MLS Regular Season
In every rivalry there's a player that serves as a lightning rod for extracurricular activity.
Any doubt of who that is in the Texas Derby was put to bed Saturday night when perpetual culprit Jair Benitez livened up the festivities - and paved the way for his team's 2-1 defeat to the Houston Dynamo.
On an Adam Moffat bomb, the Houston Dynamo laid claim to El Capitan for the second straight year with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in the seventh edition of the Texas Derby Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Besides claiming the Derby spoils, Moffat’s winner extends Dallas’ winless streak to 10, with seven losses in that span of games, while propelling Houston to 3-0-1 record at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Below is the Injury Report, presented by The Methodist Hospital System as of Friday, June 15.
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); DF Alex Dixon (concussion)
FRISCO, Texas – As FC Dallas make their final preparations for Saturday’s Texas Derby, the status of their top scorer is still up in the air.
Blas Pérez suffered an ankle knock in Panama’s 1-0 win over Cuba in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Tuesday and, while x-rays were negative, “Super Ratón” did not participate fully in practice on Friday morning. Pérez is listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report and could be a game-time decision.
Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
Saturday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: Houston leads 8-3-7
La Ranchera 850 - 6:00 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 6:00 p.m.
ESPN2 - 6:30 p.m. (Comcast: SD = 34 HD = 634; AT&T U-Verse: SD= 606 HD=1606; DirecTV: 206; Dish Network: 144)
It's all for the glory of El Capitán.
The 19th-century Civil War replica cannon is up for grabs as the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas meet in the seventh annual Texas derby on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium (7:30 pm ET, ESPN2, live chat on MLSsoccer.com). By the looks of it, the historic piece of artillery has a way of bringing out some emotion.
HOUSTON – Houston finally got their man last week when they announced the signing of the franchise’s second Designated Player, bringing Honduran international Oscar Boniek García into the fold in a deal that took more than a year and three negotiations for the Dynamo to finalize.