MLS Regular Season

All things considered: Recovering Houston Dynamo content to build on road point in Philadelphia

Dynamo pushed for three points, but satisfied with a draw after late ejection
All things considered
Road point
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Soccer is a game of context, and the circumstances at the final whistle made a point on the road against the Philadelphia Union a welcome one for the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

Match Stats: Dynamo at Philadelphia

Dynamo don't allow a shot on goal as they record third shutout of 2014
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Match Stats

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Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 0, Philadelphia Union 0

Dynamo snap three-game losing streak with a point after going down to 10 men in second half
Recap: Dynamo 0, Union 0
Match Recap
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CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo both hoped to snap winless streaks Saturday.

Neither of them could.

In an Eastern Conference matchup between two slumping clubs, the Union and Dynamo played to a scoreless draw in front of 17,301 fans at PPL Park.

Preview: Houston Dynamo at Philadelphia Union

Dynamo continue road swing trying to break losing streak against the Union
Preview: Dynamo at Philly
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, April 19, 3:00 p.m. CT
PPL Park, Chester, PA

Four years after South Africa, Houston Dynamo's Ricardo Clark and Philadelphia Union's Maurice Edu reunite

After competing for spots at the 2010 World Cup, Clark and Edu battle once more in MLS
Clark vs. Edu
Clark vs. Edu
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Four years ago, Maurice Edu and Ricardo Clark lined up next to each other on the same USMNT squad in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The pair battled for the same minutes in midfield and ultimately ended up sharing the load in then-U.S. head coach Bob Bradley’s midfield.

Houston Dynamo's up-and-down form early on is trend shared across Major League Soccer

As Dynamo look to rebound against the Union, no team has really pulled away in the standings
Momentum swings
Momentum swings
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Even if they feel that recent results have not reflected performances, the bottom line is that the Dynamo visit the Philadelphia Union on Saturday (3 p.m. CT, CSN Plus) feeling the frustration of a three-match losing streak.

The hat-trick of defeats is a surprise after the Dynamo began the season with a pair of victories and because this is a veteran team that expects consistency and rarely experiences sustained disappointment.

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Steph chats about the three-headed monster at centerback, AJ Cochran's debut and an update on Brad Davis.

Road result in Philadelphia could unleash a "waterfall" of confidence and wins for Houston Dynamo

Dynamo players say getting results on the road will factor in finding proper comfort levels
On the road again
Road results
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For the Houston Dynamo, Saturday afternoon at PPL Park will be about them. The Philadelphia Union have their attention, yes, but in the midst of their first three-game losing streak since losing four straight in 2010, the Dynamo know the only way out is to turn their focus inwards.

That focus is what Houston is hoping provides them with something they have rarely felt early in 2014.

Gateway to MLS: Houston Dynamo defender AJ Cochran is the latest in a long line of St. Louis-area soccer products

Dynamo rookie follows the path of teammates Brad Davis, Will Bruin from St. Louis to Houston
Gateway to MLS
St. Louis ties

The nearest MLS club is 250 miles away but St Louis can still claim to be one of the most influential cities in American soccer.

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