MLS Regular Season

Dynamo Notebook: Calm before storm as stretch begins

Players get rest ahead of vital stretch
Dynamo Notebook: Calm before storm as stretch begins
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HOUSTON – The practice field at the Houston Amateur Sports Park was a lonely place last weekend, as the Houston Dynamo took a much-needed three-day break.

The downtime comes after Thursday’s thrilling 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake capped a rough 19-day stretch that saw the Dynamo play six games in three different countries in two competitions. In that time the Dynamo went 2-1-3 overall while battling fatigue, national team call-ups and illness, with their only loss a 3-1 setback to the Chicago Fire on Sept. 2.

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For the first time in league history, Major League Soccer released the list of the the top-selling adidas player jerseys sold via either MLSGear.com, MLSGearCanada.ca, as well as MLS club websites. Two Houston Dynamo players are in the top 25 with Brian Ching coming in at No. 10 and Brad Davis at No. 18. Check out the full list below

TV Listings: Where to watch MLS, USMNT, CANMNT action

Dynamo, SKC play Friday night on NBC Sports Network
TV Listings: Where to watch MLS, USMNT, CANMNT action

Tuesday, September 11

CHAT TRANSCRIPT: Dynamo president Chris Canetti

Dynamo president to field questions about the team, stadium, business and more!
LIVE CHAT: Chris Canetti
LIVE CHAT

Notebook: Illness swept through squad before win

Dynamo forced to adjust lineup due to flu-bug
Notebook: Illness swept through squad before win
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Heading into Thursday night, Houston head coach Dominic Kinnear had a specific plan for how the Dynamo would line up against Real Salt Lake. Then it all blew up.

When Kinnear got to the stadium, he found out that not only was he missing the expected four players to international call-ups and two to injury, but that a flu-like illness had swept through the locker room, making the team’s gutsy performance all the more impressive.

Dynamo understand importance of RSL victory

Houston moves back into third place in Eastern Conference
Dynamo understand importance of RSL victory
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At the end of a 34-game season, three points in September might not seem like much, but after last night's 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake, Houston Dynamo players and coaches did not understate the importance of the three points on Houston's season. With the win, the Dynamo ended a four-game winless streak and moved back into third place in the Eastern Conference.

“It’s huge," head coach Dominic Kinnear said about last night's win. "With Columbus losing [Wednesday] night, it opens up a little opportunity for us."

Clark winds up as unlikely hero in bizarre night for Houston

Dynamo midfielder buries PK in first MLS action since June 23
Clark winds up as unlikely hero in bizarre night for Houston
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In a game that will be characterized for it’s unusual circumstances, it was an unusual hero who came through for the Houston Dynamo in their 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Thursday night. 

VIDEO: Dynamo 1, Real Salt Lake 0

Watch full highlights from Thursday's dramatic win at BBVA Compass Stadium
VIDEO: Dynamo 1, RSL 0
Match Highlights

VIDEO: Hall blanks RSL

Dynamo goalkeeper ties club regular season record with 11th shutout
VIDEO: Hall blanks RSL

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Tally Hall stones Fabian Espindola

Stoppage-time PK gives Dynamo 1-0 win over RSL

Colin Clark's late penalty gives Houston three points at home
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Dynamo Win
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If at first you do not succeed try, try again. That is what the Houston Dynamo did from the penalty spot Thursday night and it turned out in their favor as Colin Clark scored from the spot to give the home side a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

Clark came through in the 94st minute, burying his PK attempt straight down the middle just 16 minutes after teammate Brad Davis had his PK attempt saved by RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando.

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