MLS Regular Season
Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall has been named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week after his five-save shutout performance, last weekend against the San Jose Earthquakes. Hall was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week four times in 2011, with all four coming after road games.
A road win is always good for a team's confidence as well as for a team's place in the weekly power rankings. After last weekend's 1-0 win at AT&T Park against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Dynamo moved up one spot to No. 5 in MLSsoccer.com's weekly rankings. Here is what the folks at MLSsoccer.com had to say about Houston:
Individual tickets for the Houston Dynamo’s May 15 match against the Portland Timbers at BBVA Compass Stadium are on sale now, it was announced today. The Tuesday-night game will be the team’s second home match and also its first-ever night contest in the new venue.
I'm not sure if anyone has checked out the Opta Chalkboard on MLSsoccer.com, but they are fascinating to read. The folks at MLSsoccer.com have done a great job of bringing fans more in-depth coverage of the league, and the partnership with Opta is a huge step in the right direction. Obviously the win-loss record is what matters in the end, but with the Opta Chalkboard, you can get a better feel or which players are doing things right, and which players might not be doing as well.
Coming into Saturday’s game at San Jose, the Houston Dynamo knew one of the big challenges would be stopping the duo of Chris Wondolowski and Steven Lenhart.
The Dynamo are off to their best start in franchise history, after defeating the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. Brian Ching earned a 14th-minute penalty kick and Brad Davis slotted the ball home to give Houston its first ever 2-0 start to a season.
The goal was Davis' 36th career regular-season goal and his 22nd as a Dynamo player.
SAN FRANCISCO — Last season, it took the Houston Dynamo 16 games to record their first road victory. Thanks to Brad Davis, Tally Hall and a stout defense, the 2012 Dynamo have matched that win total in the space of just two weeks.