MLS Regular Season
In the latest Power 5 series, the folks at MLSsoccer.com look at top five players/decisions/keys to the home stretch of the MLS season. Coming in at No. 3 is Dominic Kinnear's decision to sign Boniek Garcia and move his team to a 4-3-3.
Every team has that one opponent who always seems to have their number. For the Houston Dynamo, it's the boys from Columbus.
Houston and the Crew met for the 14th time Sunday night and their 2-2 draw – the second time they played to that scoreline this year – was the eighth time in the series' history the teams played to a stalemate. The Dynamo have beaten Columbus just twice all-time.
Brad Davis' left-footed strike in the 19th minute of Sunday's match has been nominated for the AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 24. The Dynamo midfielder received a square pass from Boniek Garcia, took one touch and fired it into the upper left-hand corner of the net past a diving Andy Gruenebaum. The goal was Davis' sixth of the season, which tied a career high that he set in 2003 as a member of the Dallas Burn.
This morning, MLSsoccer.com unveiled their annual poll to see who are the top 24 players under the age of 24. In 2010, Seattle Sounders striker Fredy Montero earned the No. 1 ranking. Last year, FC Dallas and U.S. men's national team midfielder Brek Shea took home the title.
Before Sunday’s match Adam Moffat told close friend and Columbus Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum that he was going to “‘hit a bomb on you,’ to which the 'keeper replied, ‘I’m waiting for it.’”
Fortunately for the Dynamo, while the Crew goalkeeper was indeed ready, the bounce of the ball finally went their way.
For the first time in months, the Houston Dynamo had a scare at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Heading into the final 10 minutes, Houston found themselves down 2-1 and pressing for the goal that would pull out a result against the Columbus Crew. In the 82nd minute, Adam Moffat delivered the goods with a left-footed winner in a 2-2 draw.
Brad Davis puts the Dynamo ahead 1-0
UPDATE 4:30 PM
The skies have cleared! Tonight's match against Columbus is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. CT. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the stadium box office through kick off. See you there!
UPDATE 11:30 AM
Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew
Sunday, August 19, 8 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium
All-time series: Crew lead 4-2-7
FOX Sports Houston - 8 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
MultiMedios Houston - 7:30 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 7:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7:30 p.m.