Two late goals led the Portland Timbers to a 2-0 victory of the Houston Dynamo in a preseason scrimmage on Wednesday evening at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz.
For the first time in his career Andrew Driver sat at home on Christmas Day not knowing what his future held.
The Scottish winger was enjoying time with his family on a holiday break for the first time since becoming a professional, but his career was in flux as negotiations with the Houston Dynamo had stalled and he did not know where 2014 would take him.
The Houston Dynamo fell to the Colorado Rapids, 3-2, in a preseason scrimmage on Sunday morning at Methodist Champions Field at Houston Sports Park. Tony Cascio and Giles Barnes scored goals for the Dynamo, who will travel to Tucson, Ariz. on Tuesday to continue preseason.
Houston Dynamo's David Horst welcomes a new opportunity in Orange: "I couldn't ask for anything better right now"
One of the worst moments of David Horst's career came against Houston. Now a member of the Dynamo, the defender is looking forward to creating some happy memories wearing orange.
The Dynamo traded with the Portland Timbers last December for the rights to the tall and strong center back, filling a vacancy opened by Bobby Boswell 's departure for D.C. United.
Alex López knows his Houston Dynamo career did not get off to the start anyone envisioned.
Better late than never: Midfielder Andrew Driver makes his way back to Houston to finish what he started
HOUSTON – No one can argue with the Houston Dynamo's playoff success. Two MLS Cups, four Eastern Conference titles and an additional two appearances in conference title games speaks for itself.
The regular season, however, has often been a grind. While they have used their gritty style for playoff success, it makes for a long 34-game season. In addition, they haven't done themselves any favors with playoff seeding in recent years.
The Houston Dynamo got their preseason match schedule started on Wednesday with their annual scrimmage against the Dynamo Academy U-18s, cruising to a 4-0 win with three goals in the second half.
The weather was wintry at Houston Sports Park on Monday but spring is closer than it seems. It is 65 days since the end of last season and only 41 days until the first kick of the 2014 MLS campaign. For the players, it is time to get back to work.