MLS Regular Season

VIDEO: Opening Day Houston 2011

Check out the video recap of the Dynamo's 2011 opener on March 19
VIDEO: First Kick Houston 2011


Photo Credit: 
Anthony Vasser / Houston Dynamo

Although the Dynamo fell 1-0 to Philadelphia, MLS First Kick 2011 was a big day in Houston, with more than 19,000 cramming into Robertson Stadium to watch Houston's season opener. This video captures some of the sights and sounds of Opening Day, as the Dynamo kicked off the 2011 campaign, their final year in Robertson Stadium.

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Dynamo Roundup: Offense not clicking yet

Cameron shines, but Kinnear's group outshot 26-6 by Sounders
Dynamo Roundup


Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo attack had a tough time gaining traction Friday night at Qwest Field in their 1-1 draw in Seattle. The host Sounders outshot the Dynamo 26-6 on the night, and Houston managed just two shots on goal in the match. One of those was enough to earn the draw, but it certainly did not ease concerns for the club going forward.

By the Opta Numbers - March 25, 2011

Sharing some statistics from Friday's Houston-Seattle game
By the Opta Numbers: HOU-SEA


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Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

to Major League Soccer’s new game-day statistics partner Opta, there is a lot
more data to be had about MLS games in 2011. Here are a few quick observations
from Friday night’s Houston-Seattle match:

of the top-line stats are exactly what you would expect. Seattle outshot the
Dynamo by a convincing 26-6 margin and, facing that kind of firepower, Houston
recorded six blocked shots. Seattle had the edge in corners (12-1) and open
play crosses (21-7).

Rookies contribute in first start together

Bruin, Sarkodie impressed with but not intimidated by Qwest Field atmosphere
Rookies contribute in Seattle


Photo Credit: 
Courtesy Seattle Sounders

Lost in
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

Dynamo 1, Seattle 1 -- postgame notes

Cameron scores against Seattle for third time in three regular season starts
HOU 1, SEA 1 -- postgame notes


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Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

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
outshot 26-6.

Hall puts forth spectacular performance

Goalkeeper makes vital stops to help Dynamo grab a point at Seattle
Hall comes up big


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Courtesy Seattle Sounders

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.


Hall, Dynamo hold on for road tie

Local product makes seven saves as Houston earns point at Seattle
Hall, Dynamo hold on for tie


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Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

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 Geoff Cameron’s opportunistic goal in the 42nd minute, but Seattle tied it on Steve Zakuani's equalizer in the 80th minute.

Q&A: Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall

Hall discusses trip home to Seattle and San Diego State hoops
Q&A: Tally Hall


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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

On the eve of his return trip to the Pacific Northwest, Gig Harbor, Wash., resident Tally Hall chatted with 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.

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Seattle

Dynamo looking for first win at Qwest Field
Match Preview: HOU-SEA


Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Basics
Houston Dynamo at Seattle Sounders
Friday, March 25, 9 p.m. CT
Qwest Field, Seattle, WA

All-time record: Seattle leads 3-2-2 (all competitions)

Broadcast Info
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)

Dynamo looking for first win in Seattle

Houston and Sounders have brief, physical history
Dynamo looking for first win

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.

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