MLS Regular Season

Match Preview: Dynamo at Vancouver

Houston looks to extend five-game unbeaten streak in road match
Preview: HOU-VAN
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The Basics
Houston Dynamo at Vancouver Whitecaps
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 p.m. CT
Empire Field, Vancouver, BC, Canada

All-time record: Houston leads 1-0-0

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Explaining the greatness of Brad Davis

Opta stats help explain why Houston's ace should be in the MVP discussion
The stats don't lie
Opta Stats

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Anthony Vasser / Houston Dynamo

They call the Houston Dynamo's Brad Davis the “left-footed David Beckham.” But he’s better than Beckham this year.

The numbers tell the story.

According to Opta statistics, Davis leads the league in “Chances Created”: any key pass that leads to a shot. This could be anything from a flick-on, to a corner kick, a through-ball or a set-piece.

There is a reason that the Dynamo midfield maestro is tops in MLS with 13 assists. He has generated an MLS-high 84 chances for his club.

Four players earn national team call-ups

Costly, Hainault, Taylor, Watson all to compete during international fixture dates Sept. 2-6
Four players earn call-ups

Four
Houston Dynamo players have been called up by their respective national teams
for international matches Sept. 2-6, the club announced today. The four
players, all of whom also competed in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup earlier this
year, are expected to miss the Dynamo’s Sept. 4 friendly against Monterrey at Robertson
Stadium. 

Davis putting together MVP-worthy season

Veteran's improved stamina, consistency driving Dynamo's playoff push
Davis for MVP?
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Quietly — or not so quietly, if you’re a Houston Dynamo fan — Brad
Davis
is putting together the type of season that has many talking about
a national team call-up and a run at the league’s Most Valuable Player
award.

What to Watch For: Dynamo playoff hunt

Three storylines to follow down the stretch as Houston aims for postseason
Dynamo playoff hunt
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With less than two months left in the regular season, the
Houston Dynamo are looking to close out their season in strong fashion and return to the playoffs after missing out last year. Currently in third place in the Eastern Conference, here are three things to watch for heading into
the final two months of the season:

1. Road challenges
Houston’s performance on the road this season has been well-documented.
The Dynamo have failed to win away from Robertson Stadium but have been hard to beat, compiling a 0-4-8
record on the road.

Tickets go on sale for last 3 MLS games

Final three regular season games at Robertson include Oct. 23 match against LA Galaxy
Last 3 games go on sale

Tickets for the three remaining Houston Dynamo regular season home games are on sale now at HoustonDynamo.com.

Currently in third place in the Eastern Conference and
pushing for a return to the MLS Cup Playoffs, the Dynamo will host the San Jose
Earthquakes on Saturday, September 17. Two weeks later, they will take on the
Chicago Fire the Dynamo’s only home day game of the season, a 3:00 p.m. kickoff
on Saturday, October 1.

Team of the Week: Week 23

Boswell, Davis named to first team; Cameron named honorable mention
Team of the Week: Week 23

With two goals in two games, including a 90th-minute equalizer at New England, Bobby Boswell was named to the MLS Team of the Week for the second time in 2011. He was joined by Brad Davis, who recorded two assists Saturday night at Real Salt Lake to increase his MLS league-leading total to 13. The honor is Davis' sixth of the season, tying Chivas USA midfielder Nick LaBrocca for most selections among MLS players.

Confidence growing in Dynamo camp

Davis shines as Houston pulls out seventh late result of year
Confidence growing for Dynamo
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With Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 win over Real Salt Lake, the Houston
Dynamo are starting to have the look of a team destined to pull
out clutch results. Whether it’s gutting out a draw at the end of a game or snatching a
goal back at important moments, the Dynamo are starting to play like a
team with the confidence to come away with points.

Carr making most of reserve minutes

Speedy forward plays 90 minutes in reserve victory on Sunday
Carr sees reserve minutes
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Speed kills and, for the first time since arriving in Houston since
March 23, Calen Carr showed the Dynamo coaching staff he has plenty of
it over 90 minutes.

The veteran forward played his first full shift in Dynamo orange on
Sunday morning, helping the reserves defeat their Real Salt Lake
counterparts 1-0 a day after Houston’s first team pulled a dramatic
3-2 win over RSL.

High drama: Late goals by the Dynamo

A look back at the most dramatic tallies from Houston's six-year history
Late Dynamo goals
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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo have given us some great memories over their six years of existence, often in the form of late dramatics. Robertson Stadium has been an intimidating place for opponents, in part because the Dynamo seem to keep pressing until they pull out a results. In fact, almost 20 percent of Dynamo home games in all competitions
(24 out of 123) have seen Houston either win or tie the game with a goal in the final 15
minutes.

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