MLS Regular Season
The welcome mat is almost out at BBVA Compass Stadium.
With a number of elected officials and dignitaries in attendance, the Houston Dynamo on Tuesday officially cut the ribbon at their new home, celebrating the completion – or near completion, since there are still minor details to take care of – of a project that took 14 months to build but nearly seven years to complete.
We took a few weeks off providing Power Ranking updates, but now that we are only 11 days from the opening of BBVA Compass Stadium, we wanted to give you an update on where our team stacks up compared to the rest of MLS. The Dynamo are coming off a hard-fought 3-2 loss to D.C. United. The team came-from-behind twice to even the match, but Maicon Santos' 70th-minute goal proved to be the difference. The loss drops Houston to an even 2-2-2 after six consecutive road matches.
Monday night, Glenn Davis interviewed Dynamo striker Will Bruin and head coach Dominic Kinnear on his weekly show, Dynamo All-Access. Listen to the clips below to hear what both men had to say.
Dominic Kinnear interview
Coming into Saturday’s match with D.C. United, the Houston Dynamo stressed organization. It was the only way they would beat the red-hot home team’s attack, they figured.
Despite a well-laid plan, the execution failed at RFK Stadium, and D.C. found the time and opportunities to doom Houston to a 3-2 loss and extend their winless streak to four matches.
Full Match Highlights
The Houston Dynamo fell to D.C. United, 3-2, Saturday night at RFK Stadium. Dynamo striker Will Bruin and United striker Maicon Santos traded braces but Dwayne De Rosario's strike proved to be the difference as the Dynamo fell for the second time in 2012 (2-2-2).
Santos put the home club ahead in the 11th minute after he one-timed a cross from the right corner from strike partner Chris Pontius.
WASHINGTON — It was a battle of braces, but in the end, D.C. United took the honors, topping the Houston Dynamo 3-2 at RFK Stadium.
United’s Maicon Santos and Houston’s Will Bruin each scored two goals, and D.C. talisman Dwayne De Rosario notched his first goal of the season.
The result gives United back-to-back wins in the league for the first time since June 2009. It also runs their current unbeaten streak to seven games, as they retain second place in the Eastern Conference.
Live Chat: Dynamo vs. United
Houston Dynamo at D.C. United
Saturday, August 28, 6:30 p.m. CT
RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.
All-time series: Dynamo lead 7-3-2 (United lead 3-2-1 at RFK Stadium)
KPRC Local 2 - 6 p.m. (Comcast: 12/HD 612; AT&T Uverse: 2/HD 1002; DirecTV: 2; Dish: SD 2)
KBME 790 - 6 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 6 p.m.
Many predicted that Jermaine Taylor would be a important signing when he came to the Houston Dynamo from Jamaica’s St. George’s SC before the 2011 season. Few, however, would have predicted the position where he has had the most success after a year in MLS.
GOAL: Taylor starts off successful attack