MLS Regular Season
It was one word, shouted down the west sideline at Robertson
Stadium by Dynamo goalkeepers coach Tim Hanley last Saturday, but it meant so
much to so many different people.
The professional debut of 18-year-old Francisco Navas Cobo
in a Dynamo jersey Saturday did not make the official game highlights on
MLSsoccer.com and warranted merely a note in most game stories. But it was the
latest in a series of milestones achieved by Dynamo Academy
players, and its significance was not lost on the young man himself.
Saturday at Robertson Stadium, the Houston Dynamo thumped Chivas USA
3-0. The result helped the Dynamo vent some of their frustrations at their
performance last week.
“Guys were [ticked] off about [last
week’s] loss, especially at home, and the team was fired up,” said
Dynamo midfielder Geoff Cameron. “We came off of a loss last week, and
we all know we didn’t play that great, but we rebounded this week, and
we were fired up from the beginning.”
That’s a bit of an understatement. The Dynamo scored two goals in the first 20 minutes and cruised from then on.
The Houston Dynamo crushed Chivas USA 3-0 Saturday
afternoon at Robertson Stadium, getting highlight-reel goals from Geoff
Cameron and Lovel Palmer in the first half and posting their first
shutout of the year.
The Dynamo improve to 2-1-1 (7 points), the best four-game start in
team history. The previous mark was their 2-2 record (6 points) in
2006. It was Houston’s largest margin of victory in an MLS game since
beating Toronto FC 3-0 on May 30, 2009.
Four games into the season, the Houston Dynamo offense came to life for the first time on Saturday, as goals from Geoff Cameron, Lovel Palmer, and Dominic Oduro gave the Dynamo a 3-0 win over West rivals Chivas USA
Houston exploded early through Cameron and Corey Ashe. In the 12th minute, Ashe found Cameron streaking between the two Chivas central defenders, and Cameron snapped a low one-touch shot past keeper Zach Thornton to give the Dynamo a 1-0 lead.
After the sting of last week’s loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy, Dynamo players were
looking forward to the next game on their schedule. It really didn’t
matter the opponent or the place; they welcomed any opportunity to take out some
of their frustrations at how they played last week
On Saturday against Chivas USA, the Dynamo will have an opportunity to vent a bit at Robertson Stadium.
“It’s a big game coming off a 2-0 loss to LA,” said midfielder Brad Davis. “Guys want to right the ship.”
Chivas USA (1-2-0) at Houston Dynamo (1-1-1)
Saturday, April 17, 3:00 p.m.
All-Time Record: The Dynamo lead the regular season series 6-1-5. They lead the overall series 7-2-5 and are 6-0-2 overall at home.
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After the way the Houston Dynamo gifted three points to
the LA Galaxy on Saturday night, it’s hard to find many bright spots. Despite the poor result though, the side took heart in a
couple of developments.
First and foremost was the play of midfielder Lovel Palmer.
have Lovel here for a reason,” said head coach Dominic Kinnear. “I
thought one of the few positives [against the Galaxy] was his play.”
The Houston Dynamo suffered their first defeat of the
2010 season Saturday, falling 2-0 to the Los Angeles Galaxy at
Robertson Stadium. Galaxy forward Edson Buddle scored both goals after
capitalizing on defensive errors in the first half, giving him five
goals in three games. The Dynamo are now one of four teams tied for
second in the Western Conference with four points.
Two defensive miscues and a Luis Landin red card were all that was
needed to bury the Houston Dynamo against the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday
night at Robertson Stadium. Edson Buddle had a brace on the night, and
the Galaxy left Houston with a 2-0 victory.
Watch the full match highlights.
Edson Buddle scored another brace and the Los Angeles Galaxy became only the second club in MLS history to start the season with three straight shutout victories after a 2-0 blanking of the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium.
Buddle leads all goal scorers in MLS with five strikes, matching his season total of 2009 after just three games. He has accounted for every goal scored by the Galaxy thus far.