MLS Regular Season
The Houston Dynamo and the San Jose Earthquakes will add a new chapter to their rivalry – one of the better ones in MLS – at Robertson Stadium on Sunday night.
But in addition to bragging rights, the Dynamo want to win the game because it is simply and clearly the most important of the year for them, as it represents a possible six-point swing that could put Houston closer to the final playoff slot currently held by the Quakes.
With the Dynamo struggling to push themselves into the playoff race, head coach Dominic Kinnear now has some unexpected selection issues in this weekend's match with the San Jose Earthquakes. First is the absence of midfielder Lovel Palmer, who annoyed Kinnear by deciding not to reject a call-up to the Jamaican national team for two friendlies.
Dynamo (6-11-5, 23 points, seventh in Western Conference) vs. San Jose Earthquakes
(8-7-5, 29 points, sixth in Eastern Conference)
Sunday, September 5, 7:30 p.m. CT
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
All-time record: Series tied 2-2-1.
Chris Wondolowski dons the San Jose blue and black but still owns a house in Houston.
member of the Houston Dynamo since the San Jose Earthquakes, Version
1.0, relocated to Texas, Wondolowski finally decided to grow roots and
buy a house during the 2009 campaign. Then came that fateful June day
when the scrappy striker found out he had been traded to the Quakes.
Dynamo forward Dominic Oduro took some time after practice on Wednesday to
answer a few questions from HoustonDynamo.com about his life, on and off the
What is your favorite thing about the city of Houston?
I love the heat. It’s just like back home. Sometimes it’s
really hot, but I don’t mind it.
What is your least favorite thing?
The downtown area. All these other cities have thriving
downtowns with restaurants and stuff, but here in Houston it’s mostly businesses.
Fresh off quite possibly their most disappointing performance of the year, the Houston Dynamo returned to practice this week trying once again to salvage their season.
A week after defeating the Chicago Fire for their first MLS victory in almost three months, the Dynamo found themselves down a goal and a man within 10 minutes against the Colorado Rapids last Saturday en route to 3-0 road loss which stunted any momentum the team seemed to be building.
Welcome to edition No. 17 of my weekly blog. It appears on the new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday.
Houston Dynamo’s upcoming road match against the Kansas City Wizards has been
rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m., the teams announced today.
The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.
match was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11. The schedule adjustment
means the Dynamo will face three consecutive road games Sept. 22, Sept. 25, and
Oct. 2 against Kansas City,
D.C. United, and the Philadelphia
The Dynamo’s opportunity to win two consecutive games for the first time this season ended in approximately two minutes on Saturday night, as the Colorado Rapids jumped out early and, enjoying a man advantage for 80 minutes, dismantled Houston 3-0.
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