Top Stories

Dynamo dismantle Chivas USA

Bobby Burling, Will Bruin


The Houston Dynamo needed a win. After six matches without a victory, the Dynamo were at a point where anything but a win against lowly Chivas USA would signal serious alarm bells about the perennial playoff contender.

The Dynamo played like a team in dire need of a victory, jumping all over Chivas USA en route to a 4-1 victory at Stub Hub Center on Saturday night.

Giles Barnes scored two of the goals, while Will Bruin and Brad Davis provided first-half goals to erase an early Chivas USA lead.

The match actually started out well for Chivas USA, with Erick TorresĀ  opening the scoring just seven minutes into the match with a penalty kick drawn by Carlos Alvarez. The Goats wouldn’t hold the lead for long though, with Davis equalizing just five minutes later.

Barnes scored the first of his two goals on a beautiful surging run that culminated with a right-footed blast past back-up Chivas USA goalkeeper Tim Melia in the 32nd minute.

Things got worse for the Goats just before halftime as Will Bruin made the score 3-1 in first-half stoppage time to give Houston the momentum heading into second half.

The match effectively ended in the 69th minute when Bruin drew a penalty kick and red card on Melia after being taken down in the area. Barnes converted the spot kick to make the final score 4-1 and give the Dynamo their first win since March.

The loss extended Chivas USA’s winless streak to eight matches.

Here are the match highlights:



  1. Ives, I think you can draw more of an audience posting a Texas BBQ sauce recipe
    So, here it is. Bon Appetit y’all
    1 stick of real butter
    1/2 onion
    (dice onion and add butter, let melt until onion is translucent)
    Then add the following:
    1 1/2 cup ketchup
    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    2 ounce brown sugar
    1 tspn salt
    1 tspn black pepper
    1 tspn chili powder
    1 tspn garlic powder
    1/2 lemon

  2. The combined Metro area populations for Houston and LA @ around 20 million.
    and….. crickets….crickets…
    (not directed at prev.posts)

  3. Finally a good result for the dynamo. They need to sign some players. How come no one ever talks about the difference in spending on two teams by the same owner? Why do the galaxy get the likes of Robbie keane, LD and the dynamo sign kids from college? Conflict of interest isn’t it?

    • It has to do with Kinnear’s philosophy on how to build a team. He likes to spread the salary cap around to have experience and depth. The Dynamo academy system isn’t turning out homegrown players like LA’s. Arena likes a star-studded backbone surrounded by role players.


Leave a Comment