MLS Regular Season

Traveling support helps Dynamo get win away from home

Orange-clad fans help team earn fifth shutout, break road hex
Fan support keys first road win
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Nigel Brooks
The Dynamo high-five supporters after their 1-0 win over Dallas.

Sixteenth time’s the charm.

That’s how many tries it took the Houston Dynamo to get a road win in 2011, but a Geoff Cameron header in the 87th minute at Pizza Hut Park on Saturday allowed the orange-clad boys from the Bayou City to finally put to rest their least favorite storyline of the season.

Cameron's the star in first away win of 2011

Central defender makes an impact on both sides of the ball in victory over rivals FC Dallas
Cameron leads Dynamo
Cameron proves spark
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Nigel Brooks

As he has all season, Geoff Cameron came up big for the Houston Dynamo once again Saturday afternoon against FC Dallas.

Now featuring at center back, the 6-foot-3 defender found a way to provide his club with an offensive lift, scoring an 87th-minute winner to give Houston their first road win of the season and propelling the club into sole possession of first place in the East heading into Saturday night’s play. For Cameron, the goal capped a standout performance against the club’s major rivals, FC Dallas.

Dynamo 1, FC Dallas 0 -- postgame notes

Houston wins El Capitán for fourth time in six years with yet another late goal
HOU 1, FCD 0 -- postgame notes
Dynamo-Dallas notes
Houston Dynamo Communications

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Nigel Brooks
Geoff Cameron stood out defensively and scored the winning goal.

The Houston Dynamo moved into first place for the first time since April 29 and won the season series with in-state rival FC Dallas for the fourth time in six years with a dramatic 1-0 road win Saturday afternoon at Pizza Hut Park. Houston, with 42 points, leads Kansas City and Columbus by one point, although the Crew play later Saturday night.

Cameron's late goal gives Dynamo first road win

Win vaults Dynamo into first place in Eastern Conference
Late game heroics
Road Warriors
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Geoff Cameron's late header gave the Dynamo a 1-0 win at Pizza Hut Park

Geoff Cameron scored with three minutes remaining as the Houston Dynamo earned their first road win of the season with a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday afternoon at Pizza Hut Park.

Armchair Analyst: Is Cameron a modern-day sweeper?

Dynamo defender's ability to push into attack has a familiar look
Is Cameron a modern-day sweeper?
A SWEEPER REBORN
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Everyone remembers what it felt like watching a sweeper get the ball on his foot, spot daylight and take off on a 50-yard sprint through the midfield. It was one of the great, truly exciting and almost always unexpected moments in our game.

Rivalry takes a back seat to playoff race as Dynamo meet Dallas

With El Capitán up for grabs, Houston focused on Eastern Conference, playoff standings
FCD rivalry takes a back seat
El Capitán on line
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Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo
Cam Weaver has three goals for Houston in two all-time games against Dallas.

Rivalry games have a tendency to be consumed by things other than actual play on the field. With the battle going on in the stands -- and in the case of the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas, in the front offices -- there is a tendency to lose focus on the task at hand.

That is not the case this weekend for Dynamo players and coaches. With their eyes firmly on the playoffs, the Dynamo are concerned with improving their position for the playoffs. Any collateral benefit or enjoyment that comes from beating their in-state rivals would be icing on the cake.

Dynamo, FCD live!

El Capitán on the line as Texas rivals meet Saturday afternoon
Preview: HOU-FCD
HOU-FCD live!
Major League Soccer

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Cam Weaver and Ugo Ihemelu battled in the teams' first meeting back on May 28.

The Basics
Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas
Saturday, September 24, 3 p.m. CT
Pizza Hut Park, Frisco TX

All-time series: Houston leads 9-4-7 (7-3-7 regular season)

BROADCAST INFORMATION

Ching could return to Houston lineup

Veteran key for Dynamo's home stretch; Dixon, Moffat also near return
Ching could return
Ching could be back
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Wilf Thorne
Brian Ching will be all smiles if he returns to the field on Saturday.

With four matches remaining in the MLS season and the hunt for the playoffs in full swing, the Houston Dynamo are going to want all hands on deck, and it looks like they may get their wish.

A fun night of scoreboard-watching

Dynamo’s roller-coaster ride tracking mid-week MLS fixtures
Commentary: Can't beat scoreboard-watching
Scoreboard watching
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Say what you will about the Major League Soccer playoff format, and I have – many times – but it makes for a fascinating stretch run at times, with Wednesday night a prime example. The Dynamo may have had this mid-week date off, but their fortunes rose and fell throughout the evening as six other teams – all foes in the playoff race in some respect – battled tooth and nail.

Camargo's play prompts lineup shuffle

Cameron starts consecutive matches at center back as part of changes
Camargo prompts lineup shuffle
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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

Chess may not be Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear's strong
suit, but you wouldn't know it with the way he's been forced to move
players around the pitch due to injuries, suspensions, and individual
players' form.

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