MLS Regular Season
Admittedly disappointed with the way his team dropped two points
Saturday night, Houston manager Dominic Kinnear chose to single out the positives.
Aside from allowing the bookend goals by New York, the Dynamo held up well
against one of the league’s most talented attacks, controlling and
creating for their share of the match.
“I think we’re playing well,” Kinnear said. “I’m not trying to make the
sun shine, but I told the guys, ‘Be disappointed; I am.’ We let up late
but, all in all, I really like what I’m seeing from the team.”
Welcome to edition No. 32 of my blog on HoustonDynamo.com.
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Ahead of Saturday's match against FC Dallas, the Houston Dynamo created this video to show the differences between the two clubs and cities. Click here to purchase tickets to Saturday's match.
This article will appear in the May 28, 2011 issue of the Houston Dynamo Gameday Magazine.
From the first whistle of the first game, the Dynamo-Dallas
rivalry has been passionate, on the field and off. Even preseason games have
been heated, including a Brian Mullan-Brek Shea fight in 2009 and Jair Benitez
spitting on Geoff Cameron in February 2011. Traveling supporters – more from Houston than from Dallas,
of course – have added atmosphere to every game.
The stakes are high and the storylines are thick for Saturday’s
match between the Houston Dynamo and the New York Red Bulls. First, there is Dwayne De Rosario’s return to Houston. Second, this
is a rematch of a tough 1-1 draw at Red Bull Arena back in week three.
But the biggest storyline for Houston is this: The Dynamo have the chance,
with a win and a Philadelphia tie or loss, to move into a tie for first place in the Eastern
Conference with the Red Bulls.
The Houston Dynamo meet the New York Red Bulls for the second time
this season when the Eastern Conference clubs face off Saturday at
Robertson Stadium. The teams played to a 1-1 draw in early April at Red
Bull Arena. The Dynamo stopped a two-game losing slide last time out
with a scoreless draw at Real Salt Lake last weekend. The Red Bulls saw
their unbeaten streak crash to a halt at four games in a 3-2 home loss
to Chivas USA last Sunday.
Zeroes, goose eggs, clean sheets, or shutouts. However you want to term it, the Houston Dynamo defense has one often-elusive objective: keeping the other team off the board.
The importance of the team’s shutout last Saturday against Real Salt Lake is paramount as the Dynamo gear up to face three of MLS’ top attacking teams in the span of eight days.