MLS Regular Season
Maybe the Houston Dynamo should start listing Andre Hainault as a forward.
The Canadian international picked up right where he left off in the 2011 playoffs – during which he scored goals against the Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City scoring a stoppage-time winner to give Houston a 1-0 victory over Chivas USA Sunday evening.
While he’s been clutch for the team late in games, head coach Dominic Kinnear is not ready to reclassify his right back.
It took 16 games for the Houston Dynamo to win a regular season match on the road in 2011. It took only one game for Houston to accomplish that feat in 2012, after Andre Hainault’s stoppage-time goal gave the Dynamo a 1-0 win over Chivas USA, Sunday afternoon at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
The Dynamo controlled the run-of-play for much of the afternoon, outshooting Chivas USA 9-2 and forcing Goats goalkeeper Dan Kennedy to make seven saves for the game.
CARSON, Calif. – They waited till the death, but the Houston Dynamo finally snapped their opening-day hex, defeating Chivas USA 1-0 in front of 14,464 at The Home Depot Center.
Despite all the success the Houston Dynamo have had in their history, there’s one particular area where they’ve struggled: opening day.
Houston Dynamo at Chivas USA
Sunday, March 11, 6 p.m. CT
The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
All-time series: Dynamo lead 9-2-5 (2-3-2 at HDC)
KPRC 950 - 5:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 5:30 p.m.
Galavision - 6 p.m.
Like Sporting Kansas City last year, the Houston Dynamo will play their first stretch of games in 2012 on the road while they wait for their new home, BBVA Compass Stadium, to be completed.
Ominously for the Dynamo, Sporting emerged from their season-opening 10-game road trip with a 1-6-3 record. But rather than an obstacle, Houston are looking at their seven-game opening stretch as an opportunity.
The Houston Dynamo’s upcoming road contest against the San Jose Earthquakes, originally set for March 18 at Buck Shaw Stadium, has been rescheduled to March 17, it was announced today.
The match, which will be played at AT&T Park in San Francisco, is part of a doubleheader featuring Mexico and Senegal’s Under-23 teams. Kickoff for the Dynamo vs. Earthquakes match is set for 4:00 p.m. CT. Mexico and Senegal’s Olympic hopeful squads will face off at 6:30 p.m. CT.
The Houston Dynamo and Houston’s NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV, have reached an agreement to broadcast six regular season matches for the 2012 season. KPRC will exclusively air a “Match of the Month” on the station’s main channel, KPRC Local 2, and feature Dynamo ancillary programming on its digital channel throughout the season.