Dominic Kinnear Leaves the Dynamo for San Jose
Dominic Kinnear during the Dynamo's home opener on March 8, 2014.
Photo by Marco Torres
Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear, who's led the franchise since its move to Houston in 2006, is heading home to San Jose.
The Chron reports today that Kinnear told his coaching staff this past Sunday that he'll resign at the end of the season and take over as head coach for the San Jose Earthquakes next year. Kinnear is reportedly keeping quiet out of respect for current Earthquakes coach Mark Watson, who hasn't even yet finished his first full year with the team (ouch).
Kinnear came to Houston in 2006, when Major League Soccer moved the San Jose franchise and its players to Texas, eventually renaming the team the Dynamo (the Earthquakes returned to San Jose a couple of years later). Kinnear helped transform Houston into one of the nation's top soccer cities. The Dynamo won the MLS Cup its first two seasons here.
The Dynamo play their last home game tomorrow night against the New England Revolution.