MLS Regular Season
Rob Lovejoy barely had time to register the significance of the moment when he made his first MLS appearance against Orlando City SC last week.
“It didn’t really hit me until after the game that I’d just gotten my professional debut. It was zero to 100 just like that, with the snap of a finger, so it’s a learning opportunity for me to know what to expect the next time that happens if called upon,” the attacking midfielder told HoustonDynamo.com.
Owen Coyle played the matchups against Orlando City SC.
In theory, Garcia would find himself in more space, with more freedom to create. As turned out, the 30-year-old Honduran struggled to adapt to an unfamiliar position and new responsibilities.
Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy
Saturday, March 21, 9:30 p.m. CT
StubHub Center, Carson, California
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Owen Coyle’s attacking principles do not fade with distance. The Dynamo head coach wants his team to show the same ambition wherever they play — be it BBVA Compass Stadium or, as on Saturday, 1,500 miles away at the home of the 2014 MLS champions.
As far as gut punches go the Houston Dynamo were served a stiff one Friday night.
In an ugly game where the Dynamo and Orlando City SC looked destined to split a set of drab points, both teams struggled to create momentum going forward. Both defenses looked tough to break down and the passing and finishing were not clicking.
Things changed for the worst for the Dynamo in the 74th minute.
In a game where neither team’s attack had many answers it was a Tyler Deric own goal that gave Orlando City SC their first win in MLS franchise history, downing the Houston Dynamo 1-0 in front of a sell-out crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium.
“Kofi’s a soldier,” Clark told HoustonDynamo.com. “He’s always been that type of guy, putting in the work, pushing through tough times in games and in training. So it’s expected of him. He doesn’t really complain too much.”
Houston Dynamo vs. Orlando City SC
Friday, March 13, 6:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
Some of the best theater in sports comes from coaches or managers that don’t like each other.
A heated exchange on the benches, a contentious handshake – or lack thereof – draws plenty of eyes and even more commentary.