MLS Regular Season

Boswell's goal, assist lead Houston to win

Bruin tallies first career goal to seal 3-1 victory over Vancouver
Dynamo get first win of season
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Houston got its first win of 2011 on Sunday night, beating the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 in a physical match at Robertson Stadium.

Vancouver Whitecaps 101

A guide to Sunday's opponent and one of two 2011 MLS expansion clubs
Vancouver Whitecaps 101
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Although Vancouver Whitecaps FC might be new to MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps are no stranger to the world of professional soccer. This Sunday, Dynamo fans will have their first chance to see one of two expansions club to join the league this season. We at HoustonDynamo.com are here to give you a primer of the Canadian club ahead of their first visit to Robertson Stadium.

The original Whitecaps

Deal to sign Pacheco as DP falls through

Mexican winger decides against Houston move at last minute
Pacheco deal falls through
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A deal between Mexican club Atlas and the Houston Dynamo for 21-year-old Mexican international Edgar Pacheco fell through on Friday, Dynamo president of business operations Chris Canetti told MLSsoccer.com.

According to Canetti, the details of the deal had been agreed upon to make Pacheco the second Designated Player in club history, but the winger had a change of heart at the last minute.

Match Preview: Dynamo-Whitecaps

Houston looks for first win of the season at home on Sunday
Preview: HOU-VAN
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The Houston Dynamo and Vancouver Whitecaps will meet for the first time Sunday evening at Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo are coming off a midweek Open Cup loss to Sporting KC and are looking for their first victory of the MLS season after a 1-1 draw at New York last Saturday. After a remarkable stoppage-time comeback last weekend, the Whitecaps fell victim to one on Wednesday, with New England coming back for a share of the points in a 1-1 draw at home.

Dynamo want to make homestand count

Houston seeks first win of season as attack-happy Whitecaps visit
Dynamo happy to be home
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After a loss and two nailbiting draws to start the season, the Houston Dynamo return to the confines of Robertson Stadium with the hopes of making the Vancouver Whitecaps their first victims of the 2011 season on Sunday night (6 p.m., Galavisión, KHOU 11.2, FS Houston, SportsTalk 790, La Ranchera 850).

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Climbing the Ladder: Dixon & The Name Game

Rapids setting early pace; Williams could join elite company
Ladder: What's in a name?
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Houston’s Alex Dixon: What’s in a name?

Houston's Ching sidelined with rib injury

X-rays show no break, but may be 2-4 weeks for veteran to recover
Ribs sideline Ching
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X-rays taken Monday revealed that Houston Dynamo captain Brian Ching has cartilage damage in his left rib cage, which could take 2-4 weeks to fully heal.

Ching was involved in several collisions – including two notable ones with New York goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul – in last Saturday’s match against New York. However, the serious pain did not immediately hit Ching. It was only when he began running up field that the big striker crumpled to the ground.

Q&A: Houston Dynamo MF Lovel Palmer

The Jamaican midfielder talks about food, Jamaican soccer, and life in Houston
Q&A: Dynamo MF Lovel Palmer
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After training on Tuesday, Dynamo midfielder Lovel Palmer answered a few questions from HoustonDynamo.com about his life, on and off the field.

HD: You are now in your second year with the Dynamo and living in Houston; do you feel you have fully adjusted to life here?

Hall erases goalkeeper concerns in Houston

First-year starter praised for helping secure points on the road
Hall impresses for Houston
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Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall has been nothing short of outstanding in the first three weeks of the season. If his early play is any indication, the Dynamo have an answer to one of the questions surrounding the team coming into the season.

In 1-1 draws against the Seattle Sounders and the New York Red Bulls the past two weeks, the 6-foot-4 goalkeeper saw a combined 48 shots, 16 of those on goal. Hall stopped 14 – many in truly amazing fashion – to keep the Dynamo in each match.

Talking Tactics: Week 3

Why three tactical adjustments by MLS coaches worked out
Tactics: Week 3
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Talking Tactics: Arena, Kinnear, Backe

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Tactics at their core are about getting the best from available personnel. In Week 3, three coaches — LA’s Bruce Arena, Houston’s Dominic Kinnear, and New York’s Hans Backe — demonstrated how one alteration can make all the difference.

The Central Theme
At The Home Depot Center on Saturday night, Arena had to change things up. The Galaxy were coming of an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Real Salt Lake and were facing the gritty Philadelphia Union. They needed to generate more offense.

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