MLS Regular Season

Rivalry still provokes strong emotions

Dynamo carry respect for former home and expect physical battle
SJ rivalry still important
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Eddie Robinson

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Rivalries prosper for a number of reasons, but the best provocation is respect.

It has been six years since the Houston Dynamo left San Jose for
South Texas, but the feelings of admiration and respect are still
there. Players and coaches who moved to Houston with the team hold a
strong connection to the city they will visit with a matchup against the
Quakes on Saturday (9:30 p.m. CT, Galavisión, SportsTalk 790, La Ranchera 850).

Match Preview: Dynamo at San Jose

Dynamo, Earthquakes play without Gold Cup stars on Saturday night
Match Preview: HOU-SJ
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The Basics
Houston Dynamo at San Jose Earthquakes
Saturday, June 4, 9:30 p.m. CT
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

All-time record: Series tied 3-3-1

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Center back shuffle and a stadium tour

Gold Cup forces new-look back line; stadium on target for May 2012
Center back shuffle and more
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With Andre Hainault (Canada) and Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica) away with
their national teams for the Gold Cup, Houston will sport a new look in
central defense in the coming weeks.

After winless May, Dynamo look to rebound

Tough foes limited team to three points in last six games
Dynamo look to rebound in June
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The MLS season isn’t even three months old, and it’s already been an up-and-down ride for the Houston Dynamo.

After a red-hot, undefeated April, the Dynamo followed that up by finishing winless over six games in May. But while no Houston player or coach will tell you he is happy with the month the Dynamo had — because they are most definitely not — the sky is certainly not falling in Houston.

MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week: Week 11

Davis earns league-high fourth honor of year; Weaver gets first nod
Team of the Week: Week 11
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The Eastern Conference dominates the latest edition of
MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week, with eight of the 11 selections coming
from the top five teams in the conference. The Houston Dynamo and New York
Red Bulls lead the way with two players each, and the table-topping
Union showcase the reigning Player of the Week.

The top two clubs in the other conference rounded out the
numbers. A defender reps the LA Galaxy on the strength of two shutouts
while FC Dallas are showing they are contenders with or without MVP
David Ferreira.

Vote for Tally for Save of the Week!

Hall's diving save on Shea blast earns Save of the Week nomination
Vote for Tally for SOTW!

For the third time this season, Tally Hall has earned a Save of the Week nomination. This week's save, came in the 68th minute off a long strike from FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea. Hall dove to his left and tipped the ball away before it could reach the back of the net.

Clark repaying Dynamo's faith

Midfielder contributing after working back from season-ending injury in 2010
Clark repaying Dynamo's faith
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Colin Clark’s play over the past few weeks demonstrates why the
Houston Dynamo front office was so excited about bringing the
midfielder into the fold. Trading for Clark last September, the Houston brass made the move with an
eye toward the future, believing that when the one-time U.S.
international got healthy, he would provide a boost to the midfield.

Koke: "My head's not here"

Spanish forward says desire to leave is family matter
Koke: "My head's not here"
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Spanish forward Koke wants Houston Dynamo fans to know that his request
to depart the MLS club has nothing to do with the team, the coach, the
city or his playing situation.

He just misses his family.

“It’s early to say why I’m not playing, because I’ve been here for just
a short time,” he told FutbolMLS.com by phone from Houston on Monday
evening. “But more than anything, I’m doing this for my family life,
which is not the easiest right now being here in the United States and
my family being in Europe. I can’t see them every day.”

Koke set to leave Dynamo

Forward felt unsettled since arriving in April
Koke set to leave Dynamo
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The Koke era is seemingly over in Houston before it ever got a chance to begin.

Houston Dynamo president of business operations Chris Canetti told
MLSsoccer.com by phone on Monday that the club will initiate the process
to grant the striker’s request to terminate his contract when the
league resumes business Tuesday.

“[Koke] met with Dominic [Kinnear] Saturday after the game and said
he wants to leave because he’s unhappy with his situation,” Canetti
said.

Notebook: Davis adds two more assists

Dynamo disappointed to allow another set-piece goal
Notebook: Davis adds assists
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Any game that ends in a draw usually has both positive and negative
takeaways, but coaches tend to focus on only one side of that.

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