Who were the Top 3 Wednesday Night Heroes?
Will Bruin (HOU) – 2 goals, 2 assist in 4-0 win over D.C.
Thierry Henry (NY) – 2 goals in 2-1 win over MTL
Adam Jahn (SJ) – 1 goal in 2-1 win over TOR
Blas Perez (DAL) – Drew PK, 2 key passes in 1-1 draw with POR
Nick Rimando (RSL) – Clutch PK save in 2-1 win over NE
Djimi Traore (SEA) – 1 goal in 1-0 win over KC
Dynamo broadcast Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM at a new time of 6-7 p.m.
Guests for the show include Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear, forward Will Bruin and Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi.
The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.
D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo meet for the second time this season when the Eastern Conference foes face off at RFK Stadium on Saturday evening. United are looking to put a halt to a five-game losing streak, returning to action after a 3-0 loss at Columbus two weekends ago. The Dynamo are coming off a famous victory, knocking off the LA Galaxy 1-0 in Carson last weekend in an MLS Cup rematch. The Dynamo defeated United 2-0 when the clubs met in Houston in the opening weekend of the season.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Garcia, Moffat, Davis (C), Driver; Bruin, Barnes.
Subs: Marscheider, Brunner, Chabala, Camargo, Dixon, Ching, Johnson.
D.C. United: Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; Porter, Kitchen, Augusto, Sanchez; De Rosario, Rafael.
Subs: Willis, Riley, Pajoy, Saragosa, White, Townsend, DeLeon.
News broke overnight that Sir Alex Ferguson, one of the most successful managers that world football has seen, has stepped down as manager of Manchester United. So who better to reflect on one of the most successful managers in European football than one of the most successful managers in American soccer? We caught up with Dominic Kinnear to get his thoughts on the career of Sir Alex.
HoustonDynamo.com: What are your thoughts on the career of Sir Alex Ferguson?
Dominic Kinnear: Well he was not only successful at Manchester United, he won the Winner's Cup with Aberdeen in 1983. You could say he is the best manager of modern football. His record speaks for himself, as does the list of players he has coached and the longevity he has had at one club
HD: What about Ferguson's career stands out to you?
DK: Well, I don't think it's easy to coach superstars all the time. When you look at the amount of respect people have for him around world football, when he has those players come in, they automatically play as hard as anybody. Also, Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world and for a guy to withstand the pressure all those years and be successful, year after year, it’s probably the most impressive managerial career you could look at.
HD: Is there one accomplishment in his career that stands out to you?
DK: For me, it's when he managed Aberdeen and they beat Real Madrid in the Winner's Cup. That was impressive because a small club, like Aberdeen, was able to beat Real Madrid over two legs. When you see the great players that have played for him and the way they talk about him, you know he’s done something special.
It was a good week for Dynamo man Brian Ownby, as he tallied a goal and an assist for the Richmond Kickers in their USL Pro match against the Charlotte Eagles on Saturday, May 4.
Ownby gave Richmond the early lead in the 14th minute of the match (0:40 in the video below). Chasing down a long ball from defender William Yomby, the second year man out of Virginia deftly lofted the bouncing ball over the onrushing goalkeeper for his first goal with the Kickers.
The Dynamo midfielder then provided his 2nd assist of his loan spell in 34th minute to give the Kickers a 2-0 lead (2:30 in the video below). Ownby headed down a bouncing ball at the top of the 18 yard box while under heavy pressure into the path of Stanley Nyazamba. The onrushing attacker slotted it into the far corner to give Richmond a two goal advantage.
Ownby finished his night early in a 69th minute substitution. Charlotte came back with three goals in the second half, but Richmond scored an equalizer in the dying seconds of stoppage time to preserve a draw.
Richmond's next match is this Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. CT against Antigua Barracuda FC.