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High drama: Late goals by the Dynamo

The Dynamo have given us some great memories over their six years of existence, often in the form of late dramatics. Robertson Stadium has been an intimidating place for opponents, in part because the Dynamo seem to keep pressing until they pull out a results. In fact, almost 20 percent of Dynamo home games in all competitions (24 out of 123) have seen Houston either win or tie the game with a goal in the final 15 minutes.

Alex Dixon's 93rd-minute winner on Saturday is the most recent addition to that tradition, and while my by-now infamous call on SportsTalk 790 termed it "the most dramatic finish in Robertson Stadium regular-season history," a few goals on this list might give Dixon a run for his money:


4/22/06Real Salt LakeDwayne De Rosario842-1 Win
6/3/06LA GalaxyEddie Robinson852-1 Win
9/30/06D.C. UnitedBrian Ching861-0 Win
10/29/06Chivas USA (playoffs)Brian Ching92+2-0 Win*
8/14/07Pachuca (SuperLiga)Eddie Robinson832-2 Tie (ET)
8/25/07Columbus CrewNate Jaqua801-1 Tie
11/2/07FC Dallas (playoffs)Brian Ching974-1 Win*
4/6/08FC DallasGeoff Cameron91+3-3 Tie
5/10/08Colorado RapidsDwayne De Rosario (pk)872-1 Win
7/29/08Pachuca (SuperLiga)Bobby Boswell772-0 Win
10/7/08San Francisco F.C. (CCL)Dwayne De Rosario882-1 Win
10/15/08San Jose EarthquakesStuart Holden93+2-1 Win
6/20/09Real Salt LakeBrian Ching891-1 Tie
8/9/09Chicago FireStuart Holden (pk)833-2 Win
9/19/09Real Salt LakeBrad Davis813-2 Win
11/8/09Seattle Sounders (playoffs)Brian Ching951-0 Win*
6/26/10Colorado RapidsJoseph Ngwenya792-2 Tie
6/29/10Miami FC (U.S. Open Cup)Lovel Palmer801-0 Win
7/15/10Pachuca (SuperLiga)Joseph Ngwenya852-1 Win
7/31/10New York Red BullsBrian Mullan902-2 Tie
8/21/10Chicago FireBrian Ching854-3 Win
4/17/11New England RevolutionHunter Freeman861-0 Win
5/28/11FC DallasColin Clark872-2 Tie
8/20/11Real Salt LakeAlex Dixon93+3-2 Win

* game-winning goal on aggregate

More common than usual this year have been late dramatics on the road, where the Dynamo have earned eight ties in 12 road games this year, several times with a late equalizer. In fact, this year's results account for four out of 11 Dynamo dramatic away goals:


5/13/06at FC Dallasown goal811-1 Tie
5/27/06at New England RevolutionRyan Cochrane851-1 Tie
6/24/07at K.C. WizardsPatrick Ianni811-0 Win
5/17/08at Chicago FireBobby Boswell822-1 Win
5/28/08at FC DallasDwayne De Rosario93+2-2 Tie
7/1/08at Charleston Battery (U.S. Open Cup)Steve Wondolowski891-1 Tie (ET)
11/1/08at New York Red Bulls (playoffs)Kei Kamara851-1 Tie
4/23/11at Chicago FireBobby Boswell831-1 Tie
6/25/11at D.C. UnitedBrian Ching892-2 Tie
8/6/11at Philadelphia UnionGeoff Cameron841-1 Tie
8/17/11at New England RevolutionBobby Boswell901-1 Tie

Which one of these goals stands out the most in your memory? Where does Dixon's tally rank in Dynamo history? Post a Facebook comment below or tweet @HoustonDynamo and let us know what you think.