MLS Regular Season


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Sat, 09-07-2011 19:30
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Robertson Stadium
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Robertson Stadium - Houston, TX
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Backline impresses in consecutive shutouts

Dynamo pull off first back-to-back clean sheets since 2009 season
Back-to-back shutouts


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After registering just two shutouts in their first 17 games, the Houston Dynamo are starting to find their defensive presence.

In the past two weeks, the Dynamo have matched their season total for
shutouts by keeping Colorado scoreless July 3 and blanking Toronto FC
last Saturday. The consecutive shutouts are the club's first in MLS play since a string of three consecutive clean sheets from May 30-June 10, 2009. After going seven games without a shutout before this,
the recent form of the defense is a welcome change.

Piña shines with Dynamo Reserves

Young goalkeeper preserves reserve win over Monterrey; Cruz, Castillo continue trials
Piña shines with Reserves

Coming into Sunday’s reserve friendly with the Monterrey U-20s, the
focus for the Houston Dynamo was on two trialists who were looking to
impress the club. However, 17-year-old goalkeeper Fernando Piña stole the headlines after a seven-save performance in
the 3-1 win.

Dynamo 2, Toronto FC 0 -- postgame notes

Cameron ties career high with third goal to clinch victory
HOU 2, TFC 0 -- postgame notes


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo moved up one spot to fourth place in the Eastern Conference with
a 2-0 win over Toronto FC Saturday night at Robertson Stadium. Houston used
second-half goals from Danny Cruz and Geoff Cameron to earn its first win since
June 11, while the Dynamo held Toronto without a shot to earn their second
consecutive shutout.

Dynamo defeat TFC to keep pace in East

Cruz, Cameron provide goals in Houston victory
Dynamo defeat TFC 2-0


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Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo rode goals from Danny Cruz and Geoff Cameron to a 2-0 win over Toronto FC Saturday night to give Houston its first win since June 11.

Dynamo focus on making home swing count

Houston tries to bolster record at Robertson, eyes redemption vs. TFC
Dynamo focus on home swing


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

July signals the arrival of summer in MLS, and while
the customary steamy summer temperatures have arrived, the Houston
Dynamo simply don't have the time to sit back and enjoy the weather.

The Dynamo have 20 points and find themselves one point out of a
three-way tie for the third of four wildcard playoff spots. Starting with their
home match against Toronto FC on Saturday (7:30 p.m.),
they have an opportunity with three of their next four July league
matches at home to turn their fortunes in the race for the postseason.

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Toronto FC

Houston tries to get back into win column at home
Preview: HOU-TFC


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The Basics
Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC
Saturday, July 9, 7:30 p.m. CT
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

All-time record: Toronto leads 3-2-4

Daniel Cruz arrives on trial with Dynamo

Colombian midfielder joins Dynamo for a one-week tryout
Daniel Cruz arrives on trial


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Courtesy Nigel Brooks

The Houston Dynamo added another Daniel Cruz to their ranks Thursday morning.  

The Colombian-born midfielder (who shares the name with energetic 21-year-old outside midfielder Danny Cruz) began a one-week trial with the Dynamo to
see if he has the type of skills that can enhance their inconsistent

Characterized as a playmaking midfielder, Cruz was brought to the
attention of Dynamo assistant coach Wade Barrett by a friend. After
reviewing Cruz’s résumé, the Dynamo went to work to arrange a chance to
get to know him personally.

Hainault, Taylor developing partnership

Center back duo has shown it can be productive despite bumpy patches
Hainault, Taylor developing

It has been two games and two tough road draws since Houston Dynamo
head coach Dominic Kinnear made sweeping changes in his lineup.

Dynamo bring Colombian Cruz on trial

Midfielder Daniel Cruz begins training with team on Thursday
Colombian Cruz comes on trial


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As part of their efforts to reinforce their roster in the
summer transfer window, the Dynamo will welcome Colombian midfielder Daniel
Cruz to Houston
for a trial, beginning Thursday.

Not to be confused with Houston midfielder Danny Cruz, the 30-year-old Cruz is a native of Cali, Colombia, who has played
in the Benelux countries since he was a teenager. He joined Dutch power Ajax at
the age of 17 and made several appearances for the first team in the 2000-01 Eredivisie season.

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