Today at 4pm CST (16:00 hrs) the whistle was blown and the game started. Houston Dynamo played host to D.C. United for their first home game of the season. The road to this point has been one of wins, ties, and losses all played on the road away from their beloved fans. What was so special about today then…
It was the season opener for the Dynamo’s new very own stadium. A place the Dynamo can call home and make a firm true footprint in the Houston sports community. Winning the MLS Cup in their first two season in Houston and making it to the MLS Cup finals last season shows that the Dynamo have the skill and ability to win. Houston sport fans are some of the loudest, and toughest supporters of their teams. They will truly let the teams know when they are happy and not. Today however, was nothing but excitement.
The first half of the match was dominated by Union controlling the ball and pushing the defensive back four of the Dynamo hard. It wasn’t till the 2nd half tho that the table turned and Dynamo’s own Brad Davis delivered a beautiful ball ending up in the back of the net. This loan goal wound up being the winning goal of the match giving the Dynamo a 1:0 victory over D.C. Union.
The next home game will be this Tuesday, May 15th as the Dynamo host Portland Timbers. Come out and show your support and Dynamo spirit.
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Tonight, the Houston Dynamo have once again stopped Philidelphia Union from advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship with a 1:0 win at Robertson stadium. Houston Dynamo Captain #25 Brian Ching scored the only goal of the night in the 48th min in stoppage time. The goal was assisted by none other than Houston Dynamo Midfielder #11 Brad Davis. Brad Davis is the MLS leader for assists to goals beating out LA Galaxies Midfielder #23 David Beckham.
The Houston Dynamo go on now to play Sporting K.C. this Sunday, 6 November 2011 @ K.C. for the Eastern Conference Championship. A win against K.C will send the Dynamo to LA to face the winners of the Western Conference Champions in the MLS cup final match.
Tonight the Dynamo one again showed the US that they belong with the leading teams and that they still have more to prove like their first 2 years in Houston. Dream, Scream, Believe!! Be Orange.
Yesterday, the Houston Dynamo played Philidelphia Union in game one of two for the first round of playoff games. The Dynamo came out on top 2:1 with some great shots and even better saves by Dynamos’ #1 Tally Hall. Union was able to sneak one luck deflection past the Dynamo keeper but it did not get the Dynamo spirits down. The second half of the game was less than desirable for the Dynamo with Union getting the form and really pressing the Dynamo defense. Corey Ashe came up with some amazing saves and clearings throughout the entirety of the second half.
The Dynamo hosted a view party at Baker St. Pub off W. Gray in Houston for the fans to come out and enjoy the game together. There were raffles and other door prizes being handed out along with an appearance of Dynamo Diesel and the Dynamo Girls. It was a great turn out with not an empty seat in the bar and a great showing of the game.
Join us Thursday night at 7:30pm at Robertson Stadium for game two against Philadelphia Union. The Dynamo must maintain a goal lead in order to move on to the next round of games. For those interested the MLS cup will be played in LA on 20 November 2011.
Last Sunday, 23 October 2011 the Houston Dynamo hosted the LA Galaxies here at Robertson Stadium. Filled with the fire of wanting to solidify a playoff spot the Dynamo came out on top 3:1 with what was probably one of the best performances this season. With goals from Adam Moffat, Bobby Boswell, and Carlo Costly they Dynamo held off the # 1 MLS team with only conceding one goal to the Galaxies.
With this grand victory the Dynamo will be playing Philadelphia Union this Sunday @ Union and next Thursday, 3 November 2011 here in Houston at Robertson Stadium. Victory here will move the Dynamo one more step closer to the MLS cup a vision long sought after since their last MLS Championship win in 2007.
So last night I got the privilege to cover for one of the photographers for the Dynamo Girls. I must say, it really made a difference talking and meeting with many of them. A lot of people believe outside that the dancers for professional sports teams are just stuck up beauties. However, this is as far from the truth when it comes to these wonderful ladies. Not only are they accepting to outsiders they show loads of support for their team and the fans. They have the upmost respect for other and are not even full time dancers. Many of them have jobs outside of the Dynamo world and some even finishing up school to be successful personal in the world.
All I have to say is it was a pleasure to shoot for these ladies and meet some of them. For all the fans that are shy to go up and say hi to them don’t be. They seem to enjoy interacting with the fans knowing that the support of the Dynamos we all have in common.
Find all my images from this exciting game at my gallery by clicking HERE