MLS Regular Season

MLS has balancing act with 2011 schedule

League weighing competitive fairness against rivalries and travel
MLS' balancing act
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MLS commissioner Don Garber

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There is an ongoing discussion taking place in
MLS circles that is central to what the league’s 34-game regular season will look
like in 2011.

In an interview with Soccer
America
, MLS Commissioner Don Garber said a decision is being weighed between
“two approaches”: 1) maintaining the balanced format of 2010 in which every
team plays the others the same number of times; or 2) moving back to an
unbalanced schedule that promotes rivalries.

Dynamo Daily - October 22, 2010

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Dynamo Daily - October 22

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In the regular season finale, the Houston Dynamo will take on the Seattle Sounders, tomorrow afternoon, at 3 p.m. The Dynamo will look to snap Seattle's five-game winning streak. At halftime of tomorrow's match, the Dynamo will induct Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett into the Orange Blazer Club.

VIDEO: Tyler Deric's first MLS start

A look back at the goalkeeper's debut
VIDEO: Deric's first MLS start

Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric made his MLS debut on October 16 against the San Jose Earthquakes. Deric recorded three saves on the night, en route to a 1-0 victory, becoming the first home-grown goalkeeper to earn a shutout in his MLS debut. Check out this video montage, courtesy of HoustonDynamo.com.

Dynamo notes: Houston starters return on D

Defense helped GK Deric earn shutout against San Jose
Dynamo starters return on D
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While Tyler Deric’s star turn against the San Jose Earthquakes got all the headlines last weekend, Eddie Robinson, Bobby Boswell and Mike Chabala quietly returned to the Dynamo's starting lineup for the first time since the Sept. 18 match against Toronto FC.

Dynamo to induct Parker, Emmett into OBC

Houston Mayor, Harris County Judge to be honored in halftime ceremony on Saturday
Parker, Emmett to join OBC

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The
Houston Dynamo will honor Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Harris County Judge
Ed Emmett as the newest members of the Orange Blazer Club at halftime of
Saturday’s game against Seattle Sounders, it was announced today. Parker will
also present Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris
Canetti with a proclamation announcing 2010 as the Year of
Soccer in Houston.

Buy tickets for Saturday's match

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Seattle

Healthy Dynamo seek revenge vs. hot Sounders
Match Preview: HOU-SEA
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Watch a HoustonDynamo.com match preview with David Nuno.

The Basics

Houston Dynamo (8-15-6, 30 points, seventh in Western Conference)
vs. Seattle Sounders FC (14-9-6, 48 points, fourth in Western Conference)
Saturday, October 23, 3 p.m. CT
Robertson Stadium

All-time record: Seattle leads 3-1-2 (2-0-1 regular season)

Deric finally gets his start for Houston

Hard work pays off for Academy product, who shines in MLS debut
Deric's work pays off
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For nearly two years, Tyler Deric has come to Houston Dynamo practice knowing full well that as the team’s third goalkeeper, the likelihood of getting playing time was small at best. But Deric came to practice each day, put in a solid effort, and slowly began to improve. On Saturday, his hard work paid off as he earned his first start.

Dynamo partner with East End community

Graffiti cleanup highlights community event
Dynamo partner with East End
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With only one game left in the Dynamo's penultimate season in Robertson Stadium, the Dynamo are partnering with the greater East End community to bring out residents and business owners to Saturday's match against the Seattle Sounders. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to hear from Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear and Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti about the Dynamo's new stadium project and the impact the development will have on their community.

Less than 5,000 tickets left for Saturday

Lower bowl sold out as Dynamo close 2010 season against Seattle
Less than 5,000 tickets left

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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The lower bowl at Robertson Stadium is sold out, and less than 5,000 tickets
remain for the Houston Dynamo’s Fan Appreciation Day against the Seattle
Sounders on Saturday, the club announced today.

Houston will host Seattle at 3 p.m. Saturday
afternoon in the Dynamo’s final home game of the 2010 season, presented by Amigo
Energy. The clubs built a fierce rivalry with five meetings last year, including
the Dynamo’s dramatic 1-0 overtime triumph in the Western Conference semifinals
on November 8, 2009.

Midfielder Alvarez on trial with Dynamo

Kinnear: Álvarez good on ball, strictly on trial through Thursday
Cuban MF Alvarez on trial
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Jonathan Kaplan / HoustonDynamo.com

There was a new face in a Dynamo uniform during Monday’s practice in the form of trialist Yordany Álvarez, who will be training with Houston for the week.

Álvarez was one of the members of the Cuban U-23 national team that defected during the 2008 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Tampa, Fla. After defecting, he had a trial with the LA Galaxy, but they opted not to sign him. Álvarez later caught on with the second-division Austin Aztex, and it was with them that Álvarez caught the eye of the Dynamo coaching staff.

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