MLS Regular Season

Dynamo 0, Philadelphia 1 -- postgame notes

Houston loses first home opener in six-year history
HOU 0, PHI 1 -- notes

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The
Houston Dynamo lost their 2011 season opener on Saturday night, falling 1-0 at
home to the Philadelphia Union before an energetic crowd of 19,385. After
Philadelphia scored in the fifth minute, the Dynamo dominated the majority of
the match but could not tie the score. It was Houston’s first ever loss in a
home opener (2-1-3).

READ MATCH RECAP

Dynamo drop home opener to Philadelphia

Fifth-minute goal from Califf dooms Houston to home defeat
Dynamo drop home opener 1-0
MLSSoccer.com

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Philadelphia Union preserved a fifth-minute Danny Califf goal to defeat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 and open their season with a road win in front of 19,385 fans at Robertson Stadium on Saturday night.

WATCH MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Familiar story, but Dynamo not panicking

After being undone by a tricky throw-in, Dynamo can't claw back
Familiar story for Dynamo
MLSsoccer.com

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Anthony Vasser / Houston Dynamo

It’s a formula that’s all too familiar. An early goal conceded and the inability to capitalize on chances led to the Houston Dynamo’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Union Saturday night at Robertson Stadium.

The Union came out attacking from the first kick, pressuring the Dynamo and controlling the early portions of the match. That early pressure was enough to earn the Union an unlikely scoring opportunity through an attacking throw in.

Canetti: Houston Dynamo are built to win

Club president says team is ready to roll; DP spot still on table
Dynamo built to win now
MLSsoccer.com

Few teams have had a busier offseason than the
Houston Dynamo, making them one of the most intriguing clubs in MLS heading into the
2011 season.

Ahead of the home opener against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night, MLSsoccer.com sat down with Dynamo president of business operations Chris Canetti, who spoke about the club's DP prospects and its player acquisition strategy.

MLSsoccer.com: How does it
feel to finally be getting the guys on the field and seeing how things are
going to go?

Dynamo eager to erase bad taste of 2010

Kinnear & co. face Philadelphia in 2011 season opener on Saturday
Dynamo look past 2010
MLSsoccer.com

After all the preseason talk and analysis, the Houston Dynamo are ready to turn the page and get down to business in 2011.

A lot has happened since the end of 2010. The club acquired 10 new players, and in the process got younger, and some say faster and more agile. The club also broke ground on a new soccer-specific stadium, which will open in 2012, and is close to completion on their new training facility. Still, questions about how it all went so wrong so quickly in 2010 linger.

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Philadelphia

Dynamo look to rebound from 2010 season with opener against Union
Match Preview: HOU-PHI
MLSsoccer.com

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Jason Dalrymple/New England Revolution

The Basics
Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union
Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. CT
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX 

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All-time record: Philadelphia leads 1-0-1

Defender Taylor to miss Seattle match

New Jamaican signing one of many MLS players to miss time in next few weeks
Taylor to miss Seattle match
MLSsoccer.com

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Jason Dalrymple/New England Revolution

The March 26 and 29 FIFA dates are likely to provide an early test of depth for a number of MLS teams, including the Dynamo. New Houston defender Jermaine Taylor will join
Dane Richards and other MLS players in Jamaican camp, forcing him to miss Houston's March 25 game at Seattle. Taylor has been a starter for Houston
through most of preseason, solidifying a defense that conceded 49 goals
in 2010, second worst in the league.

Faces of First Kick: Tally Hall

Long-time Dynamo understudy gets his chance at the No. 1 shirt
Hall as Houston starter
MLSsoccer.com

Faces of First Kick: Tally Hall

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It’s not easy replacing a legend. But that’s okay for Houston’s Tally Hall – he doesn’t shirk the difficult path.

Hall is slated to be the Houston Dynamo’s No. 1 goalkeeper this year. It’s a spot he’s earned, and a spot he intends to keep.

3 things learned from Dynamo's preseason

In-form Houston enter season with plenty of firepower, depth
Dynamo: 3 things learned
MLSsoccer.com

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Don Montague / MLSSoccer.com

With an 8-1-3 record, a much-needed sense of confidence, and in relatively good health, the Houston Dynamo close the book on a rousingly successful preseason. Here are three things we learned as the 2011 season opener vs. Philadelphia (buy tickets now) approaches:

1. Depth won’t be an issue

Newcomer Spotlight: Jason Garey

Meet the new members of the Dynamo squad, including forward Jason Garey
Newcomer Spotlight:Jason Garey
HoustonDynamo.com

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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

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