MLS Regular Season

Late collapse erases few positives for HOU

Dynamo give up second-half goals after impressive opening stanza
Late collapse for Houston
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Gary Rohman / KC Wizards

The tale of two halves has become a recurring nightmare for the Houston Dynamo.

Houston continued its recent trend of one good and one bad half when it conceded three second-half goals en route to dropping a wild match, 4-3, at Kansas City on Wednesday night.

WATCH: FULL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Dynamo 3, KC Wizards 4 - postgame notes

Davis reaches assist milestone in frustrating loss
HOU 3, KC 4 - postgame notes

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Courtesy Nigel Brooks

The
Houston Dynamo dropped their fourth consecutive game on Wednesday and lost a
game in stoppage time for the fourth time this year, allowing a 96th-minute
goal to the Kansas City Wizards in a wild 4-3 road loss.

Dynamo surrender 3-1 lead, lose again

Kansas City rallies, nabs winner with dramatic header in 96th minute
Dynamo surrender 3-1 lead, lose again
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Courtesy Nigel Brooks

Drama and goals flowed freely at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Wednesday night, as the Kansas City Wizards rallied to defeat the Houston Dynamo 4-3 on a last-second goal.

Ching expected as reserve vs. Kansas City

Houston forward has knee injury; Kinnear not giving away minutes
Ching won't start vs. KC
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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

HOUSTON – Despite hopes for a playoff dwindling to a new low last weekend, Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear is not about to empty his bench for players who have not deserved the opportunity.

The Dynamo face Kansas City on Wednesday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark before facing D.C. United on Saturday at RFK Stadium.

“You just don’t get to play because we are looking ahead, you have to earn the right to play no matter what sport or what career you are in,” Kinnear said. “So it’s not like we are going to give these guys time, you have to earn that.”

Dynamo Daily - September 22, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips
Dynamo Daily - September 22

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Bob Levey / Getty Images

The Dynamo will look to rebound from Saturday night's loss when they take on the Kansas City Wizards tonight at 7:30 p.m. Although Houston is a longshot to make the playoffs, head coach Dominic Kinnear and the players say the team will keep their heads up and still play for pride.

Match Preview: Dynamo at Wizards

Wizards' playoff lives, Dynamo's pride at stake
Match Preview: KC-HOU
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Bob Levey / Getty Images

The Basics

Houston
Dynamo
(6-13-5, 23 points, eighth in Western Conference) at
Kansas City Wizards (8-9-6, 30 points, fourth in Eastern Conference)
Wednesday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. CT
CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City KS

All-time record: Houston leads 6-1-3 (5-1-3 regular season).

Broadcast Info

5 minutes with ... Richard Mulrooney

Dynamo midfielder talks soccer, alpacas, and fantasy football
Q&A: Richard Mulrooney
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Joseph Musarra/Houston Dynamo

Dynamo midfielder Richard Mulrooney took some time after practice on Tuesday to answer a
few questions from HoustonDynamo.com about his life, on and off the field.

HD: Since moving to Houston in 2005, what has been your favorite part about the city?

Academy College Report - Sept. 20

Boullt scores as Tulsa gears up for clash with No. 1 Akron
Acad. Coll. Report - Sept. 20
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University of Tulsa

The men's college soccer season continued last weekend, highlighted by junior Alex Dixon and top-5-ranked North Carolina edging Duke on national TV on Friday night. This week, sophomore Matt Boullt and Tulsa, which is ranked as high as No. 2 in the country, face No. 1 Akron on Friday night on Fox Soccer Channel at 7 p.m. CT.

The
2010 season
marks the first group of college seniors who spent time in the Dynamo
Academy, so college soccer is especially worth watching to see which
players might be drafted or even signed prior to the draft in the
2010-11 offseason.

Kinnear: "The season's over" for Houston

Dynamo boss concedes that playoffs are likely out of reach
Kinnear: It's over
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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

After the Dynamo's 2-1 home loss to Toronto FC on Saturday night, head coach Dominic Kinnear spoke as frankly as he could about his team's 2010 season.

“The season’s over,” Kinnear said. “The way we’re playing, we are not going to do it. It’s sad to say it, but it is a reality.”

Houston failed to hold on to a halftime lead for the first time all season. Two second-half Dwayne De Rosario goals all but completely distinguished any hope of the Dynamo making the playoffs.

Dynamo 1, Toronto FC 2 -- postgame notes

Ching nets seventh goal of the season
HOU 1, TFC 2 - postgame notes

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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo lost their third straight match on Saturday, falling 2-1 to Toronto FC at home on a stoppage-time free kick from former Houston midfielder and current TFC star Dwayne De Rosario.

The Dynamo opened the scoring in the 18th minute when Brad Davis served in a left-footed delivery from a free kick, and Houston captain Brian Ching redirected the ball inside the left post with a header. It was Ching's team-high seventh goal of the season and the team-high seventh assist of the season for Davis, tied for seventh in MLS.

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