HOUSTON, TX - MAY 12: Fans watch the Houston Dynamo play D.C. United during the first half of a MLS game at BBVA Compass Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Dynamo Vs. Timbers: Dynamo Unable To Break Through Portland, Draw 0-0

The Houston Dynamo were unable to break through the Portland Timbers on Tuesday's first night game at BBVA Compass stadium. They went on to draw 0-0.

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Recap: Dynamo Unable To Break Through Portland, Draw 0-0

The Houston Dynamo and Portland Timbers played to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday in the first night game at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo, playing their third game in seven days, had several chances in the second half but could not produce a game-winning goal. Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall recorded his second consecutive shutout and fourth shutout of the season.

Houston’s best chance came in the 87th minute when midfielder Calen Carr broke free behind the Portland defense but Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins saved his shot from the top of the box.

Perkins was up to the task 20 minutes earlier as he used his right leg to stop a low shot from Luiz Camargo, who had slipped in alone into the box and drilled a shot from 12 yards.

Defender Corey Ashe made his 137th MLS regular season appearance for the Dynamo. With the start, he surpassed Brian Mullan and Pat Onstad to reach second on the Dynamo franchise list.

Defender Geoff Cameron played his 140th game in all competitions for the Dynamo to move into a tie with Wade Barrett for seventh on the franchise list.

For the second consecutive home game, the Dynamo controlled the majority of the chances. After a season-high 20 shots in Saturday’s 1-0 win, the Orange delivered 18 shots for an 18-9 shot advantage over the Timbers. Houston had a 7-2 edge in shots on goal, and a season-best 59% of possession.

The Dynamo stand at 3-3-3 (12 points) on the year while the Timbers are 2-5-3 (9 points).

The Dynamo return to the pitch for their fourth game in 11 days on Saturday at New England. The Dynamo will face the Revolution at 6:30 p.m. CT from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The match can be viewed on KPRC Local 2 and can be heard on SportsTalk 790 AM and La Ranchera 850 AM.

May 15, 2012 – BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX – Attendance: 22,039 (sellout)

Goals by Period 1 2 Total
Houston Dynamo 0 0 0
Portland Timbers 0 0 0

Houston Dynamo – Tally Hall; Jermaine Taylor, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe; Calen Carr, Luiz Camargo, Nathan Sturgis, Brad Davis (Alex Dixon 74); Macoumba Kandji (Colin Clark 71), Will Bruin (Brian Ching 64)

Substitutes not used: Tyler Deric, Adam Moffat, Andre Hainault, Je-Vaughn Watson

TOTAL SHOTS: 18 (7 players with 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (7 players with 1); FOULS: 10 (Macoumba Kandji 3); OFFSIDES: 1 (Macoumba Kandji 1); CORNER KICKS: 6 (Brad Davis 3, Colin Clark 3); SAVES: 2 (Tally Hall 2)

Portland Timbers – Troy Perkins; Jack Jewsbury (Mike Chabala 45), Hanyer Mosquera, Mamadou Danso, Steven Smith; Frank Songo’o (Eric Alexander 69), Diego Chara, Lovel Palmer, Rodney Wallace (Sal Zizzo 60), Kris Boyd, Darlington Nagbe

Substitutes not used: David Horst, Joe Bendik, Mike Fucito, Jorge Perlaza

Misconduct Summary: 
Portland – Kris Boyd (caution) 92

Referee: Chris Penso
Assistants: Chris Strickland, Eric Proctor
Fourth official: Jorge Luna Hernandez


Line-Ups: Timbers Field Strong Side

The Portland Timbers are fielding a strong squad for tonight’s match at BBVA Compass Stadium. Here’s their starting XI.

F: Kris Boyd
F: Darlington Nagbe
M: Rodney Wallace
M: Lovel Palmer
M: Diego Chara
M: Franck Songo’o
D: Steven Smith
D: Hanyer Mosquera
D: Mamadou Danso
D: Jack Jewsbury
GK: Troy Perkins

Subs: Joseph Bendik (GK), Eric Alexander, Mike Chabala, Mike Fucito, David Horst, Jorge Perlaza, Sal Zizzo.

The Portland Timbers roster features former Dynamo midfielder Lovel Palmer and defender Mike Chabala, and is led by former Dynamo assistant coach John Spencer.


Line-Ups: Dynamo Make Changes In Starting XI

Here’s your Houston Dynamo starting line-up for tonight’s match against the Portland Timbers.

F: Will Bruin
F: Macoumba Kanji
LM: Brad Davis ©
CDM: Nathan Sturgis
CAM: Luiz Camargo
RM: Calen Carr
LB: Corey Ashe
CB: Geoff Cameron
CB: Bobby Boswell
RB: Jermaine Taylor
GK: Tally Hall

Subs: Tyler Deric (GK), Brian Ching, Colin Clark Alex Dixon, Andre Hainault, Adam Moffat, JeVaughn Watson


Dynamo Vs. Timbers: Quick Preview

The Dynamo opened their new downtown stadium in grand style on Saturday, with original Dynamo player and all-time games played leader Brad Davis delivering the game-winning goal, a sensational 30-yard bending strike into the upper corner of the net for a 1-0 win over D.C. United.

Houston is 3-3-2 (11 points) after the win. The Timbers are 2-5-2 (8 points) after a 0-0 home draw against the Columbus Crew on May 5. Portland head coach John Spencer was an assistant coach with the Dynamo from 2006-10 before taking over the Timbers in 2011. The Timbers roster also features two former Houston Dynamo players, midfielder Lovel Palmer and defender Mike Chabala, who were sent to Portland in exchange for midfielder Adam Moffat.

The Dynamo defeated the Timbers in both meetings with the expansion club in 2011. Houston won 2-1 at Robertson Stadium on Aug. 14 and secured a vital 2-0 road win on Oct. 14.

Tonight’s weather should be cool and wet in Houston, which should support Portland’s style of play. However, Houston will hold home field advantage in what should be a very exciting game. This will be the first ever night game at BBVA Compass Stadium.


Dynamo Vs. Timbers: Game Time, TV Schedule & More

The Houston Dynamo will host the Portland Timbers on Tuesday. The Dynamo will try to go 2-0-0 in their shiny new stadium.

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