MLS Regular Season

Freeman, Sarkodie offer new look defense

High-profile acquisitions increase competition at fullback spots
Speedy duo spark Houston D
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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

Two high-profile offseason acquisitions, Hunter Freeman and Kofi Sarkodie, are poised to give the Houston Dynamo defense a new look in 2011. The duo’s attacking acumen and ability to cover ground defensively add a much-needed athletic element to a rebuilding Dynamo back line. Their arrival has created a stiff competition for playing time at fullback heading into the regular season.

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The Tweet and Lowdown:

Youth, defense were priorities in an offseason full of change for the Houston Dynamo, but can they turn those changes into 2011 success?

Setting the Scene:

The Houston Dynamo’s 2010 season was a perfect case study for Murphy’s Law: Everything that could go wrong, did. Head coach Dominic Kinnear has built his teams around a stout defense, but last year's version allowed 49 goals and a number of late game-winning or tying goals.

2011-10-01-HOU-v-CHI

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Date & Time: 
Sat, 01-10-2011 15:00
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Robertson Stadium
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Robertson Stadium - Houston, TX
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2011-09-17-HOU-v-SJ

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Date & Time: 
Sat, 17-09-2011 19:30
Location, short: 
Robertson Stadium
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Robertson Stadium - Houston, TX
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2011-08-20-HOU-v-RSL

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Date & Time: 
Sat, 20-08-2011 19:30
Location, short: 
Robertson Stadium
Location, full: 
Robertson Stadium - Houston, TX
Opta Game ID: 
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2011-10-23-HOU-v-LA

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Date & Time: 
Sun, 23-10-2011 18:00
Location, short: 
Robertson Stadium
Location, full: 
Robertson Stadium - Houston, TX
Opta Game ID: 
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Elias Game ID: 
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Game Highlights: 
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2011-08-17-NE-v-HOU

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Date & Time: 
Wed, 17-08-2011 19:00
Location, short: 
Gillette Stadium
Location, full: 
Gillette Stadium - Foxborough, MA
Opta Game ID: 
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2011-10-14-POR-v-HOU

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Fri, 14-10-2011 21:30
Location, short: 
JELD-WEN Field
Location, full: 
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2011-09-14-CLB-v-HOU

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Date & Time: 
Wed, 14-09-2011 18:30
Location, short: 
Crew Stadium
Location, full: 
Crew Stadium - Columbus, OH
Opta Game ID: 
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Elias Game ID: 
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2011-09-24-FCD-v-HOU

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Date & Time: 
Sat, 24-09-2011 15:00
Location, short: 
Pizza Hut Park
Location, full: 
Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, TX
Opta Game ID: 
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