MLS Regular Season
Houston Dynamo snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over D.C.
United Saturday night at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. With the win, Houston
moved ahead of Chivas USA into seventh place in the Western Conference and
avoided elimination from the MLS Cup playoff race.
Even though they're squaring off against the only team lower than them on the table, the Houston Dynamo expect a dogfight against D.C. United on Saturday night, with both teams likely to go all out to avoid ending the season at the bottom of the table.
“No one wants to be at the bottom of the table, and it’s a chance for us to separate ourselves from them,” said defender Bobby Boswell, who played for D.C. prior to joining the Dynamo but is suspended for Saturday's match due to yellow card accumulation.
Their 2010 record does not match their reputation, but D.C. United interim coach Ben Olsen still expects a vintage Houston Dynamo performance when the Western Conference underachievers visit RFK Stadium on Saturday night.
Houston Dynamo (6-14-5) at D.C. United (5-17-3)
6:30 p.m. CT
All-time record: Houston leads the all-time series 5-3-1
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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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.