MLS Regular Season
WASHINGTON - D.C. United met the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night needing a at least a point to keep pace with the Eastern-Conference-leading New York Red Bulls. The Dynamo were looking for points of their own, eager to follow up last week’s positive result at Montreal and climb a bit higher in the West.
Houston Dynamo at D.C. United
Saturday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. CT
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
The Dynamo head to the nation’s capital to face early-season pacesetters on Saturday night feeling confident after last week’s 3-0 victory over the Montreal Impact.
Houston’s defense continued its stingy form and the attack ignited, making goalkeeper Joe Willis optimistic of three points at RFK Stadium against D.C. United, his former club (6 p.m. CT, ROOT SPORTS).
The words inked in ornate script on Tyler Deric’s left arm read: “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
The quotation from the last line of Tennyson’s poem "Ulysses" is a tattoo he got when he was 18 and a mantra he takes to heart, one he sums up as “Don’t be stale, always try and be better. You think you’re good today? Then that’s not good enough, you have to try and be better the next day.”
The Houston Dynamo attack got their wake-up call Saturday night, splashing the net three times on the way to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact.
Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
ROOT SPORTS (Alternate Channel) - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame) 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)
The Dynamo welcome the Montreal Impact to BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night looking for a spark that will set their attack alight.
After having one of the most porous defenses in MLS last year, the side has tightened up under new head coach Owen Coyle so far this season. Only three goals have been conceded in five games, with individual errors undermining solid overall displays.
With 34 minutes to go against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday evening, the Houston Dynamo had a golden chance to pull out a result.
Gonzalo Pineda had just been sent off to leave the Sounders with 10 men to defend a one-goal lead. When the final whistle blew, though, the scoreline was the same and the visitors were left to reflect on an attack that continued to struggle to create chances.