Bobby Boswell

Houston Dynamo

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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After a mid-week disappointing loss to New York Red Bulls, the Philadelphia Union play host to another team off to a disappointing start, Houston Dynamo.

PPL Park, Chester, PA
April 19, 2014
4:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Dynamo Theory
Starting XI
Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga Forward Brian Ching, Calen Carr
Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Stefani Miglioranzi, Justin Mapp Midfield Danny Cruz, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Brad Davis
Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan Defense Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe
Faryd Mondragon Goalkeeper Tally Hall
Zac MacMath, Roger Torres, Freddy Adu, Kyle Nakazawa, Amobi Okugo, Jack McInerney, Morgan Langley Bench Je-Vaughn Watson, Will Bruin, Carlo Costly, Colin Clark, Hunter Freeman, Jermaine Taylor, Tyler Deric
Stats (Explained Here)

The Best of Both Worlds - 2014 FBM Beer-view: Houston Dynamo

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With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off in just over a week we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.

And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.

Dynamo acquire centerback Horst from Timbers

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The Houston Dynamo may have just found someone capable of filling the void left behind by centerback Bobby Boswell.

Less than a week after allowing Boswell to leave the club via Stage 1 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft, the Dynamo announced they acquired the rights to central defender David Horst from the Portland Timbers via a trade on Tuesday.

Dynamo Theory scouting report on new (again) United defender Bobby Boswell

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We asked SB Nation's Houston Dynamo site about their outgoing center back.

As is our wont here in the wonderful world of SB Nation, when Bobby Boswell was reacquired from the Houston Dynamo, our first instinct here at B&RU was to pontificate on the meaning of our Re-Entry Mechanism/Process/Draft thing selection.

The Bobby Award: Pick D.C. United's most improved player

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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.

Kamara equalizer spoils stellar showing from Hall as Dynamo and Sporting KC tie

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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.

Grudge Match

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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.

Dynamo vs Earthquakes: Player Ratings

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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:

Tally Hall (5.

Quote Sheet: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas

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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.

Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas: The Video Room Pregame

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On Sunday, Rivalry Week will see the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas meet in the Texas Derby. On the line - El Capitan.

Houston has had the cannon for a while now and it's a fixture at BBVA Compass Stadium. They won't be looking to lose it.

Dallas is looking to rebound from a tough loss against Chivas USA and would love to have the cannon back in their possession after a long drought.

Jeff Parke

Filibuster podcast episode 76: You donated just enough to not boil my flesh and bones

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On tap tonight: Gin and Red Bull, Stella Artois, Resurrection Ale

D.C. United are on a two game winning streak, and your favorite podcast is back to talk about that and more. We start with a review of the game against the New York Red Bulls, talking about the Jeff Parke and Bobby Boswell bunkering in after the goal, Andrew Dykstra and his experience in Richmond helping him this season, Eddie Johnson's scoring woes and if they matter, and how Chris Rolfe has looked so far.

MLS Week 4: D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire Match HQ

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Two teams, no wins in 2014. The Black-and-Red host the Men in Red as each side looks for its first W of the 2014 season. Find all of Black and Red United's coverage for the week, right here.

I said it on this week's edition of Filibuster, and I will say it again here. I think that this game is a reckoning for a number of players, in particular Bobby Boswell, Jeff Parke, and Luis Silva.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire lineup: Day of reckoning

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While there is only one change from last week's lineup, the pressure is on players in a number of positions.

I said it on this week's edition of Filibuster, and I will say it again here. I think that this game is a reckoning for a number of players, in particular Bobby Boswell, Jeff Parke, and Luis Silva.

D.C. United

MLS Fantasy Focus: Deja Deuce

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There goes that man again...

For the second consecutive week, #USMNT is the scoring leader this round, with a total of 79 points. Clint Dempsey (SEA, $10.2) was the captain, and he scored two goals and assisted an own goal on the way to 28 points. Kyle Beckerman (RSL, $9.9) followed with a goal and 10 points, while Maurice Edu (PHI, $9.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS and soccer links for Tuesday 15 April 2014 - OMG IT'S TAX DAY

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Stadium struggles in cities that aren't DC, credit where it's due, and a new front-runner in the League's Biggest Douche race. Here is your morning dose of freedom, soccer style.

Here at B&RU, we like to make sure we provide good public service, and in that vein I'd like to remind everybody to file your tax returns if you're the procrastinating type that hasn't already done so.

Freedom Kicks - D.C. United, MLS and soccer links for 11 April 2014: The One Percenters

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On tap in today's Freedom Kicks: a video chat with Bobby Boswell and Dax McCarty, a preview of the Washington Spirit, a bump for USMNT, the highest earning MLS players, and so much more.

Stop staring at the cherry blossoms for five minutes, and get your Freedom Kicks. You're blocking traffic.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS and soccer links for 4 April 2014 - Sparks, Sharks, and Players' Mental Health

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In today's Freedom Kicks, we've got interviews with Boswell and Rolfe, a wake-up call about players' mental health, and World Cup travel tips.

March is over. The April matches are here. Tomorrow we turn a new leaf. Tomorrow we watch D.C. United collect three points from New England.

So rest your vocal cords.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS, and Champions League Links for Wednesday March 12, 2014

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D.C. United is trying to improve, parking costs, multiple Champions Leagues, Iditarod, and the chance to see a sensational movie for free. I know it's beautiful out - or at least, it will be until everything goes to hell later tonight - but for freedom's sake you should read these links.

Today's edition of Freedom Kicks looks at a few D.

D.C. United 0-3 Columbus Crew: New Season, Same Old Story As United Fall to Crew

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Many things have changed from 2013, but unfortunately change didn’t come in the result column as the Black-and-Red fell 3-0 to the Columbus Crew in the season opener at RFK Stadium

The fireworks that accompanied the singing of the national anthem before the game reflected a cautious optimism around RFK Stadium after a dreadful 2013 season and a drastic upheaval in playing staff.

D.C. United 2014 Preseason Minutes Tracker and Depth Chart, version 5

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Heading into the final match of the preseason, here's where everybody in camp stands.

Five games in the bag, and we all have a pretty good idea what D.C. United's depth chart will look like going into the opener on March 8. But just to make sure we keep up with these things, here's where our minutes tracker stands after Wednesday night's draw against the Charleston Battery.

D.C. United 0-1 Chicago Fire: United's preseason losing streak continues

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D.C. United's preseason losing streak continued, falling 1-0 against the Chicago Fire in their last preseason game in Florida.

The trend that has occured in D.C. United's first two preseason games continued in this morning's game against the Chicago Fire: United had good possession and a solid defense in the first half, which then fell apart in the second half when the substitutes were brought in.

D.C. United lineup: Taking a wild guess at who will start on March 8

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D.C. United is barely halfway through the offseason, but that won't prevent us from taking a look at the current form of the roster and guessing who will start on March 8.

With all of the moves that D.C. United have made so far this offseason (and especially this week), speculation naturally turns to how the team will fit all of these players into their lineup.

DC United: Rising From The Doom And Gloom Of 2013

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DC United had perhaps their worst ever season in 2013. With the exception of the US Open Cup win on theOctober 1, the Black-and-Reds recorded the joint worst record in MLS history with only 16 points to their name.

That was in the past though. For 2014, DC United can enter the season with the safe knowledge that they will be competing in the CONCACAF Champions League, with thanks to their remarkable U.

Soccer By Ives reporting that Dejan Jakovic has been sold to a team in Japan

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In a surprising move, it seems as though D.C. United has sold Dejan Jakovic to an unnamed Japanese team for a small fee.

Ives Galarcep, of Soccer By Ives fame, is reporting that D.C. United has sold Canadian center back Dejan Jakovic to an unnamed Japanese team for a small fee. While the allocation money that it generates will be minimal at best, the move does save United almost $300,000 in salary cap charges and makes the reasoning behind Wednesday's selection of Nana Attakora more clear.

Re-Entry Draft’s first stage sees some action

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PSP evaluates the MLS Re-Entry Draft's first stage, which saw the Union play Moneyball and DC United throw away money. (Pictured: One DC waste of money defending another?)

LAG Confidential gives us the scouting report on D.C. United's new fullback, Sean Franklin

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The skinny from a writer who's been covering Franklin's now-former team for SB Nation.

When D.C. United selected Sean Franklin with the #1 pick in today's first stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft Process, my first email was to Josie Becker, the managing editor over at our sister site LAG Confidential.

Philadelphia Union select midfielder Corben Bone in Re-Entry Draft

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The Union selected former Wake Forest and Chicago Fire midfielder Corben Bone in this afternoon's MLS Re-Entry Draft. Bone, 25, has played sparingly for Chicago in his 4 seasons in Major League Soccer.

With the sixth pick in today's MLS Re-Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Union selected former Generation Adidas midfielder Corben Bone.

United big movers in Stage One of Re-Entry Draft

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D.C. United selected Sean Franklin with their top pick in StageOne of the Re-Entry Draft andalso welcomed back defenderBobby Boswell to RFK after he was acquired in the second round this afternoon. United will be up first again for Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft next Thursday. As a result of these selections, United must [.

D.C. United is active in stage one of the Re-Entry Draft, selecting Sean Franklin and Bobby Boswell

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D.C. United addresses its biggest area of need in stage one of the Re-Entry Draft, picking up Sean Franklin and Bobby Boswell.

Typically, the first stage of the Re-Entry Draft is a quiet affair, building up to the more active second round. However, D.C. United became the first-ever team to select two players in the first stage, picking up Sean Franklin from the LA Galaxy in Round 1 and bringing Bobby Boswell back from the Houston Dynamo in Round 2.

Fabian Espindola

Early goal just enough as United hang on for 1-0 win over Red Bull

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Davy Arnaud's (8) 4th-minute goal stood up to give DC United their second consecutive win of the year over bitter rivals Red Bull New York. Photo: Martin Fernandez.

United secures first point of the season in 2-2 draw with Chicago

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Fabian Espindola's (tying goal) and Perry Kitchen's go-ahead score were not enough for United to secure 3 points at RFK. A late equalizer by the Fire's Quincy Amerikwa leveled the match at 2-2 and spoiled the party for the announced crowd of 9,445 fans, the smallest league crowd at RFK in over five years.

Sporting Kansas City

Match Preview: #HOUvNE

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The New England Revolutionkick of their MLS campaign this weekend in Houston, where the perennially potent Dynamo await. The match is set to take place on Saturday at 8:30 pm EST at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The hosts, who lost to the eventual MLS Cup winners Sporting Kansas City last season in the Conference finals, are hoping to return to theMLS Cup Finalby the end of the season after missing out on last year's championshipmatchfor the first time in three years.

MLS Week 13: Your Sunday Running Commentary

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Robbie Rogers is set to make his Los Angeles Galaxy debut tonight as the Galaxy face red-hot Seattle in the most high-profile match of the day in Major League Soccer.

Three matches fill the league schedule today, starting with the Eastern Conference rivalry clash between Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo.

Sean Franklin

Filibuster podcast episode 61: A Cloying Chocolatey Note

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On tap tonight: Devil's Backbone Schwartz Bier, Heavy Seas Peg-Leg Imperial Stout, and a New Belgium Accumlation White IPA

Filibuster - The Black and Red United Podcast is back for its final episode of 2013. We are in full offseason mode, and we take you through all of the transactions that have occurred so far this offseason, including the Eddie Johnson trade, as well as Bobby Boswell, Sean Franklin, Fabian Espindola, and Nana Attakora; we also bid farewell to those players who have left us.

Ferreira, De Rosario still available in stage two of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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Following the excitement of the first stage of the 2013 Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft, even more action is expected as we get set for the second stage.

A total of 48 players are available for the second stage of the Re-Entry Draft (3pm, Wednesday), including former MLS MVP winners David Ferreira and Dwayne De Rosario and other veterans such as Heath Pearce, Joe Cannon, Joel Lindpere, and Brian Mullin.

Santa Fe wants to buy Valdes’ rights “in installments,” College Cup news, more news

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Colombian report says Santa Fe wants to buy rights to Carlos Valdes, valued at $1.5m, "in installments." College Cup and Re-entry Draft News. Klinsmann gets new deal. More.

2013 Re-Entry Draft preview

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Who might the Union take in this week's Re-Entry Draft? PSP examines the options, including Philly native Bobby Convey (pictured), in this entirely too long preview.

The Rest

Freedom Kicks - D.C. United, MLS and soccer links for 28 March 2014: Puke, Pols, and Double Standards

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Boswell covers his mouth and gets puke on his jacket anyways. FIFA continues to embarrass itself. EJ wishes he was AJ. And Man U fans request a flyover.

Ladies and gentlemen! Good morning! Do you feel good? I bet you do. Leave your troubles outside. There are no troubles here. Here, life is beautiful.

Boswell and Harris exchange blows, but all in course of heated match

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Thanks to multiple blows from Colorado's Atiba Harris, the back of Bobby Boswell's head was throbbing and his right cheek had a huge bruise.

Harris head-butted Boswell during a corner kick shortly before Giles Barnes scored the tying goal in the 66th minute. Harris hit Boswell in the back of the head with his arm later in the second half.

Brilliant performance by Dynamo

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It's a shame there were only about 15,000 if that many at BBVA Compass Stadium Tuesday night because the Dynamo and Santos Laguna played a brilliant match.

Local soccer fans should have sprinted to BBVA to see two quality sides in a match that lived up to everything you'd expect of a CONCACAF Champions League match.