Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Houston Grinds Out Win in KC
Houston Chronicle, June 25th, 2007 4PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

It was a first Major League Soccer start and a first goal for Houston Dynamo center back Patrick Ianni against Kansas City Sunday. Before a tiny crowd of just over 8,000, two of MLS's top teams met in a match that looked destined for a 0-0 stalemate until the second-year defender rose to meet Stuart Holden's corner kick with an unstoppable header in the 81st minute. Ianni's goal have Houston a 1-0 win and solidified Houston's second-place standing in the Western Conference, now just three points behind FC Dallas with two games in hand.

"It was a great goal for us," Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear said. "We told the guys at halftime [that] with the heat and the way the game was being played, it might come down to some extra effort." Kansas City has certainly been one of the surprises of the season, but the team has struggled in the absence of star forward Eddie Johnson, earning just one point in its last three games. Following the U.S. national team's Gold Cup triumph, Johnson is off to the Copa America. The Wizards will also lose defensive stalwart Jimmy Conrad.

"It seemed appropriate that Ianni would score in a match marked by defensive lockdowns," the Houston Chronicle said. Ianni's start came in place of Eddie Robinson, who suffered a hamstring pull in a 2-1 win against Columbus a few weeks ago. It was also a great game for returning keeper Pat Onstad, just back from the Gold Cup with Canada. He was forced into making several good saves.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Bookmakers Slash LVG Exit Odds    
British bookmakers reacted to Manchester United's humiliating 4-0 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons in the Capital ...
Atletico Appeals Simeone's Ban    
Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo on Tuesday said the club would appeal coach Diego Simeone's eight-game ...
Eto'o Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton     
Samuel Eto'o on Tuesday completed a free transfer to Everton, signing a two-year deal with the ...
Warnock Appointed Coach of Crystal Palace     
Crystal Palace on Tuesday signed former coach Neil Warnock on a two-year contract. Warnock, who most ...
Barca Target Douglas to Sign Five-Year Deal     
Barcelona on Tuesday announced that Brazilian right back Douglas will join the club before the end ...
Deila: Celtic 'Not Good Enough' for UCL     
Celtic coach Ronny Deila said his team was "not good enough" to play in this season's ...
Di Maria: I was Forced Out by Real Madrid    
In an open letter to Real Madrid fans, Angel Di Maria reveals that he did not ...
Yeagley: 'They all want to beat Indiana'    
A Big Ten title extended Indiana's streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to 27, but it ...
Belmont Abbey freshman McGuire remembered on campus    
Belmont Abbey freshman Michael McGuire collapsed following a pre-season fitness test Aug. 16 and died five ...
Report: Benatia Joins Bayern Munich from Roma     
AS Roma on Tuesday sold central defender Mehdi Benatia to Bayern Munich on a five-year contract. ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives