MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo bands together to claim three points after red card takes them down to 10 men

Dynamo were put in a corner after Cochran's ejection, but held strong to claim a crucial win
Seeing red
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The Houston Dynamo showed great resiliency after claiming a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC down a man, but the way they were put in that disadvantageous position was brought into question after the game.

Rookie center back AJ Cochran was shown a straight red card when he was whistled for bringing down Toronto FC forward Luke Moore in the box in the 55th minute. Moore broke into the box and past Cochran, who grabbed his jersey.

Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric the hero for 10-man Dynamo in huge win at Toronto: "He's a monster"

Deric's six-save performance — including one from the spot — keeps postseason dreams alive
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Tyler Deric
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Tyler Deric has his signature moment.

After a bizarre three minutes ended with an AJ Cochran red card and Houston going down a man, Deric stoned the penalty kick of one of the league’s premier strikers, Jermain Defoe, before going on to make save after unbelievable save to preserve a critical 1-0 win for the 10-man Dynamo at Toronto FC. 

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 1, Toronto FC 0

Deric saves Defoe's PK to keep a shutout for 10-man Dynamo, Barnes nabs the game-winner
Recap: Dynamo 1, TFC 0
Match Recap
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TORONTO – The 10-man Houston Dynamo kept their playoff hopes alive after picking up a valuable three points in a 1-0 win over Toronto FC at BMO Field on Wednesday.  

08 October 2:40 pm

Andrew Driver and Omar Cummings bring us the keys to the game and staying in the playoff hunt.

08 October 11:28 am

Eddie and Sebastian discuss the growth of the Dynamo defense, the road back into playoff contention, Landon Donovan's final USMNT game and more.

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Preview: Houston Dynamo at Toronto FC

Playoff implications loom for both teams in a critical matchup north of the border
Preview: Dynamo at TFC
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Toronto FC
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m. CT
BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario

BROADCAST INFORMATION
CSN Houston - 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
MLS LIVE - 6:30 p.m.
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. pregame

Houston Dynamo's path to the playoffs is a narrow one beginning in Toronto

Driver says "it’s a cup final in every game" to close the season if they want to make playoffs
Walking a fine line
Dynamo at TFC
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With less than three weeks left in their 2014 campaign, the Dynamo head into a hectic three-game stretch vowing to keep fighting for a playoff place for as long as possible.

Last Saturday’s 1-0 road defeat to the New York Red Bulls turned an uphill task into a mountainous climb for Dominic Kinnear’s side, who are seven points adrift of fifth-placed Columbus Crew with four matches left.

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