MLS Regular Season
VANCOUVER, B.C. – A pair of strikes from Darren Mattocks on either side of halftime secured a 3-1 win for the Vancouver Whitecaps over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday afternoon at BC Place.
The home side was in control through most of the game, but it wasn't until Jordan Harvey's late insurance goal that they could be sure of the result.
Houston Dynamo at Vancouver Whitecaps
Sunday, June 10, 6 p.m. CT
BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
All-time series: Tied 1-1-0
KBME 790 - 5:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 5:30 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 5:30 p.m.
FOX Sports Houston - 6 p.m. (Comcast: SD = 37 HD = 637; AT&T U-Verse: SD= 755 HD=1755; DirecTV: 678; Dish Network: 441)
The Houston Dynamo have been here before. A team accustomed to filling international vacancies over the years, they will once again count on its depth to fill two spots on the backline as they travel to Cascadia to face the multi-faceted Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday evening (6 pm CT, FOX Sports Houston, MultiMedios Houston).
After more than a year of negotiations, the Houston Dynamo announced on Thursday that they have finalized a transfer that will make Honduran international Oscar Boniek García the second Designated Player in club history.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed as per league policy, but this much is clear: The 27-year-old former Olimpia midfielder impressed the Dynamo brass when they caught an up-close glimpse of him last May.
The Houston Dynamo today announced the signing of Honduran midfielder Óscar Boniek García. García will be added to the Dynamo roster as a Designated Player upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate when the international transfer window opens on June 27. Per team and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The three second-year players were held out of training Monday afternoon to deal with issues surrounding their injuries.
With two vacancies on the backline, the Houston Dynamo may turn to two former midfielders for relief.
The start time for the Houston Dynamo match against FC Dallas, presented by Novo Nordisk, has been changed to 6:30 p.m. CT. The game, which will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium, was originally slated to begin at 4 p.m. CT.
Houston Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron has been named the MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Month for June for his efforts raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The Dynamo all-star was inspired to raise money for LLS after Tim DaPonte, a former youth soccer teammate and close friend of Cameron’s, was diagnosed with stage-two Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January 2011.
For a young professional, every game is a learning experience.
For Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric, Thursday night was an extraordinary one. In his sixth career start, the 23-year-old lined up between the post against Valencia, one of Spain’s most highly regarded clubs. In the end, despite allowing two goals in a 2-1 defeat, the youngster more than held his own.