MLSsoccer.com's Daniel Robertson put out an article yesterday about FC Dallas' effective use of set pieces against a Houston Dynamo team known to be lethal in dead ball situations. Below are a few notable quotes from the feature:
Schellas Hyndman on the win: To get two goals off of a team that is strong in the air and a good goalkeeper who has been to two straight MLS Cups, it’s great.
George John on his goal: Whether it goes off of your face, your head, shoulder, if it gets in the goal, it’s a goal, so I’m happy about that and happy with three points.
Andrew Jacobson on his goal: I kind of just followed George in so I wouldn’t get shoved and got a foot on it.
Read the entire article on MLSsoccer.com here.
Kenny Cooper strikes in 90th minute to give FC Dallas a 3-2 win over Houston.
Brad Davis makes it 2-2 in the 83rd minute.
Andrew Driver gets Houston back into the match with 10 minutes to go. FCD 2, HOU 1.
Andrew Jacobson scores FCD's second goal in two minutes. FCD 2, HOU 0.
George John opens up the scoring in the 2013 Texas Derby. FCD 1, HOU 0.
It's Rivalry Week in MLS, which means it's time for the 2013 Texas Derby between FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo presented by Novo Nordisk. FCD hosts Houston this Sunday at FC Dallas Stadium at high noon, and you could win two (2) scarves, two (2) shirts and two (2) tickets to the match by entering our 2013 Crush the Orange contest!
All you have to do is show us your favorite (and most creative) ways to crush the orange on Instagram and/or Vine and tweet them using the hashtag #CrushtheOrange. Friday afternoon we'll choose one winner from each platform (two winners total) to receive this special prize pack of a pair of scarves, shirts and tickets to the 2013 Texas Derby presented by Novo Nordisk.
So get creative and show us how you like to #CrushtheOrange!
You can see the official contest rules and regulations here and an example Instagram and Vine below.
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) March 11, 2013
The MLS Playoffs start tonight with the Eastern Conference Wild Card match between Chicago and Houston (8 p.m. CT on ESPN2). Each round we will give you the FCDallas.com staff picks & let you the fans vote on who you think will win.
Scott Brown - Chicago 2, Houston 0
Robert Casner - Chicago 2, Houston 1
Mark Norris - Chicago 1, Houston 0
Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo) scores in 3' off left footed shot from the center of the box.
Jackson scores in 2nd half to level it 1-1.
Adam Moffat (Houston Dynamo) goal winds up being the winner for Houston.
GK Kevin Hartman with an incredible double save.
It's Texas Derby time!
Join your fellowFC Dallas fans this Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at The Rugby House Pub off Preston Rd. and 121 for our Crush the Orange Party at the Pubs watch party.
Defender Ugo Ihemelu will sign autographs from 6-6:30 p.m. and the first 100 fans will receive mini FC Dallas soccer balls.
Door prizes include an FC Dallas Fathead, an autographed FC Dallas ball, FC Dallas scarfs, match tickets and more! The FC Dallas Girls and Tex Hooper will also make an appearance and all Bud Light pints are $3!
The Texas Derby comes to MLS Reserve League tonight when FC Dallas faces Houston Dynamo. Match begins at 7:30 p.m. inside FC Dallas Stadium. Fans are welcome to attend for free, but concession stands and the beer garden will not open.
Match updates will be tweeted via @FCDallas and a match recap will be posted online afterward.
FC Dallas faces rival Houston Dynamo in the final match of the preseason for both squads. The Texas teams meet at 5 p.m. CT in the third-place match of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, in Orlando, Fla.
This is the third straight year the teams have met in Orlando. Houston won 2-1 in 2010 in a third place game. FCD won in penalty kicks last year to win the tournament title.
The match will be streamed live on ESPN3.com. We will provide the usual in-match updates via Twitter and have post-match coverage on FCDallas.com