MLS Regular Season
Momentum is fickle.
A team can be on a fantastic run during which they look invincible and then a result breaks their stride and pushes everything back to square one. After last Friday’s frustrating 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls ended Houston's eight-game unbeaten streak, the Dynamo were adamant that nothing has changed. Despite the loss, they feel the same way about their chances as they did before the match.
For the first time since June 30, the Houston Dynamo conceded a goal in the run of play. Markus Holgersson’s goal turned out to be a costly one that the Dynamo were never able to rebound from, eventually losing 2-0 at Red Bull Arena on Friday night.
What goes up, regardless of how long it stays there, must come down.
For the Houston Dynamo, Friday was the night that their eight-game unbeaten streak would do just that. Naturally, Houston’s unbeaten streak was not going to last forever, but the nature of their 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls left the Dynamo wanting more.
HARRISON, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls didn't have to wait long to get the bitter taste from last week's defeat to the Houston Dynamo out of their mouths.
In Friday's rematch at Red Bull Arena, Markus Holgersson and Jan Gunnar Solli tallied in the second half to send the Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over Houston, a reverse of the scoreline last Friday at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Holgersson scored the winner just after the hour mark Solli came off the bench to put away an insurance goal in stoppage time after a feed from Thierry Henry.
After the Dynamo wiped the floor with them last week, the New York Red Bulls were clear that they were eager to return the favor in this week’s return match at Red Bull Arena, where the Red Bulls are unbeaten this season.
In many ways, the Dynamo — also undefeated at home this year and winners of five straight — know what to expect on Friday night (7 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Network).
HIGHLIGHTS: Kandji, Dynamo torch New York
Houston Dynamo at New York Red Bulls
Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. CT
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
All-time series: New York leads 4-3-7
NBC Sports Network - 7 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
La Ranchera 850 - 6:30 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 6:30 p.m.
The first showing was pretty good, will the sequel live up to its billing? The Houston Dynamo will take on the New York Red Bulls in primetime this Friday (7 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Network) for the second week in a row. When the teams met last Friday in Houston, the Dynamo dominated in a 2-0 victory that saw them leapfrog New York into first place in the Eastern Conference.
Friday's 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls has been called one of the Dynamo's best performances of the season, and it shows in this week's Castrol Top 20 rankings. Four Dynamo players - Jermaine Taylor, Tally Hall, Andre Hainault, Boniek Garcia - were including in the list this week.