Preseason is a learning process and defeats can be at least as instructive as victories. So Owen Coyle was far from downcast after the Dynamo fell to a hard-luck 1-0 defeat by the Austin Aztex at Houston Sports Park on Wednesday.
The Houston Dynamo fell to the Austin Aztex, 1-0, in a preseason scrimmage on Wednesday at Houston Methodist Champions Field at Houston Sports Park. After the Dynamo controlled the run of play for most of the afternoon, an own goal in the 86th minute delivered Austin an upset win in the friendly between Texas clubs.
The Dynamo returned to training at home in Houston after a successful preseason trip to Tucson as the group continues to gel as a team and implement a new style under Owen Coyle.
The Dynamo ended their Arizona preseason camp with a win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday, but Owen Coyle was thinking about a number other than the 1-0 scoreline.
While pleased with a victory that saw Houston end their stint in Tucson with two wins and a draw from three matches against MLS opposition, the head coach was also happy with the consistency and depth shown by the roster on a night that saw him use all 24 available players.
Catch highlights and hear from the Dynamo after they close out the Desert Friendlies with a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Dynamo TV brings you highlights and interviews from Saturday night's 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers in Tucson.
TUCSON, Ariz.—Leonel Miranda scored his first goal of the preseason, but the Houston Dynamo conceded while down a man to draw 1-1 with the Portland Timbers.
Dynamo TV comes to you once again from Tucson, as Boniek García returns to camp after wearing the captain's armband for Honduras. Plus, the guys head to the pool for a post-training workout.
The Dynamo put in more work to recover from Wednesday's 3-2 win over San Jose. Dynamo TV talks with Paul Caffrey, director of sports science, as well as Brad Davis and Kofi Sarkodie to see what they're doing to stay in peak condition.
When the Houston Dynamo traded Tally Hall to Orlando City last fall, the prevailing thought was that Tyler Deric would slide right into his starting spot between the pipes.
New head coach Owen Coyle has pumped the brakes on that line of thinking.
Instead of naming the 26-year-old Deric the starter going into preseason, Coyle has made it clear that the goalkeeper position is up for grabs.