Open Cup

Houston Dynamo's Dominic Kinnear argues against use of extra time in U.S. Open Cup

Extra time does no favors: "It’s insane the amount of minutes they put on these guys"
Straight to a shootout?

After his club dropped a 3-2 result in extra time to FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear questioned the tournament’s use of the overtime period.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 2, FC Dallas 3

Dynamo drop out of U.S. Open Cup after extra time loss to rivals FC Dallas
Recap: Dynamo 2, FCD 3
Match Recap


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

FC Dallas claimed their second win in Houston in 2014, besting the Dynamo 3-2 to move on in the U.S. Open Cup.

In extra time Tesho Akindele made Houston pay for a Warren Creavalle turnover to score a 98th minute winner. Akindele took the giveaway, worked through the right side, and hit a low liner to give Dallas the win. FCD move on to the quarterfinals and will travel to North Carolina to face the Carolina RailHawks.

Houston Dynamo must go through rivals FC Dallas in quest for U.S. Open Cup trophy

Dynamo get a second shot at northern rivals coming out of the World Cup break
Round Two
Texas Derby


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The path to glory is long and winding in MLS but much shorter and more direct in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Dynamo aim to take their latest stride towards a trophy they have never won when FC Dallas visit BBVA Compass Stadium on Tuesday (8 p.m. CT; TICKETS) for the second Texas Derby of the year.

While winning MLS Cup involves negotiating a 34-game regular season then at least another five postseason fixtures, MLS clubs can claim the Open Cup with as few as five victories. 

Tickets on sale for Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fifth round matchup on June 24

Tickets start at $15 as Dynamo host FC Dallas tonight in U.S. Open Cup
Texas Derby
Open Cup

Tickets are now on sale for the Houston Dynamo’s fifth round US Open Cup tilt against FC Dallas. The match is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24 at 8 p.m. CT.

Tickets start at $15 and are available online, by calling 713-276-GOAL or by visiting the BBVA Compass Stadium ticket office (2200 Texas St., Houston). The following ticket levels are available: $15 general admission (100 Level Sideline) and $20 (100 and 200 Level Club).


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Tue, 24-06-2014 20:00
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BBVA Compass Stadium
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BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
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Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fifth Round
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Long wait pays off for Houston Dynamo Young Designated Player Alex López in win over Laredo Heat

López's first goal in orange "shows he’s comfortable" on the field with his teammates
Long time coming
Alex López

Alex López has bided his time since coming to the Houston Dynamo.

The Young Designated Player has sat by as he worked his way into game shape and adapted to the club’s playing style. In a US Open Cup game against USL PDL club Laredo Heat on Wednesday night, he finally got his first reward.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 1, Laredo Heat

Alex López scores his first Dynamo goal as Houston advances in the U.S. Open Cup
Recap: Dynamo 1, Laredo 0
Match recap


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

In a game with two ejections, Alex López scored his first goal in a Dynamo uniform to secure a 1-0 win over the Laredo Heat and a place in the fifth round of the US Open Cup.

Lopez took advantage of a stranded Laredo goalkeeper in the 38th minute, chipping 20-year-old Jorge Luis Ortega that settled in the far side of the net for the lone goal of the game and unlocked a well-organized Heat defense.

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