MLS Regular Season

Talking Tactics: Houston's set pieces

How Brad Davis and the Dynamo dominate from dead-ball situations
Tactics: Dead-ball Dynamo
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When the Houston Dynamo line up a corner kick, it’s best to put down the nachos and pay attention. Trust me on this one.

Houston’s long-standing ability to turn set pieces into goals is hardly a Wikileakable secret. It’s probably more newsworthy if Dominic Kinnear’s team suffers some improbable streak of failing to convert off corner kicks and free kicks. But the Dynamo’s impressive ability is always worth looking at, for a number of reasons.

Dynamo Roundup: Second-half surge key

Kinnear's men refocused at half to earn big road draw in Chicago
Dynamo Roundup
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Halftime is traditionally a respite for teams to recover and regroup. For the Dynamo on Saturday night, it was a time to reinforce that even though they were down a goal, the match was well within their grasp.

Onstad returns to Robertson Stadium

Former Dynamo goalkeeper now serves as assistant coach for D.C. United
Onstad returns to Robertson
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Joseph Musarra/Houston Dynamo

“You’ll
never beat Pat Onstad” would ring out of the supporters' sections at Robertson
Stadium and you knew the goalkeeper had just made another save.

That song
was heard a number of times during Onstad’s career in Houston, especially when
the club was winning back-to-back MLS Cup championships in 2006 and 2007. His stellar play in
goal was a big reason for the Dynamo’s success as the Canadian international
was a security blanket for one of the league’s best defenses.

Houston shows resiliency away at Chicago

Dynamo again use late magic to rescue point in 1-1 tie vs. Fire
Houston shows resiliency again
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Brian Kersey / Chicago Fire
 

GAME NIGHT:
DYNAMO 1, FIRE 1

Dynamo 1, Chicago Fire 1 -- postgame notes

Cameron becomes 14th Houston player to appear in 100 games for club
Dynamo 1, Chicago 1 -- notes

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Brian Kersey / Chicago Fire
 

GAME NIGHT:
DYNAMO 1, FIRE 1

Dynamo earn road draw at Chicago

Chaves, Boswell trade goals at Toyota Park
Dynamo draw at Fire
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Brian Kersey / Chicago Fire
 
GAME NIGHT:
DYNAMO 1, FIRE 1

Dynamo wary of road trip to face Chicago

Cameron, Hainault warn that Fire will be eager for turnaround
Houston wary of Fire trip
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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Momentum in sports is a great thing to have but a
tough thing to keep. For the Houston Dynamo, maintaining the momentum of their
four-game unbeaten streak means once again taking care of business on the road
on Saturday night. Houston travels to Chicago to face the Fire (7:30 p.m.), a team is that
looking to get back on the right track.

Match Preview: Dynamo at Chicago Fire

Houston tries to continue success on the road Saturday night
Match Preview: HOU-CHI
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Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo

Looking to put an end to their winless run, the Chicago Fire remain at Toyota Park when they take on the Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening. The Fire have lost three in a row after a 2-1 defeat by the LA Galaxy in their return home following a two-game road swing. The Dynamo have won back-to-back games, last a late 1-0 victory against the New England Revolution in Houston.

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Houston improves despite injuries

Hobbled by absences, Dynamo use depth to collect early points
Houston's injury bug
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Houston Dynamo's Danny Cruz

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Depth is something that all coaches crave, but finding out just how deep your team is often comes at a steep price: lost points.

Koke Q&A translated

Spanish forward excited to play for Houston Dynamo
Koke Q&A translated
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Questions by Gustavo Rangel of FutbolMLS.com, translation courtesy of FutbolMLS.com.

Even though he had offers to stay in Europe, Houston Dynamo’s new forward
Sergio Koke Contreras is looking forward to play in MLS. The Malaga, Spain
native comes to Houston fully trusting his abilities and firmly believes that he
will achieve great things in the U.S.

FutbolMLS.com spoke on the phone with Koke, as the former Aris player awaits
for the transaction of his International Transfer Certificate so he can
make the move overseas and join his new club.

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