MLS Regular Season
Just five games into the 2011 season, the Houston Dynamo are looking to accomplish something they could only do once in all of 2010: win back-to-back games. After notching a 3-1 win over the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps last Sunday, the Dynamo now host the New England Revolution Sunday night at Robertson Stadium.
Despite working on a tight time schedule, the Houston Dynamo were able to beat the clock and make a last-minute splash in the MLS spring transfer window. The Dynamo announced two transfer deadline-day deals on Friday for Spanish forward Sergio Koke and Jamaican international midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson.
The Houston Dynamo have signed Spanish forward Sergio Koke
and Jamaican midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson, it was announced today, the last day
until July for players to transfer into Major League Soccer from foreign
leagues. Per team and league policy, terms of the transactions were not
disclosed. Watson will join the Dynamo roster pending approval of his P-1 visa.
Koke will join the roster pending receipt of his International Transfer
The Houston Dynamo are looking to build on their Robertson Stadium form and win back-to-back games when they play host to the New England Revolution on Sunday evening. The Dynamo are looking to do something it took the entirety of the 2010 season to do – and defeat New England for the first time at home – after a 3-1 win against Vancouver last weekend. The Revolution are coming off their first defeat of 2011, a 2-0 home loss to Real Salt Lake.
The Dynamo trained on the Methodist Champions Field at the Houston Amateur Sports Park for the first time on Wednesday, inaugurating the facility. Dynamo Senior Vice President Steven Powell, Methodist orthopedic surgeon and team physician Dr. Kaare Kolstad, and Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear all spoke at a press conference.
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Missing a star forward of the caliber of Houston Dynamo veteran Brian Ching for most of the early portion of the season would typically
prove to be a devastating blow for any MLS team. However, thus far in 2011, strikers Cam
Weaver and Will Bruin have ensured that Dynamo forwards can still be productive.
Though it is not a full-fledged stadium, the Houston Dynamo's brand-new practice facility has the club feeling it is finally establishing roots in Houston.
On Wednesday the Dynamo celebrated the grand opening of the Methodist Champions Field at the Houston Amateur Sports Park, which will serve as the team’s training facility. Much attention recently has been paid to the development of the Dynamo's soccer-specific stadium, but opening their own practice facility is a step welcomed by the players and coaches.
Houston Dynamo will wear special white jerseys with purple and green lettering
for their Earth Day game against the New England Revolution on Sunday, it was