MLS Regular Season

Dynamo 0, Colorado 3 - postgame notes

Palmer ejected for second time in less than one month
HOU 0, COL 3 - postgame notes

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The
Houston Dynamo fell to a 3-0 defeat on the road against the Colorado Rapids
Saturday night, stunned by a controversial red card just 10 minutes into the
match. Rapids forward Conor Casey notched a goal and two assts on the night.
Houston returns to action on Sunday, September 5, hosting the San Jose
Earthquakes as the Dynamo try to continue their push for a playoff berth.

Dynamo done in by red card, early goals

Houston falls 3-0 on road to Colorado
Dynamo done in by card, goals
MLSsoccer.com

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The Colorado Rapids buried the visiting Houston Dynamo 3-0 on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, with all three goals coming inside the first 23 minutes of the match.

Going for two a rarity for Dynamo

Houston seeks second straight win for first time in 41 matches
Two straight rare for HOU
MLSsoccer.com

HOUSTON – On Saturday night against the Colorado Rapids, the Houston Dynamo will attempt to accomplish something the team has failed to do all year: Win two league games in a row.

“It would be helpful,” Houston coach Dominic Kinnear said. “We’re not trying for a winning streak here, just to win the next game. These games coming up are against teams pretty close to us and to get three points is crucial.”

Palmer among MLSers called for int'l duty

Eleven clubs will be represented during official FIFA fixtures
MLSers set for int'l duty
MLSsoccer.com

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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

National teams have come calling for FIFA’s next international fixture dates Sept. 3-7, and MLS will be well represented – especially in CONCACAF.

Rafa Márquez will likely wear the captain’s armband for Mexico as El Tri take on Ecuador at Chivas’ new Estadio Omnilife on Sept. 4, then meet Colombia at Tigres UANL’s Estadio Universitario three days later.

One win and the mood shifts in Houston

Fully healthy, Dynamo look to build on last weekend's victory
Mood shifts in Houston
MLSsoccer.com

When things are not going the way you hope, you take what you can get.

Fresh off their first win against an MLS side in almost three months, the Houston Dynamo are hoping to build off the positives of that victory.

“We put together a great performance last week, and this week has been the best week of training,” said midfielder Brad Davis. “As long as we continue to build on that, things are moving in a positive direction for us.”

Match Preview: Dynamo at Colorado Rapids

Houston looks to continue playoff push on the road
Match Preview: COL-HOU
MLSsoccer.com

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Basics

Colorado Rapids (7-6-7, 28 points, 6th in Western Conference) vs. Houston Dynamo (6-10-5, 23 points, 7th in Western Conference)
Saturday, August 28, 8:30 p.m. CT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO

All-time record: Houston lead the series 8-3-3 (7-3-3 regular season)

Broadcast Info

AEG to Dynamo: Find a DP and go big

Leiweke gives Kinnear green light to add "significant" big name
AEG to Houston: Find a DP
MLSsoccer.com

Though Dynamo management gathered for a press conference on Tuesday to discuss the club's stadium progress, news that the franchise is seriously considering adding a Designated Player may instead steal the headlines.

Dynamo disappointed about defensive effort

Houston upset about conceding three goals in narrow win over Fire
Houston upset about D's woes
MLSsoccer.com

Thanks to a Brian Ching header late, the Houston Dynamo were able to breathe a collective sigh of relief after struggling to hold on to two separate two-goal leads against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

“We haven’t played with the lead for a while, and we let our guard down,” said head coach Dominic Kinnear. “We started being sloppy, and they were throwing a lot of guys forward as well.”

Canetti's Corner - August 23, 2010

Breaking the winless streak and an update on construction of stadium, training complex
Canetti's Corner - August 23
Dynamo COO

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Welcome to edition No. 16 of my weekly blog. It appears on the new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday.

It is
awfully nice to be writing to you after a win. It is sweet because we haven’t
tasted victory for so long and because of the way we earned
it.

VIDEO: Ching's big night

Relive forward's hat trick and hear from teammate Lovel Palmer
VIDEO: Ching's big night

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

For a special video honoring Brian Ching's second career hat trick, the fourth in club history, click here or see below. The video includes audio from SportsTalk 790 and postgame thoughts from Dynamo midfielder Lovel Palmer.

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