MLS Regular Season

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 1, FC Dallas 4

Dynamo go down to 10 men in second half, surrender three goals after in Texas Derby loss
Recap: Dynamo 1, FC Dallas 4
Match Recap


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

El Capitán will stay in North Texas, as FC Dallas pounced with three second half goals to beat a 10-man Houston Dynamo for a 4-1 victory in the 25th overall meeting of the Texas Derby.

Houston's Giles Barnes hopes the passion in the stands spurs the Dynamo to a derby win

Kinnear: "I think it brings out the best in players emotionally and in their competitiveness"
Passionate rivalry
Rivalry night

Using the word "derby" to describe a sporting contest between local rivals can be traced all the way back to 19th-century England. The Texas Derby is a much more recent creation, of course, but it can already boast a tradition of intense and dramatic contests watched by large, noisy crowds.

Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas

Dynamo return to BBVA Compass Stadium aiming to recapture El Capitán against FC Dallas
Preview: Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
Match Preview

Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
Saturday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

Texas Derby memories: Recounting the five biggest Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas matchups

Tom Dart takes a look back at five of the most exciting Texas Derby enounters
Derby Memories
Derby history

Brian Ching accumulated a huge stack of Texas Derby memories during his eight seasons as a Dynamo striker. What stood out for him the most was the noise and passion generated by  supporters. "I remember our crowds," he told "That energy and that rivalry between the cities found its way to the games in a lot of ways."

Houston Dynamo say improved FC Dallas team brings added spice to Texas Derby

With in-form Dallas coming to town, Dynamo players expect a "spectacle"
Spiced up rivalry

Regardless of records, rivalry games carry weight with fans. When the game features two in-form teams, the intensity is sure to rise on the field as well.

As the Houston Dynamo prepare to host in-state rival FC Dallas on Saturday (7 p.m. CT; TICKETS), they know the club traveling south is on a good run of form and ready to strike with a team that has adapted seamlessly to the preachings of new boss Oscar Pareja.

03 April 4:01 pm

The Texas Derby is upon us. Eddie Robinson breaks down Saturday's rivalry match, plus hear from Dominic Kinnear, Giles Barnes, Kofi Sarkodie and Tony Cascio.

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