MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo's Owen Coyle lauds Ricardo Clark for playing through pain of fractured rib

Clark surprises coaches and teammates by playing through a fractured rib against the Rapids
True Grit
Ricardo Clark
MLSsoccer.com

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Imagine going through a normal day with fractured ribs. The pain from simply breathing or walking down the street can be intense.

Now imagine willingly putting yourself through the grinder that is an MLS game.

Houston Dynamo midfielder Zach Steinberger's European travels have given him a rounded "soccer education"

Steinberger admits to being "in a daze" at the start of his pro debut but is eager for more
Soccer Education
Steinberger
HoustonDynamo.com

From Florida to Texas via England, Slovakia, Germany and Indiana, Zach Steinberger traveled far and worked hard as he sought to realize his dream of taking the field in an important game as a senior professional.

Last Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, the midfielder seized his chance, producing a bustling substitute performance for the Dynamo in a tight contest with the Colorado Rapids.

Houston Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle focuses on positives despite lack of chances vs. Colorado Rapids

Dynamo claim second shutout of the year, but want more chances going forward in the attack
Drawing positives
Match Reaction
MLSsoccer.com

The Houston Dynamo are a work in progress. Saturday night was another reminder that there’s still a ways for the team to go when it comes to the attack.

Against a Colorado Rapids team that hasn’t scored since late last season, Houston was looking to jumpstart their own attack. Despite the absence of key players due to national team duty, the Dynamo were looking for their remaining attacking options to push the game.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 0, Colorado Rapids 0

Dynamo push hard for a winning goal against Colorado, but both teams leave with a point apiece
Recap: Dynamo 0, Rapids 0
Match Recap
MLSsoccer.com

It was a stalemate at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night as the Houston Dynamo and Colorado Rapids struggled to generate chances in a 0-0 draw.

Quality scoring opportunities were few and far between as Colorado looked to play on the counter on the road. Houston moved the ball better than their opponents, but clear chances were muddied by a crowd of active Rapids defenders.

High intensity, energy level needed for Houston Dynamo against Colorado Rapids

Even with players missing, Dynamo aim to bring same energy and intensity on Saturday
Bring the energy
HOU vs COL
HoustonDynamo.com

Time and space are the two most valuable commodities on a soccer field and finding them in dangerous areas while denying them to opponents is often the key to success.

Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids

Dynamo return to BBVA Compass on Saturday to take on Western Conference foes Colorado Rapids
Preview: Dynamo vs. Rapids
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids
Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

BROADCAST INFORMATION
ROOT SPORTS (Alternate Channel) - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
Telemundo Houston - 11:00 p.m. (tape delay) CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame)

Rookie Rob Lovejoy adds Houston Dynamo veterans to key mentor Kirk Urso in helping him grow as player

Lovejoy's positivity on the field has quickly endeared him to coaches and teammates alike
Express Yourself
Rob Lovejoy
MLSsoccer.com

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Photo Credit: 
LA Galaxy

When Rob Lovejoy arrived on campus at Chapel Hill he was a freshman looking to find his way and for guidance. What he found was Kirk Urso.

Houston Dynamo forward Chandler Hoffman hopes international absences open the door to make a statement

After making his debut vs. Columbus, Hoffman is eager to seize the opportunity for playing time
Waiting in the wings
Int'l absences
HoustonDynamo.com

Saturday’s home game against the Colorado Rapids (7:30 p.m. CT; TICKETS) is set to be an early test of the Dynamo’s roster depth as Owen Coyle prepares to shuffle his pack to cope with several absentees.

Houston Dynamo find success through neutralizing LA Galaxy's strengths in road draw

Dynamo exploit set piece scouting to get a goal and secure draw against LA Galaxy
Scouting report
Gameplan
MLSsoccer.com

The Houston Dynamo headed west to face league champion LA Galaxy with a game plan. Instead of forcing a style of play, Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle played the match-ups and it paid off.

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