Dynamo set new record and more milestones from Sunday night
When the Houston Dynamo look back at Sunday's 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire, they will see three hard-fought points in the standings. In the grand scheme of things, however, Sunday's game represented so much more.
With the win, the Dynamo extended their home unbeaten streak in all competitions to an MLS record 35 straight games. Houston also went unbeaten in its 29th consecutive regular season home match, tying Real Salt Lake for most all-time. The Dynamo will have a chance to break that record when they host the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, April 28.
Houston's streak is also the third longest home unbeaten streak in North American professional sports history. The NBA's Chicago Bulls went unbeaten for 44 straight games from 1995-96 and the NHL's Montreal Canadiens went unbeaten for 38 straight games (regular season and playoffs) during the 1976-77 season.
Sunday's win also improved the Dynamo's 2013 record to 4-2-0 (12 points) and gave them their best six-game start in league play since 2006, when they also started 4-2-0.
Following the match, Dynamo players and coaches spoke about their home consistency throughout their tenure in Houston. The Dynamo are now 4-0-0 at home in 2013. Remarkably, the Dynamo have won four or more consecutive home games five times in franchise history. In 2007, 2008 and again in 2009, the club had a stretch in which it won five straight home games. In 2012, the Dynamo won four straight home games from July 15-August 3.
Lastly, Sunday's win was the 125th win in all competitions for the Dynamo.
Individual Milestones (courtesy @MattPedersen5)
When it comes to individual accomplishments, defender Bobby Boswell started his 150th regular season game for the Dynamo on Sunday, becoming only the second player (Brad Davis) to accomplish that feat for Houston.
Forward Will Bruin tallied his second goal last night and his 23rd career goal in all competitions. The third-year striker moved past current Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden for fourth place on Houston's all-time scoring chart.
And believe it or not, but the Dynamo are six games into the season and the person leading the team in assists in not the club's all-time assist leader Brad Davis, Honduran international Boniek Garcia nor any other player who spends most of the match in the attacking third. The Dynamo's assist leader is right back Kofi Sarkodie, who assisted on Davis' game-winning goal last night for his team-leading third of the season.