MLS Regular Season

Kinnear confirms Soto set for loan

Homegrown midfielder on track to play with San Antonio of NASL
Kinnear confirms Soto loan
Soto Loan
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The Houston Dynamo lost the services of another midfielder this week. But not to suspension this time.

After losing Colin Clark and Adam Moffat to three- and one-game suspensions, respectively, last week, Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear confirmed that second-year midfielder Josue Soto will go on loan with the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL.

Moffat: On second look, tackle "worse than I thought"

Dynamo midfielder accepts suspension after reckless challenge on Osvaldo Alonso
Moffat: On second look, tackle "worse than I thought"
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HOUSTON – The disciplinary fallout from Friday’s 2-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders continued Friday when Adam Moffat was handed a one-game suspension by the MLS Disciplinary Committee two days after Colin Clark received a three-game suspension from the same match.

A review of Moffat’s challenge on Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso in the 35th minute prompted the committee to take action. The Scottish-born midfielder slid in, and while he got ball, cleeted Alonso in the shin.

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MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends and fines Dynamo midfielder Adam Moffat

The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee today suspended Houston Dynamo midfielder Adam Moffat for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for a reckless challenge which endangered the safety of his opponent in the 35th minute of the Dynamo’s match against the Seattle Sounders on March 23, 2012.

The Disciplinary Committee also fined Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Alvaro Fernandez an undisclosed amount for embellishment of contact in the 82nd minute of the same match on March 23, 2012.

Houston conflicted over three-week break from action

Dynamo to use extended break to prepare for Eastern Conference foes
Houston conflicted over three-week break from action
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HOUSTON – After losing 2-0 to the Seattle Sounders last Friday at CenturyLink Field, Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said the first thing he thought about when heading to the locker room was getting back on the field. Kinnear and the Dynamo have a long wait ahead of them to do that.

After starting the season with six points from three road fixtures, the Dynamo have back-to-back weekends off, which will force them to wait 23 days from Friday’s loss until their next match against the Chicago Fire on April 15.

Houston's versatile Jamaican duo rack up the air miles

Watson, Taylor fill valuabale roles through first weeks of season
Houston's versatile Jamaican duo rack up the air miles
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After the past two weeks, the Houston Dynamo’s Je-Vaughn Watson and Jermaine Taylor may want to start thinking about what they are going to do with all their frequent-flyer miles.

The Jamaican internationals played three games in seven days last week while traveling from Houston to San Francisco to Kingston, Jamaica, to Seattle and back to Houston. All told, the pair traveled more than 12,000 miles and played key roles during a mentally and physically taxing week.

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
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