I've seen the opinions of Houston Dynamo fans: The team is in a really bad place, it isn't playing the correct lineup, and Owen Coyle should be fired as manager. I've tried to downplay your concerns, saying it would blow over and the Dynamo were just sorting out the kinks of early season MLS.
Heading to Kansas this week, the Dash are ready to take on FC Kansas City who hasn't been doing so hot for being back-to-back NWSL champions.
The Houston Dash are headed to Swope Soccer Village in Missouri where they will take on reigning NWSL Champions FC Kansas City this Friday. After a tough draw at home against Sky Blue FC last Friday, the Dash hope their preparation this week is enough to add another win to their record.
Soccer referees are human, they make mistakes, but here's what they SHOULD be calling.
A few weeks back I'm sitting in BBVA Compass Stadium dumbfounded by another Houston Dynamo loss. Almost as important though, is the sheer fire burning in my throat from yelling at the refs for most of the game.
The Houston Dynamo failed to hold onto a 1-0 lead which led to a 2-0 victory for home side Real Salt Lake.
1) The Dynamo are winless since their 5-0 win over FC Dallas and are 1-5-2 overall which gives them a league worst 5 points. Against RSL the Dynamo once again failed to hold onto a lead as they allowed momentum to shift to their opponents.
Analyzing Leonel Miranda's goal in the second half of the Dynamo's 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake.
The last few installments of Dynamo Film Session haven't been the brightest for Dynamo fans. Going back and analyzing the time when the Dynamo gave away a crucial late goal against the Sounders or that game when they decided not to play defense against LA probably didn't lift your spirits.
Some observations from the Dynamo's 2-1 loss in Utah.
It was better from the Houston Dynamo.
It wasn't three points—or even one point—but it was a somewhat solid performance on the road against one of the league's best teams. Without some late-game offensive magic, Real Salt Lake would not have gotten a victory.
Sorting out the MLS players in contention for a spot on the US national team's Copa America roster.
US national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann will unveil the 40-man preliminary roster for the 2016 Copa America on Sunday. The tournament will be the most important competition hosted by US Soccer since the 1994 World Cup, and with Klinsmann's recent failures as coach, it will be an important tournament for the national team to prove it ranks among the 30 best in the world.
Dynamo get the first goal, but Salt Lake get the final two.
The Houston Dynamo managed to lose to Real Salt Lake in what is becoming typical Dynamo fashion. Houston was the first to score but then turned around and gave up multiple goals. Houston was called for 17 fouls and issues two yellow cards while RSL was called for just seven fouls all game.
In their eighth game of the season the Dynamo need to turn things around fast. They are sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference. They will be without Tyler Deric and Alex this week after Deric's in game red card and Alex' disciplinary committee decision.
At the current moment, it's hard to know how the Houston Dynamo will line up at Rio Tinto Stadium when they face Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. After the 4-1-4-1 formation's debut last week was cut short by an early red card, Owen Coyle doesn't have much information to work with when deciding whether it should be continued, although it looked serviceable in the 20 minutes it provided.
We spoke with Randal Serr at RSL Soapbox to talk about Real Salt Lake and the game ahead.
The Houston Dynamo lineup experiment last week never had time to gain traction or be accurately evaluated given Tyler Deric's early red card. However, the team was able to prevent Crew SC from scoring after their penalty which is a start given Houston's leaky record and the Crew's man advantage.