MLS Regular Season
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
Houston wins 2-0 to extend winning streak to four games
Both Toronto FC and the Houston Dynamo were working on three-game winning streaks when they met on Saturday.
Now Houston’s is four.
Brad Davis had two assists, Calen Carr scored on a header following a corner kick in the final minute of the first half and Brian Ching struck a late security goal as the Dynamo earned a 2-0 win over the Reds before 19,652 at BMO Field.
Carr, Ching tally goals in a 2-0 win over Toronto FC
VIDEO: Watch the goals from Saturday's win
Calen Carr puts the Dynamo ahead before halftime
Houston offense firing on all cylinders heading into weekend match
Dynamo set to shed defense-first road mentality in Toronto
After the Dynamo have turned a three-win homestand into a jump in the standings from fifth to third, they must now head out on the road, where they have struggled for wins. In fact, the Dynamo have not won on the road since starting the season with back-to-back wins over Chivas USA and league leaders San Jose Earthquakes on March 11 and 17, respectively.
Their plan to get three points when they face a rejuvenated Toronto FC on Saturday (3:30 pm CT, FOX Sports Houston, MultiMedios Houston)? Stick to what is working.
Saturday's match kicks off at 3:30 pm on FOX Sports Houston
Preview: Dynamo vs. TFC
Dynamo president discusses the nine-point week and what lies ahead
Canetti's Corner - July 27
Last week was a great week for the Dynamo!
We played three games in seven days and came away with the full nine points.
We continued our success at home, making it 19 in-a-row without a loss, which is the longest active streak in MLS (the technical streak is 18, but I include the home playoff game vs. Philadelphia).