MLS Regular Season
On Thursday, the Houston Dynamo acquired midfielder Adam Moffat and allocation money from the Portland Timbers for defender Mike Chabala and mifielder Lovel Palmer. With the Dynamo playing in California this weekend, Moffat flew straight to Los Angeles to meet his new teammates. After his first training session with his new club, HoustonDynamo.com sat down with the Scottish midfielder.
After traveling from Houston on Thursday, the Dynamo trained at the Home Depot Center this morning, working out at Toro Stadium, the track and field facility located near the soccer stadium. The 19 players went through a fairly typical workout for about two hours ahead of Saturday's match against Chivas USA.
A day after announcing a trade for midfielder Adam Moffat, reports
surfaced out of Honduras that the Houston Dynamo are closing in on
another long sought-after target: Honduran international and Olimpia
right winger Oscar Boniek García.
According to Honduran news outlet La Tribuna, the Dynamo have
been in negotiations with Olimpia about García’s services and the
deal rests on the approval of Olimpia president Rafael Ferrari. The Washington Post also reported on Friday that the Dynamo put a discovery claim on García.
After a mid-week match against Bolton Wanderers, the Dynamo
return to MLS play on Saturday against a team in a very similar situation to head
coach Dominic Kinnear’s group.
The Houston Dynamo completed their first transaction in the transfer window period by trading defender Mike Chabala, midfielder Lovel Palmer and an international roster spot to the Portland Timbers for midfielder Adam Moffat and allocation money.
The trade gives Houston a hard-working midfielder head coach Dominic Kinnear has wanted for more than a year. It also brings them increased financial flexibility.
Despite a tough result in their 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City last weekend, the Houston Dynamo confirmed they are a team with no quit, taking pride in their reaction and ability to grind out a result under difficult circumstances.
Brad Davis has been nominated for the AT&T Goal of the Week after his 8th-minute free kick goal beating Sporting KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen, during Saturday night's 1-1 draw at Robertson Stadium
Even down to nine men, the Houston Dynamo looked like they could hold off
Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night and hang on to a slim 1-0 win thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Tally Hall and a determined defensive effort.
It took a deflected strike from Aurelien Collin in the 90th minute to finally broke Houston’s resistance after a stellar night from Hall, who came within minutes of leading his club to an
improbable three points.
The Houston Dynamo played shorthanded for most of the second half, playing the last 20 minutes with only nine players, but still came away with a 1-1 tie against Sporting Kansas City at Robertson Stadium Saturday night. Houston remains one point ahead of Kansas City and D.C. United for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.