MLS Regular Season
Just before halftime against Sporting Kansas City, Will Bruin produced a familiar scene.
The Houston Dynamo forward flashed to the near post, got his head on a free kick and headed it home. It was his 36th MLS regular-season goal and 42nd in all competitions with the Dynamo.
Getting just his third start this season, Bruin’s 2015-account opener carried some added weight.
Owen Coyle expects Texas Derby vs. FC Dallas to be played at a "very high intensity" on Friday night
Owen Coyle is readying his troops for another tough battle when BBVA Compass Stadium hosts the first Texas Derby of the season on Friday night (7 p.m. CT; TICKETS).
The Dynamo head coach was delighted with how his team stood up to the physical challenge in last week’s wild 4-4 draw with Sporting Kansas City, and is expecting FC Dallas to arrive in Houston with a similar gameplan with state pride on the line.
Jermaine Taylor stood flummoxed in the mouth of the Houston Dynamo's goal. He was looking at referee Kevin Stott, who was showing him the red card that would give Sporting Kansas City the chance to equalize a wild game.
Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
ROOT SPORTS - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
Telemundo Houston - 11:00 p.m. (tape delay) 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)
New conference, same commitment. The Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City lock horns at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday (7.30 p.m. CT; TICKETS) in what’s become one of the fiercest matchups in MLS.
It is the first of three meetings between the clubs this season. A rivalry that had its genesis in the teams’ habitual jostling for supremacy in the Eastern Conference has now switched to the Western Conference, where both are among five sides on nine points at this early stage in the campaign.
Houston Dynamo ready to renew rivalry with Sporting Kansas City with first Western Conference affair
The Houston Dynamo got a traveling buddy when they were relocated to the Western Conference, and it just so happened to be the club that they’ve had some of their fiercest matches against in recent years.
Sporting Kansas City have brought more intensity out of the Dynamo during the last four seasons. Regular meetings in the playoffs, red cards, villains and heroes have made their clashes must-see TV.
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.
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.
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.