MLS Regular Season
In the MLS home opener, the Dynamo fell behind 2-1 and 3-2 to their in-state rivals, but a sensational 93rd-minute goal from rookie Geoff Cameron, making his first start, lifted Houston into a tie.
FC Dallas (0-0-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (0-1-1)
April 06, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Opening the MLS season in frigid New England, the Dynamo fell to a 3-0 defeat despite a club record 10 saves by Pat Onstad.
Houston Dynamo (0-1-0) vs. New England Revolution (1-0-0)
March 29, 2008 -- Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA
NE -- Steve Ralston 1 (unassisted) 16
NE -- Adam Cristman 1 (unasisted) 32
NE -- Sainey Nyassi 1 (unassisted) 93+
The Dynamo needed a road win to finish first in the Western Conference fo the regular season but were held to a 0-0 tie by first-place Chivas USA. Houston played without defenders Ryan Cochrane and Eddie Robinson due to suspension but also had a man advantage throughout the second half, missing out on first place by a single point in the standings.
Houston Dynamo (15-8-7) vs. Chivas USA (15-7-8)
October 20, 2007 -- The Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.
The Dynamo earned their first win in Utah in four tries on a fluky Stuart Holden goal. Scoreless in the 66th minute, Holden was the beneficiary when Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando failed to handle a routine cross from the right. Houston’s Eddie Robinson and Salt Lake’s Yura Movsisyan were ejected in separate second-half incidents, but the Dynamo held on for the win.
A sellout crowd showed up hoping to see Galaxy star David Beckham, but he missed the trip due to injury. Los Angeles still earned the win, rallying from an early Nate Jaqua goal with tallies from Carlos Pavon and Gavin Glinton.
LA Galaxy (8-13-6) vs. Houston Dynamo (14-8-6)
October 7, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Houston dominated every aspect of the game, whitewashing Dallas for the third time in four matches in 2007. Goals from Dwayne De Rosario in the first half and both Eddie Robinson and Stuart Holden in the second half provided the margin of victory, but the most memorable moment of the game came when Ricardo Clark retaliated against Dynamo antagonist Carlos Ruiz with a kick to the chest late in the game. Ruiz and Clark were both ejected, but Clark was later suspended for nine games, including the entire 2007 postseason.
Houston nailed down a spot in the 2007 MLS Cup Playoffs with a 3-1 victory over the Galaxy. The Dynamo opened the scoring when Ryan Cochrane out-muscled a defender and headed a Dwayne De Rosario corner kick into the net for Cochrane’s first goal of the season. After the Galaxy tied the game, De Rosario converted a penalty kick and Ricardo Clark scored from a Brian Ching assist in the second half to secure the win.
Houston extended its unbeaten streak to four games behind the deveastating combination of Corey Ashe and Nate Jaqua. Ashe assisted on three Jaqua goals, and Eddie Robinson added a header as the Dynamo jumped out to a 4-1 lead before holding on for the win.
Real Salt Lake (4-12-6) vs. Houston Dynamo (12-7-6)
September 8, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
In a physical game that included 35 combined fouls, the Dynamo were once again held to a tie at home on a first-half goal from an Eastern Conference team, this time an Eddie Johnson strike. Dwayne De Rosario produced the tying goal in the second half when he made a long run, then fed Joseph Ngwenya for a game-tying finish.
Kansas City Wizards (9-9-6) vs. Houston Dynamo (11-7-6)
September 1, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Former Dynamo forward Alejandro Moreno scored his second goal in as many games against his former club to give Columbus an early lead. Houston then went up a man after Marcos Gonzalez was ejected, but the Dynamo did not tie the game until the 80th minute, when Nate Jaqua tapped in the rebound of a shot by former Crew forward Joseph Ngwenya to earn Houston a tie.
Columbus Crew (6-7-9) vs. Houston Dynamo (11-7-5)
August 25, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX