MLS Regular Season

Dynamo Notebook: Houston slow down FC Dallas' pace

Despite speed from the visitors, Dynamo recover to earn three points at home
Dynamo Notebook: Houston slow down FC Dallas' pace
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The Houston Dynamo were looking to start fast on Saturday night, and after scoring just three minutes into the match, it looked like the Orange were doing just that. The subsequent 20 minutes, however, did not follow the same script.

After Will Bruin got the scoring started early, FC Dallas, who were playing without several key players including Blas Pérez and Brek Shea, employed their most prominent tool: speed. Wingers Jackson and Fabián Castillo helped Dallas take control and put the Houston defense under siege.

Canetti's Corner - June 18, 2012

Dynamo president looks back at a successful Texas Derby at BBVA Compass Stadium
Canetti's Corner - June 18
Canetti's Corner
Dynamo President

What a night on Saturday! I think it was our best showing overall at BBVA Compass Stadium thus far. The crowd was electric and the drama of the game played out perfectly on national TV.

You were loud and proud in support of the squad and the boys responded well. It was great to see the fan engagement - raising scarves when the team took the field, chanting the last names of the players during intros, singing the national anthem in unison, standing for corners and set pieces, doing the wave, chanting “Lets go Dynamo,” and going crazy after goals.

Dynamo keep their temper and take three points as reward

Late Moffat goal gives Houston the win vs. 10-man Dallas
Dynamo keep their temper and take three points as reward
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In every rivalry there's a player that serves as a lightning rod for extracurricular activity.

Any doubt of who that is in the Texas Derby was put to bed Saturday night when perpetual culprit Jair Benitez livened up the festivities - and paved the way for his team's 2-1 defeat to the Houston Dynamo.

WATCH: Moffat scores the game-winning goal

WATCH: Moffat scores the game-winning goal

WATCH: Will Bruin puts the Dynamo ahead 1-0

WATCH: Will Bruin puts the Dynamo ahead 1-0

Highlights: Dynamo 2, FC Dallas 1

Watch highlights from Saturday's Texas Derby at BBVA Compass Stadium
Highlights: HOU 2, FCD 1
Highlights

Feisty 2-1 win over FCD gives Houston El Capitan

Bruin, Moffat lead Dynamo to 2-1 win over FC Dallas
Here to stay
Dynamo Win
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On an Adam Moffat bomb, the Houston Dynamo laid claim to El Capitan for the second straight year with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in the seventh edition of the Texas Derby Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Besides claiming the Derby spoils, Moffat’s winner extends Dallas’ winless streak to 10, with seven losses in that span of games, while propelling Houston to 3-0-1 record at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Friday Injury Report, presented by The Methodist Hospital System

Sarkodie and Dixon to miss Saturday's match due to injuries
Injury Report, Presented by The Methodist Hospital System

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Below is the Injury Report, presented by The Methodist Hospital System as of Friday, June 15.

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); DF Alex Dixon (concussion)

Perez in doubt vs. Houston after injury during WCup qual

Dallas striker listed as "Out" on Friday injury report
Perez in doubt vs. Houston after injury during WCup qual
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FRISCO, Texas – As FC Dallas make their final preparations for Saturday’s Texas Derby, the status of their top scorer is still up in the air.

Blas Pérez suffered an ankle knock in Panama’s 1-0 win over Cuba in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Tuesday and, while x-rays were negative, “Super Ratón” did not participate fully in practice on Friday morning. Pérez is listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report and could be a game-time decision.

Match Preview: Dynamo at FC Dallas

Texas rivals battle for in-state bragging rights
Preview: Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
FC Dallas Preview

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THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
Saturday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: Houston leads 8-3-7

BROADCAST INFORMATION
La Ranchera 850 - 6:00 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 6:00 p.m.
ESPN2 - 6:30 p.m. (Comcast: SD = 34 HD = 634; AT&T U-Verse: SD= 606  HD=1606; DirecTV: 206; Dish Network: 144)

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