MLS Regular Season
Live Chat: Dynamo vs. United
Houston Dynamo at D.C. United
Saturday, August 28, 6:30 p.m. CT
RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.
All-time series: Dynamo lead 7-3-2 (United lead 3-2-1 at RFK Stadium)
KPRC Local 2 - 6 p.m. (Comcast: 12/HD 612; AT&T Uverse: 2/HD 1002; DirecTV: 2; Dish: SD 2)
KBME 790 - 6 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 6 p.m.
Many predicted that Jermaine Taylor would be a important signing when he came to the Houston Dynamo from Jamaica’s St. George’s SC before the 2011 season. Few, however, would have predicted the position where he has had the most success after a year in MLS.
GOAL: Taylor starts off successful attack
Whether through injury or suspension, the Houston Dynamo have been mostly unable to field their first-choice XI as they work their way through a seven-game road trip to open the season. However, the team could finally be getting some good news on the injury front as it prepares to face D.C. United Saturday (6:30 pm ET, watch on KPRC Local 2).
On Saturday, KPRC Local 2 will air its second MLS match when the Houston Dynamo take on D.C. United at RFK Stadium. The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT, with a 30-minute pregame show to begin at 6 p.m. CT. Glenn Davis and Eddie Robinson will call the game, and Ryan Korsgard will work the sidelines and provide commentary. Following the match, there will be a 30-minute postgame from the KPRC studio featuring Randy McIlvoy. Both the pre and postgame shows as well as the game broadcast will be shown in High Definition.
One player you don’t have to tell about slumps is Houston Dynamo second-year forward Will Bruin. In 2011, the rookie set a high bar, scoring four goals and notching his first career hat trick not long before his first month in the league was through.
Dynamo striker Will Bruin was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Matchday 7. The second-year forward recorded a goal and an assist in Saturday's 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew.
Bruin opened the scoring in the 58th minute when he headed home an Adam Moffat corner kick to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead. After Columbus scored two goals to take a 2-1 lead, Bruin found Brian Ching in the box for an 81st-minute equalizer.
The Houston Dynamo have shown that they can take a lead on the road. The trick now is to show that they can once again hold it down the stretch.
After opening in the season with a pair of 1-0 road wins over Chivas USA and the San Jose Earthquakes, the Dynamo have taken 1-0 leads over the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew the last two weeks only to see them evaporate within five minutes. In both matches Houston lost the lead by putting themselves in bad situations and turning potential road wins into road draws.