We took a look at how people rated players' performances following the 2-1 win over the Sounders
Last Sunday I asked for help in rating the Houston Dynamo players' performances following their 2-1 victory over the reigning MLS Cup champs, the Seattle Sounders. The response was outstanding so I averaged out the ratings to give us more or less how we all felt about the game.
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.
Of the select few promising young players currently in the Houston Dynamo organization, striker Mauro Manotas is the most prominent of them. He earned a starting job under Wade Barrett late in the 2016 season at the age of 21 and finished tied for the most goals on the team.
Out of all the envisioned turnover this offseason, Manotas seems to be the one player who is sure to stay for 2017.
Will Bruin is right: Wade Barrett deserved the job.
The Houston Dynamo should have kept Wade Barrett as their head coach. That seems to be the sentiment of many fans, and that feeling was expressed on Twitter by both current and former players. I agree with Will Bruin, Sheanon Williams, Stuart Holden, and Geoff Cameron: Barrett did what he could in an unfortunate situation and deserves to be rewarded for it.
The offense runs through Mauro Manotas. He's less than average when not facing Portland in Houston.
In each of the last two matchups (both on the road) Houston held a one-goal lead until late in the match, when the Seattle Sounders managed a pair of tying stoppage-time goals. Now, the Worst in the West will visit the Emerald City, eliminated from playoff contention and with an interim coach at the helm.
Despite showing promise in the attack late, the Dynamo were unable to catch-up to the Colorado Rapids and fall 3-2 at home.
The Houston Dynamo hoped to take down the 2nd place in the West Colorado Rapids Saturday night in Houston, TX. Interim manager Wade Barrett had been criticized during his time for not fully utilizing the offense which at times had looked stagnant.
We spoke with John Rosch to discuss the upcoming Western Conference fixture between the Dynamo and the Rapids and even some My Little Pony!
The Houston Dynamo stumbled last week when New York City FC came to town which spoiled their winning streak. This time they'll have a chance to turn it around against the 2nd place team in the West, the Colorado Rapids.
The Houston Dynamo take on 2nd place in the West the Colorado Rapids. Who's in your starting XI?
The Houston Dynamo failed to extend their winning streak after last week's 2-0 home loss to Eastern Conference powerhouse New York City FC thanks to a brace by David Villa. The offense that looked so good the week prior in large part to a hat-trick by Mauro Manotas struggled to get any shots on target despite 11 total shots.
The Portland Timbers kept their road losing streak alive, dropping a 3-1 result to the Houston Dynamo and losing vital ground in the playoff race.
The Dynamo broke the deadlock in 34th minute after a closely fought first half. A mis-placed pass from Alvas Powell across the back line was picked up by the home side deep in the Timbers' half and sent into the box from near the end line.
Going into Saturday's game against Real Salt Lake the Houston Dynamo had never won at Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake were undefeated at home in 2016 and the Dynamo had only won one game on the road in 2016. After Saturday's game the Dynamo had a win at Rio Tinto Stadium, RSL had their first home loss and Houston had their second road win of the season.
A full, comprehensive evaluation of Mauro Manotas.
This is my main report on Mauro Manotas, covering six areas of his performance: shooting/finishing, passing, tactical awareness, technical ability, physical traits, and durability. If you haven't, I strongly encourage you to read the intro article here for more information on what exactly this is.
The Dynamo have signed forward Mauro Manotas on transfer from Uniautónoma F.C. of Colombia's first division.
Manotas, who underwent a physical for the club in Colombia over the weekend, is the third young attacking player from North or South America to sign with the Dynamo since general manager Matt Jordan and coach Owen Coyle took over late last year.