MLS Regular Season

Despite long odds, Dynamo push forward

Houston needs to collect points fast to avoid missing postseason
Dynamo still pushing

HOUSTON – After falling last weekend to the San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo players returned to practice this week vowing to push on despite some tough odds at reaching the postseason.

“We played some of our best football and we were very unfortunate not to come away with three points,” midfielder Danny Cruz said. “However, we still have a chance, and by no means are we out until someone tells us we are mathematically out. If it takes seven wins, we ... start [with the next game] and hope to make something happen.”

Davis' rare header surprised even himself

Houston midfielder's goal was memorable, but cake still goes to goalkeeper Hall
Davis' header rare

Brad Davis's goal wasn't enough for Houston.

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Brian Ching's bicycle kick is still the likely frontrunner for Houston Dynamo Goal of the Year, but Brad Davis notched his own entry last week with his header against the San Jose Earthquakes.

The goal itself was not particularly great because of the grace or athleticism shown by Davis on the play. Brian Mullan’s assist on the goal was much more impressive in that department. The midfielder beat his man, ripped a shot on goal that was blocked back to him, and quickly jumped in the air for a left-footed cross back to Davis.

Fantasy football a welcome diversion

Dynamo players enjoy letting off steam with friendly competition
Dynamo enjoy fantasy diversion


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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

During a long year, it is always important to have distractions to take the mind off the
frustrations of a regular nine-to-five job. For the second year now, Dynamo players can focus some of their
competitiveness off the field in the team’s fantasy football league.

Canetti's Corner - September 7, 2010

Dynamo's fighting spirit remains despite loss
Canetti's Corner - September 7
Dynamo COO


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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

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Shots from the Dynamo's 2-1 loss to San Jose


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Sunday night, the Houston Dynamo fell to the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1. Check out photos from Sunday night's contest.

Despite playing well, Dynamo fall again

16 shots and several golden chances are wasted in loss to SJ
Dynamo play well but lose

Brad Davis's goal wasn't enough for Houston.

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It was likely a must-win match for the Houston Dynamo. It would have gone a long way toward improving their playoff chances.

But despite putting together one of their best performances of the year, the Dynamo’s poor finishing undid them on Sunday night as they fell 2-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes. And it all seemed very familiar.

Dynamo dominate but fall 2-1 at home

Geovanni stars as San Jose steals win with counterattack goals
Dynamo dominate but lose 2-1


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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

Geovanni got his first MLS start, his first MLS goal, and his first MLS assist all in the same night as the San Jose Earthquakes downed the Houston Dynamo, 2-1 at Robertson Stadium Sunday night, to pick up three crucial points.

Dynamo 1, San Jose 2 - postgame notes

Davis matches last year's total with fifith goal of 2010
HOU 1, SJ 2 - postgame notes


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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo completely dominated Saturday’s game against the San Jose
Earthquakes, outshooting San Jose 16-6, but were undone by two goals on
counterattacks in a 2-1 loss at Robertson Stadium.

after two chances in the attacking end of the field, the Dynamo allowed the
opening goal in the sixth minute when San Jose’s Geovanni, making his first MLS
start, broke free on the right and sent in a low cross that Khari Stephenson
one-timed into the left side of the net.

Sunday game more than rivalry for Houston

Win would edge Dynamo closer to final playoff spot held by Quakes
SJ game crucial for Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo and the San Jose Earthquakes will add a new chapter to their rivalry – one of the better ones in MLS – at Robertson Stadium on Sunday night.

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But in addition to bragging rights, the Dynamo want to win the game because it is simply and clearly the most important of the year for them, as it represents a possible six-point swing that could put Houston closer to the final playoff slot currently held by the Quakes.

Palmer's decision puts Houston in a bind

Choice to play for Jamaica leaves Dynamo midfield shorthanded
Palmer puts Houston in a bind

With the Dynamo struggling to push themselves into the playoff race, head coach Dominic Kinnear now has some unexpected selection issues in this weekend's match with the San Jose Earthquakes. First is the absence of midfielder Lovel Palmer, who annoyed Kinnear by deciding not to reject a call-up to the Jamaican national team for two friendlies.

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