MLS Regular Season

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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Nigel Brooks

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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Nigel Brooks

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.

Canetti reveals Dynamo close to inking English MF Barnes

Canetti reveals Dynamo close to inking English MF Barnes
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Nigel Brooks

According to Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti, the club is close to signing English midfielder Giles Barnes.

Barnes has been in Houston with the club since Saturday and trained Monday and Tuesday. After impressing during the two sessions, talks between the sides picked up Tuesday afternoon and a deal looks to be on the horizon.

Notebook: Second straight draw a puzzling one

Bruin gets monkey off back with first goal in seven games
Notebook: Second straight draw a puzzling one
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After Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Toronto FC, it is clear something is different with the Houston Dynamo.

For the second home match in a row, the Dynamo played without the type of smothering, high-pressure brand of soccer that brought them to prominence in the month of July. Instead, it has been two matches played at a different pace, and that has tripped Houston up for the second week in a row.

Dynamo cite lack of urgency as culprit in draw with TFC

Houston unable to hold on to one-goal lead Saturday night
Dynamo cite lack of urgency as culprit in draw with TFC
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It was a tale of two halves for the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night in their 1-1 draw with Toronto FC, and unfortunately for the home team their dip in the second 45 cost them two crucial points in the standings.

Houston got out to the type of start you would expect them to against the East’s last place team at home. They controlled the game both in tempo and on the scoreboard, but left the door open by only taking a 1-0 lead.

TFC were only too happy to bust it in.

VIDEO: Dynamo 1, Toronto FC 1

Watch full highlights from Saturday's draw at BBVA Compass Stadium
VIDEO: Dynamo 1, TFC 1
Match Highlights

TFC punish Dynamo late for 1-1 draw in Houston

Bruin, Dunfield exchange goals as Houston runs home-unbeaten streak to 21
Dynamo draw TFC
Dynamo Draw
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Terry Dunfield put a damper on the Houston Dynamo’s Saturday night, depositing a late header to give visitors Toronto FC a 1-1 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The veteran midfielder got his second of the season with just five minutes left, beating a sleeping Houston offside trap to steal the point.

VIDEO: Watch Bruin's goal from Saturday night

Dynamo striker pops it over goalkeeper's head off feed from Garcia
VIDEO: Watch Bruin's goal from Saturday night

Houston look to make set piece advantage count vs. TFC

Dynamo are second in MLS with 10 set-piece goals
Houston look to make set-piece advantage count vs. TFC
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The most exciting moments of a Houston Dynamo match are often when the ball is not moving.

So Saturday when the Dynamo host Toronto FC – a team that has proved to be vulnerable to set pieces – Houston will be looking to make the most of those situations.

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