MLS Regular Season
On Sunday night, the Houston Dynamo return to league play when they travel to take on the Seattle Sounders and desperately hope for a victory to spark a playoff run.
“It’s a huge game for us, and it’s going to be great up there. We know they are going to have good support, and it’s going to be a great atmosphere,” said defender Andrew Hainault. “However, we are desperate for three points and it would be great. It has been a while since we got a win, and to do it there would be extra special.”
All-time record: Seattle leads 2-1-2 (1-0-1 regular season)
While the Dynamo left Robertson Stadium on Thursday night frustrated after the disappointing 1-0 defeat in the SuperLiga semifinals, the silver lining was the return of Geoff Cameron. The midfielder played his first minutes since tearing his PCL on April 24 against the Chicago Fire.
The Houston Dynamo got some bad news late last week, as MRI results indicated that goalkeeper Pat Onstad has torn abdominal muscles and will likely be out for an extended period of time.
The MRI, which Onstad got last Thursday, showed several torn muscles and left the Dynamo man with two options: shut it down and rehab the muscles after they felt better or undergo surgery.
Monday’s practice session provided the Houston Dynamo with a mix of good and bad news. The team looks as if it has gained one player, Geoff Cameron, for Thursday, but it will be without Adrian Serioux.
Serioux limped off the field during Saturday’s game against New York in the 68th minute and did not look good. The defender did not practice with the full team on Monday.
Steve Ralston is the newest addition to the Houston Dynamo coaching staff. The St. Louis, MO native spent 15 years in Major League Soccer, splitting time between the Tampa Bay Mutiny and the New England Revolution, with a brief stint playing for A.C. St. Louis of USSF Division 2. On the international level, Ralston appeared 36 times for the United States national team and scored four
goals, including the game-winning goal against Mexico on September 3, 2005.
How has the transition been to Houston?
Welcome to edition No. 14 of my weekly blog. It appears on the new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday.
I think it is safe to say that no U.S. city has ever experienced a week of soccer like the one we just had.
All-Star Game, the All-Star festivities, and the Dynamo-Red Bulls game,
it was a historic and defining week for soccer, MLS, and the Dynamo.
The Houston Dynamo battled back from down a man and down a goal in a gutsy and hard–fought 2-2 draw with the Red Bulls on Saturday night.
“We’re very happy with the comeback, and we showed a ton of character to pull the goal out the way we did to get the point,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear. “But we are putting ourselves in holes here and testing ourselves mentally, and it is nice to see we are not burying our heads.”
WATCH: FULL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
A late equalizer from substitute Brian Mullan soured the long-awaited debut of the best new strike partnership in MLS on Saturday, as the Dynamo overcame two goals from Juan Pablo Ángel to salvage a 2-2 draw in front of 24,740 fans at Robertson Stadium.
Houston Dynamo pulled out a breathtaking 2-2 tie with the New York Red Bulls on
Saturday night at Robertson Stadium, using a last-minute goal from substitute
Brian Mullan to thrill a crowd of 24,750 and spoil the Major League Soccer
debut of French superstar Thierry Henry.
crowd of 24,750 was the 10th highest in Dynamo history at Robertson Stadium and
a season high, more than New York’s crowd of 20,312 for Thierry Henry’s debut
on July 22.