Depleted Dynamo look to maintain edge over Rapids

June 7, 2007
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
Defending champions have rarely had it easy in Major League Soccer. Twelve years in, only the D.C. United side of 1997 has successfully defended its title, and so far this season, reigning MLS Cup holder Houston is finding out just how tough it is to repeat. In fact, with a record of 3-5-1, missing the playoffs entirely seems a more likely prospect for the Dynamo than repeating as champions. Yet the season is still relatively young, and fresh off a confidence-building 2-1 defeat of Dallas, Houston ...

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