MLS Regular Season
D.C. United (1-7, 8th in Eastern Conference) at Houston Dynamo (4-4-1, tied-2nd in Western Conference)
7 p.m. CT, Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Houston leads the all-time series 6-3-1, including SuperLiga play.
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Thursday, the Houston Dynamo finally got some good news, as they officially
received clearance from FIFA for forward Joseph Ngwenya to play for Houston once again. The
Dynamo forward had been signed well over a month ago and will now officially be
allowed to join Houston
and will be available for selection this weekend against D.C. United.
excited to be back,” Ngwenya said after Thursday's training session. “Hopefully I can come in and help the team.”
Forward Joseph Ngwenya has been ruled eligible to join the Dynamo by world governing body FIFA, Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti confirmed Thursday morning. The ruling ends a five-week wait for the Dynamo after Ngwenya's last club, Turkish side Antalyaspor, denied Houston's request for Ngwenya's international transfer certificate. Ngwenya will be available for selection for Houston's game against D.C. United this Saturday at Robertson Stadium.
Goalkeeper Tally Hall is set to make his MLS debut for the Dynamo on Saturday against D.C. United, but he should be a familiar face to fans after appearing in seven competitive games and the Dynamo Charities Cup in 2009. In fact, Hall twice tied a club record with 10 saves in a single game. For a photo gallery of Hall's year-plus with the Dynamo, click below:
The Houston Dynamo fell 3-1 to defending MLS Cup
champion Real Salt Lake Thursday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy,
Utah, finishing a stretch of four games in 13 days with a 2-2 mark. The
teams are now tied for second place in the Western Conference with 13
The Dynamo get a nine-day break before returning to action on Saturday,
May 22, hosting D.C. United at Robertson Stadium at 7 p.m. Houston will
also be at home on Saturday, May 29, against the Philadelphia Union,
before playing two road games and then breaking for the group stage of
the World Cup.
Robbie Findley scored his first goal of the season just days after being named to the national team’s 30-man roster, and Alvaro Saborio added a brace to lift Real Salt Lake over the Houston Dynamo 3-1 Thursday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Real Salt Lake (3-3-1, 5th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Dynamo (4-3-1, 2nd in the Western Conference)
8 p.m. CT, Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy UT
Houston leads the all-time series with a 7-2-4 record against Real Salt Lake.
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Chivas USA last Saturday, Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad became the oldest player to play in an MLS
game, passing previous record holder Preki. Onstad’s teammates may have given
him some grief about setting the record, but they have the utmost respect for
his accomplishment and the career he has put together.
getting so old, he is setting down some roots way down in the ground,” joked
Craig Waibel. “It’s cool to play with someone who has that type of dedication
to the sport. It’s impressive.”
The Houston Dynamo struck early and often, netting two goals in the first eight minutes, then held on for a 2-0 win over Chivas USA Saturday night at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Houston earned its first road win of the 2010 season and moved into exclusive possession of second place in the Western Conference. Midfielder Brad Davis was at the center of both goals, scoring the first and setting up the second.