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WASHINGTON - After reaching the last two MLS Cup Finals, the Houston Dynamo are back in the playoffs. nike air max 90 engineered mesh . That might be bad news for the rest of the league. Boniek Garcia and Giles Barnes scored in the first half and Houston beat D.C. United 2-1 on Sunday to wrap up a playoff spot on the final day of the season. Despite just qualifying for the post-season, confidence is high for Houston. "I dont think were a team that you necessarily want to play," defender Bobby Boswell said. "I dont think were a team that people are saying, Oh were matched up with Dynamo — good. Its kind of one of those, Oh boy, what are we in for." D.C. United (3-24-7) was winless in its final 12 games and set the MLS record for fewest victories in a season, breaking the previous mark of four set by Tampa Bay in 2001 and matched by Chivas USA in 2005. The Dynamo are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and will host Montreal in the knockout match on Wednesday or Thursday. Houston finished fifth last season and won three consecutive playoff series on the road before eventually falling to Los Angeles in the MLS Cup. "I think that play-in game can make you dangerous," Boswell said referring to last years run. Captain Brad Davis, whose shot in the first half resulted in the corner kick that provided the winning goal, echoed his teammates belief. "I do feel like last year the run that we made — that play-in game - did help us," Davis said. "We wanted to get back on the field as quick as possible." Garcia scored his third goal of the season, converting a penalty kick in the 11th minute. Houston (14-11-9) earned the spot kick after defender James Riley pulled down Giles Barnes inside the box. United tied it in the 27th minute when Kyle Porter headed home Chris Pontius cross at the far post right. It was Porters third goal of the season, tying him for the team high. Houston pulled ahead in the 39th minute when Barnes flicked home a header on a corner kick. Barnes finished the season with a team-high nine goals. Houston has qualified for the playoffs seven times in the clubs eight-year history and made four appearances in the MLS Cup. Davis has been a part of each Dynamo playoff run and takes pride in the fact that his team is well respected this time of year. "I actually read to the group that somebody from D.C. said that you know when you play Houston its going to be a battle," Davis said. "They never look forward to playing us because they know its going to be hard and its going to be difficult. So when other teams are saying that, its a good thing." nike air max 90 Tape Camo . The Royals dropped their 11th game in their last 14 on Wednesday in San Diego, when Anthony Rizzo had a two-run single and Tim Stauffer tossed seven innings of one-run ball to lift the Padres to a 4-1 win that completed a three-game sweep. nike air max 90 World Cup . As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. The Spurs signed Parker to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ensuring that the six-time All-Star point guard will be in the fold whether Duncan and Ginobili are able to continue their careers or not.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling has filed suit in federal court against the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver and is asking for damages in excess of $1 billion. The suit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. It alleges that the league violated Sterlings constitutional rights by relying on information from an "illegal" recording that publicized raacist remarks he made to a girlfriend. nike air max 90 hyperfuse. It also says the league committed a breach of contract by fining Sterling $2.5 million and violated antitrust laws by forcing a sale. On Friday, the NBA called off a hearing to oust Sterling in advance of a vote on a potentially record-breaking deal negotiated by his wife to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. wholesale jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys cheap soccer jerseys wholesale jerseys wholesale jerseys cheap nfl jerseys china ' ' ' 

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