MLS Regular Season
The Houston Dynamo announced today that fewer than 1,000 tickets remain to tonight's match vs. Toronto FC, presented by Bush's Latina Cocina and Kroger. Individual tickets can be purchased at the BBVA Compass Stadium box office, online or by calling the Dynamo ticket office at (713) 276-GOAL.
Tickets will be available at the stadium box office through kickoff which is scheduled for 8 p.m. CT.
Wednesday’s match against Toronto FC fits the “trap game” moniker to a tee for the Houston Dynamo.
Coming off a big win in the Texas Derby last Saturday night, everything seems to favor the home team in the midweek matchup. TFC come to Houston with the worst record in MLS and just one win in their last 22 road games dating back to 2011, and new head coach Paul Mariner is still tinkering with a lineup that simply hasn’t worked so far this season.
Below is the Injury Report, presented by The Methodist Hospital System as of Tuesday, June 19.
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); DF Alex Dixon (concussion); MF Calen Carr (L hamstring strain); DF Oscar Recio (concussion); PROBABLE: DF Jermaine Taylor (R hip flexor strain); MF Je-Vaughn Watson (L groin strain)
Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC
Wednesday, June 20, 8 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-time series: Tied 3-3-4
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SportsTalk 790 - 7:30 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 7:30 p.m.
FOX Sports Houston Plus - 8 p.m. (Comcast = 110; AT&T U-Verse SD=692 HD=1692; DirecTV SD=680 HD=680-1; Dish SD=445 HD=9515)
MLSsoccer.com continues its Power 5 series with a look at five records that are considered breakable, as well as five that will not be broken any time soon. No. 4 on the breakable list is career minutes played, a record held by none other than Dynamo assistant coach Steve Ralston. Ralston is described by his peers as an "Iron Man" and is credited not only for his longevity, but for his ability to maintain a high level throughout his career.
After taking the Texas Derby 2-1 on Saturday, the Dynamo will have a quick turnaround when they take on Toronto FC Wednesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Reds arrived in town Sunday evening, following their 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. The loss dropped Toronto's record to 1-10 on the year and 0-1 under interim head coach Paul Mariner, who took over for Aron Winter last week.
Something's gotta give
The Dynamo will have to wait longer than originally expected for their newest Designated Player, Oscar Boniek García, to join the club.
After signing with Houston on June 7, the expectation was that the Honduran winger would arrive in Houston between June 18-20, but paperwork will push that arrival date back.
The Houston Dynamo were looking to start fast on Saturday night, and after scoring just three minutes into the match, it looked like the Orange were doing just that. The subsequent 20 minutes, however, did not follow the same script.
After Will Bruin got the scoring started early, FC Dallas, who were playing without several key players including Blas Pérez and Brek Shea, employed their most prominent tool: speed. Wingers Jackson and Fabián Castillo helped Dallas take control and put the Houston defense under siege.
What a night on Saturday! I think it was our best showing overall at BBVA Compass Stadium thus far. The crowd was electric and the drama of the game played out perfectly on national TV.
You were loud and proud in support of the squad and the boys responded well. It was great to see the fan engagement - raising scarves when the team took the field, chanting the last names of the players during intros, singing the national anthem in unison, standing for corners and set pieces, doing the wave, chanting “Lets go Dynamo,” and going crazy after goals.