MLS Regular Season
The Dynamo suffered their second consecutive 1-0 loss, as Colorado ended its own 10-game winless streak. The game's only goal was an own goal, scored when Dwayne De Rosario inadvertently headed a Colorado corner kick past Pat Onstad in the 60th minute. The Rapids ended the game a man down after Ugo Ihemelu was sent off in the 77th minute.
Houston Dynamo (10-7-4) vs. Colorado Rapids (5-9-6)
August 11, 2007 -- Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO
The Dynamo suffered their first loss in league play since May 26, as Real Salt Lake snapped Houston’s 11-game MLS unbeaten streak on an 84th-minute goal from Robbie Findley after a defensive miscue at the back.
Houston Dynamo (10-6-4) vs. Real Salt Lake (2-9-6)
August 04, 2007 -- Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City UT
RSL -- Robbie Findley 5 (unassisted) 84
The Dynamo’s shutout streak was finally snapped at 727 minutes as these two rivals played out a thrilling 3-3 tie. Dwayne De Rosario rocketed a long-range shot that briefly tied the score, and Brian Ching produced two second-half goals for a 3-2 lead, but a Shalrie Joseph penalty kick sent both squads off with a draw.
Houston Dynamo (10-5-4) vs. New England Revolution (7-3-6)
July 22, 2007 -- Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA
The Dynamo set an MLS record for longest shutout streak by extending their run to 695 minutes without allowing a goal. Houston could not, however, capitalize on a one-man advantage after Toronto’s Maurice Edu was ejected in the first half, outshooting Toronto 16-4 but failing to score.
Toronto FC (5-7-4) vs. Houston Dynamo (10-5-3)
July 15, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
A third nationally televised Thursday night game in less than a month brought the Dynamo their third 4-0 win behind goals from Stuart Holden, Nate Jaqua (against his former club), Joseph Ngwenya, and Chris Wondolowski. Ngwenya’s mazy dribbling run and tight-angle finish made his goal a finalist for Goal of the Year.
Houston Dynamo (10-5-2) vs. Chicago Fire (4-8-4)
July 12, 2007 -- Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL
The league’s top two teams met in Houston, and the Dynamo pulled out a narrow win. The decisive goal came on a cleared corner kick, which Richard Mulrooney fired on goal and Brian Ching redirected into the net, handing D.C. United its second loss in the last 11 games. The Dynamo improved their unbeaten run to eight games.
D.C. United (7-5-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (9-5-2)
July 08, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Houston stayed the hottest team in the MLS with its second blowout win in four matches. Brian Ching netted his fourth goal of the season, Joseph Ngwenya scored twice, and Stuart Holden added a goal and two assists. Holden’s goal came after a pass from Nate Jaqua, recently acquired from LA, and it earned Holden Goal of the Week honors. The Dynamo held New York without a shot on goal.
Brian Ching returned to the lineup after helping the U.S. win the Gold Cup, and Zach Wells proved unbeatable as a last-minute replacement after Pat Onstad twisted his back in warm-ups as the Dynamo tied rival Dallas 0-0 on the road. Dallas goalkeeper Dario Sala was just as good, also posting three saves in a physical contest that saw Dallas called for 26 fouls, including seven on Carlos Ruiz, and Houston for 15 fouls. The Dynamo extended their unbeaten streak to six games.
The Dynamo’s young guns helped earn a fifth consecutive win in a Sunday afternoon road game. Defender Pat Ianni made his first career start and scored the game-winning goal on a corner kick delivered by another young starter, Stuart Holden, in the 81st minute. Canadians Pat Onstad and Dwayne De Rosario returned from international duty, with Onstad posting the shutout.
The Dynamo won their fourth straight game with an overpowering performance on national TV behind a hat trick from Brad Davis. Brian Mullan scored the opener from close range, but Davis netted three second-half goals and donned a fan’s hat to celebrate the rout. Zach Wells earned his first career MLS shutout.
Chivas USA (5-4-2) vs. Houston Dynamo (6-5-1)
June 21, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX