The three-pronged mission: get a team out, get through and get healthy. The Dynamo host the Laredo Heat in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday looking to progress and then spend the World Cup break recuperating after a spell marked by an extraordinary number of absences.
Kofi Sarkodie and Will Bruin preview Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup match vs. the Laredo Heat. Tickets still available.
The Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash will host a doubleheader on June 11 at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dash will host the Western New York Flash in NWSL action at 6:30 p.m. before the Dynamo face the Laredo Heat of the USL Premier Development League (PDL) at 9 p.m. in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Tickets start at $16 and are available here or by calling 713-276-GOAL.
It was déjà vu for the Houston Dynamo in Wednesday night’s 3-0 U.S. Open Cup loss to F.C. Dallas.
In a road game where they battled to have to control the run of play, it was set pieces that were the death of them as they exit North America’s longest running tournament at the hands of their in-state rivals.
FC Dallas defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-0 on Wednesday night behind a pair of Kenny Cooper goals to claim bragging rights in the Texas Derby and move on to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Both teams had trouble generating any offensive chances for most of the first half with neither goalkeeper being tested until FC Dallas finally opened the scoring in the 38th minute and, as usual, midfield revelation Michel was the catalyst.
Most rivalries do not need additional fuel to stoke the fires, but the Texas Derby will get just that as the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas prepare to renew their rivalry in a knockout game in the fourth round of the US Open Cup Wednesday night (8 p.m. CT, watch on HoustonDynamo.com).
Any defeat hurts but the loss to FC Dallas on March 23 was more painful than most. Andrew Driver says the Dynamo are glad to have the chance to avenge that result tonight in the U.S. Open Cup fourth round (8 p.m. CT, live stream on HoustonDynamo.com).
Better known for stopping goals than scoring them, Mike Chabala has found the net twice in 75 career MLS appearances. One of those strikes came against FC Dallas – the Dynamo's opponents on Wednesday night in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup (8 p.m. CT, live stream on HoustonDynamo.com).
It's a Texas Derby in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
After the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas won their respective third round matches, the two Lone Star State rivals will face off in the round of 16 on Wednesday (8 p.m. CT, live stream on HoustonDynamo.com), with bragging rights again on the line.