MLS Regular Season

Revenge on the mind? Houston Dynamo want to erase memory of previous defeat to Columbus

Dynamo want to continue their late season turnaround against fellow fast-risers Columbus
Revenge on the mind?
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Turnaround has been the theme of the last six weeks for the Houston Dynamo. The club’s won four of its last six games and is creeping towards the red line on the standings page.

Brad Davis has his recipe for success down the stretch: "You’ve got to hate to lose"

Davis has all the motivation he needs to continue the team's success this weekend vs. Columbus
Hate to lose
Brad Davis
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Success is the product of a love-hate relationship, according to Dynamo captain Brad Davis. In a league as fiercely competitive as MLS, players have to detest defeat and use their passion as a motivator to propel their teams to a victory they crave. To earn the joy of winning, you must fear the alternative.

Veteran David Horst, rookie AJ Cochran center back partnership work in progress for Houston Dynamo

Horst and Cochran have done some learning on the job, but look to progress vs. the Crew
Work in progress
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When the Montreal Impact’s Ignacio Piatti scored a go-ahead goal Saturday against the Houston Dynamo, David Horst turned to rookie AJ Cochran, arms outstretched, clearly unhappy.

The central pairing was cut in half by the Argentine and their transgression put a needed result in jeopardy.

Houston Dynamo forward Giles Barnes and offense have come alive in recent weeks

Barnes and the rest of the team look to keep goal-scoring trend in crucial match vs. the Crew
Heating up
Dynamo attack
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Giles Barnes celebrated his first goal against the Montreal Impact last week by pretending to drink a cup of tea. If the forward and his teammates are to be sipping champagne at the end of the season, they know that goals and points have to keep flowing this Saturday against the Columbus Crew.

11 September 3:49 pm

Eddie and Sebastian chat about the win over Montreal, the upcoming home match against Columbus and what it will take for the Dynamo to reach the playoffs.

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10 September 3:03 pm

Andrew Driver and Tyler Deric preview this week's Eastern Conference matchup against Columbus Crew.

Opportunity awaits the Dynamo with chances to gain ground on teams above them in the standings

Five points back of the playoff spots, the Dynamo look to close down the gap in the standings
Opportunity knocks
Opportunity knocks
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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo’s 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Montreal Impact last Saturday felt important at the time. It looked even more vital by Sunday night because many of the teams immediately above Houston also claimed wins last weekend.

09 September 2:17 pm

Score two goals and you put yourself in a pretty good spot to be named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week. Giles Barnes scored two goals against the Montreal Impact, and he got exactly that.

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