MLS Regular Season
Houston Dynamo midfielder Geoff Cameron is raising money for the Fisher House and Ronald McDonald House with his 20 for 20 campaign, which includes a video-game tournament, online donations, and a special ticket package for the Dynamo’s September 17 match, the club announced today.
It has been an up-and-down year for the Houston Dynamo defense, and those inconsistent performances haven't been helped by different lineup combinations. With national team call-ups, injuries, and suspensions, head coach Dominic Kinnear has been forced to use eight different combinations of players on his backline this season.
The Houston Dynamo’s signing of little-known Luiz Camargo last month did not grab much of the transfer-window spotlight, something reserved for the likes of Honduran forward Carlo Costly or Galaxy forward Robbie Keane. Still, the Brazilian could turn out to be a big acquisition as Houston heads into the final stretch of the season.
With the introduction of Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach of the U.S. national team, the excitement around the team ratcheted up more than a few notches.
Fans and certain sections of the media have clamored for the German World Cup winner to take the reins of the U.S. program for years. They hope he can infuse some of the attacking style into the team that he did his native national team when he led them to a third place finish in the 2006 World Cup.
After the Houston Dynamo’s 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps last Saturday, Twitter was abuzz with commentary on the club’s season outlook.
“Embarrassing,” some called it.
“There goes the playoffs,” others said.
Hyperbole has become the norm in the age of social media, but for the Dynamo the loss is just that: one loss.
While the Houston Dynamo made their move up the standings in the last month, two of their key players from earlier this season sat on the sidelines and watched.
After an unexpected 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps at Empire Field Saturday, the Houston Dynamo were once again left to answer questions about why the club cannot seem to win on the road.
“I don’t think we’re playing great away from home, but we’re playing the game and we’re creating a lot of scoring opportunities,” Houston head coach Dominic Kinnear said after the loss. “I think we deserved more than we got, and I don’t think we should have come out on the wrong end of it, but that’s the game sometimes.”
The Houston Dynamo saw their five-game unbeaten streak come to an end Saturday afternoon, falling 1-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps before a crowd of 20,226 at Empire Field. The Dynamo outshot the Whitecaps 16-12 for the match.
After weeks of pulling out late and improbable goals to save results, the Houston Dynamo received a bitter taste of their own medicine, conceding an 86th-minute Shea Salinas goal and falling to the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 at Empire Field on Saturday. The loss kept Houston winless on the road this season. As if to rub salt in their wounds, the Dynamo know very well that they had their chances.