MLS Regular Season

Despite loss, Houston encouraged by Camargo's debut

Brazilian midfielder played 23 minutes in 2-0 loss to Seattle
Despite loss, Houston encouraged by Camargo's debut
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Despite dropping their first match of the season last Friday in Seattle, one big positive for Houston Dynamo was the 2012 debut of Luiz Camargo.

The Brazilian playmaker entered the fray in the 67th minute for Je-Vaughn Watson and helped the Dynamo push for a goal in the final stages of the game with his ability to hold up the ball and distribute from the center of the pitch.

Seattle's one-two punch too much for Dynamo in loss

Houston unable to finish in final third vs stout Sounders defense
Seattle's one-two punch too much for Dynamo in loss
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After 203 minutes of shutout soccer, it all came undone in a four-minute span for the Houston Dynamo on Friday night at CenturyLink Field. First-half goals from David Estrada and Brad Evans gave the Seattle Sounders a 2-0 lead that they were only too happy to ride to the final whistle.

Houston’s fortunes took a downward turn after two shutout victories to start the season. First they gave up a deflected goal to Estrada, then a penalty that Evans buried past Tally Hall.

Seattle 2, Dynamo 0 - postgame notes

Estrada, Evans provide goals as Sounders win at home
Seattle 2, Dynamo 0 -- notes

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After starting the season with back-to-back road victories, the Dynamo fell for the first time in 2012, losing 2-0 to the Seattle Sounders Friday night at CenturyLink Field. Sounders forward David Estrada scored the game's firsr goal in the 23rd minute and Brad Evans added a penalty kick in the 27th minute for the home club.

What they said: Dynamo vs. Seattle

A collection tweets from Friday night's match
What they said
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VIDEO: Seattle 2, Dynamo 0

Watch highlights from Friday's nationally-televised match
VIDEO: Seattle 2, Dynamo 0
Highlights

Estrada bags his 4th as Seattle top Dynamo 2-0

Houston held scoreless for first time in 2012 season
Dynamo fall to Seattle
Dynamo fall
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SEATTLE — Reigning MLS Player of the Week David Estrada doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The Seattle revelation opened the scoring in the 23rd minute as the Sounders rode a pair of early goals to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in front of 38,304 at CenturyLink Field.

Brad Evans added a penalty kick four minutes after Estrada’s tally for the final. The Sounders move to 2-0-0 on the young season, while the Dynamo dropped their first points of the year, falling to 2-1-0 on their season-opening seven-game road trip.

Match Stats: Dynamo vs. Seattle

Match Stats: Dynamo vs. Seattle

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All stats are courtesy of Opta, the official stats provider of Major League Soccer

MLS on NBC: Dynamo vs. Seattle

Play-by-play broadcaster Arlo White previews Friday night's matchup
MLS on NBC
MLS on NBC

Goal-shy Houston focus on another tough road game

Dynamo happy with attacking play after completing consecutive 1-0 victories
Goal-shy Houston focus on another tough road game
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Looking at the standings, the most important number for the Houston Dynamo is the "2" in the win column. Delving into the statistics, however, the same number pops up, but this time it is one the club would like to change: just two goals scored.

Those wins show that the Dynamo are winning with a formula based on playing stingy defense and grinding out results. It's not an unusual combination in Houston, and it's good enough – for now.

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Seattle

Houston continues season-opening road trip with trek to CenturyLink Field
Preview: Dynamo vs. Seattle
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Seattle Sounders
Friday, March 16, 9 p.m. CT
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

All-time series: Dynamo tied 2-2-2 (Seattle leads 2-0-1 at home)

BROADCAST INFORMATION
NBC Sports Network - 9 p.m. (Comcast: 49/HD 649; AT&T Uverse: 640/HD 1640; DirecTV: 603; Dish: 151)
KPRC 950 - 8:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 8:30 p.m.

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