MLS Regular Season
After a mid-week match against Bolton Wanderers, the Dynamo
return to MLS play on Saturday against a team in a very similar situation to head
coach Dominic Kinnear’s group.
The Houston Dynamo completed their first transaction in the transfer window period by trading defender Mike Chabala, midfielder Lovel Palmer and an international roster spot to the Portland Timbers for midfielder Adam Moffat and allocation money.
The trade gives Houston a hard-working midfielder head coach Dominic Kinnear has wanted for more than a year. It also brings them increased financial flexibility.
Despite a tough result in their 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City last weekend, the Houston Dynamo confirmed they are a team with no quit, taking pride in their reaction and ability to grind out a result under difficult circumstances.
Brad Davis has been nominated for the AT&T Goal of the Week after his 8th-minute free kick goal beating Sporting KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen, during Saturday night's 1-1 draw at Robertson Stadium
Even down to nine men, the Houston Dynamo looked like they could hold off
Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night and hang on to a slim 1-0 win thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Tally Hall and a determined defensive effort.
It took a deflected strike from Aurelien Collin in the 90th minute to finally broke Houston’s resistance after a stellar night from Hall, who came within minutes of leading his club to an
improbable three points.
The Houston Dynamo played shorthanded for most of the second half, playing the last 20 minutes with only nine players, but still came away with a 1-1 tie against Sporting Kansas City at Robertson Stadium Saturday night. Houston remains one point ahead of Kansas City and D.C. United for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Sporting Kansas City are fast becoming the comeback kids of MLS after a 90th-minute Aurelien Collin goal earned his club a 1-1 draw against nine-man Houston Dynamo on Saturday night to push Sporting’s unbeaten streak to 11 games in MLS play.
As expected, the Houston Dynamo added two more trialists —
Costa Rican Álvaro Sánchez and German midfielder Björn Lindemann — to
their ranks Friday morning. Both players are slated to be on trial with
the club for one week and could see time in Wednesday's Dynamo Charities Cup.
Despite Houston preparing for an important match against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, the pair participated in crossing drills and a short-field possession game as a first audition with the club.
The Houston Dynamo get another chance to put some distance between themselves and an Eastern Conference foe this weekend. On Saturday, Houston hosts red-hot Sporting Kansas City (7:30 p.m., buy tickets now), which sits just one point behind the Dynamo in the standings.