MLS Regular Season
Welcome to edition No. 5 of my weekly blog. It appears on the
new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday.
Houston Dynamo continued their inconsistent form with a 3-2 loss to the
Philadelphia Union Saturday night at Robertson Stadium, following a victory
with a loss for the fifth consecutive time. Now 5-5-1, the Dynamo face two road
games in four days on opposite coasts, taking on the New York Red Bulls on
Wednesday night and the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.
Two Houston Dynamo goals off set pieces were not enough as Sebastien Le Toux and rookie Danny Mwanga each scored second-half goals to earn the Philadelphia Union a 3-2 victory at Robertson Stadium on Saturday night.
The cry from
TV Informa announcer Gustavo Rangel was shouted at full volume, calling
attention to a big play. The name, however, was not one usually associated with
a big Dynamo goal or save. But it spoke volumes to the progress of one Mike
Chabala, Houston’s starting left back, known to his teammates as
Dynamo Weekly airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. on KHOU 11.2. See below for a sneak preview of the Friday, May 28, segment on this weekend's Dynamo-Philadelphia match.
Game Guide - downloadable PDF
With a second consecutive home game looming on Saturday, the Dynamo are maintaining their level of intensity in training sessions this week in the hopes of notching back-to-back wins for the first time all season. Saturday's contest against Philadelphia (7:30 p.m.) will kick off a stretch of three games in eight days - Houston's second such stretch already this year - and holds extra significance as the Dynamo's final home contest before the World Cup break.
For photos from Saturday's game, click here.
Houston Dynamo remained in a tie for second place in the Western Conference and
got back above the .500 mark with a 2-0 win over D.C. United Saturday night at
Robertson Stadium before a crowd of 24,471.