MLS Regular Season
Although the Dynamo fell 1-0 to Philadelphia, MLS First Kick 2011 was a big day in Houston, with more than 19,000 cramming into Robertson Stadium to watch Houston's season opener. This HoustonDynamo.com video captures some of the sights and sounds of Opening Day, as the Dynamo kicked off the 2011 campaign, their final year in Robertson Stadium.
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The Houston Dynamo attack had a tough time gaining traction Friday night at Qwest Field in their 1-1 draw in Seattle. The host Sounders outshot the Dynamo 26-6 on the night, and Houston managed just two shots on goal in the match. One of those was enough to earn the draw, but it certainly did not ease concerns for the club going forward.
to Major League Soccer’s new game-day statistics partner Opta, there is a lot
more data to be had about MLS games in 2011. Here are a few quick observations
from Friday night’s Houston-Seattle match:
of the top-line stats are exactly what you would expect. Seattle outshot the
Dynamo by a convincing 26-6 margin and, facing that kind of firepower, Houston
recorded six blocked shots. Seattle had the edge in corners (12-1) and open
play crosses (21-7).
the buzz of Tally Hall’s spectacular evening against his hometown Sounders on
Saturday were the contributions of two Dynamo players who felt anything but at
Houston Dynamo earned their first point of the 2011 season in one of the
toughest venues in Major League Soccer on Friday night, pulling out a 1-1 tie
against the Seattle Sounders in front of 36,204 fans at Qwest Field in Seattle.
Goalkeeper Tally Hall, playing in front of roughly 40 family members from nearby
Gig Harbor, Wash., made six saves as the Dynamo earned the tie despite being
Tally Hall was outstanding in his return to his home state of Washington, leading the Houston Dynamo to their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Friday night.
WATCH: FULL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
It was not the win either team was hoping for, but it is the result both will take after the Seattle Sounders and Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw Friday night at Qwest Field. Visiting Houston came within 10 minutes of eking out a 1-0 victory on ’s opportunistic goal in the 42nd minute, but Seattle tied it on Steve Zakuani's equalizer in the 80th minute.
On the eve of his return trip to the Pacific Northwest, Gig Harbor, Wash., resident Tally Hall chatted with HoustonDynamo.com about soccer in Seattle and his alma mater San Diego State, which made it to the Sweet 16 of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Disclaimer: This interview took place before San Diego State's 74-67 loss to Connecticut in Thursday's night Sweet 16 match.
at Seattle Sounders
Friday, March 25, 9 p.m. CT
Qwest Field, Seattle, WA
All-time record: Seattle leads 3-2-2 (all competitions)
8:30 p.m. FOX Soccer (English)
8:30 p.m. FOX Deportes (Spanish)
8:30 p.m. KPRC 950 (English)
8:30 p.m. La Ranchera 850 (Spanish)
It doesn’t take much to create a rivalry in MLS. A tough tackle, a hard-fought match, or a competitive playoff series can spark a feud between fan bases and create a tough battle between teams on the field.