Weekly update: Galaxy visit

HOUSTON, TX - Houston Dynamo got its second tie of the season on Saturday, rescuing a point in the last minute against New England at Gillette Stadium.

With the 1-1 result, also the second tie in the last three games, the Dynamo (4-3-2) continue to hold the second spot in the Western Conference, with 14 points, seven behind conference leader FC Dallas.

Despite Houston's numerous opportunities during the first half, it was the Revolution who struck first. At the 55th minute, Pat Noonan fed the ball from the right side to Steve Ralston, who slid to push the ball in from the left to put the 1-0 up on the board.

The Dynamo continued pushing, and got its reward at the 86th minute with Ryan Cochrane's first goal of his MLS career. It came after a cross frown Wade Barrett from the left side to the middle of the box.

The next away game for the Dynamo will be on Saturday, June 10, against Red Bull New York.

HOUSTON DYNAMO AND LA GALAXY PRACTICE SCHEDULE, MAY 29-JUNE 2
Monday, May 29: **DAY OFF**
Tuesday, May 30: 9:30-11:00 AM, Carl Lewis Track Field
Wednesday, May 31: **DAY OFF**
Thursday, June 1: 9:30-11:00 AM, Carl Lewis Track Field
Friday, June 2: 9:00-10:30 AM, Robertson Stadium at the University of Houston

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Los Angeles Galaxy will also train in Houston this week. Their schedule is as follows:

Thursday, June 1: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., at Robertson Stadium.

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Friday, June 2: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., at Robertson Stadium.

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WHAT'S NEXT?

Houston Dynamo (4-3-2) will host reigning MLS Champion Los Angeles Galaxy (2-6-1) this Saturday at Robertson Stadium. Despite being hated rivals when known as the Earthquakes, this is the first meeting in the history of both clubs while the team has been in Houston. The Dynamo tied its last game against the New England Revolution, while Los Angeles lost its previous match against the Colorado Rapids. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. CT.

PAINFUL ABSENCE

Houston Dynamo will be without defender Adrian Serioux for the near future. This Wednesday, May 31, Serioux will have his left toe injury operated on by team doctor Kevin Varner. In spite of the injury, Serioux played during the Dynamo's last home game against Chicago, but was not at his best on the field. His expected recovery time is about 6 weeks.

COME WATCH THE GAME!

The Bull and Bear Tavern and Eatery is the official site of Houston Dynamo's away game viewing parties. Make sure you arrive early for the best seats. Drink specials, t-shirt giveaways and opportunities to sign-up for the chance to win great Dynamo merchandise are available. The Bull and Bear Tavern is located at 11980 Westheimer Rd, Suite A, Houston, TX 77077. For more information, call (281) 496-6655.

LIGHTNING DOES STRIKE TWICE

Houston Dynamo guest midfielder Mike Farber scored his second goal in as many Reserve League games, this past Saturday against New England. Farber's goal came in the 6th minute of action, assisted by Patrick Ianni. His first goal in the division came on May 20th, in a 3-0 win against the Chicago Fire. After 4 games played, Mike Chabala continues to lead the reserve team in assists, with 3.

SEND YOUR FAVORITE DYNAMO PLAYERS TO THE MLS ALL STAR GAME!

Voting to the 2006 MLS All-Star Game in Chicago is now open to soccer fans all over Houston. This is your chance to send Brian Ching, Dwayne De Rosario, Pat Onstad, Alejandro Moreno, or any of your favorite players to play against defending Premiere League Champion, Chelsea FC. To vote, log on to www.houstondynamo.com. Fans may vote up to 10 times a day.

HOUSTON DYNAMO IN THE COMMUNITY

  • On Monday, May 29, 2006, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Aaron Lanes, Wade Barrett, and Zach Wells were at the Memorial Day Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park, 1986 Tidwell Rd. Houston, TX 77093. There, they had an autograph session and mingled with fans.
  • On Wednesday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. Patrick Ianni and Wade Barrett will be at the Game Day Sports/ Ground Breaking Ceremony. This is at the Kohl's/Target Shopping Center, at Sam Houston Tollway at Fairmont Parkway, in Pasadena, TX. They will be there as guests for the Groundbreaking of the new facility.
  • On Saturday, June 3, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Houston Dynamo players will be at the St. Francis de Sales Soccer Club Tournament at St. Frances de Sales, 8100 Neff St., in Houston. There, the players will give award trophies to 4 and 7 year old players, and do a short demo of skills.
  • On Saturday, June 3, from 11:00 - 12:30 pm, Julian Nash, Chris Aloisi, Mpho Moloi, and Aaron Lanes will be at Amegy Bank at 7031 FM 1960 East, in Humble. There they will be signing autographs for approximately 200 people.
  • KINNEAR'S CONVERSATION

    Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear will be answering fans' questions every week of the 2006 season via the Houston Dynamo web site, www.houstondynamo.com. Fans can submit questions by navigating to the "Fans" section of the website, and clicking on the link "Kinnear's Conversation" on the right hand side of the page. Selected questions will be answered in an online article every Thursday.

    CHECK OUT THE DYNAMO ON TV AND RADIO

  • Houston Dynamo Defender Wade Barrett and Head Coach Dominic Kinnear were this week's guests on ESPN 790 AM's Dynamo Power Hour, which aired on Monday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m. Among other topics, Barrett and Kinnear discussed their teams' performance in their match against New England, and their upcoming contest this Saturday against the LA Galaxy.
  • TV Informa 43's "Dynamo TV", is your best source for Dynamo-related news and information. The show airs tonight, Tuesday, May 30, from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Danny Gonzalez and Alex Banegas will talk about Houston Dynamo's performance against the Revolution last Saturday, and the upcoming match against Los Angeles.
  • Radio Concierto 101.7FM's "La Hora del Dynamo" gives you one full hour of everything you need to know about the Houston Dynamo. Hosted by Dagoberto Puello, Daniel Mejia, Hector Lopez, and Ricardo Palacio, the show features interviews and in-depth coverage of anything and everything related to the Dynamo. The show airs every Friday, from 8 to 9 p.m.
  • Alex Soler has the Dynamo covered. Every day, from 9:00 to 10: 00 a.m., he gives in-depth coverage of the team in his show "Cadena Deportiva", which airs on KYST 920 AM. On Sunday, it's "La Media Hora del Dynamo" in La Tremenda 1010 AM, from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. On this show, Alex talks about the previous night's game, featuring interviews with the Dynamo's outstanding player of the game and in-depth analysis of the game.
  • TICKETS AND SPECIAL PACKAGES NOW ON SALE

    Houston Dynamo 2006 regular season tickets can be purchased by calling either Houston Dynamo at 713-276-7500, or Ticketmaster at 713-629-3700. You may also purchase them on the web at www.houstondynamo.com.

    "LA DOCE"

    "La Doce", the new "Dynamo Barra Oficial." is now in full swing. This new cheering section is located in section 217 of Robertson stadium, and tickets cost $12. Fans can reserve seats by calling (713) 276-7500, logging on to www.houstondynamo.com, or by visiting any Ticketmaster location.


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