MLS Regular Season

Match Preview: Dynamo at Philadelphia

Dynamo go for back-to-back wins for first time this season
Match Preview: PHI-HOU


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Joseph Musarra/Houston Dynamo

The Basics

Houston Dynamo (7-14-5) at Philadelphia Union (7-13-6)
3 p.m. CT
PPL Park, Chester PA

Series History: Philadelphia won the only meeting between the two sides, 3-2 on May 29 in Houston

Broadcast Info

TeleFutura (3 p.m.)
SportsTalk 790 (2:15 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 (2:30 p.m. pregame)

Game Intro

Q&A: Houston Dynamo COO Chris Canetti

No regrets over trading Wondolowski, Kamara, De Rosario
Q&A: Chris Canetti


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With the departure of former president Oliver Luck, Houston Dynamo COO Chris Canetti has added to his role as the person in charge of the business operations of the club. While working on finalizing a lease for a new stadium with the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, Canetti and Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear are likely to embark on the team’s busiest off-season ever.

Canetti talked exclusively with about the current season and future plans for the club. 

Dynamo Daily - September 30, 2010

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Dynamo Daily - September 30

There was a new goalkeeper manning one of the nets at training today. Tally Hall wonders (jokingly) whether his paycheck might be in jeopardy.

Soccer for Success Day

Houston Dynamo kick off inaugural event at Patrick Henry Middle School
Soccer for Success Day


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Courtesy Houston Parks and Recreation Department

The Houston Dynamo and the U.S. Soccer Foundation held
Soccer for Success day at Patrick
Henry Middle
School yesterday to kick off the second year of
the annual Soccer for Success program.

Soccer for Success offers 3rd – 8th grade
students the opportunity to participate in free after school programs. Dynamo
midfielder Corey Ashe is the team’s spokesperson for the program.

Referee chief addresses coaches ejections

Paul Tamberino also provides behind-the-scenes on PK at Rio Tinto
Ref chief analyzes calls

A handshake between coaches that led to a double ejection and a penalty kick call reversal represented the most controversial calls of the last MLS weekend.

U.S. Soccer Director of Referee Development Paul Tamberino addressed both incidents with and revealed the rationale behind the rulings on the field.

Kinnear-Olsen Red Cards

Deric could earn professional debut

Goalkeepers Onstad, Hall might miss Saturday match at Philadelphia
Deric could start in goal


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Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric was left by himself to face shots in finishing drills on Tuesday, with starting goalkeeper Pat Onstad sidelined following Saturday's late-game collision and backup Tally Hall still hobbled by a bad ankle. With the next match just four days away, the Dynamo could take the field in Pennsylvania on Saturday with Deric in goal.

Dynamo Daily - September 28, 2010

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Dynamo Daily - September 28


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Goalkeeper Pat Onstad joined the infirmary unit after sustaining a concussion during last Saturday's match at D.C.

Houston's Onstad in doubt for Philly match

Keeper undergoes tests after collision with Hainault in D.C. win
Houston's Onstad in doubt


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No one can doubt Pat Onstad’s heart.

In stoppage time against D.C. United on Saturday, Onstad came out to punch a ball and collided with the elbow of defender Andrew Hainault. With Houston having already used all three substitutions, the Dynamo goalkeeper, bloodied and woozy, stayed on the field through the remainder of the match despite taking quite possibly the hardest collision of his career.

Q&A: Lovel Palmer

Dynamo mid talks about ending season on high, Jamaica experience
Q&A: Lovel Palmer

Lovel Palmer

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This offseason, midfielder Lovel Palmer left Harbour View – the team he loved and played for in Jamaica since he was a teenager – to travel to the U.S. and earn a spot with the Houston Dynamo.

Prior to traveling to Kansas City and DC with the Dynamo, the Jamaican international sat down with to talk about his first year in MLS and his national-team experience. How do you feel your first year in MLS is coming along and, in particular, your play at midfield of late?

Dynamo Daily - September 27, 2010

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Dynamo Daily - September 27


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Saturday night, the Dynamo rebounded from a heartbreaking loss on Wednesday, to defeat D.C. United, 3-1, at RFK Stadium. The win was Houston's first road victory since May 8.

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