The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (LHUSOC) will take center stage on Wednesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, where FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo will meet in the quarterfinals of the United […]
The cross-state rivalry between Houston and Dallas might be one of the greatest city rivalries in the nation. Saturday night, the feud on the pitch between FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo writes another chapter.
As the MLS season enters the month of August, the Houston Dynamo are in eighth place in the Western Conference, five points out of the final playoff spot.
Last week, the Dynamo got a huge 3-0 home win over Los Angeles, the second place team in the West. If Houston is to make a serious run at the playoffs, they have to get a streak going, and keep their offense churning like it did last Saturday night.
The Dynamo entered Saturday night in ninth place in the MLS standings. With an offense that has been struggling as of late, Houston needed their attack to come together to pick up one big win to start a streak, and possibly even make a run at the playoffs.
They got that win on Saturday in the form of a 3-0 lashing of the Los Angeles Galaxy (9-7-7), who sit in second in the Western Conference, in Houston.
The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup finishes on Sunday, and while one of the region’s behemoths is there, another is missing. Mexico found a way to make the final in part possibly due to some questionable circumstances, but Jamaica is in the final on their own merit and look to continue their form.
In an ironic twist, players from the league that was created in the US to help grow the US National Team program are the reason the Americans were eliminated from the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wednesday.
The Americans entered Wednesday a perfect 3-0-0 all-time against the Jamaicans in Gold Cup play, but the games were all very close. Tonight, Jamaica finally got the better of the United States in a 2-1 win in the Gold Cup semifinals.
FC Dallas’ JeVaughn Watson, the Houston Dynamo’s Giles Barnes and Jamaica take on the United States in the first Gold Cup Semifinal today in a bit of a David v. Goliath match, but all may not be what it seems.
Trying to make their first US Open Cup semifinals since 2009, the Dynamo led Sporting KC late and after a penalty kick save, looked possibly on their way to the next round, although they were handicapped and the question was whether they could survive.
But Sporting reeled off three goals in 20 minutes to stun Houston 3-1 on their way to advancing to the US Open Cup semifinals.