MLS Regular Season
Houston Dynamo dominated the Kansas City Wizards for 90 minutes en route to a
3-0 victory at Robertson Stadium Saturday night to move to 3-2-1. Forwards
Luis Landín (one goal, one assist) and Dominic Oduro (two assists) led the way
was the second straight time the Dynamo followed a 2-0 loss with a 3-0 win.
They will try to continue their momentum on Wednesday night, hosting FC Dallas
at Robertson Stadium as part of a stretch in which Houston will play four games
in 13 days.
The Houston Dynamo played nearly two-thirds of the match with a man advantage and cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday night. Luis Ángel Landín had a goal and an assist, Brian Mullan bagged his first goal of the season, and rookie Sammy Appiah added Houston’s third on his professional debut.
Houston, however, should have been down a goal early when the Wizards’ Kei Kamara went one-on-one with goalkeeper Pat Onstad, but the former Dynamo forward could only hit the side netting.
Dynamo midfielder Geoff Cameron underwent arthroscopic knee
surgery to repair a ruptured PCL on Friday at The Methodist Hospital System.
The surgery, performed by Dr. Kaare Kolstad, was successful,
and Cameron’s recovery period has decreased to 3-4 months before a potential return.
Cameron suffered the injury on a non-contact play in last Saturday’s 2-0 loss
to the Chicago Fire.
Kansas City Wizards (2-1-1) at Houston Dynamo (2-2-1)
Saturday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Record: The Dynamo lead the all-time series 5-1-3, 4-1-3 in MLS regular season play.
Gameday Info, including soccer ball giveaway courtesy of Statoil
This past weekend marked another milestone in Francisco
Navas Cobo’s soccer career. For the
first time, the 18-year-old packed his bags and traveled with the Dynamo first
team to Chicago
for their league game against the Fire as part of the 18-man gameday roster.
“I was so excited when I found out I was traveling,” Navas
Cobo said. “I immediately went home and
told my family, and they were all very happy for me.”
Already beset by
injuries, the Houston Dynamo got an extra dose
of bad news on Monday when midfielder Geoff Cameron was diagnosed with a ruptured
right PCL suffered in Saturday’s game against Chicago. Cameron will undergo surgery later this week and will miss the remainder of
“We are very
disappointed to lose an All-Star caliber player, and we feel especially bad for
Geoff and the timing of this injury,” Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris
Canetti said. “We are confident he will come back healthy and be an impact player
for us again next season.”
Baggio Husidic scored in first half stoppage time, and Peter Lowry added one in the second half as the Chicago Fire defeated the Houston Dynamo 2-0 at Toyota Park on Saturday night.
The Fire went ahead in stoppage time of the first half when Chicago defender Tim Ward ripped a 22-yard shot at Houston goalkeeper Pat Onstad, who made the save but could not control the rebound. Husidic beat two Houston defenders to the rebound to head the ball in from close range for his first career MLS goal.
In the first 15 minutes of last week’s game against Chivas USA, the
Houston Dynamo had two chances on goal. The first came agonizingly close; the second resulted in a goal.
On both plays, the duo of
Geoff Cameron and Corey Ashe fed perfect passes to each other. It’s a
sign of something for the two friends, who hope their off-the-field
connection continues to translate on the field.