MLS Regular Season

Tale of the Tape: Dynamo vs. D.C.

Matching up Friday's foes in an Eastern Conference matchup
Tale of the Tape: Dynamo v. DC


Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo will host D.C. United Friday night at Robertson Stadium in a nationally televised match of Eastern Conference foes with a combined six MLS Cup championships between them.

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Here's a look at the two clubs in their respective histories and matched up this season.

Dynamo defense suddenly a scoring threat

Opportunistic back line has three goals for surging Houston
Houston defense is offensive

The answer to one of the Houston Dynamo’s most pressing preseason questions can be found in the last place you’d expect to look.

The Dynamo back line has scored three of the team’s seven goals this season, and the team’s reliable center back is actually tied for the team lead in scoring with a striker. Add in a recent game-winner from another defender, and you’ve got the makeup of some unexpected surprises this season in Houston.

Talking Tactics: Houston's set pieces

How Brad Davis and the Dynamo dominate from dead-ball situations
Tactics: Dead-ball Dynamo

When the Houston Dynamo line up a corner kick, it’s best to put down the nachos and pay attention. Trust me on this one.

Houston’s long-standing ability to turn set pieces into goals is hardly a Wikileakable secret. It’s probably more newsworthy if Dominic Kinnear’s team suffers some improbable streak of failing to convert off corner kicks and free kicks. But the Dynamo’s impressive ability is always worth looking at, for a number of reasons.

Dynamo Roundup: Second-half surge key

Kinnear's men refocused at half to earn big road draw in Chicago
Dynamo Roundup

Halftime is traditionally a respite for teams to recover and regroup. For the Dynamo on Saturday night, it was a time to reinforce that even though they were down a goal, the match was well within their grasp.

Onstad returns to Robertson Stadium

Former Dynamo goalkeeper now serves as assistant coach for D.C. United
Onstad returns to Robertson


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Joseph Musarra/Houston Dynamo

never beat Pat Onstad” would ring out of the supporters' sections at Robertson
Stadium and you knew the goalkeeper had just made another save.

That song
was heard a number of times during Onstad’s career in Houston, especially when
the club was winning back-to-back MLS Cup championships in 2006 and 2007. His stellar play in
goal was a big reason for the Dynamo’s success as the Canadian international
was a security blanket for one of the league’s best defenses.

Houston shows resiliency away at Chicago

Dynamo again use late magic to rescue point in 1-1 tie vs. Fire
Houston shows resiliency again


Photo Credit: 
Brian Kersey / Chicago Fire


Dynamo 1, Chicago Fire 1 -- postgame notes

Cameron becomes 14th Houston player to appear in 100 games for club
Dynamo 1, Chicago 1 -- notes


Photo Credit: 
Brian Kersey / Chicago Fire


Dynamo earn road draw at Chicago

Chaves, Boswell trade goals at Toyota Park
Dynamo draw at Fire


Photo Credit: 
Brian Kersey / Chicago Fire

Dynamo wary of road trip to face Chicago

Cameron, Hainault warn that Fire will be eager for turnaround
Houston wary of Fire trip


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Momentum in sports is a great thing to have but a
tough thing to keep. For the Houston Dynamo, maintaining the momentum of their
four-game unbeaten streak means once again taking care of business on the road
on Saturday night. Houston travels to Chicago to face the Fire (7:30 p.m.), a team is that
looking to get back on the right track.

Match Preview: Dynamo at Chicago Fire

Houston tries to continue success on the road Saturday night
Match Preview: HOU-CHI


Photo Credit: 
Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo

Looking to put an end to their winless run, the Chicago Fire remain at Toyota Park when they take on the Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening. The Fire have lost three in a row after a 2-1 defeat by the LA Galaxy in their return home following a two-game road swing. The Dynamo have won back-to-back games, last a late 1-0 victory against the New England Revolution in Houston.

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