MLS Regular Season

VIDEO: Watch the goals from Saturday's win

Carr, Ching tally goals in a 2-0 win over Toronto FC
VIDEO: Watch the goals from Saturday's win
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Calen Carr puts the Dynamo ahead before halftime

Dynamo set to shed defense-first road mentality in Toronto

Houston offense firing on all cylinders heading into weekend match
Dynamo set to shed defense-first road mentality in Toronto

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After the Dynamo have turned a three-win homestand into a jump in the standings from fifth to third, they must now head out on the road, where they have struggled for wins. In fact, the Dynamo have not won on the road since starting the season with back-to-back wins over Chivas USA and league leaders San Jose Earthquakes on March 11 and 17, respectively.

Their plan to get three points when they face a rejuvenated Toronto FC on Saturday (3:30 pm CT, FOX Sports Houston, MultiMedios Houston)? Stick to what is working.

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Toronto FC

Saturday's match kicks off at 3:30 pm on FOX Sports Houston
Preview: Dynamo vs. TFC
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC
Saturday, July 28, 3:30 p.m. CT
BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
All-time series: Tied 3-3-5

BROADCAST INFORMATION
FOX Sports Houston - 3:30 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
MultiMedios Houston - 3 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 3 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 3 p.m.

Canetti's Corner - July 27

Dynamo president discusses the nine-point week and what lies ahead
Canetti's Corner - July 27
Canetti's Corner
Dynamo President

Last week was a great week for the Dynamo!

We played three games in seven days and came away with the full nine points.

We continued our success at home, making it 19 in-a-row without a loss, which is the longest active streak in MLS (the technical streak is 18, but I include the home playoff game vs. Philadelphia).

Despite injuries & a new role, Davis pacing Dynamo surge

Dynamo talisman figuring out role in new system
Davis rounding into form
Brad Davis
MLSsoccer.com

After a quiet spring, Brad Davis is enjoying his summer.

As the heat sets in, Houston’s talisman is starting to round into form and it is no coincidence that the Dynamo are surging as a result. Davis’ season got off to a slow start due, in large part, to the same quad injury that kept him out of the 2011 MLS Cup. After an April calf injury cost him an additional two matches, the result was a start that produced just two goals and two assists in the first 13 matches.

Dynamo look to take winning ways north

Unbeaten in six, the Dynamo travel to Toronto
Dynamo look to take winning ways north
HoustonDynamo.com

The recent homestretch was kind to the Houston Dynamo, as they were able to take a full nine points from their three-game stretch. But it’s time for the team to take that streak north, as they face similarly red-hot Toronto FC on Saturday (3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Houston, MultiMedios Houston).

Streaks on the line

Both teams enter Saturday’s match with three game winning streaks. The Dynamo defeated D.C. United, Sporting Kansas City and the Montreal Impact last week to stretch their total unbeaten run to six games.

Kandji tops Week 20 Castrol Index

Four Dynamo players ranked in top 20 for week
Kandji tops Week 20 Castrol Index
HoustonDynamo.com

The latest Castrol MLS Performance Index was released on Wednesday, and Dynamo were well-represented after their two-game, six-point performance in week 20 of the MLS season. Forward Macoumba Kandji climbed to the top of the index following his two-goal performance against the Montreal Impact last Saturday.

Inside Opta: The numbers behind Boniek's arrival

Opta data shows Houston's DP is integrating seamlessly
Immediate impact
Inside Opta
HoustonDynamo.com

Since making his debut on June 30 against the Philadelphia Union, new Dynamo signing Boniek Garcia has fit right in and made an immediate impact on the team. Using data from Opta, we’ll take a closer look into just how much that impact has been in his brief time with the club thus far.

Garcia’s arrival less than a month ago has sparked a very good run for the Dynamo. In the six games since he has been with the team, Houston has gone 4-0-2, scoring eleven goals and conceding just two.

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The Houston Dynamo are hitting their stride and it appears the national media is starting to take note. Following Houston's nine-point week, the Dynamo moved up five spots to No. 4 in the MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings. Houston is coming off a week in which it won three games by a 9-1 margin, and received goals from seven different players. MLSsoccer.com had this to say about the Dynamo:

Houston's Carr edges Donovan for Player of the Week

Dynamo striker earns first Player of the Week award
Houston's Carr edges Donovan for Player of the Week
MLSsoccer.com

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It's all going right for Calen Carr.

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