MLS Regular Season
New England Revolution (5-9-3, 18 pts., 6th Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Dynamo (5-9-5,
20 pts., 7th Western Conference)
Saturday, August 14, 7 p.m. CT
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
All-time record: New England leads 4-2-5 (4-1-3 regular season)
Game Guide - downloadable PDF coming soon
The struggling Houston Dynamo defense will be shorthanded this weekend, as starting left back Mike Chabala serves a suspension for yellow card accumulation. But center back Bobby Boswell does not sound all that worried, joking that the impact of Chabala’s loss will be less athletic than aesthetic.
The Houston Dynamo returned to practice Tuesday and were still a little sore about the team’s performance Sunday night against the Sounders.
When asked about Sunday’s game, head coach Dominic Kinnear seemed eager to put the team’s performance in the rear view mirror.
“Moving on, next question,” Kinnear said. “We’re all disappointed with what’s going on, and we’re looking forward to the [next] game.”
Some of the players were not as frustrated with the result as they were with the collective effort.
The Dynamo and KHOU 11.2 will air Dynamo Weekly Friday night at 9 p.m., and this week's show will include a feature on Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall, who made seven saves on Sunday against Seattle. To watch the feature, click here or see video below:
The rumors finally became reality on Tuesday, as the Portland Timbers named former Houston Dynamo assistant John Spencer as their new manager ahead of their first MLS expansion season in 2011. He will be officially introduced at a press event on Wednesday.
Spencer's first order of business will come in a couple of weeks as he works with Timbers technical director Gavin Wilkinson to select the MLS player-selection mechanisms in which the club will seek priority over fellow expansion club Vancouver Whitecaps.
The Dynamo tried to keep spirits high at training on Tuesday with a little rookie hazing, courtesy of Bobby Boswell, Brad Davis, and Joseph Ngwenya. To see the video, click here or watch below:
The Houston Dynamo suffered yet another disappointing defeat on Sunday night, this time against a team likely to be in the running down the stretch for one of the final playoff spots.
When asked after Houston’s 2-0 loss to the Seattle at Qwest Field whether there were any positives on the night, Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear was brutally honest: “No.”
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Houston Dynamo fell to a 2-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders Sunday night at Qwest
Field in Seattle, extending Houston’s winless streak in MLS play to a
club-worst nine games (0-5-4). The Dynamo return to action Saturday night with
another road game, this time facing the New England Revolution in Foxborough,
Fredy Montero continued his torrid streak, collecting a goal and an assist to Álvaro Fernández, as the Seattle Sounders extended their winning streak to four straight with a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night at Qwest Field.
On Sunday night, the Houston Dynamo return to league play when they travel to take on the Seattle Sounders and desperately hope for a victory to spark a playoff run.
“It’s a huge game for us, and it’s going to be great up there. We know they are going to have good support, and it’s going to be a great atmosphere,” said defender Andrew Hainault. “However, we are desperate for three points and it would be great. It has been a while since we got a win, and to do it there would be extra special.”