MLS Regular Season
the buzz of Tally Hall’s spectacular evening against his hometown Sounders on
Saturday were the contributions of two Dynamo players who felt anything but at
Houston Dynamo earned their first point of the 2011 season in one of the
toughest venues in Major League Soccer on Friday night, pulling out a 1-1 tie
against the Seattle Sounders in front of 36,204 fans at Qwest Field in Seattle.
Goalkeeper Tally Hall, playing in front of roughly 40 family members from nearby
Gig Harbor, Wash., made six saves as the Dynamo earned the tie despite being
Tally Hall was outstanding in his return to his home state of Washington, leading the Houston Dynamo to their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Friday night.
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It was not the win either team was hoping for, but it is the result both will take after the Seattle Sounders and Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw Friday night at Qwest Field. Visiting Houston came within 10 minutes of eking out a 1-0 victory on ’s opportunistic goal in the 42nd minute, but Seattle tied it on Steve Zakuani's equalizer in the 80th minute.
On the eve of his return trip to the Pacific Northwest, Gig Harbor, Wash., resident Tally Hall chatted with HoustonDynamo.com about soccer in Seattle and his alma mater San Diego State, which made it to the Sweet 16 of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Disclaimer: This interview took place before San Diego State's 74-67 loss to Connecticut in Thursday's night Sweet 16 match.
at Seattle Sounders
Friday, March 25, 9 p.m. CT
Qwest Field, Seattle, WA
All-time record: Seattle leads 3-2-2 (all competitions)
8:30 p.m. FOX Soccer (English)
8:30 p.m. FOX Deportes (Spanish)
8:30 p.m. KPRC 950 (English)
8:30 p.m. La Ranchera 850 (Spanish)
It doesn’t take much to create a rivalry in MLS. A tough tackle, a hard-fought match, or a competitive playoff series can spark a feud between fan bases and create a tough battle between teams on the field.
HOUSTON – Although the Dynamo were excited to see Brian Ching back at training this week, after missing last Saturday's game due to a hamstring strain, Houston's depth will be tested once again tomorrow night when they take on the Seattle Sounders at Qwest Field (Fox Soccer 9 p.m. CT).
The Houston Dynamo searched throughout the entire offseason for a quick forward with a nose for score goals. The answer to that search could be Calen Carr, acquired on Wednesday in exchange for Dominic Oduro. The 28-year-old comes to Houston with a reputation for scoring in the crucial moments of a match.
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One week into the 2011 season, and the Houston Dynamo are already looking to bounce back from a tough loss. The fifth-minute goal they surrendered to the Philadelphia Union in the season opener last Saturday brought back memories of defensive lapses that plagued the team in 2010.
But despite the setback, those feelings have not permeated the team as the club prepares to head to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Sounders on Friday (9 p.m. CT, FOX Soccer, FOX Deportes, 950 AM, 850 AM).