MLS Regular Season
Brad Davis ushered in a new era for the Houston Dynamo in style on a sparkling Texas afternoon Saturday, scorching the game-winning goal from 35 yards out to fuel the Dynamo’s 1-0 over D.C. United in the first game at BBVA Compass Stadium.
On the eve of opening their new BBVA Compass Stadium, the Houston Dynamo, their fans, and their city have been looking back at the club’s history. Into the seventh season, it’s not a comparatively long history, but if things had been different, MLS Commissioner Don Garber said on Friday, the Dynamo might have been an MLS original.
Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United
Saturday, May 12, 3:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
All-time series: Dynamo lead 7-4-2 (Dynamo lead 5-0-1 at home)
KBME 790 - 3 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 3 p.m.
NBC Sports Network - 3:30 p.m. (Comcast: SD=49 HD=649; AT&T U-Verse: SD= 640 HD=1640; DirecTV: 603; Dish Network: 151)
Despite some late heroics, it was that kind of night for the Houston Dynamo in their 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.
After giving up an early goal to Kenny Cooper, the Dynamo found themselves searching for an equalizer for the balance of the match. And while they controlled the tempo and put pressure on the home team, they were left empty-handed.
HIGHLIGHTS: New York 1, Houston 0
HARRISON, N.J. – Another clean sheet, another win for the New York Red Bulls. Thanks to an early goal from Kenny Cooper and another stout defensive effort defensively, the Red Bulls defeated the Houston Dynamo 1-0 at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night.
The win was New York’s third straight victory by that scoreline and second consecutive without Thierry Henry, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury. It also pushed the Red Bulls, now 6-3-1, ahead of rivals D.C. United and into second place in the Eastern Conference.
On Saturday, BBVA Compass Stadium will come to life as the Houston Dynamo host D.C. United in the first match at Houston's sparkling new soccer-specific stadium (3:30 pm CT, NBC Sports Network).
But as everyone comes together in downtown Houston, there will be two men in attendance who will have wider smiles than most on their faces: former Dynamo president Oliver Luck (above left) and his successor Chris Canetti (above right), both of whom played an integral part in bringing a very complex and diverse deal together.
Houston Dynamo at New York Red Bulls
Wednesday, May 9, 6 p.m. CT
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
All-time series: Red Bulls lead 3-2-7 (Red Bulls lead 3-0-3 at New York)
KBME 790 - 5:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 5:30 p.m.
MultiMedios Houston - 5:30 p.m.
FOX Sports Houston Plus - 6 p.m. (Comcast: 110; AT&T U-Verse: SD= 692 HD=1692; DirecTV: SD=680 / HD=680-1; Dish Network: SD=440 / HD=9575)