MLS Regular Season
For a young professional, every game is a learning experience.
For Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric, Thursday night was an extraordinary one. In his sixth career start, the 23-year-old lined up between the post against Valencia, one of Spain’s most highly regarded clubs. In the end, despite allowing two goals in a 2-1 defeat, the youngster more than held his own.
The Houston Dynamo and the Houston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC US) announced the donation of $750 for every Houston Dynamo goal scored at home during the 2012 season. The donation will be made by PwC’s Houston office through Dynamo Charities to Houston’s Ronald McDonald House.
A big part of Houston’s 2-1 win over LA on Saturday was the quality service the Dynamo wing players provided to apply pressure to an undersized Galaxy central defense.
There was a look of relief on Andre Hainault’s face in the BBVA Compass Stadium press conference room on Saturday afternoon, and it wasn’t just because the Houston defender was finally out of the 90-plus degree heat.
|Houston Dynamo||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|10||Attempts on Goal||6|
|3||Shots on Target||3|
|6||Shots off Target||
Dynamo defender scores his second goal of the season
WATCH: Hainault's header buries LA
Hainault's header improves Houston's unbeaten streak to four games
Three points in the bag
In a rematch of the 2011 MLS Cup, Houston and LA continued to go in opposite directions in their 2012 campaigns, with the Dynamo fighting for a 2-1 comeback victory against the Galaxy on a steamy Saturday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Houston, now undefeated in four, sent LA to their third-consecutive defeat and eighth overall by capitalizing on Mike McGee’s own goal in the 38th minute when Andre Hainault marked his 100th MLS start by heading Brad Davis’ in-swinger into the bottom corner in the 57th minute.
Dynamo, Galaxy set to square off in front of 22,000 at BBVA Compass Stadium