MLS Regular Season
The Dynamo made it two in a row with their first ever win in Foxborough. Stuart Holden scored with a long-range shot that slipped through Matt Reis, and Brian Ching sewed the game up with a header. The game also marked defender Andrew Hainault’s debut when he came on as a substitute.
Honoring fallen Houston firefighters with a jersey patch, the Dynamo appeared on their way to their first win thanks to a header from Brian Ching. Colorado got a late penalty kick chance to tie the game, but Pat Onstad stoned Conor Casey’s shot and the follow-up in an emotional play that turned the Dynamo’s season around.
The Dynamo once again failed to come away with their first win of the year after a physical tie with old playoff foe New York. In his fourth season, Mike Chabala finally made his MLS debut as a substitute – and was ejected in stoppage time.
The Houston Dynamo and New York Red Bulls both remained winless after a scoreless draw at Robertson Stadium Saturday night.
The Dynamo’s winless skid to start the season was extended to six games on a fluke goal by Luciano Emilio, and Brad Davis hit the crossbar as Houston came close to tying the match.
The Houston Dynamo lost to D.C. United in a 1-0 match at RFK Stadium Saturday night; it was D.C. United's first win against the Dynamo since May 26, 2007.
A frenetic six-minute stretch late in the first half saw the Dynamo go down 2-0, then rally to tie on a header from Chris Wondolowski and a long-range strike from Brad Davis, but San Jose countered with a goal just before halftime from Cam Weaver – who would later suit up for Houston – on a play the Dynamo thought was offside.
The Dynamo took the lead early in the second half on a well-worked passing sequence between Chris Wondolowski and Brian Ching, with Ching tapping in the first goal of the MLS season. The Dynamo walked away disappointed after Columbus equalized in the final 10 minutes on a goal from Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
Houston closed the regular season at rival Chivas USA and almost came away with a win, leading on a Dwayne De Rosario penalty kick until Jim Curtin equalized with a scrappy last-minute goal.
Houston Dynamo (13-5-12) vs. Chivas USA (12-11-7)
October 25, 2008 -- The Home Depot Center, Carson CA
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 7 (penalty kick) 52
CHV -- Jim Curtin 1 (unassisted) 90
Houston clinched a first-place finish in the Western Conference with a comprehensive dismantling of the LA Galaxy before a capacity crowd. Dwayne De Rosario and Brian Ching each scored in the rout.
Los Angeles Galaxy (8-13-8) vs. Houston Dynamo (13-5-11)
October 18, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
The Dynamo turned in a memorable performance, playing a man down for 80 minutes but pulling out a dramatic win in stoppage time when Stuart Holden fired in his second rebound goal of the game in the 93rd minute.
San Jose Earthquakes (7-12-9) vs. Houston Dynamo (12-5-11)
October 15, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
The Dynamo played to a tame scoreless draw in their first home league contest in more than a month, even though D.C. United finished with 10 players after a red card.
D.C. United (10-14-4) vs. Houston Dynamo (11-5-11)
October 12, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX