MLS Regular Season

Perez in doubt vs. Houston after injury during WCup qual

Dallas striker listed as "Out" on Friday injury report
Perez in doubt vs. Houston after injury during WCup qual
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FRISCO, Texas – As FC Dallas make their final preparations for Saturday’s Texas Derby, the status of their top scorer is still up in the air.

Blas Pérez suffered an ankle knock in Panama’s 1-0 win over Cuba in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Tuesday and, while x-rays were negative, “Super Ratón” did not participate fully in practice on Friday morning. Pérez is listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report and could be a game-time decision.

Match Preview: Dynamo at FC Dallas

Texas rivals battle for in-state bragging rights
Preview: Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
FC Dallas Preview

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THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
Saturday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: Houston leads 8-3-7

BROADCAST INFORMATION
La Ranchera 850 - 6:00 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 6:00 p.m.
ESPN2 - 6:30 p.m. (Comcast: SD = 34 HD = 634; AT&T U-Verse: SD= 606  HD=1606; DirecTV: 206; Dish Network: 144)

Dynamo eager to retain "meaningful" El Capitán trophy

Civil War cannon reminds players of the fans' passion in the Texas Derby
Dynamo want El Capitán
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It's all for the glory of El Capitán.

The 19th-century Civil War replica cannon is up for grabs as the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas meet in the seventh annual Texas derby on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium (7:30 pm ET, ESPN2, live chat on MLSsoccer.com). By the looks of it, the historic piece of artillery has a way of bringing out some emotion.

Garcia is prepared to make good on Houston's patience

Dynamo DP ready to produce for new club
Garcia is prepared to make good on Houston's patience
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HOUSTON Houston finally got their man last week when they announced the signing of the franchise’s second Designated Player, bringing Honduran international Oscar Boniek García into the fold in a deal that took more than a year and three negotiations for the Dynamo to finalize.

Dynamo Notebook: Kandji's confidence surging in attack

Forward glad to get a goal, eager to add more
Dynamo Notebook
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If confidence for a striker is synonymous with success, then Mac Kandji is ready to go on a tear.

The first-year Houston Dynamo forward has taken to his role as a late game spark plug and strung together several strong performances in a row, punctuated by scoring the lone goal in his club’s 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday. Speaking with MLSsoccer.com on Tuesday, the striker admitted that putting the scoreless drought behind him has helped boost his already resurgent confidence.

Houston receive reality check from head coach Kinnear

Coach urges team to stick together to push for a playoff spot
Kinnear issues reality check
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If the season ended today, the Houston Dynamo would be out of the MLS Cup Playoffs. After Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps, head coach Dominic Kinnear made sure his players were aware of their situation by putting the club’s 4-4-4 record on the board.

His message: Stick together because they've got some work to do. After speaking with the players Tuesday, the message was heard loud and clear.

Canetti's Corner - June 13, 2012

Dynamo President talks sellouts, player acquisitions and what lies ahead
Canetti's Corner - June 13
Canetti's Corner
Dynamo President

It’s been a month since the first match at BBVA Compass Stadium, but it seems like a lot longer than that. Opening day could not have gone better, from all perspectives, including the win. People often ask me what I remember most about that day. I say that it is the reaction of the fans.  For me, it was rewarding to witness all of the joy the new stadium, and the environment around it, brought to their faces.

Dynamo Notebook: Missed opportunities in loss to 'Caps

Offense unable to turn possession into goals
Missed opportunities
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Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps was a game of swings for the Houston Dynamo.

Firmly behind the eight ball after conceding an early goal and absorbing pressure for the first quarter hour, the visitors put their foot on the gas and spent the next 50-plus minutes in Vancouver's half of the field. Houston, as they've done this year on the road, saw long spells where they dominated possession and put the host’s goal under siege.

HIGHLIGHTS: VAN 3, HOU 1

WATCH: Dynamo drop three points on the road

Watch full highlights of Houston's 3-1 loss at Vancouver
WATCH: Dynamo drop 3 points

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Early goal undoes patchwork Dynamo backline in 3-1 loss

Houston unable to recover from 4th minute goal from Mattocks
Early goal undoes patchwork Dynamo backline in 3-1 loss
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With the Houston Dynamo boasting a makeshift defense on the road, the backline sure could have used a little bit of time to get accustomed to the flow of the match.

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