MLS Regular Season
The Dynamo moved into first place with a topsy-turvy 4-3 home win over Real Salt Lake. Brian Mullan, Brian Ching, Ricardo Clark, and Nate Jaqua all scored in a high-powered first half, and Pat Onstad made four saves as the Dynamo held on for the win.
Real Salt Lake (7-7-6) vs. Houston Dynamo (7-4-8)
August 16, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
The Dynamo put down the challenge of the eventual Supporters’ Shield winners with a 2-0 win behind a fantastic Brad Davis half volley and a Brian Ching goal after a slick feed by re-acquisition Nate Jaqua.
Columbus Crew (9-6-4) vs. Houston Dynamo (6-4-8)
August 02, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
HOU -- Brad Davis 2 (Brian Mullan 2) 13
HOU -- Brian Ching 8 (Nate Jaqua 1) 43
In a match delayed by weather three times – on June 4, on July 22, and in the 54th minute – the Dynamo finally emerged with a 2-0 win behind a left-footed blast from Brian Mullan and a Brian Ching header.
Houston Dynamo (5-4-8) vs. D.C. United (7-8-1)
July 23, 2008 -- RFK Stadium, Washington DC
HOU -- Brian Mullan 1 (Geoff Cameron 2) 20
HOU -- Brian Ching 7 (Brad Davis 2) 79
Two days after Open Cup action, the Dynamo battled to a feisty 0-0 draw on artificial turf to remain in a first-place tie with Real Salt Lake.
Houston Dynamo (4-4-8) vs. Real Salt Lake (5-6-5)
July 03, 2008 -- Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City UT
The Dynamo took an early lead behind a classic Brian Ching header off of a Craig Waibel cross, but FC Dallas rallied to earn a tie and win El Capitán on away goals thanks to a Kenny Cooper strike.
FC Dallas (4-6-5) vs. Houston Dynamo (4-4-7)
June 26, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
HOU -- Brian Ching 6 (Craig Waibel 1) 21
FCD -- Kenny Cooper 8 (Juan Toja 2) 62
The Dynamo earned a road draw behind a shutout from Pat Onstad, one day after he played for the Canadian national team.
Houston Dynamo (4-4-6) vs. Colorado Rapids (5-7-1)
June 21, 2008 -- Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO
With a lineup that included only three starters at their normal positions, the Dynamo fell behind on first-half strikes from Steve Ralston and Kheli Dube and suffered their first home loss by more than one goal in 49 all-time home games.
New England Revolution (8-3-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (4-4-5)
June 12, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Dwayne De Rosario’s goal in first half stoppage time opened the floodgates, and Brian Ching scored twice in the second half as the Dynamo powered to a 3-1 win over Toronto.
Toronto FC (5-4-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (4-3-5)
June 08, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
The Dynamo sprang to life in the second half, and Brian Ching tapped in a cross from Geoff Cameron for the only goal in a much-needed home win.
New York Red Bulls (3-3-3) vs. Houston Dynamo (3-3-5)
May 31, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
HOU -- Brian Ching 3 (Geoff Cameron 1, Stuart Holden 2) 68
Halftime sub Corey Ashe, back from a stint with the U-23 national team, scored his first career goal to tie the game 1-1 and then helped set up Dwayne De Rosario for a scrappy stoppage-time equalizer as Houston salvaged a 2-2 draw.
Houston Dynamo (2-3-5) vs. FC Dallas (3-3-4)
May 28, 2008 -- Pizza Hut Park, Frisco TX