MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo forward Chandler Hoffman hopes international absences open the door to make a statement

After making his debut vs. Columbus, Hoffman is eager to seize the opportunity for playing time
Waiting in the wings
Int'l absences

Saturday’s home game against the Colorado Rapids (7:30 p.m. CT; TICKETS) is set to be an early test of the Dynamo’s roster depth as Owen Coyle prepares to shuffle his pack to cope with several absentees.

Houston Dynamo find success through neutralizing LA Galaxy's strengths in road draw

Dynamo exploit set piece scouting to get a goal and secure draw against LA Galaxy
Scouting report

The Houston Dynamo headed west to face league champion LA Galaxy with a game plan. Instead of forcing a style of play, Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle played the match-ups and it paid off.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 1, LA Galaxy 1

Nathan Sturgis provides the equalizer as the Dynamo grab a point on the road in California
Recap: Dynamo 1, Galaxy 1
Match Recap

CARSON, Calif. – The Houston Dynamo answered Robbie Keane's early strike and produced a defensive gem Saturday night, grabbing a share of the points while extending their regular-season unbeaten streak against the LA Galaxy to five games.

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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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

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

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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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

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

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

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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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

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


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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.

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