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Mourinho wants Manchester United to wrap up transfer business

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Houston (AFP) – Jose Mourinho urged Manchester United bosses to wrap up the club’s transfer business as quickly as possible after watching new signing Romelu Lukaku find the net once more in a 2-0 win over Manchester City on Thursday.

Lukaku, who joined United last week from Everton in a British record transfer, bagged his second goal in as many starts while teenager Marcus Rashford also scored in the win at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

Mourinho wants Manchester United to wrap up transfer business

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Houston (AFP) – Jose Mourinho urged Manchester United bosses to wrap up the club’s transfer business as quickly as possible after watching new signing Romelu Lukaku find the net once more in a 2-0 win over Manchester City on Thursday.

Lukaku, who joined United last week from Everton in a British record transfer, bagged his second goal in as many starts while teenager Marcus Rashford also scored in the win at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

Aguero going nowhere says Guardiola

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Wednesday he had no plans to sell Sergio Aguero but confirmed the club was in talks with “three or four” potential new signings.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Manchester City’s Houston derby with Manchester United on Thursday, Guardiola attempted to draw a line under speculation about Argentina striker Aguero’s future.

Aguero going nowhere says Guardiola

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Wednesday he had no plans to sell Sergio Aguero but confirmed the club was in talks with “three or four” potential new signings.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Manchester City’s Houston derby with Manchester United on Thursday, Guardiola attempted to draw a line under speculation about Argentina striker Aguero’s future.

Man Utd and Man City to meet in Houston

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London (AFP) – Manchester United and Manchester City will face off in a friendly in Houston, Texas in July in the first Manchester derby on foreign soil, the two clubs announced on Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho’s United and Pep Guardiola’s City will meet at Houston’s NRG Stadium on July 20 as part of the International Champions Cup friendly tournament.

US will attack Argentina in Copa semis, coach Klinsmann promises

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Houston (AFP) United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann promised his team would go "eye to eye" with Argentina here Tuesday when the two teams meet for a place in the final of the Copa America Centenario.

Argentina will start as heavy favorites for the semi-final showdown at Houston's NRG Stadium, with an array of attacking led by Lionel Messi.

US will attack Argentina in Copa: Klinsmann

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Houston (AFP) United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann promised his team would go "eye to eye" with Argentina here Tuesday when the two teams meet for a place in the final of the Copa America Centenario.

Argentina will start as heavy favorites for the semi-final showdown at Houston's NRG Stadium, with an array of attacking led by Lionel Messi.

US will attack Argentina in Copa: Klinsmann

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Houston (AFP) United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann promised his team would go "eye to eye" with Argentina here Tuesday when the two teams meet for a place in the final of the Copa America Centenario.

Argentina will start as heavy favorites for the semi-final showdown at Houston's NRG Stadium, with an array of attacking led by Lionel Messi.

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Houston Hoedown for the week of 5/29

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Recapping the local soccer action from 5/29-6/5

It was another tough stretch for soccer in the city of Houston this past week. Only two of our hometown clubs walked away with wins on the week. Included in this week was a NPSL inter-city rivalry and a Houston Aces (UWS) player making the Honorable Mention for the UWS Team of the Week.

Will Bruin’s goal was just a little “sweeter” because it was against Houston

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When asked how he felt about scoring against his former club, he first pointed to the big smile on his face

Will Bruin was the goalscoring hero for the Sounders with his 69th minute header on Sunday evening against his only former professional club, the Houston Dynamo. Bruin, who spent the last six seasons in Houston, said that scoring against his former club only made his winning header that much "sweeter.

Halftime Recap: Union up two against Houston

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Goals from Picault and Ilsinho have the Union ahead of the Dynamo through 45.

After the first 45 minutes, the Philadelphia Union are leading the Houston Dynamo, 2-0. Fafa Picault and Ilsinho were the first-half goalscorers, striking in the 17th and 38th minutes, respectively.

Despite of the short turnaround time, Union coach Jim Curtin opted to keep the same lineup that demolished D.

Know Thy Enemy: Revs-Dynamo Q&A Preview with Dynamo Theory

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New England gets to play a home game for the second time all year and Houston is in town as well. Today should be fun.

The New England Revolution get to play a home game? Are you sure? That's in the rules? They get 17 of them?

Anyway, the Houston Dynamo are in town and that means we get to chat with our frenemies over at Dynamo Theory.

USWNT to play pair of friendlies against Russia

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Deep in the heart of Texas, the U.S. Women's National Team will play Russia in a pair of friendlies in early April.

The defending World Cup champions will take on the Russia Women's National Team in two international friendlies, one in Frisco, the second in Houston, U.

Sounders could have Morris and Lodeiro back for Houston game

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Brian Schmetzer "expects" Morris to be back, but said that Lodeiro just a "possibility"

Even though they've been on an absolute tear in recent weeks with their four-match winning streak, the Seattle Sounders probably need the extra time off that the upcoming bye weekend provides more than some.

DT Rewind: Week of May 15

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Recap the highs and the lows of the past week in Houston.

Sunday

DT Rewind: Week of May 8

One goal is all Houston needed for a win over RSL

Monday

Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake: Highlights

Ricardo Clark Nominated for Goal of the Week

Tuesday

Three things from the Dynamo's victory over Real Salt Lake

USMNT unveil roster for Copa America warmup game

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs.

Previewing the Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake with RSL Soapbox

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We spoke with Randal Serr at RSL Soapbox to talk about the rematch between Real Salt Lake and Houston.

The rollercoaster season for the Houston Dynamo has had far more falls than ups exemplified by a satisfying 2-0 performance against Sporting Kansas City and then 5 days later a 3-1 defeat to the San Jose Earthquakes.

Match Day 11: Something Has to Give

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Tomorrow night in Houston two teams that are winless in a combined 11 straight games will square off a BBVA Compass Stadium when Sporting KC and the Houston Dynamo face off. While Kansas City is winless in their last five games since a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls, the Dynamo are winless in six since a 5-0 win over FC Dallas.

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Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 20

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Chris and Jamie return to discuss the Portland Timbers' 1-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders, the NWSL's decision to play a day game in Houston, and the Portland Thorns' comprehensive 2-0 victory over the Boston Breakers.

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Boston Breakers sign Canadian defender Allysha Chapman

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Boston adds another solid name to the roster.

The Boston Breakers have signed Canadian defender Allsyha Chapman from the Houston Dash. In exchange they will send an international roster spot for 2017 and 2018 and their #15 overall draft pick to Houston. They still retain picks 1, 3, 9, 11, 12, 16, 21, and 31.

Colorado Rapids

Rapids Lose Diamond Cup Final to Dynamo

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In a game very reminiscent of 2016 Colorado fell to Houston 2-0 in the Desert Diamond Cup final, the second time they've lost the last game of the tournament. The lineup:

MacMath Miller - Watts - Sjoberg - Burch Azira - Cronin Hairston - Powers - Badji Doyle
The starting XI was also the finish XI as no subs were made in the 90 minutes and the team was dragging by the end.

There are wide-ranging problems within the Dynamo organization right now

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Eliminated from playoff contention, the Dynamo organization has deep-running issues. These have to be fixed.

It took a while, but the Dynamo are officially eliminated from postseason contention after they lost at home to the Colorado Rapids on Saturday

There are serious organizational problems in Houston right now.

U.S. Open Cup bracket

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The groups were comprised exactly as I predicted yesterday which means we were in a pot with Dallas, Houston, and KC. Unfortunately we got (IMO) the worst possible draw. On June 28th or 29th we'll be in Dallas for the next round. The winner of that game will be on the road against the winner of Houston/KC in the quarterfinals on July 20th or 21st.

Houston Dash

Lloyd leads Dash to victory over Breakers

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Carli Lloyd's second-half brace made the difference in Houston's victory over Boston

Carli Lloyd's second-half brace led the Houston Dash to acommanding to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Breakers at BBVA Compass Stadium on Military Appreciation & First Responders night.

Lloyd received a through pass from Kealia Ohai and rocketed a left-footed strike into the top corner past Jami Kranich.

Houston head home to take on Orlando

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Dash aim to bounce back from last week's defeat

After back-to-back games on the road, the Houston Dash return home to BBVA Compass Stadium to host NWSL's newest expansion team the Orlando Pride on Friday evening.

Houston and Orlando have already met once this season in Florida where the Dash suffered a 3-1 loss at the hands of Alex Morgan and the Pride.

Houston Dash vs Sky Blue FC Match Recap: Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Caroline Stanley denies Houston their second victory of 2016

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Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Caroline Stanley dominated the match with seven saves to deny Houston their second victory of the season.

The Houston Dash tied Sky Blue FC 0-0 in front of 5,081 supporters at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston TX.

Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Caroline Stanley led the match with a spectacular seven save performance to blank the Dash.

Houston to host NWSL Final

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Jeff Plush announced on Saturday that Houston will host the NWSL Final.

It may have been one of the worst kept secrets in NWSL, but on Saturday it was announced that Houston and BBVA Compass Stadium would host the 2016 NWSL Final. NWSL Commissioner Jeff Plush was in town to make the announcement with Houston Dash president Chris Canetti.

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Houston Hoedown for week of 6/19

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Recapping Houston local soccer action for 6/19-6/26

It was a week full of Houston area rivalries for local soccer. Emotions were a little high in the Houston Derby and the Bravos Valley Cavalry took three points from Houston F.C. yet again. This weeks focus is on the Houston Derby between the Houston Regals SCA and the Houston Dutch Lions F.

Houston Hoedown for the week of 6/12

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Recapping Houston local soccer action for 6/12-6/19

It was yet another packed week of soccer here in Houston. This week we saw Houston F.C. grabbing their first road points of the season. Also, in this week was another showdown between two of Houston women's clubs.

USL PDL (4th Tier of US Soccer Pyramid) Brazos Valley Cavalry F.

After winning their Houston qualifier, former Dynamo defender Mike Chabala looks to Miami

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Former Dynamo left back Mike Chabala teamed with YouTube star Hashtag Mike in Neymar's five-a-side competition, and now they're off to nationals.

If you were around here a month ago, you may have read about former Dynamo player Mike Chabala and FIFA YouTuber Hashtag Mike's quest to prove they're the best five-a-side soccer team in Houston.

Houston Hoedown: Recapping action from 5/10-5/14

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A US Open Cup win and a season opening win for both Houston NPSL clubs.

A great start from some lower division soccer here in the city of Houston. This week we had the Houston Dutch Lions F.C. and the Houston Regals SCA. both from the NPSL (National Premier Soccer League).

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Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo Photo Gallery

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Exploring several possible SuperDraft options for the Dynamo

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The MLS Combine is ongoing in LA right now, and as part of this week's Soccer Woodstock, the SuperDraft is on Friday. The Dynamo own the fourth pick, the 30th pick, and the 36th pick. You can see who they selected in SB Nation's two-round mock draft here.

Assuming for a minute that Houston decides to keep their first-round pick (it's been reported that teams are putting in offers), they'll have a pretty wide selection of players at their disposal.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Freezer, the Story of Houston Students Helping UCONN Win a Championship

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Moving 1800 miles away from Houston to cold and snow to win the College Cup? Worth it.

There are a lot of factors that come into play when high school seniors start looking at college. Academics typically play a big factor in where people plan to spend the next four years of their lives. For high school athletes the decision often comes down to being able to make the team roster and if they are really lucky, getting a college scholarship.

Canadians Named to Rio Roster

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Chapman and Beckie to join national team for Rio in July.

There was little surprise Monday morning when Head Coach John Herdman released the roster for the Rio Olympics squad. Possibly the most shocking was the absence of Gabrielle Carle, who picked up an injury during the Brazil friendlies and has not played for the National Team since the April friendly against the Netherlands.

Reign FC Get Back In Win Column, Beat Houston Dash 1-0

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Hello, my name is Havana Solaun.

The Seattle Reign FC returned to league play Sunday, hosting Houston Dash at Memorial Stadium. Under a scenic clear skies and bright sun, 4,682 were witness to - at last - the arrival of Havana Solaun.

Solaun was Seattle's 2015 2nd round pick, though she would not see the field that season after a pre-season match against the University of Washington in which she suffered a broken ankle.

Win for RSL, rain for Dallas and Houston

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Real Salt Lake wins at Yankee Stadium, rain delays Dallas vs Houston, and no goals between the Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City.

Fire v Timbers match preview

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Sweet, sweet victory! Fans of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club were pinching themselves after the final whistle of Saturday's match as the jumbotron proclaimed a 1-0 victory for the Fire over Houston. More important than the result was the performance as Chicago peppered Houston's net with twenty shots, seven of which were on target.

Fire 1 Dynamo 0 - recap and ratings

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It may have come against the team with the second lowest point total in MLS but the Fire had what was probably their best overall performance of the season in this much needed 1-0 victory. The 4-3-3 alignment that looked lethargic against New England worked well enough in this match. Chicago outshot Houston 20 to 10 (7 to 1 on target) despite the visitors holding a bulk of the possession.