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Storylines: Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo

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Time for round two!

The Story So Far

35 down, 4 to go.

The Timbers and Dynamo played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals. It was a cagey affair, to be sure, and now it's time for the second leg where it's all on the line.

This brings us back to the fortress that is Providence Park and it's less than hospitable for those who dare battle the Timbers on their home pitch.

Playoff Edition Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the Portland Timbers Leg 1

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See how the Dynamo players performed in Leg 1 of the Conference Semifinals against the Portland Timbers

It's pretty impossible to start any Houston sports article today without first congradulating the Houston Astros on an incredible World Series win over the LA Dodgers. That series was a roller coaster, but the Astros brought the franchise's first World Series trophy to the city of Houston so again, congrats for the amazing ride and we're hoping to see the Astros in many more World Series games.

Stuart Holden announces Kick In For Houston celebrity soccer game

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Brian Ching, Alex Morgan, and Steve Nash are all on board to play in charity game.

Stuart Holden has announced a celebrity soccer game to help raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The former Houston Dynamo player had tweeted after Harvey that he would be putting together a charity match in response to the flooding.

Major Link Soccer: Sunil Gulati could be the first domino to fall

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Also: Kaka is leaving MLS, and Houston does Seattle a favor

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Orlando City SC's Captain, Kaka, has announced that he will not renew his contract after this season.

Getting on Twitter and saying you will do something to your body if a player or team does something in general is not always the best thing.

Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids: How to watch, lineups and more

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Houston host the Colorado Rapids

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Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids

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Houston host the Colorado Rapids in their first game since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. Fans are able to bring canned food donations that will be collected outside of the stadium. Members of theLouisiana Cajun Navy will fire El Capitán and Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña and Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo will lead the two teams out of the tunnel prior to kickoff.

Texas Derby round three: Dynamo come undone after dream start, recover to salvage a draw

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Cubo Torres propels comeback while breaking Brian Ching's scoring record in wild 3-3 affair

What a start, what a finish. In the end, El Capitán will stay in Houston for the time being after a third consecutive draw in the Texas Derby.

Two previous draws in the rivalry and a recent FC Dallas slump meant that Houston had plenty of reason to gun for three points, even with Wilmer Cabrera's squad rotation.

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.

Colorado Rapids

Rapids Snap Winless Streak With Surprise Win

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The Rapids last road win? Houston (last year). The Rapids last home win? Houston (in July). So of course we should have seen this surprise win coming. Colorado seems to have Houston's number but it wasn't exactly exciting soccer. We saw our first real glimpse of what Aigner can bring to this team, his perfect cross to Badji to set up the winning (and only) goal is a pass we haven't seen often as Rapids fans.

Colorado @ Houston Tomorrow Night

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The Rapids finish their road trip in Houston tomorrow night. A tough matchup against an team undefeated at home while the Rapids are still winless on the road. Game time tomorrow is 6:30pm on Altitude. Since the Huskies take on Montana at 6 I'll watch that live and catch up with the Rapids, if its worth it, afterwards.

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.

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Hagen nets brace to help Dash playoff hopes

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Sarah Hagen's two goal performance led Houston to a 3-1 victory over Boston.

Sarah Hagen's breakout two-goal performance led the Houston Dash to a 3-1 victory over the Boston Breakers at Jordan Field in Boston on Wednesday night.

With Carli Lloyd out with an ankle sprain, Hagen made the most of her opportunity in the starting eleven, finding the back of the net twice, both following great attacking build-ups from the Dash attack.

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.

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.

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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.

The Rest

Around The Forest: Sounders advance to Western Conference Finals

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Whitecaps offer no excuses, Kelyn Rowe talks USMNT, RSL's Movsisyan not taking bench role and more!

Portland

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After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, the Western Conference Semifinals series between the Portland Timbers and the Houston Dynamo will finish up at Providence Park Sunday (4:30pm, FS1).

The Bull & Its Horns: Toros Undone In Utah

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RGVFC lost a 2-1 result on the road against Real Monarchs SLC.

Hearts Out To Houston

I would be remiss not to begin my article expressing my concern and love to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. I've been writing for Dynamo Theory since 2014 and consider Houston one of my adopted cities.

Holden tries to help Houston, Spirit lose Ship, and more: Freedom Kicks for August 30, 2017

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Stu Holden's the man, and the Spirit lose another one.

Happy Wednesday folks. My thoughts continue to be with the people of Houston, Rockport/Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, Port Arthur and the rest of the Texas Gulf Coast. I continue to check in with family and friends that are down in Houston, and while all of them are thankfully safe, many others are not out of the woods.

Boston drops 2-1 to Orlando Pride

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It started off rough, but Boston at least looked better than they did against Houston.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Megan Oyster, Julie King, Allysha Chapman, Midge Purce, Angela Salem, Morgan Andrews, Rosie White, Amanda Frisbie, Katie Stengel, Ifeoma Onumonu

Boston started off against Orlando with five in the back, reflecting their clear awareness that the Pride presented a much bigger attacking threat than Houston, who they played earlier in the week.

Portland Thorns snap Houston’s six-game unbeaten streak

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Goals from Tyler Lussi and Emily Sonnett propelled Portland to a 2-1 victory.

After a historic streak of six straight unbeaten matches, the Houston Dash fell 2-1 to the Portland Thorns FC at Providence Park in Portland. Portland's constant pressure and attack led by forwards Taylor Lussi and Hayley Russo, not to mention the strong play from midfielder Christine Sinclair wreaked havoc against Houston backline.

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).

Houston Dutch Lions F.

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.