MLS Regular Season

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 0, Portland Timbers 2

Portland capitalizes on its chances, late Dynamo surge doesn't yield goals in road loss
Recap: Dynamo 0, Timbers 2
Match Recap
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PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers’ spring resurgence will roll right into summer after the Argentine pair of Maximiliano Urruti and Gaston Fernandez found goals in their 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night at Providence Park.

It’s Portland’s fourth straight MLS victory and fifth overall, following their US Open Cup win Wednesday over rival Seattle Sounders, pushing them into third place in the Western Conference with 25 points from 16 games.

Center back David Horst adding needed "tower of strength" to Houston Dynamo backline

Shake-up in defense has brought out Horst's strengths and an improvement from 2014 campaign
Tower of strength
David Horst
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The Houston Dynamo made no mistake that they were looking to “evolve” in 2015 with new management in charge.

Part of putting that plan in motion was bringing in Spanish center back Raúl Rodríguez, someone who was good on the ball in addition to being good defensively. And Rodriguez was penned into the starting lineup the moment he signed up.

Preview: Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers

Dynamo travel to the Pacific Northwest to face off against the in-form Timbers
Preview: Dynamo at Timbers
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers
Saturday, June 20, 9:30 p.m. CT
Providence Park, Portland, Oregon

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Forward Mauro Manotas makes good in his Houston Dynamo debut as team prepares for absences in Portland

South Americans Manotas, Miranda show well in USOC play ahead of difficult Portland road trip
Not bad, kid
Mauro Manotas
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Like any striker, when he picked up the ball within sight of goal Mauro Manotas’s first instinct was to shoot.

Houston Dynamo find timely "strength and depth" in US Open Cup win as reserves state their case

With absences in the starting XI, players make their cases for playing time in USOC performance
Put me in, Coach
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Leonel Miranda has waited for a breakout moment since joining the Houston Dynamo on loan in the offseason, and on Wednesday night in the US Open Cup, he finally got it.

Houston Dynamo rekindle set piece mastery with new ideas from Owen Coyle: "It's all about belief"

Dynamo's resurgent dominance on free kicks and set pieces has been key to their success
Set piece masters
Set pieces
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For many years, the book on the Houston Dynamo was, 'do not allow them set pieces.' But for the past three seasons that book was a work of fiction.

From 2012 to 2014, Houston’s presumed dominance and reliance on set pieces became a leftover myth from days past when the club truly feasted off service. Under new head coach Owen Coyle, Houston have rekindled that magic in 2015.

With 10 of their 21 goals off restarts, the Dynamo are once again league leaders and setting a historic pace.

Houston Dynamo's Will Bruin continues blistering form in win: "His goalscoring record speaks for itself"

Bruin scores sixth goal in five games to continue Houston's recent stretch of results
Blistering form
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Futile streaks both collective and individual were put to the sword in Friday night’s wild 4-2 win for the Houston Dynamo over the New York Red Bulls at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The victory was Houston’s first over the Red Bulls in the MLS regular season since August 3, 2012, and ended a run of seven league games without success against the side they ousted from the postseason in 2013.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 4, New York Red Bulls 2

Dynamo pour it on in the second half behind goals from García, Clark and two from Bruin
Recap: Dynamo 4, NYRB 2
Match Recap
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HOUSTON – Slices of luck, a set piece and the in-form Will Bruin gave the Houston Dynamo a long-awaited 4-2 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Friday night that extended the visitors’ winless streak to four matches.

After taking maximum points from three of their first five matches and going unbeaten until a 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution on May 2, the Red Bulls are now without a win since May 10.

Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls

Dynamo take on former Eastern Conference foes New York on #ViernesDeFutbol
Preview: Dynamo vs. NYRB
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls
Friday, June 5, 8:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

Young Colombian striker Mauro Manotas takes a chance as he embarks to U.S., Houston Dynamo

Despite offers to stay in familiar Colombia, Manotas saw an opportunity to grow with the Dynamo
Far from home
Mauro Manotas
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Mauro Manotas talked it over with his family when the offer came in. Did he want to stick with the life he knew, or embark on the adventure of a new league on a new continent?

It would be a big decision to make at any age, let alone as a teenager. The 19-year-old opted to join the Dynamo and after arriving in Texas on Sunday and taking part in his first training session on Monday, Manotas feels excited about his choice.

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