MLS Regular Season
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.”
Welcome to edition No. 16 of my weekly blog. It appears on the new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday.
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
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.
Following the Dynamo's 200th game in all competitions on August 14, 2010, HoustonDynamo.com asked Dynamo players to name their most memorable of the club's first 200 games. To promote a variety of answers, players were not allowed to choose either the 2006 or 2007 MLS Cup championship games.
To view the video with the players' answers, click here or see below:
The Houston Dynamo defeated the Chicago Fire 4-3 Saturday night. Brian Ching provided the fire power for the Dynamo, tallying three goals on the evening. Click here for photos of the match.
Sometimes, when a club is struggling, it needs a veteran to lift it onto his shoulders, if just for one night.
On Saturday night at Robertson Stadium, Brian Ching did just that, willing the Houston Dynamo to their first win in almost three months by holding off a resilient Chicago Fire, 4-3.
WATCH: Full match highlights
“It was a good performance,” Ching said. “It got a little scary there when they equalized 3-3, but we stuck to it, we battled, and we grinded one out today.”
Houston Dynamo broke a 10-game MLS winless streak with an emotional 4-3 win
over the Chicago Fire Saturday night behind a Herculean effort from captain
Brian Ching, who scored a hat trick that included a spectacular bicycle kick
and the dramatic game-winner in the 85th minute.
win lifts the Dynamo into a tie for 11th place in MLS with 23 points, just five
points behind the Colorado Rapids, who currently occupy the eighth and final
playoff spot. Houston plays at Colorado next Saturday.
The Houston Dynamo needed every bit of a Brian Ching hat trick to edge past the Chicago Fire, 4-3, on Saturday night at Robertson Stadium. Ching's thee goals iced a classic tilt that saw the Fire battle back from a two-goal deficit to tie the game at 3-3.
However, Ching — who earlier had tallied a spectacular overhead bicycle kick to give the Dynamo a two-goal cushion — headed home the winner with five minutes remaining, earning his embattled side their first victory against an MLS opponent since May 22.
For the past three months, the Houston Dynamo have been busy digging a hole for themselves. Saturday night’s showdown against the Chicago Fire marks an opportunity for the Dynamo to begin to take a first step out of that hole by securing three points in a pivotal match against a playoff contender at home.