MLS Regular Season
MLS brings players in from a variety of backgrounds for a number of reasons. For new Houston Dynamo signing Koke, the American top flight represents a new challenge and the chance to get in on the ground floor of what he feels is a league headed in the right direction.
For most Dynamo players, Friday night’s match against D.C.
United is just another match against a new Eastern Conference rival, but for
Bobby Boswell, Friday’s match is an opportunity to see old friends when he
lines up against the team that gave him the start to his professional career. After graduating from Florida International University but going undrafted, Boswell was signed by D.C. United during the 2005 preseason
and quickly earned his place in the starting rotation.
The Dynamo will host D.C. United Friday night at Robertson Stadium in a nationally televised match of Eastern Conference foes with a combined six MLS Cup championships between them.
Here's a look at the two clubs in their respective histories and matched up this season.
The answer to one of the Houston Dynamo’s most pressing preseason questions can be found in the last place you’d expect to look.
The Dynamo back line has scored three of the team’s seven goals this season, and the team’s reliable center back is actually tied for the team lead in scoring with a striker. Add in a recent game-winner from another defender, and you’ve got the makeup of some unexpected surprises this season in Houston.
When the Houston Dynamo line up a corner kick, it’s best to put down the nachos and pay attention. Trust me on this one.
Houston’s long-standing ability to turn set pieces into goals is hardly a Wikileakable secret. It’s probably more newsworthy if Dominic Kinnear’s team suffers some improbable streak of failing to convert off corner kicks and free kicks. But the Dynamo’s impressive ability is always worth looking at, for a number of reasons.
Halftime is traditionally a respite for teams to recover and regroup. For the Dynamo on Saturday night, it was a time to reinforce that even though they were down a goal, the match was well within their grasp.
never beat Pat Onstad” would ring out of the supporters' sections at Robertson
Stadium and you knew the goalkeeper had just made another save.
was heard a number of times during Onstad’s career in Houston, especially when
the club was winning back-to-back MLS Cup championships in 2006 and 2007. His stellar play in
goal was a big reason for the Dynamo’s success as the Canadian international
was a security blanket for one of the league’s best defenses.