MLS Regular Season

Postgame Quotes: Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire

Houston players turn attention to Thursday's match vs. RSL
Postgame Quotes: Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire

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Houston Dynamo Head Coach Dominic Kinnear

On the first half:

“Well, we gave away two goals, let’s be honest.  Anytime you present a team with a couple gifts, it makes you chase the game.  Two bad giveaways, two goals, and Chicago was more than happy to take those chances.”

On the match:

Houston's Kinnear: Two early mistakes did us in

Dynamo unable to recover from first-half goals
Houston's Kinnear: Two early mistakes did us in
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That was not the start the Houston Dynamo were looking for. Nothing went right for the Dynamo in the first 20 minutes of Sunday’s 3-1 loss away to the Chicago Fire, as they gave up goals in the 1st and 19th minutes, both sparked by poor giveaways in the midfield.

“We made big mistakes and they took advantage of the mistakes we made,” head coach Dominic Kinnear told MLSsoccer.com. “We were 2-0 down in the first 20 minutes of the game. We gave up two early goals and that was the story of the game.”

VIDEO: Brian Ching scores his fifth goal of the season

Veteran striker heads home corner kick from Brad Davis
VIDEO: Brian Ching scores his fifth goal of the season

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VIDEO: Fire 3, Dynamo 1

Watch full highlights from Sunday's loss at Toyota Park
VIDEO: Fire 3, Dynamo 1
Match Highlights

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Early strikes power Fire past road-weary Dynamo

Late charge for Houston comes up short at Toyota Park
Dynamo fall 3-1
Game Recap
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — A first-minute goal from Patrick Nyarko and a stoppage-time blast from Alex punctuated the Chicago Fire’s 3-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park on Sunday evening.

Daniel Paladini scored the other goal for the Fire, while second-half sub Brian Ching made it interesting, striking his first goal for the Dynamo since July 28.

Fast start the goal for Dynamo in huge match vs. Fire

Houston looking for max points in road conference battle
Fast start the goal for Dynamo in huge match vs. Fire
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A point of emphasis for the Houston Dynamo this year has been getting off to quick starts.

Considering Chicago’s tendency to play tough defense late at home, achieving that quick start could be their key to success Sunday in a match against the Fire (6 pm CT; Galavision) that has major playoff implications.

Match Preview: Dynamo at Chicago

Playoff implications on the line as Houston closes season series Sunday night vs. the Fire
Preview: Dynamo at Chicago
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire
Sunday, September 2, 6 p.m. CT
Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
Houston leads 6-3-4

BROADCAST INFORMATION
Galavision - 6 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
SportsTalk 790 - 5:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 5:30 p.m.

Houston finalize deal to bring in midfielder Giles Barnes

English midfielder adds depth as Dynamo enter homestretch of season
Houston finalize deal to bring in midfielder Giles Barnes
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The Houston Dynamo on Wednesday finalized an agreement to bring English midfielder Giles Barnes to MLS.

MLSsoccer.com reported Tuesday evening that the two sides were close to a deal and things happened quickly as the two sides were able to finalize a deal to bring the player to the Dynamo. Per club and MLS policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Dynamo's Davis still hopes for national team opportunity

Houston talisman wants call-up but focused on task at hand
Dynamo's Davis still hopes for national team opportunity
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MLS scoring leader Chris Wondolowski has used his club performances to break into US national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s plans. And if that is a criteria for national team selection, Houston Dynamo talisman Brad Davis is hoping to take advantage.

Davis has been a top performer in MLS since the Dynamo relocated to Houston in 2006. The left-footed marksman has 72 assists since 2006 while adding 27 goals, yet that production has translated into just five international appearances.

Houston Dynamo sign Giles Barnes

English midfielder joins club with English Premier League experience
Dynamo sign Giles Barnes
Giles Barnes

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The Houston Dynamo have signed free agent midfielder Giles Barnes, it was announced today. Barnes will be added to the Dynamo roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate. Per team and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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