MLS Regular Season

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.

Houston Dynamo left in a hole after Boniek García, Luis Garrido summoned to international duty

With a new face at the helm of Honduras, García and Garrido accept international call-up
International politics
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The Houston Dynamo will be without key starters Boniek García and Luis Garrido for their crucial matchup against Toronto FC on Wednesday night and a weekend clash against D.C. United after they were called up by the Honduran national team.

Houston Dynamo's playoff hopes are dealt a blow as equalizing goal can't be found in New York

Frustrating evening puts the Dynamo behind the eight ball in their playoff chase
That kind of night
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Brad Davis thought he'd pumped life back into the Houston Dynamo’s chances.

Down 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls and needing a result to keep their playoff hopes alive, Davis took a touch just outside the New York penalty box and laced a shot towards the corner of goalkeeper Luis Robles' net.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 0, New York Red Bulls 1

Henry's second half goal is the difference in road loss to New York Red Bulls
Recap: Dynamo 0, NYRB 1
Match Recap
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HARRISON, N.J. – In a week in which so much was said about the New York Red Bulls, captain Thierry Henry pushed aside the distractions to give them a much-needed three points over an Eastern Conference foe.

Houston Dynamo want to replicate last season's playoff success at Red Bull Arena

In "the biggest game" of the year, the Dynamo draw on the experiences of last year's success
Replicating History
Replicating history
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The Dynamo head to Red Bull Arena on Saturday looking to evoke the spirit of last year’s dramatic playoff success for a match Brad Davis says is the biggest of the season.

Houston have never beaten New York at Red Bull Arena in the regular campaign but conjured a win last year when it mattered most, ousting Mike Petke’s side with a 2-1 victory in Harrison last November in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

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Preview: Houston Dynamo at New York Red Bulls

Dynamo hit the road looking to make up ground in the playoff race against New York
Preview: Dynamo at NYRB
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at New York Red Bulls
Saturday, October 4, 5:00 p.m. CT
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey

BROADCAST INFORMATION
NBC Sports Network - 5:00 p.m. CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 5:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 5:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. pregame

Houston Dynamo credit midfielder Luis Garrido's grit in opening play up for teammates

Barnes draws comparison between Garrido and former Madrid, Chelsea star Claude Makelele
Garrido's got grit
Luis Garrido
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They call Luis Garrido the Beast.

And the new Houston Dynamo midfielder’s play more than backs it up. The diminutive Honduran bounces around the pitch, breaking up plays and closing down opposing players at a high rate.

Improved Houston Dynamo defense looks to contain leading goalscorer Bradley Wright-Phillips

For the Dynamo to have success in New York, a confident defense will have to deal with the best
Stopping BWP
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A confident Dynamo defense is set to face the deadliest striker in MLS as the team prepares for a road trip that will have big implications for their playoff prospects.

Houston visit the New York Red Bulls on Saturday (5 p.m. CT, NBCSN) knowing that a win would lift them within two points of their opponents, who currently occupy the fifth and final Eastern Conference postseason place. The Dynamo also have a game in hand on Mike Petke’s side.

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