MLS Regular Season
It’s a simple formula: grind out results on the road and protect the home field.
Heading into Wednesday's matchup with the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids (7:30 p.m., Buy Tickets),
that strategy has the Dynamo at the top of the Eastern Conference.
Houston has won its last three home games by a combined score of 8-2,
making any visit to Robertson Stadium a tough task.
Theare home for a second consecutive game, riding a hot hand as the defending MLS Cup champion look to reverse a recent slide when the teams meet Wednesday at Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo have not lost in six games, coming off a dominating 4-1 home win against last Friday. The Rapids ended their three-game losing streak last weekend, coming away with a 1-1 draw with Chicago at home.
After a hiccup in Week 1, the Houston Dynamo have put together a well-crafted, six-game unbeaten streak fueled by a locker room that is clicking on all levels.
While the Dynamo are going strong on the field – the attack is steadily improving and the defense is one of the league’s stingiest – the off-the-field chemistry is just as good. The team is getting along, working together, and creating some friendly competition on a team filled with depth.
The Houston Dynamo and Philadelphia Union figure prominently
in the Week 7 selections for MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week, with statement
victories that have them believing they can contend for the top spots in the Eastern Conference.
The best XI from the weekend that was also features two
Venezuelan forwards and the Seattle Sounders’ Brad Evans, whose shift to a new
position proved a successful experiment.
HOUSTON — Danny Cruz has always been known for his energy on the field. After a chance encounter with 9-year-old cancer survivor Brendon Farmer, the midfielder is now channeling that energy off the field to raise money and awareness for cancer research. On Tuesday, Cruz was rewarded for his hard work by being named the MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Month for May.
Will Bruin’s week just keeps getting better. After scoring a hat trick in last Friday’s 4-1 win over D.C. United – the first by a Houston Dynamo rookie – the forward’s performance was rewarded Monday when he became the first rookie to be named MLS Player of the Week in 2011.
On a night when the 2011 Houston Dynamo took another positive step with a 4-1 win against D.C. United, the club looked back and acknowledged a big part of its championship pedigree.
The first hat trick of the 2011 MLS season was the work of a rookie and he reaped the rewards on Monday.
Houston Dynamo forward Will Bruin, the No. 11 pick in the 2011 SuperDraft, scored three times against D.C. United on Friday night to earn the MLS Player of the Week award as voted by the North American Soccer Reporters.
Rookie forward Will Bruin had a weekend to remember. He scored the first hat trick of his professional career in a game televised nationally on FOX Soccer and FOX Deportes, he was the No. 5 play of the night on ESPN's SportsCenter, and he brought in more than $200 at a bachelor auction to raise money for teammate Danny Cruz's charitable cause on Saturday night. Not a bad weekend at all.