Dynamo Deceiving Other Teams

Houston may lave lost 2 games in a row, but the Orange Republic is just getting started
by David Ruiz   |   Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Orange Republic – column on Houston Dynamo & the Houston area soccer scene.

Houston — In 2012, the Houston Dynamo started the season similarly to 2014, winning the first 2 matches that set the parameter, challenges, and expectations to the top of the sky.

Unfortunately, the problem is keeping that rhythm going after those matches and failing to create confidence. In 2012, the Dynamo fell down in negative results playing both locally, and as visitor, which took 6 matches to obtain a victory and get back in the running.

Following this farther, it is noteworthy to say that the next game against New England Revolution may determine the Dynamo’s level and to gradually evaluate the real performance of the team.

Currently, the Houston squad believes that the result of the Texan derby was very circumstantial and that the team has played well in the last two games despite losing the three points. Coach Dominic Kinnear said that Texan derby was decided by the “double punch” — a red card followed by Je-Vaugn Watson goal in the 61th minute. In addition, Kinnear said “the game changed and it played in their favor (FC Dallas) and they took advantage of having an extra player in the field.”

Subsequently, understanding the circumstances of the last game, critical evaluation of every player needs to be done. A lesson learned at this point is important in order to keep the team concentrated in every play, and every game in order to feel overconfident playing at home. However, the Dynamo needs to make the BBVA Compass a fortress and get all the points possible playing locally.

At this moment it is difficult to say that the first 2 victories were an illusion of what the Dynamo can achieve or if the last 2 losses and the bulky score in the derby is causing to be alert in the deficiencies of the team.

Consistency is not easy in the MLS. In 2013 only 4 teams won 4 games in a row (Montreal Impact, Red Bull New York, Real Salt Lake, and the Seattle Sounders). Even though the Dynamo didn’t into the MLS Cup Final, the orange team did not obtained 2 victories in a row. The Dynamo needs to focus in his regularity in order to be feared by their rivals.

NEXT UP: April 12 –Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. 5 p.m. EST, MLS Live.

David RUIZ

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Globe trotter and World Cup historian, recent recipient of a master’s degree and international soccer blogger. From age 2, David has always been a soccer fan, enthusiast and now a seasoned connoisseur. He is followed on Twitter by important sportscasters.