MLS Regular Season
Ten-man Sporting Kansas City snapped their five-match winless streak and extended the Houston Dynamo’s own barren run by a 2-0 margin on Friday in the first meeting between the rivals since last November’s Eastern Conference final.
Like that occasion, this match went Sporting’s way -- even though they played for about 70 minutes with ten men on a warm night at BBVA Compass Stadium after the dismissal of Toni Dovale.
Two weeks is a long time to stew over a bad stretch. The Houston Dynamo will be looking to avoid the purgatory of entering Major League Soccer's break for the World Cup on a winless streak when they host Sporting Kansas City on Friday night (7:30 p.m. CT, TICKETS).
Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City
Friday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
With World Cup break looming, Houston Dynamo want to go out on a high note with win against Sporting Kansas City
The Dynamo host Sporting Kansas City on Friday aiming to make a strong last impression before the World Cup break.
With a 23-day gap between Friday’s clash and their next MLS match, Houston are eager to enter the hiatus on a positive note and put recent results behind them, rather than let the frustration linger for a couple more weeks while the planet turns its attention to the action in Brazil.
In normal circumstances few clubs would relish meeting the reigning MLS Cup champions, but hosting Sporting Kansas City on Friday could be exactly what the Dynamo need.
Houston versus SKC has developed into one of MLS’s best rivalries, with games between the two perennial Eastern Conference contenders sure to be tight, aggressive and hard-fought.
Houston Dynamo forward Mark Sherrod underwent reconstructive surgery today for a torn ACL in his left knee.
The surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Timothy Sitter at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Sherrod is expected to miss the remainder of the 2014 season.
Sherrod appeared in nine games (three starts) this season, tallying two goals and one assist. The Knoxville, Tenn. native was selected by the Dynamo in the second round (No. 32 overall selection) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
Goals come and go, but one thing the Houston Dynamo believe they can control is being stingy in the back.
During the past three games, all losses, that has escaped them.
Houston Dynamo defender Eric Brunner awaits his full return to the squad: "It’s not fun just watching"
Perhaps it was a portent of things to come for the Dynamo. In a season so far characterized by absences, Eric Brunner suffered a serious injury before the MLS campaign had even begun.
Before the Houston Dynamo had a chance to acclimatize to the thin Denver air, the Colorado Rapids had already put them in a tough position.