The Benny Awards continue ever onward. Today, the Bobby Award for the team's most improved player.
The Benny Awards continue ever onward, and to day its time to give the Bobby Award, given to the team's most improved player. It's named for former United standout and current Houston Dynamo defender Bobby Boswell, who went from an undrafted rookie to Defender Of The Year in just a two-year stretch.
When it became clear a week ago that the Houston Dynamo would be without starting centerbacks Bobby Boswell (suspension) and Jermaine Taylor (injured), their looming trip to Sporting Park to take on Sporting KC suddenly looked like too tall a task.
Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall had other ideas, turning in the kind of effort that reminded us why he has been called in as part of the U.
FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman On today's game... It was a pretty wide-open game with two teams that put everything on the field. They are very hard-working and had a lot of different weapons coming at us. We got goals today from a defender, a midfielder and a forward, which is seldom you ever get all three lines scoring goals.
The Houston Dynamo crushed CD FAS at home and Municipal narrowly defeated Chorillo FC in the CONCACAF Champions League on September 20, 2012.
Houston Dynamo 4-0 CD FAS
The Dynamo moved closer towards a spot in the quarterfinals with a thorough victory at BBVA Compass Stadium. Summer transfer window signing Giles Barnes scored his goal as a Dynamo player with a 21st minute strike.
The Houston dynamo had no problem putting away CD FAS on Thursday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in a 4-0 shutout. Balancing their Major League Soccer schedule, home field, and the quality of their opponent, Houston went with a transitional lineup that included a mix of regulars and squad players. Giles Barnes put the Dynamo up a goal in the 21st minute and it was 2-0 when Bobby Boswell scored in the 44th.
KC left it late but pulled a point out against Houston at home last night on NBC Sports. Houston came out and played the same game that has become the blue print for playing Sporting KC at home. They bunkered in and tried to limit Kansas City's chances and strike on the counter. The Dynamo worked it to perfection, because while Sporting had over 4 times the number of shots (28-6) and 3 times the number of shots on goal (9-3) they grabbed a 1-0 lead 13 minutes into the second half and almost pulled off a big 1-0 win before CJ Sapong struck late to salvage a point.
Well now, it would appear that Sporting Kansas City is back on top of the Eastern Conference. So
hey, Goliath, don't mind this thing I've got swinging from my hand. And this little Orange grenade
I'm putting into the end of it? Really. Just a meaningless detail.
The Houston Dynamo will have played a first-place team three times this season and have only
New Dynamo DP is having an easier than expected transition from the Honduran League to MLS. He
has already help set up a goal and has played "well on both sides of the ball" in three 90 minute
shifts. (MLS Soccer)
Jonathon and Eddie discuss the upcoming home stand, players returning from injury, and DC
It's been only 2 weeks since Sporting Kansas City handed Houston their first loss at home on the season. Since then Houston has actually started a losing streak at home, losing to New England last weekend as well. So tomorrow at Sporting Park, the Dynamo will be looking for a matter of revenge. The games between these two teams lately have already been intense and physical, and now Houston comes into the game with the extra chip on their shoulder looking for pay back for KC giving them their first loss at BBVA Compass Stadium and their first loss in almost 2 years at home.
The Houston Dynamo extended their unbeaten run at BBVA Compass Stadium by shutting out an injured San Jose Earthquakes side. The Dynamo welcomed back its players that were out on international duty and put in a great team effort that defended well and created chances on goal. Houston Dynamo Player Ratings:
Nobody on the Dynamo knows Brian Ching better than Bobby Boswell. They room together on the road and they are usually together off the pitch when they're not with their girlfriends or families, so Boswell was happy to hear that his pal has signed a contract to be a player-coach this season.
"He's my roommate and we hang out a lot," Boswell said.
In their final match in the Desert Friendlies, the Houston Dynamo fell to the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1. The Dynamo went up early with Bobby Boswell heading in a free kick from Giles Barnes, but the Whitecaps drew even three minutes later and got a game winner in the second half.
The Dynamo started the match with four of their back five starters - Tally Hall, Kofi Sarkodie, Boswell, and Jermaine Taylor.
The wait is over! The ballots have been submitted, counted, recounted, and are now here for your viewing pleasure. Dynamo Theory will announce the 2012 Creamsicles award winners one by one over the next 10 days, continuing with Defender of the Year.
We have a Creamsicles Storystream that will keep you updated with the entire list of award winners here.
With Calen Carr's injury being confirmed as a torn ACL, the Houston Dynamo will likely look in several places for a viable replacement.
The first option will come this Friday at noon as the MLS will hold the 2012 Re-Entry Draft. Players listed as available below could still opt out of the draft if they can come to terms on an agreement with their current club.
The Houston Dynamo can win the 2012 MLS Cup on Saturday. No question about it. Will they? Who the heck knows, it's a one game playoff finale and anything can happen. I happen to think the Dynamo are uniquely suited to beat the Galaxy for a couple reasons and of course I'd be glad to share them with you.
With their victory Sunday, the Dynamo finished undefeated at home in their inaugural season at BBVA Compass Stadium. Including the playoffs, the Dynamo finished with a 19-game home unbeaten streak against MLS competition.
"To say that we went the year and (the fans) never had to come into this stadium and see us lose, I think that's huge," Bobby Boswell said.
The Dynamo took care of business tonight at home, easily defeating C.D. FAS 4-0 and setting up a likely winner takes the group match in late October against Olimpia. Giles Barnes opened his Dynamo account with a rocket goal and Bobby Boswell, Cam Weaver and Calen Carr got in on the fun as well.
Giles Barnes put the Dynamo ahead in the 21st minute with a rocket from 25 yards out.
What really needs to be said about this game that hasn't already been thought or said. The
Dynamo are slumping, having gone 0-2-2 since briefly taking over first place over a month ago, and
they're in the midst of a fight for a playoff spot. They need a result tonight and it's going to be
damn difficult thanks to a combination of factors.
In the weekend leading up to the MLS All-Star Game, some teams showed their dominance, while
others took steps in the wrong direction. Saturday saw Dallas FC make a complete mockery of the
Portland Timbers, who have now lost four in a row. Meanwhile, the New York Red Bulls continued
their impressive home lossless streak, dispatching the Union 2-0.
Sure, the Dynamo benefited by a pair of red cards in the last two games, but they definitely have
made a huge statement with consecutive victories over D.C. United (4-0) and Sporting Kansas City
(2-1) in the span of four days. "It doesn't matter how the games go," Bobby Boswell said. "It
doesn't matter that [.
The Dynamo front office loves to whine about their lack of coverage, but they have plenty of egg on their face after only an announced crowd of 20,019 showed up to the season opener. There is no reason why the Dynamo shouldn't sell out every game in this diverse city with hundreds of thousands of kids playing soccer.
This is where you can really steal some good fantasy points in MLS Fantasy Manager. Defenders are MUCH cheaper than their other outfield counterparts, and with some of the upper echelon defenders scoring big amounts of fantasy points, you'll be wise to spend some money on stud defenders.
Every year that we've held the Benny Awards, we've given out ten different superlative awards to players on the D.C. United roster. In years past, the tenth award was called the Benny, and it was given to the player with the highest average player rating from matches over the course of the season.
Their Words "We missed a little bit of accuracy in our final ball, but overall to come away from here with a point you need something special spirit-wise and we have shown that." Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Other Sources Toluca gunning for title record in Liga MX final against Tijuana - from Football.
Jose de Jesus Ortiz posted on Twitter a short time ago that Jermaine Taylor did not practice with the team today. With only one full day of practice remaining before the Wednesday playoff match against Sporting Kansas City in the 2nd leg of the Conference semifinals, Taylor looks doubtful to play.
Troy Perkins, Bryan Namoff, Bobby Boswell (Devon McTavish, 59), Greg Vanney, Marc Burch (Rod Dyachenko, 41), Ben Olsen, Christian Gomez, Clyde Simms, Fred, Luciano Emilio (Nicholas Addlery, 65), Jaime Moreno. These were the D.C. United starters and substitutes that took on the Chicago Fire five years ago tomorrow in what was, until now, the team's last playoff game.
With a 10-save effort in San Jose, the Chicago Fire goalkeeper put forth a top-notch performance
strong enough to capture SBI MLS Best XI recognition for Week 21. While Johnson guided the effort
in the back, a trio of forwards put in noteworthy showings as well, as Columbus' Jairo Arrieta,
Real Salt Lake's Alvaro Saborio and Seattle's Eddie Johnson all factored in two goals apiece for
their respective teams in big wins.