MLS Regular Season
Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad continues to be bothered by an injury to his hand, but the veteran netminder was still in practice on Friday morning and looks set to start again in goal for Houston against the New England Revolution on Sunday.
“I am coming along pretty good,” Onstad said earlier this week. “It’s been a long season, and I’ve never felt 100 percent healthy, but there are three games left, and I want to play in each of them and hopefully get some results.”
The situation may have changed for perennial powers New England and Houston ahead of Sunday night's clash, but the relationship between the two sides has not.
Both traditional heavyweights have fallen on hard times this season as the inevitable life cycle of professional sports caught up to perhaps the two most consistently successful MLS clubs of the past decade. Even though both clubs have chopped and changed much of their personnel since the glory days, the two sides still compete with an earnestness that betrays their epic MLS Cup tussles in 2006 and 2007.
The Houston Dynamo will look to add to their two-game unbeaten streak when they take on the New England Revolution Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. at Robertson Stadium. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Dynamo will be playing with a pink ball and will give away pink hats to the first 5,000 fans.
The 2010 season has been short of satisfactory for a Dynamo squad used to competing for championships. But even with a season full of on-field disappointments, Dynamo players have continued to serve as positive role models and leave their mark
on the Houston
community. This past Monday, construction began on The House That Ching Built,
a joint venture between Dynamo forward Brian Ching, Dynamo Charities, MLS
W.O.R.K.S., and Houston Habitat for Humanity.
Dynamo (7-14-6, 27 points, seventh in Western Conference) vs.
New England Revolution (7-15-5, 26 points, seventh in Eastern Conference)
Sunday, October 10, 7:30 p.m. CT
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
All-time record: New England leads 5-2-5 (5-1-3 regular season)
When head coach Dominic Kinnear revamps the Houston Dynamo during the offseason, he will be faced with several difficult decisions, including who to protect in the upcoming expansion draft. Houston’s last three games of the season are an opportunity for players to make a case for protection. For the last two games, back-line fill-ins Ryan Cochrane and Adrian Serioux have been pleading theirs.
After a hard day volunteering at the House that Ching Built, Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark took some time to answer a
few questions from HoustonDynamo.com about his life, on and off the field.
You have been in Houston almost two weeks now; how has the transition been?
It’s been great. The guys have been very supportive and
helpful, making me feel right at home.
David Nuno previews Sunday's Dynamo game against the New England Revolution for HoustonDynamo.com. To watch the video, click here or see below:
midfielder Brad Davis is among 36 professional athletes nominated for the
prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service, with voting currently available
online, All Stars Helping Kids announced this week.
Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear declared the team’s season over after a 2-1 home loss to Toronto FC on September 18. The team was eliminated from postseason contention soon afterward, but that may have also proven eerily prophetic for Dynamo forward Brian Ching.