MLS Regular Season
For fans looking for drama, don't head West. Because heading into the final third of the season, the race in the Eastern Conference is shaping up as the one to watch.
And the Houston Dynamo are right in the thick of it.
For most people, Fridays can’t come soon enough. It’s the end of the work week and start of the weekend.
This week, there is a bigger reason to be looking forward to Friday. And it definitely can’t come soon enough.
It is the battle for first-place in the Eastern Conference when the New York Red Bulls make their first visit to BBVA Compass Stadium.
The good times keep on rolling, and so do the wins.
Following Saturday afternoon's 2-0 win over Toronto FC, the Dynamo have now won four in a row and are unbeaten in their last seven games. The surge has taken the red-hot Orange into second place in the Eastern Conference standings, accompanied by a steady rise in the power rankings around the web. In MLSsoccer.com's poll, Houston is up one spot to No. 3 with this to say about the team:
Every summer blockbuster has a sequel these days, some better than others. Brad Davis’ follow-up to last season’s career year is on pace to be just as good as, if not better than, the original.
At this point in the season, the Houston Dynamo are accustomed to looking down the depth chart during big moments. Saturday was no different.
When the Houston Dynamo take the field Friday night against the New York Red Bulls, they will be looking to extend their MLS best home-unbeaten streak to 19 games games. The streak began on July 9, 2011, when the Dynamo defeated Toronto FC 2-0 at Robertson Stadium. Since then, Houston has not lost in 18 consecutive regular season home games and has defeated 11 different opponents during that span. Houston's record during that streak is 14-0-4.
With some help from our friends at Opta Sports, we went inside the Dynamo's unbeaten streak to find some key stats.
Coming into Saturday’s match at Toronto, the Houston Dynamo knew that controlling possession would go a long way to success.
And it did.
WATCH: Full Match Highlights
The Houston Dynamo are working to finalize an agreement to bring former MLS All-Star and U.S. international Ricardo Clark back to Houston.
Dynamo president Chris Canetti confirmed to MLSsoccer.com that the club is actively negotiating with the World Cup veteran and is hoping to put the final touches on bringing the fan favorite back into the fold.
|Toronto FC||Houston Dynamo|
|8||Attempts on Goal||10|
|2||Shots on Target||4|
|3||Shots off Target||
Watch full highlights from Saturday's win at BMO Field
VIDEO: Dynamo 2, TFC 0