MLS Regular Season
Before the season, Will Bruin wanted to score eight goals. After taking just 14 games to accomplish that feat, he set the mark at double-digits. With Sunday’s tally against D.C. United, it looks like the striker will once again need to recalibrate his expectations.
The Houston Dynamo could not have asked for a better start to their grueling week-long stretch against some of the best the Eastern Conference has to offer, defeating D.C. United 4-0 on Sunday. But that’s all in the past now, as the Dynamo move forward to take on Eastern Conference leaders Sporting Kansas City.
Below is the Injury Report, presented by The Methodist Hospital System as of Tuesday, July 17.
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- QUESTIONABLE: MF Adam Moffat (R adductor strain)
SPORTING KANSAS CITY -- OUT: DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture); QUESTIONABLE: FW Jacob Peterson (L ankle sprain); PROBABLE: DF Korede Aiyegbusi (R knee sprain); FW Bobby Convey (L calf strain); FW Kei Kamara (L knee contusion); DF Lawrence Olum (L groin strain); MF Graham Zusi (R quad strain)
Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City
Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: Dynamo lead 5-3-5
Fox Sports Houston - 7:30 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 7 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 7 p.m.
Dynamo midfielder Boniek Garcia was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for week 19. The Honduran Designated Player scored his first MLS goal with a header off an Andre Hainault cross in the 63rd minute of Sunday night's 4-0 win over D.C. United.
The goal was not only Garcia's first in MLS play, but it was his first career goal as a header.
Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear joined Simon Borg, Nick Firchau and the gang for an interview on MLS ExtraTime Radio on Monday. Kinnear spoke about Sunday's win over D.C. United, the current situation with Geoff Cameron and the influx of Scottish players to MLS.
Sunday night kicked off a huge week with three Eastern Conference home matches in seven days and nine points on the line.
Fortunately, it got off to a great start with the 4-0 win over D.C. United in front of 18,871 fans. The team played great. We could not have asked for a better way to start this stretch. It was one of our best performances of the season and it came at a great time. We need to start making up ground on the teams sitting atop the East and we want to build a bigger gap on the teams behind us.
To have success in a lone-forward system, strong play from the wing is a must. On Sunday night, the Houston Dynamo hit the nail on the head.
|Houston Dynamo||D.C. United|
|23||Attempts on Goal||10|
|10||Shots on Target||3|
|10||Shots off Target||
Watch full highlights from Sunday's win at BBVA Compass Stadium
VIDEO: Dynamo 4, D.C. United 0