MLS Regular Season
Playing at a disadvantage is something the Houston Dynamo are getting used to in 2011.
The Houston Dynamo endured a lengthy day of travel on Sunday, winding up in Columbus rather than Houston after an odyssey of more than 15 hours. Having left the hotel in Kansas City at 8 a.m. CT, the Dynamo did not
get their entire travel party to Columbus - site of Wednesday's match against the Eastern Conference co-leaders, the Crew - until well after midnight ET.
A slow start and an ill-advised red card doomed the Houston Dynamo in
a crucial matchup against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday and left
head coach Dominic Kinnear with easy answers as to what went wrong in
yet another road loss this season.
Teal Bunbury scored in the ninth minute and Carlo Costly put the Dynamo (8-9-11) in a deeper hole with a red card in the 64th minute of the loss, which dropped Houston to 0-6-8 away from home this season.
Houston Dynamo fell 3-0 to Sporting Kansas City Saturday afternoon, recovering
from a slow start only to see a potential tying shot hit the post and suffer a
second-half red card. Kansas City added two goals with the Dynamo down to 10
players to move five points clear of Houston in the Eastern Conference
Teal Bunbury scored two goals and C.J. Sapong added a third as Sporting Kansas City moved into a tie atop the Eastern Conference with Columbus by virtue of a 3-0 victory against 10-man Houston on Saturday at Livestrong Sporting Park.
The Houston Dynamo are hoping the third time's a charm when they visit Sporting Kansas City on Saturday (3 p.m.; TeleFutura, KPRC 950 AM, La Ranchera 850 AM).
Former third-round draft pick Geoff Cameron has enjoyed a good season
as part of the Dynamo’s midfield attack. On Sunday against Mexico's
Monterrey, however, he showed he can wow just as much – if not more – as
a center back.
Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City
Saturday, September 10, 3:00 p.m. CT
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS
All-time record: Houston leads 6-3-4
KPRC 950 - 2:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 2:30 p.m.
TeleFutura - 3:00 p.m.
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Houston Dynamo midfielder Geoff Cameron is raising money for the Fisher House and Ronald McDonald House with his 20 for 20 campaign, which includes a video-game tournament, online donations, and a special ticket package for the Dynamo’s September 17 match, the club announced today.
It has been an up-and-down year for the Houston Dynamo defense, and those inconsistent performances haven't been helped by different lineup combinations. With national team call-ups, injuries, and suspensions, head coach Dominic Kinnear has been forced to use eight different combinations of players on his backline this season.