MLS Regular Season
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Crew are on fire.
Another offensive explosion gave them a second straight home rout, this time a 3-0 pummeling of the Houston Dynamo thanks to goals from Justin Meram, Adam Bedell and Aaron Schoenfeld on Saturday night at Crew Stadium. The Crew now have seven goals in their last two games following last weekend’s 4-1 win over the LA Galaxy.
Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew
Saturday, August 23, 6:30 p.m. CT
Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall believes the team have rounded into their best form of the year in recent weeks. The timing could hardly be more ideal as Houston embark on a two-match road swing that has the potential to be an acid test for their playoff ambitions.
Not for the first time, Ricardo Clark was the last player off the training field at Houston Sports Park on Thursday, putting in a little extra work ahead of Saturday’s away game against the Columbus Crew (6:30 p.m. CT; CSN Plus/Telemundo).
The life of a striker is usually predicated upon scoring goals.
When they’re filling the stat sheet, they’re beloved. When they’re not, they come under fire regardless of other factors.
However, there’s an underlying factor that doesn’t fit in. For forwards, their chances are usually dependent upon the play of those around them. Getting quality service in good areas can turn five goals into 15.
Brad Davis, Tally Hall, Ricardo Clark and Dominic Kinnear look ahead to Saturday's matchup against the Columbus Crew.
After two wins in three games firmly restored the Dynamo to the playoff conversation, the players are looking at the standings and seeing a big opportunity.
In MLS, teams are often separated by their ability to scratch out points on the road. For Houston Dynamo, that's currently a big concern.
Houston’s road record (1-9-1), including losing their last six away from home, is second-worst in the league, while their goal differential (-19) is dead last. Come Saturday at the Columbus Crew (8 p.m. CT; CSN Plus/Telemundo), they'll have a chance to start putting things right.
Go behind the scenes of Friday's 2-0 win over the Union with TunnelVision from Dynamo TV.