Disney Pro Soccer Classic
ORLANDO, Fla. – Facing a seven-match road trip to start the 2012 MLS regular season, Dynamo center back Geoff Cameron knows that it will be critical for his team to develop a killer instinct in front of goal if they want to have any chance at early success.
That wasn’t the case on Saturday night, when the Houston Dynamo fell 1-0 to FC Dallas in the consolation match of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic when the men in orange failed to capitalize on several opportunities to equalize a ninth-minute PK by Brek Shea.
The Houston Dynamo fell to FC Dallas 1-0 in the third-place game of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic on Saturday. Brek Shea’s ninth-minute penalty kick was the difference as Houston lost its final match of the preseason. The Dynamo will now prepare for their MLS regular season opener on March 11 against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center.
ORLANDO, Fla. – A 9th-minute penalty kick from Brek Shea and a gorgeous save from goalkeeper Kevin Hartman in the second half gave FC Dallas preseason bragging rights over the Houston Dynamo and third place in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic on Saturday night.
With all of the group stage matches in the books, the Houston Dynamo are set to square off against FC Dallas in the third-place match of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, in Orlando, Fla. Houston finished the group stage with an 0-1-2 record, but advanced to the consolation match over the Montreal Impact and Sporting Kansas City by virtue of a goal differential tie-breaker.
The Houston Dynamo and Montreal Impact finished Disney Pro Soccer Classic group play with a 1-1 draw on Wednesday. With the result, the Dynamo advance to Saturday’s third-place game to play FC Dallas or Toronto FC.
Will Bruin headed home a beautifully-placed cross from Colin Clark in the 49th minute for the vital goal which secured passage to Saturday’s consolation game. Bruin’s strike was his team-leading fourth goal of the preseason.
The Houston Dynamo suffered a 1-0 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday in their second game of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. A first half penalty kick from Sebastien Le Toux was the difference as the Dynamo lost for just the second time this preseason.
With Sunday’s game coming less than 48 hours after Friday’s 0-0 draw with Sporting KC, Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear’s lineup included ten changes, with trialist Warren Creavalle the only holdover from Friday’s starters.
The Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City played to a 0-0 draw Friday night in the opening game of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It was the first time the two squads met since Houston defeated Sporting 2-0 in last year's Eastern Conference final.
Chances were hard to find for the Dynamo, which featured a starting lineup including ten returning players. Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis made his first game appearance after suffering a torn quad in last year's Eastern Conference title game.