MLS Regular Season
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.
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)
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.
HOUSTON – It looks like the Houston Dynamo’s time without their starting left back will be limited to one week.
Corey Ashe sat out last Saturday’s 1-0 win over San Jose due to a hamstring strain he picked up against Chivas USA, but he does not expect that to limit him when Houston travels to Seattle on Friday for a nationally televised game on the NBC Sports Network (9 pm CT).
Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall has been named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week after his five-save shutout performance, last weekend against the San Jose Earthquakes. Hall was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week four times in 2011, with all four coming after road games.
A road win is always good for a team's confidence as well as for a team's place in the weekly power rankings. After last weekend's 1-0 win at AT&T Park against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Dynamo moved up one spot to No. 5 in MLSsoccer.com's weekly rankings. Here is what the folks at MLSsoccer.com had to say about Houston:
Individual tickets for the Houston Dynamo’s May 15 match against the Portland Timbers at BBVA Compass Stadium are on sale now, it was announced today. The Tuesday-night game will be the team’s second home match and also its first-ever night contest in the new venue.
I'm not sure if anyone has checked out the Opta Chalkboard on MLSsoccer.com, but they are fascinating to read. The folks at MLSsoccer.com have done a great job of bringing fans more in-depth coverage of the league, and the partnership with Opta is a huge step in the right direction. Obviously the win-loss record is what matters in the end, but with the Opta Chalkboard, you can get a better feel or which players are doing things right, and which players might not be doing as well.
Coming into Saturday’s game at San Jose, the Houston Dynamo knew one of the big challenges would be stopping the duo of Chris Wondolowski and Steven Lenhart.