Tag: Houston Dynamo

Monday Morning Center Back

It was a scant weekend for MLS fans. Me? I was okay with that. Friday United States 0 – Guatemala 2 (Morales 7′, Ruiz 15′) Enough has been written about this. Let me just say one thing: Mix Diskerud at…

Owen Coyle on preseason friendlies

I’ve been asking coaches about their approach to these preseason matches. They are all competitive and want results, but they are also trying to get minutes for players and look for good moments here and there. Houston’s Owen Coyle said…

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Kei Kamara has scored more goals on the old Field #5 in this year’s Desert Diamond Cup than Colorado, Houston, Kansas City, Real Salt Lake, Swope Park Rangers and Arizona United combined.

Goat of the Week: Robbie Rogers

I could have picked one of two goal keepers for this week’s goat, neither one of which was from MLS. San Diego Flash goalkeeper James Stroud let in four in a US Open Cup qualifier before getting ejected for handling…

Goat of the Week: Tyler Deric

It takes a lot for a goalkeeper to be “awarded” an own goal. One way to do it, I found out tonight, is to punch a ball into your own net. Yep.

I usually wait until all the games have been played before picking a “goat,” but it is hard to imagine that anyone can beat this one.

Matt Doyle sent an “I told you so” tweet within minutes.

And now for phase 2…

We are coming to the end of the first phase of Tucson’s preseason. San Jose, Houston, Vancouver and Portland are all closing out their stays with scrimmages tomorrow. Kansas City ended with a match against FC Tucson today, and New…

PDL Players Picked Up Yesterday

Thanks to Nicholas Murray, who sent me this complete list of PDL players who were picked yesterday. Note that any PDL experience was noted by Murray (that’s why some have multiple teams). I put teams in bold if the player…

Monday Morning Center Back

Yep, it’s time for my near-uninformative wrap up of the weekend’s matches. Wendnesday New York Red Bulls 4 (Wright-Philips 12′, 24′, 86′, Henry 65′) – Houston Dynamo 0 I guess I have to take back everything I said comparing Wright-Philips…

Monday Morning Center Back

This weekend’s MLS matches will give Simon Borg plenty of material for his Instant Replay video. Other than that…how did it go? Tuesday Cruz Azul FC 0 – Deportivo Toluca 0 The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final…

Monday morning center back

Yep…weekend is over. Get back to work, you slacker. Friday Jagiellonia Białystok 1 (Dani Quintana 83′) – GKS Piast Gliwice 1 (Matras 45′) A win would have kept Jaga out of the relegation round. The draw hasn’t yet been done…

Monday Morning Center Back

I was going to do these snarky game summaries every week, but I found that I didn’t always have the time. Eh. I’m giving this feature a new name, ’cause it’s my blog and I can. As usual, MLS matches…

Tedski’s Weekend Wrap-up, Week 2

Okay, I’m including midweek CCL games, so sue me. A couple of these have two sentence summaries. I’m stretching things. Tuesday San Jose Earthquakes 1 (Gordon 90’+) – Deportivo Toluca FC 1 (Nava 67′) Apparently, Alan Gordon only needed seventeen…

USL-Pro Affiliations

I’ve seen different partial lists of USL-Pro affiliations with MLS. I wrote to USL to make sure I had the complete list, and here it is: Orlando City – Sporting Kansas City Oklahoma City Energy – Sporting Kansas City Richmond…