MLS Regular Season
Home-grown rookie Alex Dixon picked the perfect time to score his first professional goal, tallying deep into stoppage time to give the Houston Dynamo a dramatic 3-2 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday at Robertson Stadium.
With just four of their last nine games at home, the Houston Dynamo
understand what is riding on every game they play in the friendly
confines of Robertson Stadium.
Currently sitting in fourth place in an Eastern Conference race where
four teams are within three points of each other and with no wins on the road this season, the
opportunity to get points at home is magnified. The Dynamo's next chance comes Saturday against a tough opponent in Real Salt Lake.
vs. Real Salt Lake
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m. CT
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
All-time series: Houston leads 7-3-5
Houston Dynamo midfielder Adam Moffat has only scored six goals in five
MLS seasons, but No. 6 will likely be featured on highlight reels of
top goals for many years to come.
Moffat's 40-yard blast that opened the scoring in a 2-1 win over the
Portland Timbers last Sunday was hailed by fans as the Goal of the Week
for Week 22 in one of the most lopsided fan ballots of the year.
MoffatMania will have to take the weekend off. Dynamo midfielder Adam Moffat will miss Saturday’s home match against
Real Salt Lake after earning two yellow cards in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with the
New England Revolution. Moffat earned his first yellow card in the 79th minute
for a reckless challenge on Shalrie Joseph, but confusion surrounded his
the second time in as many road games, the Houston Dynamo used a dramatic late
goal to pull out a result, as defender Bobby Boswell scored in the 90th minute
to give Houston a deserved 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution Wednesday
night. The Dynamo are now unbeaten in their last four games (2-0-2).
The Houston Dynamo have had a flair for the dramatic this season, and Wednesday night was no different.
Houston defender Bobby Boswell swept home a rebound from close range in the 90th minute to lift the Dynamo to a 1-1 draw against New England at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night.
In a weekend of standout goalkeeper performances, the competition was fierce for
the No. 1 goalkeeper spot on this edition of the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week.
Toronto FC’s Milos Kocic was the ultimate selection, beating out D.C. United’s
Joe Willis and FC Dallas veteran Kevin Hartman.
CONCACAF nations were heavily represented in this week’s best XI, which
includes a former US national-team member, a current one and a forward that
perhaps hopes to make a return.
Fighting back into playoff position is one thing, staying there is another. In an effort to do the latter, the Houston Dynamo are hoping to do something
on Wednesday night in New England that they have managed only once this year:
earn a second straight win.