MLS Regular Season
A handshake between coaches that led to a double ejection and a penalty kick call reversal represented the most controversial calls of the last MLS weekend.
U.S. Soccer Director of Referee Development Paul Tamberino addressed both incidents with MLSsoccer.com and revealed the rationale behind the rulings on the field.
Kinnear-Olsen Red Cards
Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric was left by himself to face shots in finishing drills on Tuesday, with starting goalkeeper Pat Onstad sidelined following Saturday's late-game collision and backup Tally Hall still hobbled by a bad ankle. With the next match just four days away, the Dynamo could take the field in Pennsylvania on Saturday with Deric in goal.
Goalkeeper Pat Onstad joined the infirmary unit after sustaining a concussion during last Saturday's match at D.C.
No one can doubt Pat Onstad’s heart.
In stoppage time against D.C. United on Saturday, Onstad came out to punch a ball and collided with the elbow of defender Andrew Hainault. With Houston having already used all three substitutions, the Dynamo goalkeeper, bloodied and woozy, stayed on the field through the remainder of the match despite taking quite possibly the hardest collision of his career.
This offseason, midfielder Lovel Palmer left Harbour View – the team he loved and played for in Jamaica since he was a teenager – to travel to the U.S. and earn a spot with the Houston Dynamo.
Prior to traveling to Kansas City and DC with the Dynamo, the Jamaican international sat down with MLSsoccer.com to talk about his first year in MLS and his national-team experience.
MLSsoccer.com: How do you feel your first year in MLS is coming along and, in particular, your play at midfield of late?
Welcome to edition No. 20 of my weekly blog. It appears on the new HoustonDynamo.com each week.
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well know, it’s been a difficult and challenging season. The recent losses to
Toronto FC and Kansas
City were particularly painful.
With only pride on the line, the Houston Dynamo showed just that at D.C. United on Saturday night. The Dynamo scored three unanswered second-half goals and downed the hosts 3-1 in a battle of the two last-place teams in the league.
WATCH: Full match highlights
With the game tied at 1, Brad Davis found Geoff Cameron off a set piece to give the Dynamo a 2-1 lead.
Saturday night, the Houston Dynamo rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat D.C. United 3-1. Click here to see action photos from the match.