Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Houston Dynamo Are Headed To MLS Cup 2012!

Our other footballers had a wonderful Sunday afternoon as well.  The Houston Dynamo walked into their second leg playoff game at RFK Stadium with a 3-1 aggregate score advantage and knowing all they needed was a win, draw or not lose by more than two goals to win the series

Oscar Boniek Garcia got the scoring party started for the Men In Orange with his goal in the 34th minute.   DC United's goal in the 83rd minute was courtesy of Branko Boskovic, but was not enough as their crowd of 20,015 got to watch the Dynamo hoist the Eastern Conference championship trophy .

The 1-1 draw with DC United gave the Dynamo a 4-2 aggregate score for the playoff series, the MLS Eastern Conference title for the second straight year and a return trip to Carson, CA on December 1 for MLS Cup 2012.

Winning the Eastern Conference championship also earned the Dynamo a spot in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League when it commences play.

The Dynamo earned a rematch with the LA Galaxy, who beat them 1-0 in last year's title game.
Brad Davis missed that match in 2011, but will be there in full effect for this one.  Hopefully midfielder Ricardo Clark will be as well.  He reinjured his groin and left the match in the 66th minute.

The Men In Orange will be headed to California for their second consecutive  MLS Cup business trip.   This time we Dynamo fans are hoping for a different result and a chance to celebrate our first MLS title since the back to back ones in 2006-2007.


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