MLS Regular Season
Houston Dynamo's Jason Johnson returns to MLS action with lessons learned from Pittsburgh Riverhounds loan
Amid the team’s disappointment at the loss to the San Jose Earthquakes last weekend there was personal satisfaction for Jason Johnson when he logged his first MLS minutes of the season.
The Houston Dynamo have been at their best this season when pushing forward. With Brad Davis leading the charge, the club’s been most dangerous taking the game to the opposing defense.
In the last two games, that has not been happening and with that no goals have been scored. As Houston heads forward, the plan is getting out of their shell and get back to attacking.
Brad Davis shows his set-piece prowess with USMNT, while Servando Carrasco takes over duties for Houston Dynamo
Brad Davis’ performance for the U.S. against Azerbaijan on Tuesday wowed plenty of people - including the man tasked with stepping into the Dynamo captain’s shoes.
“I thought he was phenomenal,” Servando Carrasco told reporters at Houston Sports Park, the day after Davis’ influential display as a second-half substitute in a 2-0 World Cup warm-up victory in San Francisco.
The Houston Dynamo had plenty of chances in their Sunday night showdown with the San Jose Earthquakes – and the misses proved costly in a 3-0 loss at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Twice in the first half the Dynamo were a Jon Busch save away from a goal and lead on the road. The buildups were good, but all that was missing was the finish to cap them off.
That was compounded by mistakes at the back and a foul in the box that led to a penalty kick.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – This time, Chris Wondolowski’s only shouting was celebratory.
With World Cup-bound forward on hand watching his team from the stands at Buck Shaw Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes put together their biggest offensive outburst since their season opener, beating the Houston Dynamo 3-0 on Sunday.
Houston Dynamo at San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, May 25, 9:30 p.m. CT
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
CSN Houston - 9:30 p.m. (9:00 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
MLS LIVE - 9:30 p.m.
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 9:30 p.m. (9:00 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 9:30 p.m. (9:00 p.m. pregame)
The Houston Dynamo personnel woes continue. The club confirmed this week that rookie forward Mark Sherrod will miss the rest of the season due a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Sherrod left Wednesday’s loss to D.C. United after suffering the injury while battling Bobby Boswell for a ball in the corner early in the game. The rookie immediately hit the ground and was sent back to Houston for evaluation. An MRI Thursday revealed the injury ending Sherrod’s season.
The Dynamo are traveling light for their road game against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night (9:30 p.m. CT, CSN) after their already-depleted ranks were reduced again in Washington on Wednesday.
Rookie striker Mark Sherrod came off early with a knee injury diagnosed by Houston Methodist medical staff as a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. The 23-year-old is the second Dynamo player within a couple of weeks to be ruled out for the long term with a torn ACL.
Houston may be associated with space, but in a soccer context, it was a problem for the Dynamo on Wednesday night.
The depleted club struggled to create room in attack for a majority of the first half, and then gave up too much to D.C. United forwards Fabian Espindola and Chris Rolfe who exploited it in one-on-one battles with center back David Horst to notch their goals in a 2-0 road loss at RFK Stadium.