MLS Regular Season
HOUSTON — The Houston Dynamo’s best win of the season so far came at the expense of their opponent this weekend: D.C. United.
Houston dominated DC 4-1 on April 29 in front of a
capacity crowd, and on national television, and the Dynamo are certainly
under the assumption DC has not forgotten. The two teams meet in the final match of their regular season series Saturday night at RFK
Stadium (5 pm CT, TeleFutura).
Change doesn’t happen overnight, and that certainly holds true for the Houston Dynamo.
As a team that’s played a helter-skelter season, the Dynamo are now
looking for the right mix of confidence and hard work — something that has
served them well in the past — to propel them back in the right
Goalscorers get a lot of attention in soccer. That’s the nature of
the beast. But behind those scorers are players who often drive their
One of the best in MLS is Houston’s Brad Davis. In a season
in which the Dynamo have gone through a number of ups and downs, Davis
has been a steady force. The engine that drives the Dynamo attack, he
has consistently provided chances for Houston attackers in front of net.
The Houston Dynamo are a team looking for positives — though after a
2-0 loss at home to Columbus last weekend, that can be a tough task.
But one area in which they can find inspiration is the way they
responded after going down a man in the second half. Following Lovel
Palmer's dismissal, the Dynamo pushed the gas and put together a
20-minute stretch in which they enjoyed the better play while creating
numerous solid chances.
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