What a delight to board my flight to Washington DC for tonite’s (HDNET 6:30 central) Dynamo against DC United game and see traveling Dynamo fans excited to be supporting their team. Reminds us of the geographic challenges that supporting soccer on the road poses in the U.S. Nonetheless it will be interesting to see where the Dynamo fans are seated in the large RFK Stadium tonite.
I am not a big statistic guy when it comes to soccer. I don’t need to know how many fouls someone has dished out, I just want a referee to give that person a yellow card if it has been persistent. Now that being said it is hard to ignore these stats around the Dynamo this season: Shutout five times in last seven games
Have conceded the games first goal in five straigth (this directly is a part of goal scoring woes)
Have only scored in 2 of 7 games (3 goals coming in win over Colorado)
* On HDNET: I know it is frustrating for some fans who don’t have HDNET(trust me I get lots of emails) but always remember one thing. Mark Cuban’s investment in MLS ($millions) helps to ensure survival of the league. So when you are cursing HDNET just remember the money is going to a good cause. Also remember that if you live in an MLS city you are more fortunate than most when it comes to viewing live soccer. In fact in Houston where I live it is just amazing the volume of soccer content coming through our city. This summer alone MLS, Gold Cup, Argentine masters vs Mexican masters, Superliga, and in December “Free Kick Masters” with Ronaldinho, Oliver Kahn, Rafa Marquez etc. Not to mention that we have already had the Concacaf Champions Cup………Lets remind ourselves how lucky we are. Ok back to HDNET, I hope you give it a chance because the technology is amazing. I am in a hotel in DC right now that gets HDNET and even though I am in my fifth year as a commentator on the network I am still amazed at the picture and technology and what it can do for the sport of soccer.
I hope Dynamo fans have a good time at places like the Mezzanine Lounge, Bull and Bear, and Niko Nikos tonite watching the game.
It should be a good one . With Ricardo Clark, Dwayne DeRosario and Brian Ching headed off to the Gold Cup others will get opportunity shortly. Corey Ashe brought an air of optimism to fans after his performance off the bench against NE, could he get another run tonite?
From the nations capital in Washington D.C. have a great Memorial Day Weekend, enjoy the game and your family.
And if you aren’t still at the picnic on Monday night tune in to the Dynamo Power Hour at 7pm on 790, I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on tonite’s game. Call in at 713-212-25790
PS: Don’t miss tomorrow’s Pachuca vs. Club America match for the Mexican League title.