MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo rekindle set piece mastery with new ideas from Owen Coyle: "It's all about belief"

Dynamo's resurgent dominance on free kicks and set pieces has been key to their success
Set piece masters
Set pieces


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For many years, the book on the Houston Dynamo was, 'do not allow them set pieces.' But for the past three seasons that book was a work of fiction.

From 2012 to 2014, Houston’s presumed dominance and reliance on set pieces became a leftover myth from days past when the club truly feasted off service. Under new head coach Owen Coyle, Houston have rekindled that magic in 2015.

With 10 of their 21 goals off restarts, the Dynamo are once again league leaders and setting a historic pace.

Houston Dynamo's Will Bruin continues blistering form in win: "His goalscoring record speaks for itself"

Bruin scores sixth goal in five games to continue Houston's recent stretch of results
Blistering form
Match Reaction


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Futile streaks both collective and individual were put to the sword in Friday night’s wild 4-2 win for the Houston Dynamo over the New York Red Bulls at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The victory was Houston’s first over the Red Bulls in the MLS regular season since August 3, 2012, and ended a run of seven league games without success against the side they ousted from the postseason in 2013.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 4, New York Red Bulls 2

Dynamo pour it on in the second half behind goals from García, Clark and two from Bruin
Recap: Dynamo 4, NYRB 2
Match Recap


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HOUSTON – Slices of luck, a set piece and the in-form Will Bruin gave the Houston Dynamo a long-awaited 4-2 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Friday night that extended the visitors’ winless streak to four matches.

After taking maximum points from three of their first five matches and going unbeaten until a 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution on May 2, the Red Bulls are now without a win since May 10.

Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls

Dynamo take on former Eastern Conference foes New York on #ViernesDeFutbol
Preview: Dynamo vs. NYRB
Match Preview

Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls
Friday, June 5, 8:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

Young Colombian striker Mauro Manotas takes a chance as he embarks to U.S., Houston Dynamo

Despite offers to stay in familiar Colombia, Manotas saw an opportunity to grow with the Dynamo
Far from home
Mauro Manotas


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Mauro Manotas talked it over with his family when the offer came in. Did he want to stick with the life he knew, or embark on the adventure of a new league on a new continent?

It would be a big decision to make at any age, let alone as a teenager. The 19-year-old opted to join the Dynamo and after arriving in Texas on Sunday and taking part in his first training session on Monday, Manotas feels excited about his choice.

Houston Dynamo say they deserved more after being "so much in control" vs. New York City FC

Deric's stop saves a point for the Dynamo, but team felt like it could have had more in NYC
Left wanting more
Match Reaction


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For about an hour, the Houston Dynamo felt they were in control against New York City FC in Saturday evening’s meeting at Yankee Stadium. At the final whistle, the Dynamo were relieved to escape with a point.

The reflexes of Tyler Deric certainly didn’t hurt.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 1, New York City FC 1

Bruin, Villa trade first half goals as the Dynamo take a point on the road at Yankee Stadium
Recap: Dynamo 1, NYCFC 1
Match Recap

NEW YORK – Will Bruin and David Villa traded first-half goals Saturday evening as New York City FC and the Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw at Yankee Stadium.

It was Villa’s penalty kick in first-half stoppage time that won the point for the hosts after falling behind on Bruin’s goal in the 16th minute.

Preview: Houston Dynamo at New York City FC

Dynamo travel to Yankee Stadium for their first MLS matchup against New York City FC
Preview: Dynamo at NYCFC
Match Preview

Houston Dynamo at New York City FC
Saturday, May 30, 6:00 p.m. CT
Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

Houston Dynamo laud defensive midfielder Luis Garrido for being a different kind of "game changer"

Garrido has been instrumental in shutting down opposing playmakers in recent weeks
Game changer
Luis Garrido

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Luis Garrido may not be a game changer in the traditional sense.

Goalscoring isn’t in his repertoire. He may be a little rough around the edges when it comes to passing and in the attack. But the 5-foot-7 Houston Dynamo midfielder is a handful defensively, the epitome of a bulldog on the field, making him as tough an opponent as teams will face – a true destroyer in every sense of the word.

Despite cancellation, Houston Dynamo continue preparations for New York CIty FC

Instead of a friendly match, the Dynamo hit the practice field on Thursday night
City prep

The Dynamo’s players trained at Houston Sports Park on Thursday night but would much preferred to have been nine miles north at BBVA Compass Stadium, taking on Manchester City.

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