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CiudadDeClutch

  • joined Oct 26, 2011
  • last login Jul 31, 2014
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Fervent fan of Your Houston Dynamo and all Houston sports. Follow @ClutchCitySteve

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User Blog

Counting on Kandji

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Mac Kandji created multiple chances for himself against DCU, but squandered them all. DT looks at this concerning trend, and suggests a way for him to make an impact against LA in the final.

Bring da orange-tinted ruckus

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Houston's 2-0 lead heading into Livestrong Park was tenuous, to say the least. Taking the same 2 goal advantage into DC offers a very similar challenge. Dynamo Theory proposes using that to our...

Houston loves puppies, abuses Sporks

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The Dynamo got past the #1 seed in the East by striking fast and hanging on for dear life, much like jellyfish do to prey. Now that SKC is left peeing on their wounds, its time to turn our...

Dear Spork: I'm sorry

On November 4th, 2012, a lone fedora-wearing SKC fan made the poor decision of sitting in Section 210, surrounded by orange. What follows is a potentially sarcastic written letter of apology to...

How Moffat Neutralized Rolfe in Chi-Town

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Moffat's stalker-like game plan has earned him rave reviews around the media this week. Dynamo Theory takes a statistical look to see what exactly Moffat did to disrupt Rolfe's play in Chicago.

SASFC Is Starting To Look a Lot Like Road House

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Defending champion Minnesota knocked 10-man San Antonio out of the NASL semifinals. Dynamo Theory presents an end-of-season report card for the franchise, and looks to Road House for a clue as to...

The Dynamo need to figure out how to win ugly

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The initial switch to a 4-4-2 paid dividends for the Dynamo, while the switch back to a 4-3-3 was once again ineffective. Dynamo Theory takes to the swamps to figure out how to win ugly in this...

Soccer Science: Building momentum

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Against New England, it seemed like Houston finally built some much-needed momentum towards the end-of-season push for the playoffs. Is that momentum real? And can we count on it transferring over...

Soccer Science: Skipping A Beat

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The yearly success of the Dynamo in the late-summer months hit a speed bump against Philadelphia last week. Will that be the beginning of the end for Houston, or will this week's match against New...

Soccer Science: Revisiting the 5-Minute Rule

A late equalizer kept Houston from taking a valuable 3 points away from Sporting Kansas City on friday. Dynamo Theory takes a second look at the dreaded 5-Minute Rule to see if it can offer any...

Soccer Science: Mimicry

The 3-1 loss in Chicago marks another poor performance in a winless stretch for the Dynamo. With the playoffs looming, will Houston regain its old form, or did they peak too soon?

Soccer Science: Thinking Outside the Box

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Both Mexico's failure against the USMNT and the Dynamo's draw with Columbus were predicated on a lack of initiative in the box. Dynamo Theory pored over the Opta data to solve Houston's offensive...

Soccer Science: Toasting Taylor

The Dynamo have enjoyed a good string of form recently, despite losing Geoff Cameron in the transfer market. Dynamo Theory looks at Jermaine Taylor's impact on the defense, and how he resembles a...

Soccer Science: Plasticity

Will Bruin's team-first mentality has led to immediate success in Houston's 4-3-3. Dynamo Theory takes a look at this trend, and how Bruin has begun to mimic the human nervous system.

Soccer Science: Side Effects

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The switch from a 4-4-2 to a 4-3-3 has solved Houston's defensive problems, but has similarly stunted their offensive production. Dynamo Theory uses the Opta Chalkboard to show that the Bruin-led...

Soccer Science: Texas Sized Stranglehold

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With only one match between the Dynamo and FC Dallas this year, El Capitan is at stake this Saturday. Dynamo Theory looks at plant competition to explain the history between these two clubs.

Grading The Scorpions: Class Is In Session

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After their "historic" win over the Dynamo in the US Open Cup, the San Antonio Scorpions are looking more and more like a future-MLS club. Dynamo Theory grades the contributions of Front Office,...

Soccer Science: Hungry Like The Wolf

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Can you learn anything from a sobering defeat to NASL opposition? A look at the growth exhibited by some of Houston's youth against an experienced Scorpions squad.

Soccer Science: Diagnosing Ching

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Why has Ching had so much trouble scoring after the opening of BBVA? A diagnosis of his problem, and how the House finale could help solve it.

Soccer Science: Energy, Entropy, and El Banco

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The Dynamo open the BBVA Compass Stadium this week with a match against DC United. See how cellular thermodynamics will make it the greatest venue in the MLS.

Soccer Science: The 5-Minute Rule

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The Dynamo have shown a penchant for allowing goals following a Houston breakthrough, but is The 5-Minute Rule actually hurting them? A statistical breakdown of the trend, along with some more...

Soccer Science: The Heart of a Goal

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Bruin finally opened his account with a well-placed finish in Chicago. More impressive than the goal was the fluid transition from defense to offense that reminded this writer of a slightly...

Soccer Science: Healing Time

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The Dynamo are coming off a 3 week break, and face a dangerous Chicago Fire team this weekend. They would do well to take some pointers from the human Immune System if they plan on avoiding a...

Soccer Science: Activation Energy

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A look at Houston's 2-0 loss to Seattle through the eyes of Physical Chemistry, and how an understanding of Activation Energy could save the Dynamo from another road loss in three weeks.

Soccer Science: Bunkering In

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Dynamo won another game with a timely goal and stout defending. The remainder of the road trip promises stiffer opposition, however, and the team would do well to mimic the defensive fortitude of...

Soccer Science: Speed Kills

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The Dynamo pulled out a close one against Chivas USA with a late injection of speed, much like a bacterium known for its ability to attack slower prey.

Thou Shalt Not Letter: USSF Bans High School Soccer for Academy Players

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The USSF has changed the Academy schedule and put a ban on high school soccer. How will the change in schedule and focus affect Academy players?

Soccer For a Cause: An Introduction to San Antonio Scorpions F.C.

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San Antonio finally has a professional soccer franchise. Will their "soccer for a cause" lead to a Texas-sized derby with the Dynamo?

How Kris Boyd Helped Me Pass AP English

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Analyzing recent rumors linking Kris Boyd to the Dynamo, and whether he would even fit in the Houston system.

Drooling Over El Banco

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Recounting the moment I first laid eyes on the BBVA Compass Stadium, and how the experience made me feel like my one year old nephews.

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