MLS Regular Season
The Houston Dynamo have signed free agent midfielder Giles Barnes, it was announced today. Barnes will be added to the Dynamo roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate. Per team and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
According to Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti, the club is close to signing English midfielder Giles Barnes.
Barnes has been in Houston with the club since Saturday and trained Monday and Tuesday. After impressing during the two sessions, talks between the sides picked up Tuesday afternoon and a deal looks to be on the horizon.
After Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Toronto FC, it is clear something is different with the Houston Dynamo.
For the second home match in a row, the Dynamo played without the type of smothering, high-pressure brand of soccer that brought them to prominence in the month of July. Instead, it has been two matches played at a different pace, and that has tripped Houston up for the second week in a row.
It was a tale of two halves for the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night in their 1-1 draw with Toronto FC, and unfortunately for the home team their dip in the second 45 cost them two crucial points in the standings.
Houston got out to the type of start you would expect them to against the East’s last place team at home. They controlled the game both in tempo and on the scoreboard, but left the door open by only taking a 1-0 lead.
TFC were only too happy to bust it in.
Terry Dunfield put a damper on the Houston Dynamo’s Saturday night, depositing a late header to give visitors Toronto FC a 1-1 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The veteran midfielder got his second of the season with just five minutes left, beating a sleeping Houston offside trap to steal the point.
The most exciting moments of a Houston Dynamo match are often when the ball is not moving.
So Saturday when the Dynamo host Toronto FC – a team that has proved to be vulnerable to set pieces – Houston will be looking to make the most of those situations.
Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium
All-time series: Houston leads 4-3-5
FOX Sports Houston - 7:30 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
MultiMedios Houston - 7 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 7 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.
The year 2012 is starting to have an eerily similar feeling to 2011 for those watching the progress of Houston Dynamo striker Will Bruin.
Things fell into place quickly as Bruin flourished playing off of Brian Ching to the tune of nine goals in the first 15 matches of this year's campaign. Since then, Bruin has managed just one goal in the last 10. It’s a drought that draws comparisons to a rookie season that saw him endure a near five-month goal drought.