MLS Regular Season

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 0, LA Galaxy 1

Stoppage time goal from Gordon and denied penalty call down the Dynamo in Carson
Recap: Dynamo 0, Galaxy 1
Match Recap
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CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Keane was back on the field for the first time in seven weeks Friday night, and it made all the difference for the LA Galaxy.

Keane, who had missed the previous seven games with a groin injury, ignited an LA attack, then set up Alan Gordon for a stoppage-time header that gave the Galaxy a 1-0 triumph over the visiting Houston Dynamo, ending their five-game winless skid.

Houston Dynamo aim to end Galaxy's home unbeaten run: "We're confident we can take all three points"

Dynamo have a chance to ensure their home unbeaten record is safe in LA against the Galaxy
Home field advantage
Home streak
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From 2011 to 2013, the Houston Dynamo set Major League Soccer’s mark for home dominance.

The club strung together a 36-game home unbeaten streak across all competitions from June 2011 to May 2013, with 30 of those matches coming in the MLS regular season – the longest home unbeaten run in league history.

Preview: Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy

Dynamo hit the West Coast looking for third consecutive win
Preview: Dynamo at Galaxy
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy
Friday, May 22, 9:30 p.m. CT
StubHub Center, Carson, California

BROADCAST INFORMATION
Univision Deportese - 9:30 p.m. CHANNEL LISTINGS | WATCH IN ENGLISH
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 9:30 p.m. (9 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM / 101.7 FM - 9:30 p.m. (9 p.m. pregame)

Back-to-back wins an emphasis for Houston Dynamo captain Brad Davis going into last Saturday's match

Realizing the time since the Dynamo's last back-to-back wins, Davis put on the pressure
Back-to-back
Winning streak
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Before Saturday’s match against the Portland Timbers, returning captain Brad Davis pulled his team aside and had one message: let’s win back-to-back.

It’s not a novel request. After all, teams will look to string wins together and the ones that do it the most will fare best in the regular season. Thanks to two goals from Will Bruin and another from Giles Barnes, Houston pulled off the double.

Houston Dynamo's Will Bruin thriving on an island in head coach Owen Coyle's new formation

Bruin has grown smarter, more productive as a lone striker in recent weeks with three goals
All by myself
Will Bruin
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Will Bruin is taking to solitude better these days. The veteran striker has found himself working as the lone center forward, and – unlike in the past – he is making the most of it.

On an island for long stretches the past two weeks, Bruin has produced, scoring three goals in back-to-back wins in his return to the starting lineup.

Houston Dynamo hail "beast" Will Bruin after brace vs. Portland Timbers: "He dominated the game"

Coyle, teammates hail Bruin's dominating two-goal performance against the Timbers
Man of the Match
Match Reaction
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Will Bruin never hesitated. Having beaten the backline to get into a one-on-one situation against the opposing goalkeeper, the forward knew exactly where he wanted to go: up and over.

Bruin’s 83rd-minute chip sailed just out of the reach of goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey to ice a 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 3, Portland Timbers FC 1

Bruin scores twice, Barnes adds another as the Dynamo win for the second straight week
Recap: Dynamo 3, Timbers 1
Match Recap
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The Houston Dynamo forwards brought their finishing shoes to BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday night combining for three goals in a 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers.

Houston Dynamo's Giles Barnes caps winding road to maturity, success as he takes captain's armband

One-time "luxury player" Barnes has forged a two-way game and taken a leadership role in MLS
The Winding Road
Giles Barnes
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When Giles Barnes led his Houston Dynamo teammates out of the tunnel to face Toronto FC Sunday, he couldn’t help but take it all in.

With captain Brad Davis out due to a hamstring injury, the English transplant donned the armband for the first time. Fulfilling the captain’s role, the 26-year-old was in a position that might’ve seemed impossible just three years ago.

Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers FC

Dynamo aim to build off last week's win as they return home against Western Conference foes
Preview: Dynamo vs. Timbers
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers FC
Saturday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

Houston Dynamo defender Raúl Rodríguez impresses in rare appearance at right back

Rodríguez steps in comfortably to an unfamiliar position at right back against Toronto FC
Finding a home
Right back
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When Raúl Rodríguez was signed this offseason, the idea was for him to be Houston Dynamo’s stalwart at center back. So, when he was deployed at right back on Sunday, it was a different feel for him and the club, but it came with good results.

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