MLS Regular Season

Houston Dynamo left scratching their heads after mistake-filled night in loss to SJ Earthquakes

Dynamo point to self-inflicted mistakes in Sunday's loss: "We've got to cut out the errors"
Miscues doom Dynamo
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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.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 0, San Jose Earthquakes 3

Costly mistakes doom Dynamo on second leg of coast-to-coast road trip
Recap: Dynamo 0, Quakes 3
Match Recap
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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.

Preview: Houston Dynamo at San Jose Earthquakes

Dynamo swing over to the West Coast looking to rebound against the Quakes
Preview: Dynamo at San Jose
Match Preview

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THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, May 25, 9:30 p.m. CT
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

BROADCAST INFORMATION
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)

Houston Dynamo muster "positive force" as Mark Sherrod joins season-ending injury list

Dynamo may have to call upon players in different roles, but "that's what it takes to win"
Positive force
Positive force
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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.

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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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
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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
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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.

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