MLS Regular Season
You can’t score if you don’t try. That’s been the basic message from
Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear to his attacking group all
The message seems to have resonated through the first 10 games
of the season, as the Dynamo are at the top of several individual and
team attacking categories in Major League Soccer.
Chivas USA were responsible for arguably the biggest result of the weekend when they defeated the Eastern Conference-leading New York Red Bulls on the road. It's no surprise the Goats feature three representatives in the latest edition of the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week. That matches the number of FC Dallas players, who had a big week with two shutout victories.
The two goal scorers from the Cascadia rivalry made it into the week's Best XI, while Landon Donovan's scoring streak is also recognized among the elections.
Several years may have passed, but the memories of Dwayne De Rosario in
Houston are still fresh in the minds of many Dynamo fans.
A central figure in Houston’s two MLS Cup championships in 2006 and
2007, the Canadian international gets to return to the place he
helped transform into a soccer city when his new club, the New York Red
Bulls, comes to town Saturday night (7:30 p.m.).
A solid defense will take a team a long way in MLS, and the latest
effort from the Houston Dynamo back line was the type of performance
that might turn a few heads.
In a tight scoreless draw at Real Salt Lake this past Saturday, the
Dynamo reassured everyone, including themselves, that they have the
ability to lock down a championship-caliber attack.
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The Dynamo arrived in Utah under sunny skies on Friday and trained at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy ahead of their Saturday night match, which will be televised nationally on FOX Soccer and FOX Deportes, with pregame coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. CT. The match can be heard in the Houston area on SportsTalk 790 and La Ranchera 850.
Real Salt Lake continue their lengthy stretch of home games when they play host to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real returned to their winning ways last weekend, in an emotional 1-0 win against a 9-man Chivas USA in Sandy. The Dynamo have lost two games in a row, falling 2-1 at Toronto FC last weekend.
FOX Soccer - 7:30 p.m.
FOX Deportes - 7:30 p.m.
Sports Talk 790 - 7:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7:30 p.m.
For a team suddenly on a slide, going into one of the toughest places to play can seem like the last thing you would want to do. Opportunity, however, has a habit of presenting itself in interesting ways.
The Houston Dynamo head to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday to face Real Salt Lake, who are on a league record 28-game home unbeaten streak in MLS play. It's the type of challenge that could get the team back on track after beginning May with two losses.