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The Official Houston Dynamo / MLS Thread

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  1. Beavis Stiffler

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    I know I’m late on this. Here’s highlights from last Saturday vs. the Columbus Crew.



    The Dynamo are now off to their best start with a 5-1-1 record. Next up is the big rivalry game against FC Dallas at home.
     
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    Love the start.

    DD
     
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    Team looks great. The depth up front is fantastic. Boniek is playing like 5 years ago. Struna has some how actually been a great signing.
     
  4. Roc Paint

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    Houston's home dominance to get big test from DC

    The Houston Dynamo's home dominance will be tested by one of the league's top road teams when D.C. United visits on Saturday night.

    Houston (6-2-2, 20 points) is 5-0-2 on its own pitch this season, while D.C. enters the match with just one loss (3-1-2) in six road games. D.C. United -- leading the Eastern Conference at 7-3-3 (24 points) -- has already accumulated more road points this year than it did during the entire 2018 season.


    The Dynamo are playing their third match in an eight-day stretch, while D.C. is playing for the third time in only seven days.

    Owing to the congested schedule, D.C. rested several regulars in a 0-0 draw at Toronto FC on Wednesday. Despite the second-choice lineup and being outshot by a whopping 36-3 margin (13-2 shots on goal), D.C. United managed a clean sheet.

    "I think before the game with the changes we made, we would have took a point," forward Wayne Rooney said. "And then we kept a few players fresh for Saturday, which at this point, it only becomes a good point if we take three on Saturday."

    The Dynamo are also coming off a midweek draw, 1-1 at home against the Portland Timbers on Wednesday. Houston was the club feeling the offensive frustration in that match, managing just the one goal despite 19 total shots.

    "We know that we are creating a lot of opportunities and we just need to get that final touch to finish the play," said Mauro Manotas, who scored the Dynamo's goal. "Just a little more quality at the end and a little more patience to either score the goal or lay the ball off to a teammate in a better position."

    Rooney and Manotas lead their respective sides with six goals apiece.

    After missing Houston's first nine league games due to a knee injury, DaMarcus Beasley returned to play the full 90 minutes against Portland. Beasley could be questionable for another start on Saturday, if the club doesn't want to over-exert him during the short week.

    Maynor Figueroa isn't likely to be available for Houston after learning just moments after the conclusion of Wednesday's match of his father's death. D.C. United will be without Chris Durkin (international duty), while Junior Moreno is questionable after missing United's last match, also because of the death of his father.

    --Field Level Media
     
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    Dynamo rally to defeat D.C. United 2-1
     
  6. Beavis Stiffler

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    Dynamo's DaMarcus Beasley to retire at end of season
     
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    I think the CONCACAF Champions League is more important than The Leagues Cup because winning the CONCACAF Champions League gets you to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup and play against the winners from the UEFA Champions League and South America’s Copa Libertadores. That’s my opinion.
     
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    Austin FC season ticket deposits totaled over 30,000 desired seats. Some of those deposits will back out and others won’t buy as many tickets as they requested but it’s still a good start.
     
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    I'm pleasantly surprised by that. I still think SA would've been a better market long term but It's good to see that there's this much interest in Austin.
     
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    Bexar county spent 20 million buying that stadium in prep for the MLS and it looks like that’ll be a waste.
     
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    Have they not fired Cabrerra yet? After last night's s**tshow and how terrible they've been, the dude still has a job? Just more proof that winning is secondary. They've become the Texans of the MLS.
     
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    Appreciate that Harden bought into the Dynamo, and generally speaking franchise values increase, but this to me is like buying into a minor league team, in a market that hasn't shown the ability to grow ( u.s.), so while there has always been this explosive potential for soccer for decades, and Houston does appear to be a decent soccer city, I don't understand the investment. Never cared much about operating losses because the value is in the brand and the sell, but this just seems like a losing situation. Think the league is sustainable otherwise it wouldn't have made it this far, but who's making the money and how seem to be in ambiguous and vague at best.
     
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