Like it or not Dominic Kinnear
, the streak is the talk this week when it comes to the Houston Dynamo
"You don’t get anything for it," Kinnear said. "You don’t get a T-shirt or a hat or a ring for it. You get a lot of points and get asked a lot of questions and a lot of satisfaction on a week-to-week basis, but in the end it goes down in a statistical record book. Don’t get me wrong," Kinnear said. "It’s a wonderful accomplishment and I’m glad I’m part of the group that’s done it, but there is still a lot of stuff to be thought about as well."
Some of that stuff is how to fix the Dynamo woeful road record over the last five years but for now the talk is about how good the home cooking is. The home cooking is so good that the Dynamo enter Sunday's match against the Chicago Fire
with an opportunity to make MLS history. Sunday's 4:00p.m. start will be all about extending the home unbeaten streak to 35 straight games. Not since June 18, 2011 have the men in orange lost a home game.
A streak of more than 3,000 minutes of winning soccer.
A streak in which 19 different players have hit the back of the net led by Will Bruin's
10 goals while Brian Ching
and Brad Davis
have seven each but possibly none more exciting than the game winner with seconds left in stoppage on Aug. 20, 2011 by Alex Dixon
A streak in which Tally Hall
has recorded 15 clean sheets.
A streak in which Houston holds a goal differential of plus 25 having outscored its opponents 65-23 including two own goals in their favor.
A streak which includes 18 goals by 12 different players in the 75' or later.
A streak in which the Dynamo have defeated DC United four times, the most of any team with three shutouts and ten goals.
A streak in which Houston has scored four goals twice and three goals seven times.
A streak in which the Dyanamo have been held scoreless in just two matches including one against the Chicago Fire (Sunday's opponent) on July 3, 2012. The other against the Portland Timbers
on May 15, 2012.
A streak which features 24 wins and 10 ties.
A streak that saw the Dynamo complete a perfect home season in 2012.
A streak that saw head coach Dominic Kinnear move into fourth place on the all-time wins list.
A streak which has seen the move from Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston to BBVA Compass Stadiumwith an average attendance of 18,887.
A streak that was interrupted by seven away games to begin the 2012 season before BBVA Compass Stadium was completed and opened before the largest home crowd the stadium has seen to date (22,039).
A streak that saw the Dynamo captain Brad Davis become the first Dynamo with 75 assists.
A streak that saw the Dynamo win three straight games at home to open a season in team history.
Like it or not, the streak is here and by 7:00p.m. Sunday night April 14th, we'll know if it continues for another game.
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