MLS Regular Season

Snakebitten by injuries in early weeks, defender Raúl Rodríguez adapts to MLS style of play

"These things happen" says Rodríguez of his injury luck, but is ready to make his mark in U.S.
Ready for action
Raúl Rodríguez
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The bandage above Raúl Rodríguez’s left eye is a lingering reminder of his battle-scarred first few weeks in MLS, but now the center back is looking forward to better luck and hoping for an extended run in the team.

Veteran journeyman Nathan Sturgis finding more suitable home in Houston Dynamo midfield

Sturgis' technical ability in the middle has earned early playing time in second Dynamo stint
Round two
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Change was the name of the game this offseason for the Houston Dynamo thanks to an influx of international talent. Through the first month-and-a-half of the season, however, that international flavor has taken a back seat to the newcomer that’s come through the most: Nathan Sturgis.

Alexander López draws rave reviews in first chance to impress new Houston Dynamo coach Owen Coyle

López shows work rate on both sides of the ball in D.C. to earn plaudits from Coyle and team
Rave reviews
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It might have been just another MLS game in April. But for Houston Dynamo midfielder Alexander López, Saturday’s away match against D.C. United was one he had been waiting for a long time.

The Honduran international, who arrived in Houston in exchange for a hefty transfer fee, was making his first start of the season and just third since signing a young Designated Player contract toward the end of the 2013 season.

Match Recap: DC United 1, Houston Dynamo 1

Ricardo Clark's second half goal was enough to salvage a road point for the Dynamo
Recap: DCU 1, Dynamo 1
Match Recap

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.

Preview: Houston Dynamo at D.C. United

Dynamo take to the road looking to continue momentum gained from last week's win
Preview: Dynamo at D.C. United
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at D.C. United
Saturday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. CT
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Joe Willis is optimistic for his new club against former team D.C. United

Former DCU goalkeeper is eager to see his old club, but confident in the talents of the new
Familiar face
DC United
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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).

Confident Tyler Deric and Houston Dynamo defense have been rock solid to start 2015

Despite conceding the second fewest goals in MLS, Deric and the defense still striving for more
Strive for greatness
Defense
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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.”

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 3, Montreal Impact 0

Barnes, Clark and Lovejoy score while the defense notches another shutout at home
Recap: Dynamo 3, Impact 0
Match Recap
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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.

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