MLS Regular Season
One step forward and two steps back. That’s the theme that best describes the Houston Dynamo at this point of the season.
A week after earning a strong victory over Chivas USA, the Dynamo
could not capitalize on their momentum and dropped another tough result
at home in their 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on Saturday. As Houston
digs into the meat of its schedule, frustration is setting in and
the Dynamo are starting to feel some pressure.
Houston Dynamo fell to a 2-0 home defeat to the Columbus Crew on Saturday
night, slipping to fourth place in the Eastern Conference behind Philadelphia,
New York, and Columbus. Crew rookie Bernardo Anor had a goal and an assist in
his first career start to key the Columbus win.
In a battle to break the third-place tie in the Eastern conference, the Columbus
Crew took advantage of goals from Andres Mendoza and Bernardo Anor and a
second-half ejection of Lovel Palmer to take a 2-0 win over the Houston
Dynamo at Robertson Stadium on Saturday.
For a mid-June matchup, there is more than normal at stake Saturday
night for the Houston Dynamo’s game against the Columbus Crew (7:30 p.m., buy tickets).
vs. Columbus Crew
Saturday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. CT
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
All-time record: Columbus leads 3-2-5
HOUSTON — Andre Hainault is back with the Dynamo, but a lot earlier than he had hoped for.
Canada’s stunning early elimination from the CONCACAF Gold Cup left the team in shock, and Hainault is no exception as he rejoined Houston camp on Thursday.
Physical, tough, or just plain mean. Whatever you want to call it, the
Houston Dynamo are looking to rekindle the type of play that has had
opposing teams expecting a war when they come to Robertson stadium.
Houston midfielder Brad Davis was named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 13. The selection is the fifth of the season for Davis, more than any other player in Major League Soccer.
GK: Greg Sutton (New York Red Bulls) – He
not only stopped Shalrie Joseph’s PK for New England, but he also made
several spectacular saves. Could Canada have used him at the Gold Cup?
After a tough first start in Toronto earlier this year and then
biding his time on the bench and with the reserves, Eddie Robinson got the call as a starter
on Saturday night against Chivas USA. Known as an intense competitor,
Robinson was called upon to help rekindle a physical brand of soccer
Houston’s been missing.
As the CONCACAF Gold Cup gets set to stage its quarterfinals next weekend, Houston Dynamo fans may want to pay extra attention. The
club’s coaches sure are.