Open Cup

Déjà vu for the Houston Dynamo against FC Dallas

Dynamo fall victim to same pitfalls in U.S. Open Cup match as they did in March derby
Déjà vu for the Dynamo in Dallas


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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.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 0, FC Dallas 3

Dynamo bow out of U.S. Open Cup with loss to FC Dallas
Dynamo fall in Frisco
Dynamo lose

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.

Houston Dynamo visit FC Dallas with revenge on their minds

Dynamo players are eager to settle score after March loss in Frisco
Dynamo visit Dallas with revenge on their minds

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

U.S. Open Cup offers Houston Dynamo an unexpected chance at redemption

Texas Derby loss gives Dynamo "motivation to go there and get a result" vs. FC Dallas
Redemption in Frisco?
Open Cup

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

Houston Dynamo are focused in on a deep U.S. Open Cup run

Mike Chabala: "There's nothing more we'd like" than to knock off Lone Star State rivals
Open Cup Derby
Texas Derby

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

11 June 10:29 am

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, with bragging rights again on the line.

11 June 9:43 am

Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear, forward Brian Ching and midfielder Andrew Driver preview Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup match against rival FC Dallas.

Potential U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal pairings announced

If Dynamo defeat FC Dallas they will host Portland Timbers or Tampa Bay Rowdies on June 26
Potential Open Cup pairings announced

The draw for the Quarterfinal round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was completed earlier today. All four quarterfinal matches will be played on Wednesday, June 26.

If the Dynamo win their fourth round meeting with FC Dallas on June 12, they will host the winner of the fourth round game between the Portland Timbers and Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. CT at BBVA Compass Stadium. 

04 June 9:42 am

Catch the best Dynamo moments from the month of May with this feature from Dynamo TV!

30 May 11:33 pm

Take a look at the Dynamo's 2-0 victory over FC Tucson in the U.S. Open Cup as our team photographer sees it.

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