MLS Regular Season
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.”
All-time record: Seattle leads 2-1-2 (1-0-1 regular season)
While the Dynamo left Robertson Stadium on Thursday night frustrated after the disappointing 1-0 defeat in the SuperLiga semifinals, the silver lining was the return of Geoff Cameron. The midfielder played his first minutes since tearing his PCL on April 24 against the Chicago Fire.
The Houston Dynamo got some bad news late last week, as MRI results indicated that goalkeeper Pat Onstad has torn abdominal muscles and will likely be out for an extended period of time.
The MRI, which Onstad got last Thursday, showed several torn muscles and left the Dynamo man with two options: shut it down and rehab the muscles after they felt better or undergo surgery.
Monday’s practice session provided the Houston Dynamo with a mix of good and bad news. The team looks as if it has gained one player, Geoff Cameron, for Thursday, but it will be without Adrian Serioux.
Serioux limped off the field during Saturday’s game against New York in the 68th minute and did not look good. The defender did not practice with the full team on Monday.