MLS Regular Season
Giles Barnes was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for the third time after his performance vs. D.C. United on Sunday. Here's what the editors had to say:
Came up big for Houston when they needed it most in a must-win game at D.C. United that saw the Dynamo come away 2-1 victors. Drew the penalty for the opener before scoring the winner to cap off a hard-working performance.
When Giles Barnes arrived from Europe, he was supposed to be the spark in the Houston Dynamo midfield. But then things have rarely turned out exactly like they're supposed to for Barnes during his eight years as a professional.
This time, however, that's a good thing for all involved.
Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.
Call in and give Glenn your thoughts on the Dynamo's Eastern Conference Knockout Round match against the Montreal Impact this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at BBVA Compass Stadium. Glenn will also have interviews with Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear, forward Giles Barnes, Montreal midfielder Davy Arnaud and ESPN broadcaster Taylor Twellman.
There will be a lot less angst on the Houston Dynamo’s flight home tonight.
A week ago, the team did not know if a win at D.C. United in their finale would be good enough to book a playoff spot. It turns out it was, as the Dynamo got a 2-1 victory and booked a seventh trip to the playoffs in eight seasons.
Match Stats, presented by Lonestar College
|D.C. United||Houston Dynamo|
|12||Attempts on Goal||18|
|2||Shots on Target||6|
Dynamo clinch 7th playoff appearance in 8 years with victory over D.C.
Recap: Dynamo 2, D.C. United 1
WASHINGTON – In need of a win to clinch a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs, the Houston Dynamo took care of business on the final day of the regular season.