MLS Regular Season
Welcome to edition No. 19 of my weekly blog. It appears on the new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday (or Tuesday).
Dynamo midfielder Anthony Obodai underwent surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus and is out indefinitely, head coach Dominic Kinnear announced on Monday following Houston's training session.
Athletic trainer Theron Enns confirmed that Obodai had surgery to repair a tear to the medial meniscus in his left knee but did not put a timetable on his return.
HOUSTON – After falling last weekend to the San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo players returned to practice this week vowing to push on despite some tough odds at reaching the postseason.
“We played some of our best football and we were very unfortunate not to come away with three points,” midfielder Danny Cruz said. “However, we still have a chance, and by no means are we out until someone tells us we are mathematically out. If it takes seven wins, we ... start [with the next game] and hope to make something happen.”
Brian Ching's bicycle kick is still the likely frontrunner for Houston Dynamo Goal of the Year, but Brad Davis notched his own entry last week with his header against the San Jose Earthquakes.
The goal itself was not particularly great because of the grace or athleticism shown by Davis on the play. Brian Mullan’s assist on the goal was much more impressive in that department. The midfielder beat his man, ripped a shot on goal that was blocked back to him, and quickly jumped in the air for a left-footed cross back to Davis.
During a long year, it is always important to have distractions to take the mind off the
frustrations of a regular nine-to-five job. For the second year now, Dynamo players can focus some of their
competitiveness off the field in the team’s fantasy football league.
Welcome to edition No. 18 of my weekly blog. It appears on the new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday (or Tuesday).
Sunday night, the Houston Dynamo fell to the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1. Check out photos from Sunday night's contest.
It was likely a must-win match for the Houston Dynamo. It would have gone a long way toward improving their playoff chances.
But despite putting together one of their best performances of the year, the Dynamo’s poor finishing undid them on Sunday night as they fell 2-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes. And it all seemed very familiar.
Geovanni got his first MLS start, his first MLS goal, and his first MLS assist all in the same night as the San Jose Earthquakes downed the Houston Dynamo, 2-1 at Robertson Stadium Sunday night, to pick up three crucial points.
Houston Dynamo completely dominated Saturday’s game against the San Jose
Earthquakes, outshooting San Jose 16-6, but were undone by two goals on
counterattacks in a 2-1 loss at Robertson Stadium.
after two chances in the attacking end of the field, the Dynamo allowed the
opening goal in the sixth minute when San Jose’s Geovanni, making his first MLS
start, broke free on the right and sent in a low cross that Khari Stephenson
one-timed into the left side of the net.