MLS Regular Season
Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear does not often single out individual performances, but after Friday night’s 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls, the Dynamo boss did just that in regard to defender Corey Ashe, showing support for the speedy left back who looks to be rounding into form.
The opponents keep going down, and the Dynamo keep going up in the Power Rankings. The New York Red Bulls were the latest victims after the 2-0 dismantling at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night, with goals from Jermaine Taylor and the red-hot Calen Carr. They'll get another crack at it this Friday at Red Bull Arena, but for now it's a five-game winning streak and eight games unbeaten for the Dynamo as they sit even with Sporting Kansas City at the top of the Eastern Conference with 40 points.
After moving into first place with a decisive 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls, it is understandable if the Houston Dynamo stop and smell the roses a bit.
However, they don’t have time to rest on their laurels. The return match of this midseason home-and-home series looms this Friday, when Houston will travel to Red Bull Arena to face the same hungry, now second-place NYRB.
HIGHLIGHTS: Houston 2, New York 0
For the first time since 2009, Ricardo Clark took part in Houston Dynamo training. And while some things have changed, there is a feeling that his familiarity with the club could make the transition back into MLS a seamless one for the former All-Star and two-time MLS Cup winner.
Both the Dynamo and Clark, who has yet to be added to the roster due to salary cap issues expected to be resolved Wednesday when Geoff Cameron’s British work permit is decided, hope the move has an impact similar to Houston’s most recent signings.
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Watch full highlights from Friday's win over New York
VIDEO: Dynamo 2, NY 0
Houston used goal, heat to put New York under early pressure
Dynamo say strong start proved key to defeating Red Bulls
Even in the middle of a great run of form you can find something to work on and for the Houston Dynamo that has been getting off to better starts.
Taylor, Carr score as Houston moves into first place in Eastern Conference
First Place Takedown
The Houston Dynamo registered their fifth straight win and leapfrogged the New York Red Bulls into first place in the Eastern Conference after handily defeating them 2-0 on Friday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in the debut of new Red Bulls designated player Tim Cahill.
The Houston Dynamo Academy, presented by Statoil, arrived in Seattle on Thursday for the annual Generation adidas Cup. The Dynamo U-15s and U-17s did a light training session on Thursday in preparation for Friday's matches. Upon returing to the hotel, the boys were treated to a few minutes with one of the magicians who was staying at the hotel preparing for one of his weekend performances. Our man on the ground Ernest Carmona will provide us updates and photos throughout the week. Check out the first few photos from Day 1.
Top spot in the East hangs in the balance in first of home-and-home series
Different styles, same stakes when Dynamo, RBNY clash
The Houston Dynamo have put together quite a run up the Eastern Conference standings the last six weeks, and the next step in that run could lead to first place when the Dynamo take on the New York Red Bulls tonight at 7 p.m. CT (NBC Sports Network, Live Chat on MLSsoccer.com).
With just a point separating Houston and New York in the standings, the teams enter the first of a home-and-home series that could go a long way in shaping the East playoff setup.