July 1, 2009 |
Chivas USA Coach Preki demanded explanations, but police intervened. So Chivas left South Carolina without much opportunity to discuss lingering matters with officials after its 3-1 U.S. Open Cup loss Tuesday to the Charleston Battery. It was "a frustrating night" for Preki, whose club lost its sixth consecutive U.S. Open Cup match dating to 2005.
November 18, 2011 |
Clark Hunt's business card is a little crowded given that he's chief executive of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and owner of Major League Soccer teams in Dallas and Columbus, Ohio. "I probably most frequently introduce myself as someone who's involved with both professional football and professional football," he says with a grin. Hunt is also smiling because with attendance, TV revenue, franchise values and expansion fees all at record highs, this is a very good time to be involved with futbol.
December 5, 2012 |
In the year of his greatest triumphs, the most powerful man in Los Angeles sports was perhaps never stronger than when he took the hand of a child. It was Saturday afternoon at the Home Depot Center, shortly before his Galaxy would defend its MLS championship against the Houston Dynamo. After a pregame ceremony involving local children, Tim Leiweke was leading David Beckham's kids off the field and up to his suite when another kid, age 4, fell in line and followed the group. When the child realized he was lost, he stood in the door of the suite, hysterically crying and refusing any stranger's offer to help.
November 18, 2007 |
There is a bizarre theory making the rounds in Major League Soccer that Steve Nicol and Dominic Kinnear are successful because they are Scottish. It surfaced again this week, when both coaches were asked why Scotland produces so many top-rate managers. "Fish and chips and haggis," said Kinnear, who guided the Houston Dynamo to last year's MLS title and has his team back in today's final against the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium in Washington.
November 19, 2007 |
WASHINGTON -- The Houston Dynamo became the first team in a decade to successfully defend the Major League Soccer title when it rallied to beat the New England Revolution, 2-1, in the final Sunday in front of 39,859 at RFK Stadium. Midfielder Dwayne De Rosario's header from about eight yards in the 74th minute capped Houston's comeback from a goal down at halftime.
September 17, 2007 |
The team that Frank Yallop built and Dominic Kinnear honed to a fine edge clinched a Major League Soccer playoff spot Sunday evening. The Houston Dynamo -- once known as the San Jose Earthquakes but now known as the defending MLS champions -- did so by rolling over the Galaxy, 3-1, in front of 25,217 at the Home Depot Center.
October 29, 2006 |
It's not much in the way of bulletin board material, but it's all that the Houston Dynamo has provided. "I don't think they have players who can sit and defend a lead," Dynamo forward Paul Dalglish said last week. "They're an attacking team." "They" are the players of Chivas USA, who need only a tie today against Houston to advance to Major League Soccer's Western Conference final.
May 8, 2010 |
In the lead-up to its game Saturday night, Chivas USA made much of the fact that its players would be wearing camouflage jerseys in honor of the U.S. armed forces. The jerseys obviously worked because the team's defense was invisible. The back line gave up two goals in the first 7 minutes 2 seconds en route to a 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo that ended a three-game unbeaten run and kept Chivas in third place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference. "I don't want to blame it on the two games this week, but I felt that we came out flat," Chivas USA Coach Martin Vasquez said.
October 26, 2009 |
It was when Dominic Oduro's shot in the 29th minute hit the back of the net Sunday afternoon that Chivas USA should have known it was all over. Oduro's first goal of the Major League Soccer season was also the Houston Dynamo's second of the game, and because it has been more than a year since Chivas last scored three goals in a game, Chivas was destined for defeat. To their credit, the Chivas players threw everything they had at Houston, but the Dynamo, MLS champion as recently as 2006 and 2007, ended up winning, 3-2, in Carson and will play the Seattle Sounders in the first round of the playoffs.