MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo rookie Rob Lovejoy makes MLS debut but is ready for more against LA Galaxy

Lovejoy, wearing No. 3 in honor of fallen teammate, is ready to take defenders on in MLS
Zero to 100
Rob Lovejoy
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Rob Lovejoy barely had time to register the significance of the moment when he made his first MLS appearance against Orlando City SC last week.

“It didn’t really hit me until after the game that I’d just gotten my professional debut. It was zero to 100 just like that, with the snap of a finger, so it’s a learning opportunity for me to know what to expect the next time that happens if called upon,” the attacking midfielder told HoustonDynamo.com.

Houston Dynamo's Boniek Garcia struggles with forward role, but says time will bring improvement

Coyle's experiment with Garcia at forward doesn't pay off vs. OCSC but give it time says Boniek
Tinkering around
Boniek Garcia
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Owen Coyle played the matchups against Orlando City SC.

Turning to a lineup he’d tinkered with in the preseason, Coyle deployed usual right winger Boniek Garcia up top with Giles Barnes as the Dynamo looked to open up the game.

In theory, Garcia would find himself in more space, with more freedom to create. As turned out, the 30-year-old Honduran struggled to adapt to an unfamiliar position and new responsibilities.

Preview: Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy

Dynamo aim to rebound in first road test against current champs LA Galaxy
Preview: Dynamo at Galaxy
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy
Saturday, March 21, 9:30 p.m. CT
StubHub Center, Carson, California

BROADCAST INFORMATION
ROOT SPORTS (Alternate Channel) - 9:30 p.m. (9:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 9:30 p.m. (9:00 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 9:30 p.m. (9:00 p.m. pregame)

Houston Dynamo look forward to early-season test against MLS champions LA Galaxy

Focus moves from loss to current MLS champs: "This is the kind of pick-me-up that you want"
Test against the best
LA Galaxy
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Owen Coyle’s attacking principles do not fade with distance. The Dynamo head coach wants his team to show the same ambition wherever they play — be it BBVA Compass Stadium or, as on Saturday, 1,500 miles away at the home of the 2014 MLS champions.

Houston Dynamo coach Owen Coyle doesn't mince words after loss: "We shot ourselves in the foot"

"We never came with our A-game," says Coyle of Friday night's defeat to Orlando City
Aiming for better
Reaction
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As far as gut punches go the Houston Dynamo were served a stiff one Friday night.

In an ugly game where the Dynamo and Orlando City SC looked destined to split a set of drab points, both teams struggled to create momentum going forward. Both defenses looked tough to break down and the passing and finishing were not clicking.

Things changed for the worst for the Dynamo in the 74th minute.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 0, Orlando City SC 1

Second half own goal downs the Dynamo in first loss of the season
Recap: Dynamo 0, OCSC 1
Match Recap
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In a game where neither team’s attack had many answers it was a Tyler Deric own goal that gave Orlando City SC their first win in MLS franchise history, downing the Houston Dynamo 1-0 in front of a sell-out crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Bandaged, bloodied Kofi Sarkodie ready to go against Orlando City SC

A week after going through three jerseys in one match, Sarkodie is ready to continue on Friday
Only a flesh wound
Kofi Sarkodie
HoustonDynamo.com

Ricardo Clark never had any doubt that Kofi Sarkodie would be back in training and ready to face Orlando City SC on Friday night despite the head wound the defender suffered last week.

“Kofi’s a soldier,” Clark told HoustonDynamo.com. “He’s always been that type of guy, putting in the work, pushing through tough times in games and in training. So it’s expected of him. He doesn’t really complain too much.”

Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. Orlando City SC

Dynamo welcome Kaká and Orlando City SC looking to build off season-opening win
Preview: Dynamo vs. Crew SC
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Orlando City SC
Friday, March 13, 6:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

BROADCAST INFORMATION
UniMás - 6:00 p.m. (SAP availableCHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame)

Houston Dynamo boss Owen Coyle set for matchup with old friend Adrian Heath and Orlando City SC

Coyle and OCSC head coach Heath's relationship predates their first MLS matchup on Friday
Friends from the old country
Coyle vs. Heath
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Some of the best theater in sports comes from coaches or managers that don’t like each other.

A heated exchange on the benches, a contentious handshake – or lack thereof – draws plenty of eyes and even more commentary.

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