MLS Regular Season
Many predicted that Jermaine Taylor would be a important signing when he came to the Houston Dynamo from Jamaica’s St. George’s SC before the 2011 season. Few, however, would have predicted the position where he has had the most success after a year in MLS.
GOAL: Taylor starts off successful attack
Whether through injury or suspension, the Houston Dynamo have been mostly unable to field their first-choice XI as they work their way through a seven-game road trip to open the season. However, the team could finally be getting some good news on the injury front as it prepares to face D.C. United Saturday (6:30 pm ET, watch on KPRC Local 2).
On Saturday, KPRC Local 2 will air its second MLS match when the Houston Dynamo take on D.C. United at RFK Stadium. The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT, with a 30-minute pregame show to begin at 6 p.m. CT. Glenn Davis and Eddie Robinson will call the game, and Ryan Korsgard will work the sidelines and provide commentary. Following the match, there will be a 30-minute postgame from the KPRC studio featuring Randy McIlvoy. Both the pre and postgame shows as well as the game broadcast will be shown in High Definition.
One player you don’t have to tell about slumps is Houston Dynamo second-year forward Will Bruin. In 2011, the rookie set a high bar, scoring four goals and notching his first career hat trick not long before his first month in the league was through.
Dynamo striker Will Bruin was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Matchday 7. The second-year forward recorded a goal and an assist in Saturday's 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew.
Bruin opened the scoring in the 58th minute when he headed home an Adam Moffat corner kick to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead. After Columbus scored two goals to take a 2-1 lead, Bruin found Brian Ching in the box for an 81st-minute equalizer.
The Houston Dynamo have shown that they can take a lead on the road. The trick now is to show that they can once again hold it down the stretch.
After opening in the season with a pair of 1-0 road wins over Chivas USA and the San Jose Earthquakes, the Dynamo have taken 1-0 leads over the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew the last two weeks only to see them evaporate within five minutes. In both matches Houston lost the lead by putting themselves in bad situations and turning potential road wins into road draws.
A week after combining for an equalizer in a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire, the pair struck late again, but this time it was Bruin setting the Dynamo captain up to be the hero as Houston took a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew.
The Houston Dynamo and the Columbus Crew played to a 2-2 draw Saturday night at Crew Stadium as a stirring second half produced four goals in the final 31 minutes of play. Houston received goals from forwards Will Bruin and Brian Ching while Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven scored twice for Columbus.
Bruin scored for the second straight game, a 59th-minute header that he flicked to the far side netting off an Adam Moffat corner kick, delivering a 1-0 lead for the Dynamo.