MLS Regular Season
The cream rises to the top. That's the story of the Week 16 edition of the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week.
Except for the first-timers from Sporting Kansas City, every other player named has been here before. Tally Hall earns a season-high third call among goalkeepers, the FC Dallas duo of Jackson and Brek Shea were at it again and Nick LaBrocca and Joel Lindpere hit the hat trick of Team of the Week mentions.
The Houston Dynamo are coming off an up-and-down first half of their
season, and with fellow Eastern Conference teams making moves to get
better, the calls are coming in from all sides for Houston to follow
suit. One move in particular that caught the attention of the club and its
fans was former Dynamo player Dwayne De Rosario’s departure from the New
York Red Bulls to D.C. United last week.
The Houston Dynamo failed to put together a complete performance for
the second consecutive week on Sunday night, as the offense struggled to
come together in a scoreless road draw against the Colorado Rapids.
Tally Hall got a measure of redemption Sunday night. The Dynamo goalkeeper
made six saves, kept his team in the game, and put on a performance
reminiscent of his early season work in Houston’s 0-0 draw at Colorado.
Houston Dynamo earned a second consecutive road tie and posted their first
shutout since May 14 in a 0-0 draw with the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado
Rapids on Sunday night. Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall posted six saves for his
third shutout of the season.
A sell-out crowd of more than 18,000 failed to rouse the Colorado Rapids sufficiently as the defending MLS Cup champions played out a goalless draw with the visiting Houston Dynamo Sunday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
The Houston Dynamo can draw motivation from any number of sources these days as they prepare to face the Colorado Rapids on Sunday night (8 p.m., ESPN2, ESPN Deportes).
Can they avenge a stunning home loss to Colorado earlier this season? Can
they finally get their first road win in nine tries this year? And can they simply keep pace with the leaders in the Eastern
Conference, who have pulled away in recent weeks while the Dynamo have
Houston Dynamo at Colorado Rapids
Sunday, July 3, 8 p.m. CT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo.
All-time record: Houston Dynamo lead 8-4-3 (7-4-3 regular season)
SportsTalk 790 - 7:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7:30 p.m.
ESPN2 - 8:00 p.m.
ESPN Deportes - 8:00 p.m.
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After a tough go of it in his last start, Dynamo rookie Kofi Sarkodie
made his third start of the season in a 2-2 tie against D.C. United
last Saturday and looks to have done well with that opportunity.