MLS Regular Season

Canetti's Corner - September 7, 2010

Dynamo's fighting spirit remains despite loss
Canetti's Corner - September 7
Dynamo COO

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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

Welcome to edition No. 18 of my weekly blog. It appears on the new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday (or Tuesday).

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PHOTOS: HOU-SJ

Shots from the Dynamo's 2-1 loss to San Jose
PHOTOS: HOU-SJ

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Sunday night, the Houston Dynamo fell to the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1. Check out photos from Sunday night's contest.

Despite playing well, Dynamo fall again

16 shots and several golden chances are wasted in loss to SJ
Dynamo play well but lose
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Brad Davis's goal wasn't enough for Houston.

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It was likely a must-win match for the Houston Dynamo. It would have gone a long way toward improving their playoff chances.

But despite putting together one of their best performances of the year, the Dynamo’s poor finishing undid them on Sunday night as they fell 2-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes. And it all seemed very familiar.

Dynamo dominate but fall 2-1 at home

Geovanni stars as San Jose steals win with counterattack goals
Dynamo dominate but lose 2-1
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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

Geovanni got his first MLS start, his first MLS goal, and his first MLS assist all in the same night as the San Jose Earthquakes downed the Houston Dynamo, 2-1 at Robertson Stadium Sunday night, to pick up three crucial points.

Dynamo 1, San Jose 2 - postgame notes

Davis matches last year's total with fifith goal of 2010
HOU 1, SJ 2 - postgame notes

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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The
Houston Dynamo completely dominated Saturday’s game against the San Jose
Earthquakes, outshooting San Jose 16-6, but were undone by two goals on
counterattacks in a 2-1 loss at Robertson Stadium.

Shortly
after two chances in the attacking end of the field, the Dynamo allowed the
opening goal in the sixth minute when San Jose’s Geovanni, making his first MLS
start, broke free on the right and sent in a low cross that Khari Stephenson
one-timed into the left side of the net.

Sunday game more than rivalry for Houston

Win would edge Dynamo closer to final playoff spot held by Quakes
SJ game crucial for Dynamo
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The Houston Dynamo and the San Jose Earthquakes will add a new chapter to their rivalry – one of the better ones in MLS – at Robertson Stadium on Sunday night.

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But in addition to bragging rights, the Dynamo want to win the game because it is simply and clearly the most important of the year for them, as it represents a possible six-point swing that could put Houston closer to the final playoff slot currently held by the Quakes.

Palmer's decision puts Houston in a bind

Choice to play for Jamaica leaves Dynamo midfield shorthanded
Palmer puts Houston in a bind
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With the Dynamo struggling to push themselves into the playoff race, head coach Dominic Kinnear now has some unexpected selection issues in this weekend's match with the San Jose Earthquakes. First is the absence of midfielder Lovel Palmer, who annoyed Kinnear by deciding not to reject a call-up to the Jamaican national team for two friendlies.

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. SJ Earthquakes

Forever-linked foes look to rebound from tough losses
Match Preview: HOU-SJ
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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Basics

Houston
Dynamo
(6-11-5, 23 points, seventh in Western Conference) vs. San Jose Earthquakes
(8-7-5, 29 points, sixth in Eastern Conference)
Sunday, September 5, 7:30 p.m. CT
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX 

All-time record: Series tied 2-2-1.

Broadcast Info

Wondolowski ready for return trip

San Jose's leading scorer returns to Houston for first time since 09 trade
Wondo returns to Houston
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Chris Wondolowski dons the San Jose blue and black but still owns a house in Houston.

A
member of the Houston Dynamo since the San Jose Earthquakes, Version
1.0, relocated to Texas, Wondolowski finally decided to grow roots and
buy a house during the 2009 campaign. Then came that fateful June day
when the scrappy striker found out he had been traded to the Quakes.

5 Minutes with ... Dominic Oduro

Oduro talks books, fro-hawks and his ping pong ability
5 Minutes with...Dominic Oduro
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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Dynamo forward Dominic Oduro took some time after practice on Wednesday to
answer a few questions from HoustonDynamo.com about his life, on and off the
field.

What is your favorite thing about the city of Houston?

I love the heat. It’s just like back home. Sometimes it’s
really hot, but I don’t mind it.

What is your least favorite thing?

The downtown area. All these other cities have thriving
downtowns with restaurants and stuff, but here in Houston it’s mostly businesses.

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