Houston's revamped midfield

Dynamo could prosper even without Clark and Holden

January 24, 2010
By Jeff Carlisle, Special to ESPNsoccernet
MLS has long been a league that punishes success. Expansion constantly chips away at a team's depth, while the added burden of international competition stretches a club's roster to the breaking point. Then there is the miniscule salary cap of around $2.3 million, which not only makes it difficult for teams to reward their best players, but practically encourages those performers to head overseas in search of a big payday.

It is these challenges that for the past two years have been ...

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