MLS Regular Season
With four matches remaining in the MLS season and the hunt for the playoffs in full swing, the Houston Dynamo are going to want all hands on deck, and it looks like they may get their wish.
Say what you will about the Major League Soccer playoff format, and I have – many times – but it makes for a fascinating stretch run at times, with Wednesday night a prime example. The Dynamo may have had this mid-week date off, but their fortunes rose and fell throughout the evening as six other teams – all foes in the playoff race in some respect – battled tooth and nail.
Chess may not be Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear's strong
suit, but you wouldn't know it with the way he's been forced to move
players around the pitch due to injuries, suspensions, and individual
That fans cheer for their players is a given. But on every team, there are players who tug at the heartstrings of their supporters a little more than their peers. Their adversity makes it easy for fans to root for them, and those same fans latch on in the hope that, one day soon, the player will get his shot.
Enter Houston Dynamo striker Calen Carr, whose battle with post-concussion syndrome has limited him to just five games this season.
With a record number of season tickets already sold for next year through a private onsale period, the Houston Dynamo announced today that season tickets for the 2012 season in the new Dynamo Stadium are on sale to the general public.
They say home is where the heart is, but for the Houston Dynamo, it is more a case of home being where their playoff hopes are.
With the club winless on the road in 2011 and the teams behind them in the playoff standings having games in hand, the Dynamo knew going into last weekend that if they want to make the postseason, capitalizing on their remaining home games was their top priority. Saturday’s 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes was another step in that direction.
There may not have been a better time for a bear to reappear at Robertson Stadium.
With his team pushing for a much-sought-after three points at home,
Will “the Dancing Bear” Bruin found his scoring touch in the 79th minute
to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-1 home victory. The win pushes the
Dynamo to 39 points — just two behind Eastern Conference leader Columbus — and
provides a boost to the team’s already solid playoff chances.
Houston Dynamo came from behind and used another dramatic, late goal to earn a
2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday night at Robertson Stadium and
stay in a tie for third place in the Eastern Conference, two points out of
first place. Houston is next in action on Saturday, taking on in-state rival FC
Dallas on the road in Frisco, Texas.
Will Bruin made his home return to MLS play in style, scoring the winning goal in the 79th minute of a crucial 2-1 victory for the Houston Dynamo over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.