The Houston Dynamo and Portland Timbers played to a scoreless tie in a preseason scrimmage Saturday at Grande Sports World in Arizona. The Dynamo finished 2-0-1 in three scrimmages this week in Arizona.
Against Portland on Saturday, the Dynamo played two squads 45 minutes each in extremely windy, dusty conditions that made the game difficult for both teams. Cam Weaver had Houston's lone shot on goal of the game in the second half.
The matchup was the first meeting for the Dynamo with former assistant coach John Spencer, who was a coach in Houston for more than four seasons.
The Dynamo will return to Houston tonight and train Monday morning before traveling to Orlando, Florida, for a scrimmage against Seattle on Feb. 22 and the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic Feb. 24 and Feb. 26.
Next Preseason Game: Tuesday, February 22, 10 a.m. CT, Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders (scrimmage), Lake Buena Vista FL
MLS Opener: Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union, Robertson Stadium, Houston
Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo
February 19, 2011 -- Grande Sports World, Casa Grande AZ
Portland Timbers -- Troy Perkins, Steve Purdy, Eric Brunner, Kevin Goldthwaite, Rodney Wallace, Jeremy Hall (Sal Zizzo 46), James Marcellin, Peter Lowry, Darlington Nagbe (Roberto Ramirez 71), Kenny Cooper (Spencer Thompson 71), Ryan Pore.
Houston Dynamo -- Tally Hall (Tyler Deric 46), Hunter Freeman (Kofi Sarkodie 46), Andrew Hainault (Bobby Boswell 46), Jermaine Taylor (Eddie Robinson 46), Mike Chabala (Jordan Graye 46), Francisco Navas Cobo (Danny Cruz 46), Lovel Palmer (Richard Edwards 46), Geoff Cameron (Alex Dixon 46), Brad Davis (Josue Soto 46), Brian Ching (Cam Weaver 46), Will Bruin (Jason Garey 46).
HOU -- Bobby Boswell (caution) 48
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial