MLS Regular Season

Patience, persistence pays off for Dynamo in win over D.C. United

Houston players pleased with season-opening performance
Patience, persistence pays off for Dynamo in win over D.C. United

HOUSTON – In a rough-and-tumble affair that Houston head coach Dominic Kinnear aptly termed “a man’s game,” it was a stroke of fortune that gave the Houston Dynamo the full three points.

After 80 minutes of tough, physical play, D.C. United and the Dynamo looked destined for a scoreless deadlock.

Ricardo Clark plays the hero for Houston Dynamo with end-to-end display

Midfielder tallies and goal and forces own goal in Houston win
Ricardo Clark plays the hero for Houston Dynamo

Ricardo Clark put his full game on display Saturday night.

The Houston Dynamo midfielder was all over the place in the club’s 2-0 win over D.C. United. That itself is not unusual, but what was more noticeable was the time the midfielder spent up the field.

Match Stats: Dynamo vs D.C. United

Dynamo out-shot and out-possessed United in season opener
Match Stats: Dynamo vs D.C. United

Match Stats, presented by Lone Star College


Watch full highlights from Saturday's win at BBVA Compass Stadium
Match Highlights

02 March 11:21 am

Dynamo broadcaster Eddie Robinson discusses the keys to the game for Saturday's match, presented by Kroger.

01 March 5:07 pm

When the Dynamo take the field Saturday against D.C. United, it will mark the eighth season in Houston for the men in orange. Hard to believe that it's already been seven years since Brian Ching took the Bayou City by storm, scoring four goals in the first match at Robertson Stadium.

With that in mind, we take a look back at the past seven home openers in Dynamo history:

Match Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United

United makes first trip to Houston after 2012 Eastern Conference final series
Preview: Dynamo vs. DCU

March 2, 2013 (WEEK 1, MLS Game #3)
7 p.m. CT (NBCSN)

Dynamo re-sign forward Brian Ching

Team’s all-time leading scorer returns as player/assistant coach in time for 2013 season
Dynamo re-sign Brian Ching
Brian Ching

The Houston Dynamo have re-signed forward Brian Ching to a new contract, it was announced today.  Under his new deal, Ching will return to the club for his final season under the title of player/assistant coach. Aside from his playing duties, Ching will also assume some assistant coaching responsibilities alongside the current technical staff. Per League and team policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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