MLS Regular Season

Notebook: Houston relieved to be back in control

Dynamo control playoff destiny with two matches to go
Notebook: Houston relieved to be back in control
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After Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact, there was a feeling that the Houston Dynamo had lost a bit of their grip on their own playoff destiny.

The match turned the Dynamo into interested observers of the battle between Sporting Kansas City and the Columbus Crew on Sunday. That match, like Houston’s, ended in a 1-1 draw, and the Dynamo exited the weekend having kept their slim, one-point lead for the fifth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

09 October 1:49 pm

In the final part of a 3-part 'Between the Lines' Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle looks at lateral and vertical build-ups, one resulting in a Brad Davis score, the other in a Freddy Adu goal.

08 October 4:53 pm

Head coach Dominic Kinnear is always looking for ways to keep things loose. He has organized flag football games, bowling matches and trips to a local go-kart track. On Monday, Kinnear went to his bag of tricks one more time and organized an intra-squad softball game after training.

It looks like Will Bruin was doing his best John Olerud impression by donning Calen Carr's head gear.

The week ahead - Oct. 8-14

Community celebrations, reserve league games, grand opening event
The week ahead - Oct. 8-14

Dynamo Notebook: After frustrating night, bullet dodged

Houston remains in fifth following Columbus' draw on Sunday
Dynamo Notebook: After frustrating night, bullet dodged
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Weekend Wrap - October 8

Dynamo hold playoff destiny in hands following weekend results
Weekend Wrap
Weekend Wrap
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Ching's no-goal sums up frustrating night for Dynamo

Bruin: "It’s a game of inches, and it just didn’t go our way tonight.”
Ching's no-goal sums up frustrating night for Dynamo
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VIDEO: Dynamo 1, Impact 1

Watch full highlights from Saturday's draw at BBVA Compass Stadium
VIDEO: Dynamo 1, Impact 1
Match Highlights

Dramatic draw stings Dynamo, eliminates Impact

Bruin, Nyassi trade goals and Houston earns 1-1 draw at home
Dynamo draw Impact
Dynamo Draw
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It was death by counterattack for the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night, as a 66th-minute lapse led to a Sanna Nyassi goal and the Montreal Impact’s share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Marco Di Vaio, who took over the playmaking duties in the absence of the injured Felipe, played a sublime turn and through ball to Nyassi, who was persistent cleaning up his own rebound to stun the home crowd and erase an early Houston lead off the foot of Dynamo forward Will Bruin.

Match Stats: Dynamo vs. Impact

Houston controls 56% of possession on the evening
Match Stats: Dynamo vs. Impact

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Match Stats

Date/Time
Houston Dynamo   Montreal Impact
19 Attempts on Goal 11
6 Shots on Target 4
8 Shots off Target 4
5 Syndicate content