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Houston, TFC aiming for positive results at BMO Field

May 6, 2011 - 6:44 PM Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The Houston Dynamo will aim to rebound from a mid-week loss at Robertson Stadium when they travel to Toronto for a Major League Soccer match at BMO Field on Saturday.

The 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids was disappointing on a number of levels. First, Houston scored the first goal before conceding two in the final 20 minutes. Second, a shaky goal allowed by who has been their best player so far this season, 'keeper Tally Hall, led directly to the loss. And third, the home defeat ended a six-game unbeaten run by the Dynamo.

All that said, the inability to create chances in the offensive third led more to the loss than the miscue by Hall, who let a free kick from distance sail over his head and into the net.

"I think they were dropping back and getting a lot of numbers behind the ball," Houston forward Cam Weaver told the league's website. "Putting three guys in midfield and clogging the passing lanes made it difficult at the beginning, but I think we figured it out as the game wore on and started to create more chances."

Toronto, on the other hand, is just hoping for a win, something it hasn't accomplished since March 26, a span of six games.

The team is coming off a 3-0 loss at Seattle last weekend in which the team was thoroughly embarrassed.

"No one wants to get beat like that," TFC's Dan Gargan told his club's website. "It's embarrassing. The players feel like [expletive] about it."

The team's once rabid fan base is starting to turn on the club, and players know even though they are in a rebuild, they have to perform better than they did or face the wrath of the home faithful on Saturday.

"We hurt as much as [the fans] do," Gargan said. "We understand how frustrating it must be, but imagine how we must feel. We are professionals and this is our livelihood. We don't want to lose anymore than the fans do."

If the Reds are going to turn it around in league play on Saturday, they must execute coach Aron WInter's game plan better.

"Before the game, I explained how we are going to play and that's important," Winter told his club's website. "However, the players did not follow through. I am still upset."