MLS Regular Season
Houston broke into the win column Sunday night with an impressive, fast-paced offensive display. The result was a 3-1 home victory against the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps.
Watch: Full Match Highlights
Houston Dynamo earned their first win of the season and moved into third place
in the Eastern Conference with a comprehensive 3-1 win over the Vancouver
Whitecaps Sunday night at Robertson Stadium.
The Houston Dynamo defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC Sunday night 3-1 at Robertson Stadium to earn their first win of the season. Cam Weaver scored for the second straight game and Bobby Boswell and Will Bruin netted the other two goals for Houston. Bruin's goal was his first as a professional. To watch highlights from the match, click here or watch the video below.
Houston got its first win of 2011 on Sunday night, beating the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 in a physical match at Robertson Stadium.
Although Vancouver Whitecaps FC might be new to MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps are no stranger to the world of professional soccer. This Sunday, Dynamo fans will have their first chance to see one of two expansions club to join the league this season. We at HoustonDynamo.com are here to give you a primer of the Canadian club ahead of their first visit to Robertson Stadium.
The original Whitecaps
A deal between Mexican club Atlas and the Houston Dynamo for 21-year-old Mexican international Edgar Pacheco fell through on Friday, Dynamo president of business operations Chris Canetti told MLSsoccer.com.
According to Canetti, the details of the deal had been agreed upon to make Pacheco the second Designated Player in club history, but the winger had a change of heart at the last minute.
Theand will meet for the first time Sunday evening at Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo are coming off a midweek Open Cup loss to Sporting KC and are looking for their first victory of the MLS season after a 1-1 draw at New York last Saturday. After a remarkable stoppage-time comeback last weekend, the Whitecaps fell victim to one on Wednesday, with New England coming back for a share of the points in a 1-1 draw at home.
After a loss and two nailbiting draws to start the season, the Houston Dynamo return to the confines of Robertson Stadium with the hopes of making the Vancouver Whitecaps their first victims of the 2011 season on Sunday night (6 p.m., Galavisión, KHOU 11.2, FS Houston, SportsTalk 790, La Ranchera 850).
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X-rays taken Monday revealed that Houston Dynamo captain Brian Ching has cartilage damage in his left rib cage, which could take 2-4 weeks to fully heal.
Ching was involved in several collisions – including two notable ones with New York goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul – in last Saturday’s match against New York. However, the serious pain did not immediately hit Ching. It was only when he began running up field that the big striker crumpled to the ground.