MLS Regular Season
For many years, the book on the Houston Dynamo was, 'do not allow them set pieces.' But for the past three seasons that book was a work of fiction.
From 2012 to 2014, Houston’s presumed dominance and reliance on set pieces became a leftover myth from days past when the club truly feasted off service. Under new head coach Owen Coyle, Houston have rekindled that magic in 2015.
With 10 of their 21 goals off restarts, the Dynamo are once again league leaders and setting a historic pace.
Houston Dynamo's Will Bruin continues blistering form in win: "His goalscoring record speaks for itself"
Futile streaks both collective and individual were put to the sword in Friday night’s wild 4-2 win for the Houston Dynamo over the New York Red Bulls at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The victory was Houston’s first over the Red Bulls in the MLS regular season since August 3, 2012, and ended a run of seven league games without success against the side they ousted from the postseason in 2013.
HOUSTON – Slices of luck, a set piece and the in-form Will Bruin gave the Houston Dynamo a long-awaited 4-2 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Friday night that extended the visitors’ winless streak to four matches.
After taking maximum points from three of their first five matches and going unbeaten until a 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution on May 2, the Red Bulls are now without a win since May 10.
Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls
Friday, June 5, 8:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
Mauro Manotas talked it over with his family when the offer came in. Did he want to stick with the life he knew, or embark on the adventure of a new league on a new continent?
It would be a big decision to make at any age, let alone as a teenager. The 19-year-old opted to join the Dynamo and after arriving in Texas on Sunday and taking part in his first training session on Monday, Manotas feels excited about his choice.
For about an hour, the Houston Dynamo felt they were in control against New York City FC in Saturday evening’s meeting at Yankee Stadium. At the final whistle, the Dynamo were relieved to escape with a point.
The reflexes of Tyler Deric certainly didn’t hurt.
NEW YORK – Will Bruin and David Villa traded first-half goals Saturday evening as New York City FC and the Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw at Yankee Stadium.
It was Villa’s penalty kick in first-half stoppage time that won the point for the hosts after falling behind on Bruin’s goal in the 16th minute.
Houston Dynamo at New York City FC
Saturday, May 30, 6:00 p.m. CT
Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York
Luis Garrido may not be a game changer in the traditional sense.
Goalscoring isn’t in his repertoire. He may be a little rough around the edges when it comes to passing and in the attack. But the 5-foot-7 Houston Dynamo midfielder is a handful defensively, the epitome of a bulldog on the field, making him as tough an opponent as teams will face – a true destroyer in every sense of the word.
The Dynamo’s players trained at Houston Sports Park on Thursday night but would much preferred to have been nine miles north at BBVA Compass Stadium, taking on Manchester City.