MLS Regular Season
Last Thursday, Lovel Palmer — one of the Dynamo's newest signings — made
his debut in Houston's defeat of reigning league champions Real Salt
However, having spent a couple of weeks wrangling to
formalize the necessary paperwork, the midfielder was just happy to
finally be in town.
“It was nice making my debut and making it with a victory at home," Palmer said. "I’m elated.”
In the biggest disappointment of his young career, Dynamo
defender Mike Chabala had to sit out last year’s Western Conference
championship game against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Suspended after picking up
one yellow card in each leg of the conference semifinal, Chabala had to watch
from the stands as the Galaxy eliminated the Dynamo in a wild 2-0, overtime win
that included two light failures and a Houston goal waved off.
This article appeared in the April 1, 2010 issue of the Houston Dynamo Gameday Magazine.
Where others saw little,
Dominic Kinnear saw promise. It worked for Geoff Cameron, as the third-round
draft pick made the Dynamo roster and became a valuable contributor and Rookie
of the Year finalist in 2008.
Where others saw a role player, Dominic
Kinnear saw a starter. It worked out for Geoff Cameron, as he moved to center
back and became an MLS Best XI selection and Defender of the Year finalist in
Houston Dynamo forward
and captain Brian Ching will miss several weeks with a hamstring injury, the
team announced Friday.
Ching suffered a left
hamstring strain during the first half of Thursday night’s game against Real Salt
Lake at Robertson
Stadium. He was evaluated Friday morning by the Dynamo medical staff and will
undergo further tests next week to determine the extent of the injury. There is
no set timetable for his return.
The Houston Dynamo may have gotten the proverbial three points on
Thursday night in the team’s home opener, but an offense that created
no shots on goal in the run of play and a Brian Ching injury dampened
the festivities at Robertson Stadium as Houston defeated defending MLS
Cup champions Real Salt Lake 2-1
Houston Dynamo earned their first win of the 2010 season with a come-from
behind 2-1 victory over defending MLS Cup champion Real Salt Lake Thursday
night in the Dynamo’s home opener at Robertson Stadium before a crowd of
18,197. Brad Davis netted two second-half penalty kicks to provide the winning
Brad Davis converted two penalties two minutes apart as the Houston Dynamo defeated Real Salt Lake Thursday night at Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo offense could not generate a shot on goal in the run of play, but the pair of penalties, both whistled against Jamison Olave, were all that needed to earn the three points.
Real Salt Lake (1-0-0) vs. Houston Dynamo (0-0-1)
When: 8 p.m. CT, Thurs., April 1
All-Time Record: Houston leads series 6-2-4. Houston is 5-0-1 against Real Salt Lake at Robertson Stadium.
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The Houston Dynamo opened their 2010 season with a 1-1 road draw against Texas rival FC Dallas Saturday afternoon at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. The teams will decide their regular-season series, contested for a Civil War-era mountain howitzer, on May 5 at Robertson Stadium.