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MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week: Week 32

Davis, Moffat, and Boswell honored for performances against LA
Team of the Week: Week 32
Team of the Week

The final edition of the 2011 Team of the Week features a best XI with players from 10 different teams. The only team to contribute multiple players? The red-hot Houston Dynamo.

With an eye toward the playoffs, Real Salt Lake and the Columbus Crew can count on two players – Álvaro Saborío and Dilly Duka – who registered their best performances of the season over the weekend.

Ralston says no contact with Revs

Dynamo assistant coach has not been in touch with former club New England over coaching vacancy
Ralston says no contact with Revs
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Steve Ralston (right) and Wade Barrett oversaw the Dynamo Reserves in 2011.

With Monday's stunning development that the New England Revolution and Steve Nicol had parted ways, talk immediately began of who would replace the iconic head coach. Not surprisingly, one of Nicol's longtime charges was one of the first names floated.

But Steve Ralston shot down any rumors of first contact with his old team on Tuesday, adding that the reports and rumor-mongering are the extent of the Dynamo assistant coach’s knowledge of the subject.

¿Quién es el Latino de la Jornada 32?

Montero, Cháves, Baca, Costly y Fernández se destacan en la última fecha de la MLS
¿Quién es el Latino de la Jornada 32?
Latino de la Jornada

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Semana tras semana, FutbolMLS.com evalúa el rendimiento del talento latino de la MLS, y selecciona a los candidatos del ‘Latino de la Jornada’, con el fin de que la afición elija a su mejor jugador de la fecha. Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders), Diego Chavés (Chicago Fire), Rafael Baca (San Jose Earthquakes), Carlo Costly (Houston Dynamo) y Álvaro Fernández (Seattle Sounders) son los candidatos de la fecha 32.

Kinnear's 100th win marks significant milestone

Longtime Houston coach joins elite company as Dynamo surge toward playoffs
Kinnear's 100th win marks milestone
Kinnear reaches 100
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Dominic Kinnear earned his 100th MLS win in the season finale.

If you saw Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear reach for the ball at the end of the Sunday’s 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy, it was for good reason — Sunday’s victory marked the eighth-year head coach’s 100th win in MLS regular-season play.

Vote Moffat for AT&T Goal of the Week

Midfielder nominated once again for long-range rocket
Vote Moffat Goal of the Week
Vote Moffat!
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A winner in August, Adam Moffat is up for Goal of the Week once again.

 

 

Dynamo 3, LA Galaxy 1 -- postgame notes

Dynamo finish with third-best home record in MLS after 3-1 win
HOU 3, LA 1 -- postgame notes
HOU 3, LA 1 -- notes
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Carlo Costly notched his first goal in orange on Sunday night.

The Houston Dynamo climbed to second place in the Eastern Conference and closed the regular season on a six-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 win over the Supporters’ Shield-winning LA Galaxy on Sunday night at Robertson Stadium before a near-capacity crowd of 30,018, sixth in Dynamo history at Robertson Stadium.

Dynamo clinch second in East with 3-1 win over LA

Moffat's rocket, Costly's first in MLS help Houston climb final table
Dynamo clinch second in East with 3-1 win
Dynamo down LA
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Adam Moffat fired in his second long-range goal of the season.

The Houston Dynamo clinched second place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 victory over a reserve-laden LA Galaxy lineup in the final MLS regular-season game of 2011 in front of 30,018 fans at Robertson Stadium on Sunday night.

Playoff seeding scenarios: Final day

Potential results against LA would each lead to different playoff matchup
Seeding scenarios - Sunday
Seeding scenarios
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The Dynamo will try to close the season with a win at home on Sunday.

The Dynamo play the final game of the entire MLS regular season Sunday night when they host the LA Galaxy at Robertson Stadium, and teams around the league will be watching to learn their playoff fates. The Dynamo will decide their own playoff matchup, however, and can avoid the wildcard round with a win.

Below are the three remaining playoff scenarios for the Dynamo:

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy

Dynamo looking for top-3 finish in Eastern Conference
Preview: Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy
GALAXY PREVIEW
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The Basics
Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy
Sunday, October 23, 6 p.m. CT
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

All-time series: Galaxy lead 8-4-4 (6-4-4 regular season)

Stadium gates open 4:30 p.m.

GIVEAWAYS
5,000 Dynamo scarves, courtesy of Greenstar Recycling
Collector's edition Dynamo Stadium magazine
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Dynamo hope to build momentum in regular season finale

Houston expects tough battle from any Galaxy lineup
Dynamo hope to build momentum
Dynamo set for LA
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Brian Ching said he is ready to play on Sunday if called upon.

The Houston Dynamo know what is in front of them Sunday evening when they host the LA Galaxy at 6 p.m. at Robertson Stadium.

With the Philadelphia Union losing Thursday night to the New York Red Bulls, Houston is a win away from nabbing a secure spot in the conference semifinals and avoiding a wildcard game.

While winning will grant Houston passage to the conference semifinal round, the real reward could be gaining continued traction heading into the playoffs. The Dynamo believe they know just how important it is to have momentum heading into the postseason.

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