MLS Regular Season

Canetti's Corner - July 12, 2010

Obodai joins club for SuperLiga, playoff push
Canetti's Corner - July 12
Dynamo COO


Photo Credit: 
Joseph Musarra / Houston Dynamo

Welcome to edition No. 11 of my weekly blog. It appears on the
new every Monday.

As we head into the
second half of the 2010 MLS season, we face a new challenge: chasing a playoff
spot. Over the last four years, we have comfortably sat in playoff position at
the midway point and beyond.

Dynamo turn a corner in tie vs. Crew

Winless in their last six, Kinnear urges squad to take big steps
Houston turns a corner

After three successive league draws, including two at home, one would
think the Houston Dynamo would be more upset that they are winless in their
last six league games. However, Houston players firmly
believe they are finally turning a corner with their play and that they stand on the brink of
putting a good run together.

“I think we’re just inches away from
pulling off something good here,” said Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear. “We are inching along, and we need to take
some big steps now, but I do think we are on the verge of starting to do that.”

Defense rules the day as Dynamo tie 0-0

Ching, Weaver come close but fail to break deadlock
Defense rules in 0-0 tie


Photo Credit: 
Joseph Musarra/Houston Dynamo

The Columbus Crew maintained their lead atop the Eastern Conference and extended the Houston Dynamo’s winless streak to six league games as both teams played to a defensive stalemate that ended scoreless at Robertson Stadium on Saturday night. 

Dynamo 0, Columbus 0 - postgame notes

Onstad reaches shutout milestone in third consecutive tie
HOU 0, CLB 0 - postgame notes


Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo earned a hard-fought tie by shutting out the two-time defending
regular season champion Columbus Crew Saturday night at Robertson Stadium,
finishing in a 0-0 draw. It was the Dynamo’s third consecutive tie in MLS play
since the break for the group stage of the World Cup.

Dynamo will now break from MLS play for two weeks to compete in SuperLiga,
hosting games at Robertson Stadium on July 15, 18, and 21 against Pachuca,
Chivas USA, and Puebla respectively. Houston’s next league game is also against
Columbus, in Ohio on Saturday, July 24.

A goal worth fighting for

Midfielder Brad Davis honors military members and their families once again
Gameday mag: Brad Davis


Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

This article appeared in the July 10, 2010 issue of the Houston Dynamo Gameday Magazine.

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Columbus

Dynamo try to build momentum vs. strong Crew side
Match Preview: HOU-CLB


Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The basics

Midfielder Obodai returns for second trial

Contract appears likely when transfer window opens on July 15
Obodai returns to Houston


Photo Credit: 
Joseph Musarra / Houston Dynamo

Ghanaian midfielder Anthony Obodai returned to practice with the Houston Dynamo on Thursday for the first time since his two-week trial ended on June 19.

“Obviously we’re having another look at him,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “He impressed when he was here, and we will see him again. We will see where it goes from here.”

VIDEO: Dynamo-Columbus preview

Kinnear, Davis, Chabala preview Dynamo-Columbus match
VIDEO: HOU-CLB preview

To hear from Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear, midfielder Brad Davis, and defender Mike Chabala about Saturday's game against Columbus, click here or see below:

Brad Davis visits VA hospital

As part of Brad's Brigade initiative, Davis visited VA medical center
Davis visits veterans


Photo Credit: 
Kris Berry / Houston Dynamo

Being a war veteran is hard. Veterans provide one of the most honorable
services to the United States but often end up ignored or not shown the proper respect. For Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis,
this is unacceptable.

Dynamo to salute military on Saturday

Brad's Brigade ticket offer will benefit military personnel
Dynamo salute military


Photo Credit: 
Joseph Musarra/Houston Dynamo

Fans will have the opportunity to join Brad Davis and become a member
of Brad’s Brigade in support of the U.S. armed forces on Saturday night by purchasing
tickets for current members of the military to attend the Columbus Crew and Houston

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