MLS Regular Season
HOUSTON – Lee Nguyen gave his campaign for MVP consideration a boost Thursday and in the process put his team closer to clinching home field advantage in the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution
Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
ESPN2 - 7:00 p.m. CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. pregame
Timing is everything, and for Dominic Kinnear, his time in Houston was up.
The California-bred head coach sat at a table Wednesday afternoon meeting with the Houston media after it had been made official that he was leaving the Dynamo to return home to coach the San Jose Earthquakes.
Two MLS Cup titles. Four conference championships. The playoffs in every season bar 2010 and 2014. A 152-116-107 record in all competitions. And, for just a few days more, the longest tenured current head coach in MLS, with 286 regular-season games.
The number will rise to 287 when Dominic Kinnear takes charge of the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium for the last time on Thursday (7 p.m. CT; TICKETS) in the team’s penultimate match of the season, against the New England Revolution.
Tony Cascio is a player who goes full bore when he’s on the field. It’s that same attitude that has him raring to get back there.
Cascio suffered an ACL tear in April, putting his season in danger, but after six months of rehab he’s come back quicker than most expected. With two games left in the season for a Houston Dynamo team that’s eliminated from the playoffs, the midfielder is hoping to get time on the pitch to show everyone what he has to offer.
Fourth time's a charm?
No November. The Dynamo’s last home game of 2014 is this Thursday and it is a strange feeling for all connected with the team that their season will end before Halloween for only the second time in the club’s nine-year history.
A hard-fought 3-1 home defeat to D.C. United on Sunday put the Eastern Conference playoffs out of reach, meaning the two-time MLS Cup winners will not be part of the postseason for the first time since 2010.