Dynamo Learn, 'You Can't Win Them All'
Have you ever been traveling, and you just have this sneaky suspension that you left something in the hotel room?
The lads in Orange over at BBVA Compass Stadium might be having that same feeling right about now. Just two weeks ago, they were the proud owners of a 36 home match unbeaten streak. They even took their winning ways on the road; winning back-to-back road games at the LA Galaxy and at DC United by a combined 5 goals.
Since then, they've lost two straight at home for first time since 2010. The latest defeat... a 2-0 loss to the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
If the Dynamo could just remember in who's DC hotel room their winning ways were left.
Here are five soccer notes Hair Balls took from Saturday's match.
5. Not a whole lot to say It was a disappointing game all around by the 11 men on the field - 10 men after defender Bobby Boswell was ejected right before the half. Head coach Dominic Kinnear didn't beat around the bush either after match. It was quite obvious he was not happy with his team's performance Saturday night.
He also ran a bit late in talking to the media, a pretty sure indication he ripped his team a new one before he came to chase us off.
4. Finishing was horrendous Despite the score line, the Dynamo were not outplayed. The Dynamo maintained more possession, they outshot the Revs 20-10, and they had more set piece opportunities. Finishing - or lack thereof - was the Dynamo's Achilles heel on the night.
Finishing... That's what Will Bruin left at his Washington D.C. hotel room.3. Center back woes
Something they'll leave behind in H-Town when they go on the road next weekend is their center back duo. We know Boswell was ejected in the 40th minute for allegedly throwing his elbows during a Revolution corner kick. His red card means he'll be filling and distributing the water bottles during next week's match at Sporting Kansas City.
His counterpart, Jermaine Taylor, was only in Saturday's match for 10 minutes before suffering a left shoulder injury. The injury might keep him out of the Dynamo's upcoming road trip, as well as his spot with the Jamaican national team.
2. Ching hates divers Two games in a row, the Dynamo lost at BBVA. Two games in a row, the Dynamo saw some "theatrics from other teams."
Co-captain and Dynamo vet, Brian Ching, was just as frustrated following Saturday night. He wasn't too pleased with the way Sporting Kansas City reacted following their 1-0 win. He was also mad at the fact that the Revs were taking dives to earn a call late in the match.
He was so pissed, he didn't know who to blame. The Revs? The game referees? The league? On Saturday night, they all got an equal share of blame. .
1. Duo to represent Team USA Not all news is bad for team. Earlier in the week, head coach Jurgen Klinnsman announced his roster for the US's upcoming schedule against.
Two of his spots were saved for midfielder Brad Davis and goalkeeper Tally Hall. Also joining the USMNT are former Dynamo players Geoff Cameron and Stuart Holden.
The U.S.team will play a pair of friendly matches as preparation for their CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. First, they'll play Belgium on May 29, followed by Germany on June 2. Qualifying begins on June 7 against Jamaica in Kingston, and June 11 against Panama in Seattle.
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