The Dynamo beat Western Conference playoff contender the Portland Timbers 3-1 thanks to a Mauro Manotas hat-trick
1) Mauro Manotas did very well in this one (duh), but a big shout out should go to how the team handled how it ran its offense which scored all 3 of its goals from breakaway plays (okay 1 was a PK, but it began with a turnover that led to the correct penalty decision).
After a 3-0 win over San Antonio, the Toros will take on OKC Energy FC in the USL playoffs.
RGVFC Ruins Rival's Run
It was another hotly contested South Texas Derby in the Valley on Saturday night. A game with serious playoff implications for RGVFC and San Antonio FC, felt like an early glimpse into USL playoff action.
EA Sports has released FIFA 17 ratings for every Dynamo player, so it's time to see how they did.
EA Sports' FIFA 17 will be coming out on Tuesday, September 27th in the United States. The free demo is out now, as are the ratings for every player in the game.
You may or may not have seen them yet — here are all of the ratings, and here are the Dynamo's ratings — but I will be taking you through some players on the Dynamo and evaluating whether or not EA got the ratings correct.
Dash finish 2016 with a 3-2 loss against Seattle Reign FC
The streak was almost over.
For 75 minutes, the Houston Dash looked poised for their first-ever victory over Seattle Reign FC, but Kim Little had different plans on how to close out the 2016 season and Reign FC captain Keelin Winters' career.
The Dynamo ride a hat-trick from Mauro Manotas to defeat the defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers 3-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Dynamo seem to be a team possessed these days; as they are now finding ways to actually win matches. Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, the Dynamo bested the defending champion Portland Timbers 3-1, bringing their current win streak to two matches – their highest streak of the 2016 season.
Mauro Manotas scores three times against the Portland Timbers in Houston's 3-1 win.
Saturday night the Houston Dynamo hosted the Portland Timbers, a team kicking off a playoff push. By the final whistle the Dynamo looked less like a last place team and more like a team that should be making a playoff push of their own.
The Portland Timbers are looking to make a playoff push while the Dynamo are hoping to spoil their playoff hopes. The Dynamo's once growing injury report seems to be shrinking as they have more players back from injury.
Coming off their second road win of the season the Dynamo will play the Timbers at BBVA this weekend. As the regular season is winding down Portland is in good position for postseason play but they'll need to keep it tight in their final four games to secure a playoff berth.
After, a 1-0 loss and a 1-0 win in California, RGVFC will face rival San Antonio FC at home to close the regular season.
Defeat To Dos, But Beat Blues
It was a mixed bag of results last week for RGVFC in California. On Wednesday, they had to stomach a 1-0 loss to LA Galaxy 2. It was an evenly played match throughout, the Toros possessing the ball well, but stifled by the great goalkeeping of Clement Diop all night.
Maidana's production, more press and more from the Dynamo's win in Sandy.
Real Salt Lake are now just three points ahead of Portland for fourth in the West and eight points behind FC Dallas in the Supporters' Shield standings after they lost 1-0 at home to the Dynamo. MLS at its finest.