MLS Regular Season

Boswell leading man behind Dynamo defensive dominance

Boswell leading man behind Dynamo defensive dominance
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The Houston Dynamo defense enjoyed a near-perfect July. And in the middle of it all was defender Bobby Boswell.

In six matches last month, Houston conceded just one goal, a penalty kick by Kei Kamara in a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City on July 18, and most impressively, just 26 percent of the 58 shots they faced tested goalkeeper Tally Hall. It is a defensive effort that screams organization and cohesion, and the voice in the middle making it happen belongs to Boswell.

Dynamo prepare for Friday-night showdown with Red Bulls

Houston and New York battle for first place in the Eastern Conference
Downtown showdown
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With each passing week as the close of the MLS regular season draws nearer, every game becomes more important. The Dynamo take on the New York Red Bulls on Friday (7 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Network) in a battle between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

Houston is perhaps the hottest team in MLS at the moment, riding a four-game winning streak and a seven-game unbeaten run. New York, with the recent signing of former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill, has been hailed by some as the most talented roster on paper the league has ever seen.

Dynamo kick off full weekend of nationally televised matches

Watch the downtown showdown Friday night on NBC Sports Network
Dynamo kick off full weekend of nationally televised matches

Friday, August 3

Match Time National TV

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls

Dynamo look to overtake first place on Friday at 7 p.m. at BBVA Compass Stadium
Preview: Dynamo vs. NYRB
Match Preview

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THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls
Friday, August 3, 7 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: New York leads 4-2-7

BROADCAST INFORMATION
NBC Sports Network - 7 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
La Ranchera 850 - 6:30 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 6:30 p.m.

Dynamo waive defender Oscar Recio

Dynamo waive defender Oscar Recio

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The Houston Dynamo have waived defender Oscar Recio, the team announced today.

The 23-year-old Recio was acquired on loan in April from Mexican club Monterrey. Recio did not feature in any league matches, but started and played full time in all six of Houston’s Reserve League matches in 2012. Recio also started and played 90 minutes in the Dynamo’s 1-0 loss to the San Antonio Scorpions in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Calen Carr announces ‘Calen’s Big Play’ initiative to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

Dynamo forward to hold charity-bowling event on August 15
Calen Carr's Big Play
Calen Carr

Houston Dynamo forward Calen Carr and Dynamo Charities have announced a partnership for the remainder of the 2012 season. The campaign titled ‘Calen’s Big Play’ will raise money for the Houston chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, with the goal of bringing a BBBS program to Rusk Elementary School in Houston’s East End. Carr’s initiative will include a charity-bowling event with himself and his teammates as well as a special ticket package for the Dynamo’s August 19 match vs.

Brad Davis earns MLS Team of the Week honors

Dynamo midfielder sets up both goals in 2-0 victory over Toronto
Team of the Week
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Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis was selected to the MLS Team of the week for his performance during Saturday's 2-0 victory over Toronto FC that stretched Houston's win streak to four games.

Boswell: East is a force to be reckoned with

No easy path to the top for the Dynamo
Boswell: East is a force to be reckoned with
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For fans looking for drama, don't head West. Because heading into the final third of the season, the race in the Eastern Conference is shaping up as the one to watch.

And the Houston Dynamo are right in the thick of it.

Canetti's Corner - July 31

Dynamo President previews Friday's downtown showdown with the Red Bulls
Canetti's Corner - July 31
Canetti's Corner
Dynamo President

For most people, Fridays can’t come soon enough. It’s the end of the work week and start of the weekend.

This week, there is a bigger reason to be looking forward to Friday. And it definitely can’t come soon enough.

It is the battle for first-place in the Eastern Conference when the New York Red Bulls make their first visit to BBVA Compass Stadium.

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The good times keep on rolling, and so do the wins.

Following Saturday afternoon's 2-0 win over Toronto FC, the Dynamo have now won four in a row and are unbeaten in their last seven games. The surge has taken the red-hot Orange into second place in the Eastern Conference standings, accompanied by a steady rise in the power rankings around the web. In MLSsoccer.com's poll, Houston is up one spot to No. 3 with this to say about the team:

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