They survived a late onslaught and managed another three points at home.
This victory wasn't as high-flying or entertaining as previous Houston Dynamo home games, but it got the job done, as the Dynamo snuck by Vancouver 2-1 on Friday night to pick up their sixth home win and, for the moment, take first place in the Western Conference.
In the fourth week of Rate the Players the Houston Dynamo player performances rose greatly following a poor showing (only in the 2nd half) at Portland. This week's fixture at home against the New York Red Bulls featured an unstoppable Erick Torres who helped propel the Dynamo to a 4-1 win.
Erick 'Cubo' Torres burst onto the scene in 2013 as a member of Chivas USA, scoring seven goals in his first 15 MLS games.A 15 goal campaign soon followed, sealing Torres' place among the top scorers in MLS.
But after that, poof, nothing. Torres went scoreless in his first 22 appearances for the Houston Dynamo, prompting an unsuccessful loan to Mexico.
Despite a late surge, the Seattle Sounders opened 2017 with a 2-1 loss. The Houston Dynamo dominated the first half. Their posture in the final forty-five gave Seattle hope. Sounders have yet to win in Houston. Clint Dempsey scored his first goal since 21 Aug 2016, but it was a goal for honor not a result.
The Dynamo add experience with the signing of veteran forward Vicente Sánchez
The offseason moves continue for the Houston Dynamo as Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera has reunited with the latest signing, Vicente Sánchez. The veteran forward brings experience to the Dynamo's young core of players as he's played in several clubs in South America, Mexico, Germany, and in MLS with the Colorado Rapids.
Can the Dynamo continue to ride momentum from last Saturday's win? Who would you select in your XI to give them the best chance?
The Houston Dynamo currently sit in the 2nd to last place in the league after holding the last spot last weekend, but a 2-0 win over rivals Sporting Kansas City helped the team get its first win and clean sheet since March 12th.
After a pair of tough losses on the road, the Dynamo returned to BBVA Compass Stadium to earn a solid 2-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City
For one half of soccer, the Dynamo showed what their offense is capable of in the final third with a pair of goals. For the other half, it showed a bit of moxie on the defensive front – shutting out one of the better teams in MLS's Western Conference.
We need more Teal Bunbury, and two other thoughts.
The New England Revolution got their first win of the Desert Diamond Cup on Wednesday when they downed the Houston Dynamo 2-1. Teal Bunbury led the way with a goal and assist while Erick Torres grabbed a goal on the other end. So, what did we learn as the regular season looms?
Sporting Kansas City starts a busy month of August tomorrow at Sporting Park when they take on the Houston Dynamo at Sporting Park. KC play seven games this month, but the good news is that four of those seven games are at home, including three straight. In the stretch is also the club's US Open Cup semifinal against Real Salt Lake.
It was ShowtimeJR who led the round with a score of 84 points. Erick Torres (HOU, $8.7) wore the armband and scored 32 points with a hat trick to lead the team. Kevin Molino (MIN, $9.9) added a goal to two assists for 15 points, and Diego Valeri (POR, $10.3) scored a goal and 10 points.
The mid-season classic for MLS came calling to Portland on August 6 as the MLS All-Stars played host to Bayern Munich at Providence Park. After several days of festivities, the match culminated the festivities as Bradley Wright-Phillips and Landon Donovan scored second half goals to give the MLS All-Stars a well fought 2 to 1 win in front of a sellout crowd.
Tomorrow's game against Chivas USA isn't a "must win" for Sporting KC, in the sense that a loss here doesn't eliminate Sporting KC from the playoffs, or resign them to playing in the play in game even. But from the aspect of confidence and mentality heading into the final run of the season, and to calm down Sporting fans that are starting to get frustrated, this may as well be one.
Chivas USA have relied quite a bit on the scoring prowess of Erick Torres this season, but they look to have gotten him some help.
Chivas USA announced on Thursday that they have acquired forward Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito. The move for Borja was completed before the transfer window closed last week,andtheformer Ecuadorian international will be available for the Goats' match against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.
The Portland Timbers resume their MLS regular season against Chivas USA after hosting the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. The Timbers could really use a good result to help their playoff push, but Chivas USA has proven to be a challenge from time to time and won't be a pushover.
It took a few weeks, but Chivas got figured out. The Eastern Conference leading DC United out played them for most of the match and shut the door midway through the second half guaranteeing any late game magic for Erick Cubo Torres would be only a moral victory.
Eddie Johnson had a goal and an assist to help lead D.C. United to a very comfortable 3-1 win tonight over Chivas USA at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The win for United (10-5-4, 34 points) is a season-high third straight and helps them keep pace with red-hot Sporting Kansas City who sit just one [.
D.C. United welcomes Chivas USA to RFK Stadium for what could be the last time.
D.C. United welcomes Chivas USA to town for what could be the last time (at least with that name). The Goats have been on fire, winning their last four games and riding a five game unbeaten streak on the back of Erick Torres.
It was never going to be easy for Real Salt Lake to return from the World Cup break without a batch of key starters. Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando are in Brazil as the U.S. advances to the knockout round. Tony Beltran is suspended. Ned Grabavoy is injured.
Josh Smith was drafted 75th overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, a spot that made him a long shot to earn a roster spot, let alone start. Despite this, the rookie has already made two starts in four games. More impressive is the fact that he's fit in just fine.
Smith made his professional debut on the road against the Portland Timbers.
Romell Quioto, Erick Torres, and Alberth Elis only need 18 inches of daylight.
The Dynamo have a history of starting seasons high-scoring and fast but trailing off at some point in April and eventually falling back into the depths of the Western Conference. Last season, they went with the bold strategy of playing zero defense and going solely for goals in the first few games of the season, ending up with scorelines like 3-3 and 4-3.
Reports on Curtin announcement. Mbolhi up for African Player of the Year. Playoff results. Dispersal Draft date set. Ethics committee report expected this week. Local senators back Women's World Cup suit.
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