MLS Regular Season
If you’re a Dynamo fan, you’ve probably been thinking about the 2010-11 offseason. There are a lot of uncertainties about the offseason, and we won’t know a lot of answers until next year, but here are some things you need to know about the 2010-11 offseason:
For a photo gallery including some of the best pictures from the Dynamo's 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on October 23, click here.
The Houston Dynamo closed the regular season with a well-earned 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders Saturday afternoon at Robertson Stadium before a crowd of 23,990. Geoff Cameron and Cam Weaver scored well-taken goals for Houston in the win, while Brad Davis played a part in the buildup to both goals to finish the season with 12 assists.
If there is a word to describe Saturday afternoon for the Houston Dynamo, it would be bittersweet. Bittersweet because the 2010 season will go down in the records book as a disappointment, but the Dynamo ended the year with their first back-to-back MLS victories in more than a year and half after defeating the Seattle Sounders 2-1.
Over the next week, HoustonDynamo.com will be counting down the top 5 moments from the 2010 season. Check back each morning to see the latest addition to the countdown. The No. 1 moment will be revealed Saturday morning, prior to the Dynamo's season finale against Seattle. What are your top 5 moments? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
No. 1: Ching's hat trick cools Fire
During the entire 2010 season and dating back to June of 2009 in regular season play, the Houston Dynamo have failed to win back-to-back games. Against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday however, Houston will have one final chance to pull off that feat.
Though a positive result will not overcome the overall disappointment in the 2010 season, finishing the season on a streak would certainly feel like a step in the right direction.
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.
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.
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.