MLS Regular Season
Houston Dynamo's Ricardo Clark celebrates return to lineup with key goal in win over Vancouver Whitecaps
The plan was for Ricardo Clark to take his foot off the pedal.
The Houston Dynamo midfielder was making his first appearance back in the lineup Saturday night against the Vancouver Whitecaps after missing four matches due to a hamstring injury. So while he sat back to prevent another setback with his health, midfield partner Alex was the one who was supposed to get forward.
Ricardo Clark helped pump life into the Houston Dynamo’s playoff chances Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, scoring in his first game back from a hamstring injury to push the club to a 2-0 win over the nine-men Vancouver Whitecaps.
Get ready for a full weekend of soccer with the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium
It's all sunshine and clear skies when the Houston Dynamo return to BBVA Compass Stadium tonight to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Tonight's match, presented by Xfinity, is an important one for the Dynamo who are chasing that final playoff spot (TICKETS).
The Dynamo are hoping that home comforts replenish their playoff hopes as the MLS season heads towards its climax, starting with Saturday’s visit of the Vancouver Whitecaps to BBVA Compass Stadium (8 p.m. CT, TICKETS).
Ricardo Clark plays the part of invincible man well.
The midfielder with seemingly endless energy represents the standard for what a box-to-box MLS midfielder should be. At 32 years old, he’s even found an attacking touch late in his career, with an MLS-career-high five goals in 2015 with eight games left to go.
It's a remarkable development, especially since two years ago Clark wasn’t even sure if he’d ever play again.
The Houston Dynamo went into the second half of their Wednesday night game against the Colorado Rapids tied 1-1 and with every chance to pull out a victory and make up ground in the Western Conference playoff race.
Instead, Houston managed just one shot on target, conceded a late goal and fell 2-1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park to absorb another hit to their fading playoff chances.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids continue to keep their postseason hopes alive, taking home a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on the back of a late Kevin Doyle goal Wednesday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The winner from Doyle came after the teams exchanged first-half penalty kicks, with Vicente Sanchez converting for Colorado and Brad Davis for Houston.
Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Saturday, August 29, 8:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
ROOT SPORTS Southwest (Alternate Channel) - 8:00 p.m. CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM - 8:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM / 101.7 FM - 8:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. pregame)
Sirius XM FC (channel 85) - 8:00 p.m.
It may not have been the message the Houston Dynamo wanted to hear after squandering a 2-0 halftime lead Friday against the Portland Timbers in a game that ended in a 2-2 draw, but head coach Owen Coyle said it was a night full of positives for his side.
Not content with the drama of a very late winner last week, the Portland Timbers weathered a two-goal deficit at halftime to come back and tie the Houston Dynamo 2-2 at Providence Park on Friday night.
Goals from Boniek García and Will Bruin put the visitors ahead, before Darlington Nagbe narrowed the scoreline for the Timbers in the final quarter-hour, and Lucas Melano scored his first goal in a Timbers jersey to bring the hosts level.