Info

TV: CSN Houston Plus / Mega TV (Channel listings)
Radio: 1560 AM / 850 AM

Starting Lineups

Dynamo: TBA
Subs: TBA

Real Salt Lake: TBA
Subs: TBA

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Get up-to-the minute stats throughout the match

Play-by-play

09 August 11:07 am

Tally Hall, Will Bruin and Dominic Kinnear share their thoughts leading up to Saturday's match against Real Salt Lake (8:30 p.m. CT; CSN Plus / Mega TV).

09 August 9:54 am

Cam Weaver's gorgeous goal may not have been the decisive one in the Houston Dynamo's 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew last weekend, but it was the AT&T Goal of the Week winner in Week 23.

Weaver's late insurance goal in the Dynamo's win at BBVA Compass Stadium took home this week's award after earning a little more than 47 percent of the vote. Weaver found the top corner of the Crew's goal in the 85th minute, hitting a beautiful shot with the outside part of his right foot after teammate Will Bruin knocked down a cross in his direction.

Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins came in second place with about 29 percent of all votes.

Final Votes - Week 23 (online poll and text vote):

1. Cam Weaver (HOU): 47.34%
2. Obafemi Martins (SEA): 29.30%
3. Chris Wondowski (SJ): 12%
4. Jonny Steele (NY): 7.38%
5. Conor Doyle (DC): 3.98%

You can view all of this year's winners here.

08 August 6:25 pm

Dynamo forward Will Bruin is set for his 75th career regular season game on Saturday at Real Salt Lake. With the third-year striker set to reach the early milestone, it is worth comparing his early career to Dynamo legend Dwayne De Rosario.

The Canadian playmaker helped the Dynamo win consecutive MLS Cups in 2006 and 2007 and was an MLS Best XI selection in both seasons. De Rosario was also the 2007 MLS Cup MVP after scoring the game-winning goal for a 2-1 win. De Rosario has had one of the best careers in league history, with 102 goals and 315 appearances in a 13-year career that includes the 2011 MLS MVP award.   

De Rosario spent three seasons with the Dynamo, 2006-2008. Bruin is in his third year with Houston after Dominic Kinnear traded up to select him in the first round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

Here are the regular season numbers for each player in their time with the Dynamo:

Player

Games played

Games started

Minutes

Goals

Assists

Shots

Shots on goal

Dwayne De Rosario

78

73

6,455

24

11

195

84

Will Bruin

74

69

5,658

22

10

181

72

The numbers are remarkably similar (with an understanding that De Rosario was primarily an attacking midfielder and Bruin a forward). Bruin has nearly accumulated identical goals and assist totals over a similar number of games. Here is a scenario: If Bruin starts the next four games and has two goals and an assist during that span, he will have an identical statistical line to De Rosario after 78 games with Houston: 78 games, 73 starts, 24 goals and 11 assists.

In the playoffs, the story is similar. De Rosario scored two goals and provided four assists in ten career playoff games with Houston (all starts). Bruin has four goals and one assist in nine career playoff games (six starts). 

Moreover, from the 2011 MLS SuperDraft class, no player has scored more goals (22) or tallied more assists (10) than Bruin. Only four players, Perry Kitchen (84 games), Darlington Nagbe (83), Jalil Anibaba (83) and C.J. Sapong (80) have appeared in more games. Sapong is second to Bruin from the 2011 class with 15 goals.  

08 August 3:50 pm

Newest Dynamo signing Alexander López sat down with Honduran newspaper Diez recently and offered his 10 favorite memories of his career thus far. His final pick? The transfer to the Dynamo. Here's what the midfielder had to say (translated):

I took the whole thing with composure. At first, though, I was surprised by the fact that Olimpia gave me the opportunity to leave. In Houston I’ll be wearing #10, which not only motivates me, but also creates a commitment to play well in each and every game.

See the full article here (en Español).