MLS Regular Season

Ching: We lacked quality in final third

Another lackluster offensive performance from Houston
Ching: Attack was lacking
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The score of the New England-Houston match may say that the Dynamo fell 1-0, but the Houston players will gladly argue the point.

“I don’t think they are a particularly good team, and I don’t think they played particularly well,” said Dynamo forward Brian Ching. “I thought we should have at least got a point out of that, but they get a little bit lucky on that with a guy shooting and it going right to another guy and a good finish.”

HIGHLIGHTS: New England 1, Houston 0

Dynamo fall 1-0 to Revolution on the road

Stolica lone scorer as Revs stretch unbeaten run
Dynamo fall 1-0 at NE
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New England forward Ilija Stolica's first MLS goal handed the New England Revolution a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.

Dynamo's "do-or-die situation" starts now

If Houston hopes to make playoffs, it must get a result vs. Revs
Do-or-die for Dynamo
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When the Houston Dynamo travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Revolution Saturday night, they recognize that both teams have a lot of work to do: If they hope to make a run to the playoffs, they have to start now.

Dynamo afflicted by injuries ahead of NE

Davis likely out; Serioux, Cochrane game-time calls for Houston
HOU hounded by injuries
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The Houston Dynamo have been keeping their training staff very busy, with several players likely out or game-time decisions against New England this weekend.

“From the first game, we’ve picked up injuries like Eddie Robinson’s, and we’ve been patching things together all season,” said midfielder Lovel Palmer. “It’s tough, but we just have to go out and grind out three points.”

Houston's Cameron may return to defense

Injuries might force recovering MF back to his former position
Cameron back to CB?
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The 2010 Houston Dynamo may take a page out of the 2009 Dynamo playbook in an attempt to jumpstart the team’s season. At practice Thursday, 2009 MLS Best XI defender Geoff Cameron was splitting time with defenders Bobby Boswell and Eddie Robinson in the center of the Dynamo defense.

“We will look at it,” head coach Dominic Kinnear said of moving the recently recovered Cameron into the back four. “We have some banged-up center backs right now, and we have to put our best team on the field. If that means Geoff goes back to center back, then that is what we will do.”

Match Preview: Dynamo at Revolution

Ralston returns to Gillette as Dynamo, New England vie for points
Match Preview: NE-HOU
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The Basics

New England Revolution (5-9-3, 18 pts., 6th Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Dynamo (5-9-5,
20 pts., 7th Western Conference)
Saturday, August 14, 7 p.m. CT
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA

All-time record: New England leads 4-2-5 (4-1-3 regular season)

Game Guide - downloadable PDF coming soon

Broadcast Info

Houston without its "good-looking" back

Defender Chabala is suspended for Saturday's match at New England
Dynamo without Chabala
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The struggling Houston Dynamo defense will be shorthanded this weekend, as starting left back Mike Chabala serves a suspension for yellow card accumulation. But center back Bobby Boswell does not sound all that worried, joking that the impact of Chabala’s loss will be less athletic than aesthetic.

Dynamo try to regroup, move on

Houston needs a quick turnaround as the season ebbs away
Dynamo try to regroup
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The Houston Dynamo returned to practice Tuesday and were still a little sore about the team’s performance Sunday night against the Sounders.

When asked about Sunday’s game, head coach Dominic Kinnear seemed eager to put the team’s performance in the rear view mirror.

“Moving on, next question,” Kinnear said. “We’re all disappointed with what’s going on, and we’re looking forward to the [next] game.”

Some of the players were not as frustrated with the result as they were with the collective effort.

VIDEO: Tally Hall feature

Dynamo goalkeeper has filled in admirably throughout the summer
VIDEO Tally Hall feature

The Dynamo and KHOU 11.2 will air Dynamo Weekly Friday night at 9 p.m., and this week's show will include a feature on Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall, who made seven saves on Sunday against Seattle. To watch the feature, click here or see video below:

Portland Timbers name Spencer head coach

MLS expansion side finally make it official with "Spenny"
Portland hire Spencer
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The rumors finally became reality on Tuesday, as the Portland Timbers named former Houston Dynamo assistant John Spencer as their new manager ahead of their first MLS expansion season in 2011. He will be officially introduced at a press event on Wednesday.

Spencer's first order of business will come in a couple of weeks as he works with Timbers technical director Gavin Wilkinson to select the MLS player-selection mechanisms in which the club will seek priority over fellow expansion club Vancouver Whitecaps. 

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