MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo travel to San Jose depleted, but not making excuses: "We’ve got a job to do"

Dynamo continue road trip short-handed, but knowing they must match Quakes' effort
Down, not out
Short-handed
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Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo

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 Dynamo struggle with D.C. United forwards, injury to Mark Sherrod in road loss

Sherrod's injury in 10th minute "got to us a little bit and it took us a while to get going"
Shock to the system
MLSsoccer.com

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Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo

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.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 0, D.C. United 2

Dynamo lose Sherrod in 10th minute, surrender goals to Rolfe and Espindola on the road
Recap: Dynamo 0, D.C. 2
Match Recap
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WASHINGTON -- What a difference a year makes.

Just a season after being swept in their three-game series with the Houston Dynamo by a combined score of 8-1, D.C. United made easy work of the Dynamo on Wednesday night, riding goals from Fabian Espindola and Chris Rolfe to a 2-0 victory at RFK Stadium.

Houston Dynamo rookie Mark Sherrod drawing Conor Casey comparisons after hot start

Cummings says there's plenty of similarities between Sherrod and his former Rapids teammate
Sherrod = Casey?

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Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo

Mark Sherrod has taken advantage of his opportunities.

Drafted by the Houston Dynamo in the second round of this year’s SuperDraft (No. 32 overall), the big forward has worked his way from first earning a contract to becoming a late-game substitute to starting the past two games, where he’s produced two goals and an assist. Helping him work up the ladder has been his work ethic and willingness to mix things up in the air and on the ground, along with a finishing touch around goal.

In the search for Boniek García's right side replacement, Omar Cummings shows his worth vs. LA Galaxy

Cummings one of several options for Kinnear on the right vs. improved D.C. United squad
Step right up
Omar Cummings
HoustonDynamo.com

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Anthony Vasser/Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo knew their clash with the Los Angeles Galaxy would be Boniek García’s final appearance in orange for a while. What no one could have foreseen is that it would last only 23 minutes.

Preview: Houston Dynamo at D.C. United

Dynamo begin three-game road trip in the nation's capital against D.C. United
Preview: Dynamo at D.C. United
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at D.C. United
Wednesday, May 21, 6:00 p.m. CT
RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.

BROADCAST INFORMATION
CSN Houston - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
MLS LIVE - 6:00 p.m.
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 6:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. pregame)

PREVIEW

19 May 2:15 pm

Defenders don't always make headed goal line clearances, but when they do, there's a good chance that they'll be nominated for Save of the Week. That's what David Horst did against the Galaxy to preserve a shutout en route to a 1-0 win, and sure enough he is up for MLSsoccer.com's weekly award.

Like Horst's save? The vote is in your hands. CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR HORST

Houston Dynamo, Honduras star Boniek Garcia "not worried" about strained hamstring

Boniek doesn't believe strained hamstring from LA Galaxy match will impact World Cup hopes
Boniek: "I'm not worried"
Boniek update
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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Honduras fans can exhale.

After leaving the Houston Dynamo-LA Galaxy game in the 18th minute, Honduran midfielder Boniek García looks to have escaped a major injury issue before heading to the Catrachos' pre-World Cup camp Monday.

Houston Dynamo hail David Horst's vital headed clearance in victory over LA Galaxy

Horst's header off the line a turning point for the Dynamo: "I think it gave guys a lift"
Cleared away
Horst save
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Nigel Brooks

The Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy were locked in a tight and scoreless affair, but the former used key plays from David Horst, Mark Sherrod and Giles Barnes to pick up a 1-0 win at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Horst's moment, however, was the most important as far as Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear was concerned.

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