The Houston Dynamo suffered their first defeat of the
2010 season Saturday, falling 2-0 to the Los Angeles Galaxy at
Robertson Stadium. Galaxy forward Edson Buddle scored both goals after
capitalizing on defensive errors in the first half, giving him five
goals in three games. The Dynamo are now one of four teams tied for
second in the Western Conference with four points.
Houston goalkeeper Pat Onstad made the 200th MLS regular season start of his career, eighth all-time among goalkeepers. The start was Onstad’s 150th start for the Dynamo in all competitions, a club record.
Jamaican Lovel Palmer made his second appearance for the Dynamo when he replaced Richard Mulrooney in the 29th minute after Mulrooney suffered a right knee injury. Midfielder Danny Cruz made his season debut when he came on for Dominic Oduro in the 71st minute.
Houston midfielder Brad Davis made the 120th start of his Dynamo career in all competitions, fifth in club history. Defender Eddie Robinson and midfielder Corey Ashe, a halftime substitute, each made his 105th career appearance in all competitions, tied for 10th in Dynamo history.
The Dynamo played without forwards Brian Ching (hamstring) and Cam Weaver (knee). With Ching injured, defender Bobby Boswell wore the captain’s armband, and Brian Mullan wore it in the second half.
The Galaxy became the fourth team in MLS history to begin the year with three shutouts. Other teams were the 1999 Dallas Burn, the 2007 New York Red Bulls (also coached by Bruce Arena), and the 2009 Seattle Sounders.
The Dynamo host Chivas USA next Saturday in their first afternoon home game of the season, wrapping up Houston’s three-game homestand.
Next Game: Saturday, April 17, vs. Chivas USA, Robertson Stadium, 3:00 p.m.