MLS Regular Season
The Houston Dynamo failed to put together a complete performance for
the second consecutive week on Sunday night, as the offense struggled to
come together in a scoreless road draw against the Colorado Rapids.
Tally Hall got a measure of redemption Sunday night. The Dynamo goalkeeper
made six saves, kept his team in the game, and put on a performance
reminiscent of his early season work in Houston’s 0-0 draw at Colorado.
Houston Dynamo earned a second consecutive road tie and posted their first
shutout since May 14 in a 0-0 draw with the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado
Rapids on Sunday night. Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall posted six saves for his
third shutout of the season.
A sell-out crowd of more than 18,000 failed to rouse the Colorado Rapids sufficiently as the defending MLS Cup champions played out a goalless draw with the visiting Houston Dynamo Sunday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
The Houston Dynamo can draw motivation from any number of sources these days as they prepare to face the Colorado Rapids on Sunday night (8 p.m., ESPN2, ESPN Deportes).
Can they avenge a stunning home loss to Colorado earlier this season? Can
they finally get their first road win in nine tries this year? And can they simply keep pace with the leaders in the Eastern
Conference, who have pulled away in recent weeks while the Dynamo have
Houston Dynamo at Colorado Rapids
Sunday, July 3, 8 p.m. CT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo.
All-time record: Houston Dynamo lead 8-4-3 (7-4-3 regular season)
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After a tough go of it in his last start, Dynamo rookie Kofi Sarkodie
made his third start of the season in a 2-2 tie against D.C. United
last Saturday and looks to have done well with that opportunity.
As expected, Ecuadorian forward Miler Castillo got his first taste of MLS action in a scrimmage under the hot Texas sun on Wednesday, when he kicked off his trial with the Houston Dynamo.
“I liked it and I had fun,” Castillo told MLSsoccer.com through a translator. “The teammates and the coaches welcomed me well. The only thing for me to add to that is to work hard.”
The Houston Dynamo have waived defender Jordan Graye, the team announced
Graye was acquired from the Portland Timbers in December in exchange for a 2014
draft pick. His only appearance for the Dynamo came in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open
Cup qualifying match in April, and he also appeared in five games in the MLS
In the 44th minute of Saturday's match against D.C. United, United forward Charlie Davies had a golden opportunity to put D.C. ahead going into halftime. Leftback Daniel Woolard sent a curling ball over the Dynamo backline and found Davies in stride. Davies dove for the ball and put his header on target, but Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall made a one-handed stab at the ball to knock it away and keep the game tied. Hall's one-handed save on Davies has been nominated for the MLS Week 15 Save of the Week.