MLS Regular Season

Who's in? Playoff scenarios for MLS' penultimate weekend

Dynamo clinch spot with win and Columbus loss
Who's in? Playoff scenarios for MLS' penultimate weekend
Playoff Scenarios
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So it comes down to this: Two weeks, 19 matches, four unclaimed playoffs spots, six clubs.

Here's how it all works out:

Club Will clinch playoff spot if:
  • D.C. United win or tie vs. Columbus Crew on Saturday

OR

Inside Opta: Formational Battle

In a season of two formations, where are the Dynamo better?
Formational Battle
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Through 32 of 34 games, the Houston Dynamo’s season can be lumped pretty easily into two sections: 17 games lined up in a 4-4-2 formation, and 15 played in a 4-4-3. The fairly even sample sizes allows us to compare the Dynamo’s performances in the two systems as well as analyze the styles in each, and how they may be used in the final two games and potentially the MLS playoffs.

18 October 3:04 pm

For our Spanish-speaking fans, Calen Carr talk about the passion and enthusiasm of Houston Dynamo fans in the latest El Movimiento video, presented by Degree for Men.

Weaver uses Reserve League to good effect

Weaver uses Reserve League to good effect
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Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union sold out

Tickets still available for CONCACAF Champions League match vs. CD Olimpia on October 23
Dynamo, Union sold out
Sold Out

The Houston Dynamo announced today that Saturday’s match against the Philadelphia Union, presented by The Home Depot, is sold out. The game, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. at BBVA Compass Stadium, will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network.  The first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a mystery gift card, courtesy of The Home Depot.

TV Listings: Dynamo look to clinch playoff spot on national TV

Houston-Philadelphia kicks off at 6:30 pm CT on NBC Sports Network
TV Listings: Dynamo look to clinch playoff spot on national TV

Wednesday, October 17

Davis eyes full training Tuesday, could return vs. Union

Dynamo midfielder working hard to contribute to playoff push
Davis eyes Saturday return
Davis return?
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Brad Davis’ calf passed a big test at Monday’s training session.

The Houston Dynamo midfielder put his leg through a series of agility drills that involved cutting and game-like simulations and could return to full participation with the club as early as Tuesday.

The week ahead - Oct. 15-20

Dynamo play home regular season finale; last Soccer Night Out, presented by Statoil, of 2012
The week ahead
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For Dynamo, playoffs have already begun

Houston players use weekend off to re-charge ahead of home stretch
Playoff mentality
Playoff mentality
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For the Houston Dynamo, the playoffs started weeks ago. With the Dynamo in a tight race for playoff position in the Eastern Conference, the club has engaged in some tough battles in the last month, most recently a hard-fought 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact

10 October 9:15 am

In his weekly Instant Replay video series, Simon Borg takes a closer look at the controversial calls from the past weekend's games. In the video below, he looks at two calls that were made in the final seconds of Saturday's Dynamo-Impact match.

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