MLS Regular Season
In the midst of a rough team season, Giles Barnes has shown to be a positive. The Houston Dynamo forward came into the season as an incumbent starter at forward. While it's not been a perfect season by any means, he is showing his worth.
For the third week in a row, the Houston Dynamo attack supplied the club with two goals. But for the third week in a row, it was not enough to get the full reward.
For the second straight weekend the Houston Dynamo and Toronto FC combined for four goals in the first half.
However, this time neither team found the net in the second half and shared the spoils after a 2-2 result Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC
Saturday, July 19, 8:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
A Brad vs. Bradley midfield battle did not materialize last Saturday but Brad Davis and Michael Bradley are expected to feature at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday when the Dynamo host Toronto FC (8 p.m. CT; TICKETS).
The Houston Dynamo could get a boost to their struggling defense with the possible return of Corey Ashe.
The starting left back has missed the past two games, including last weekend’s 4-2 defeat to Toronto FC, with injuries to his left knee. Head coach Dominic Kinnear said he’s feeling good about Ashe’s ability to play Saturday, also against Toronto (8 p.m. CT; TICKETS).
Inspirational performances and consistent production got Brad Davis to Brazil. Now the Dynamo captain is aiming for more of the same for the rest of the season, fortified by a boost in self-belief that comes from representing his country on soccer’s greatest stage.