MLS Regular Season

Dynamo not overreacting to Vancouver loss

Despite 1-0 defeat to Whitecaps, Houston firmly in playoff race
Dynamo not overreacting
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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.

Bruin, Cruz could appear in reserve game

Injured pair returns to training, makes trip to Colorado
Bruin, Cruz return to training
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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.

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Hall's one-handed stop on Jarju earns weekly nomination
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Dynamo looking for answers after loss

Loss at Vancouver extended club's winless streak on the road
Dynamo looking for answers
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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.”

Dynamo 0, Vancouver 1 -- postgame notes

Hall reaches 100 career MLS saves with four stops in road loss
HOU 0, VAN 1
HOU 0, VAN 1

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.

Dynamo rue missed chances in 1-0 loss

Despite shot advantage, chances, Houston comes up scoreless
Dynamo rue missed chances
Missed Chances
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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.

Dynamo rue missed chances in 1-0 loss

Despite shot advantage, chances, Houston comes up scoreless
Dynamo rue missed chances
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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.

Dynamo 0, Vancouver 1 -- postgame notes

Hall reaches 100 career MLS saves with four stops in road loss
HOU 0, VAN 1 -- postgame notes

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.

Salinas, Whitecaps end Houston streak

Late Vancouver goal snaps Dynamo's five-game unbeaten run
Whitecaps end Houston streak
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Tally Hall watches helplessly after Shea Salinas fired in the game-winner.

Shea Salinas played hero on Saturday, scoring an 86th-minute winner as the Vancouver Whitecaps ended the Houston Dynamo’s five-game unbeaten run with a 1-0 victory at Empire Field.

The first half was one defined by missed opportunities, as both teams came agonizingly close but failed to score time after time.

First trip to Vancouver

Dynamo train at Empire Field Friday in preparation for Saturday's match
Dynamo head to Vancouver
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The Dynamo's first trip to Vancouver has been a smooth one so far, with the club arriving late Thursday night and training Friday afternoon at Empire Field ahead of Saturday afternoon's match, which kicks off at 6 p.m. CT. The weather is a welcome break from Houston's heat, with temperatures in the high 70s during the day.

Saturday's Match Preview

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