MLS Regular Season
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.
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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.
Houston Dynamo snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over D.C.
United Saturday night at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. With the win, Houston
moved ahead of Chivas USA into seventh place in the Western Conference and
avoided elimination from the MLS Cup playoff race.
Even though they're squaring off against the only team lower than them on the table, the Houston Dynamo expect a dogfight against D.C. United on Saturday night, with both teams likely to go all out to avoid ending the season at the bottom of the table.
“No one wants to be at the bottom of the table, and it’s a chance for us to separate ourselves from them,” said defender Bobby Boswell, who played for D.C. prior to joining the Dynamo but is suspended for Saturday's match due to yellow card accumulation.