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Dominic Kinnear

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    March 10, 2014

    Opening Match to Opening Training Camp: 5 Soccer Notes From the Weekend

    If the soccer gods could have scripted a way to start the spring break weekend in Houston, this would have been it. A 4-0 rout for the Houston Dynamo in their opening match, followed by a picturesque day for the Houston Dash to open training camp on Monday. The main event was of course the Dynamo ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Season Outlook: Dynamo Ride Offense to MLS Cup Playoffs

    Every year that Hair Balls does a season preview on the Houston Dynamo, footy aficionados always complain and moan about the same things: why didn't the front office bring in a star player, is this team aging before our eyes, blah, blah, blah. For starters, the average age on the Dynamo for 2014 is ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    MLS Cup Playoffs: Draw For Dynamo Step In Positive Direction

    Midway through the first half, the New York Red Bulls were up 2-0 on the Dynamo; looking all too familiar to the previous two encounters at BBVA Compass Stadium. But something happened in the locker room during halftime. Like in Any Given Sunday, one of the Dynamo assistant coaches got up and gave ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    New York Had Their Wings Against the Dynamo, Came Out Flying High

    Eight seconds...That's how long professional bull riders have to stay mounted on their beast to obtain points in their sport. It's also how long it took the New York Red Bulls to score their first goal Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium - and they never looked back. The Dynamo were looking t ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Dynamo's Home Touch Fading with Loss To Red Bulls

    The Dynamo have seen some cold spells in their time in Houston, but their current situation is ridiculous. They are 0-3-1 in their last four matches, and have been outscored 12-2. Now as bad as that last figure looks, it could be much worse. If you don't include Sunday's home loss to the New York ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Dynamo Hold Lead For A Minute: 5 Things We Learned

    A goal from Cam Weaver that was disallowed early in Saturday's duel between the Dynamo and the Chicago Fire was what stood in the way of a third straight victory for the Orange. Well there was that - and the fact that the Dynamo only held on to their lead in the second half for about a minute and c ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Dynamo Have Their Own British Explosion Against Stoke City

    The Houston Dynamo got to kick some British arse Wednesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, for a charitable purpose. They were able to defeat Stoke City of the English Premier League 2-0 in the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup. To Stoke's credit, this match was only their first in their preseason ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Dynamo Learn, 'You Can't Win Them All'

    Have you ever been traveling, and you just have this sneaky suspension that you left something in the hotel room? The lads in Orange over at BBVA Compass Stadium might be having that same feeling right about now. Just two weeks ago, they were the proud owners of a 36 home match unbeaten streak. The ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    5 Things We Learned From the Dynamo Breaking the Home Unbeaten Streak

    That was the last time the Dynamo tasted defeat in the city of Houston during any competition. Since that 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew at Robertson Stadium, the Dynamo have gone a league record 35 games unbeaten in the Bayou City in all competitions. That's victories -- and the occasional draw -- ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Dynamo Stay Unbeaten Through 34 Games At BBVA Compass; 5 Things We Learned

    It was a busy slate of sports for H-Town this weekend, with almost every professional sports team representing the home town the right way. For the Dynamo, continuing their home unbeaten streak to a mere 34 games was their claim to fame. This victory, which tied the MLS home unbeaten streak record, ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Dynamo Win 33rd In A Row At BBVA Against Vancouver, Go For MLS Record

    Another home game for the Houston Dynamo means another win. It's starting to become cliché as the Orange upped their undefeated home streak to 33 matches in all competitions; just one shy of Real Salt Lake's 34-game record back in 2009-2011. This 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten Vancouver ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Dynamo Win Season Opener, Await Mexican Opposition

    DC United headed into this past Saturday night's matchup against the Houston Dynamo knowing two things... One, the Dynamo have yet to lose against MLS opposition at BBVA Compass Stadium. And two, United has never won in Houston, going a combined 0-7-1 lifetime in the Bayou City. So without suspe ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Dynamo Trio Hope For A Spot With The U.S.

    Would it be blasphemeous if Will Bruin, Brad Davis, or Tally Hall stepped on the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium wearing anything but orange? Well, they did it Monday night at an open training session and received a standing ovation for it. But that's only because they were training with the US Men' ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Dynamo start training camp with lofty expectations

    Seven weeks after dropping a second MLS Cup Final to the LA Galaxy, the Houston Dynamo are back out on the pitch, gearing up for the 2013 season. The preseason will be busy for the Dynamo, but there is not a lot of turnover on this Dynamo roster, and having familiarity around the locker room will be ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Dynamo Proud of 2012 Season, Looking Ahead to 2013

    When the Houston Dynamo look back at the 2012 calendar year, they look back with their heads held high. Yes, head coach Dominic Kinnear and company are still reeling from the disappointment of falling short a second straight year at MLS Cup. But, as a franchise, they make the argument that it was ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    MLS Cup: Five Keys to a Dynamo Victory

    On Saturday afternoon, the Houston Dynamo will attempt to join an elite group of MLS clubs - as they try to become just the third team to win three MLS Cups. One of the teams in that group is the Dynamo's adversary this weekend - the LA Galaxy. How did the Galaxy find themselves on this list? The ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Dynamo win 3-1, 90 minutes away from MLS Cup

    Maybe it was a case of DC United having the case of the tired the legs; having been on the road since Wednesday in New York. Maybe it was case of pure dumb luck; as the Dynamo escaped a possible red card right before the half. Maybe it was just destiny; as a Dominic Kinnear coached team has all t ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Dynamo lose match, advance to Eastern Conference Finals

    Do you remember those two goals the Dynamo scored on Sporting Kansas City last Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium? Even though they lost 1-0 to Sporting Wednesday night at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, the 2-1 aggregate score secured the Dynamo's place in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Dynamo know on ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Dynamo Deliver a Win in First Leg of Series

    Check out pics of the first playoff game to be held in BVAA Compass Stadium with a Dynamo win. Last year, Sporting Kansas City were the darlings of Major League Soccer. This group of high-flying kids played an attractive brand of soccer with their 4-3-3 formation. Their road to the MLS Cup was set: ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Clutch Win Over Revolution Keeps Dynamo In Playoff Chase

    There's a reason why Houston professional sports were meant to be played indoors. If the scorching summer days at BBVA Compass Stadium weren't reason enough, the monsoon that swept through the area Saturday night made the Dynamo's match against the New England Revolution a sloppy affair. Once the ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Flu-bitten Dynamo Get Last-Minute Win Over Real Salt Lake

    The Houston Dynamo seemed a bit unconditioned to the heat at Thursday's match against Real Salt Lake at BBVA Compass Stadium. Perhaps it was fatigue, as the Dynamo were playing their sixth match in 20 days. Another dynamic could have been the flu that was going around the Dynamo locker room this w ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Dynamo Lose Game And First Place At New York

    It's funny how a 2-0 score line can mean the world of difference. On August 3, the Dynamo's 2-0 home victory against the New York Red Bulls extended their shutout streak to three games, extended their winning streak to five matches, their unbeaten streak to eight matches, and lifted them to first pl ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012

    Dynamo Shutout Chicago, Themselves

    The only action at BBVA Compass Stadium last night was the pre-Fourth of July firework show following the supposed match between the Dynamo and the Chicago Fire. A sellout crowd turned out to witness a 0-0 snooze fest between the two MLS clubs. The Dynamo looked like they lost a little pep in their ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    Trio of stars help Dynamo beat Philly

    Armed with a new 4-3-3 formation, the Houston Dynamo dominated possession and took down the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Saturday night. And they did it with a trio of stars -- Brian Ching, Brad Davis, and newly acquired designated player Oscar Boniek Garcia. How new is Boniek Garcia? He arrived in ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Dynamo Stay Unbeaten At BBVA, Draw Against Toronto FC

    They were playing Toronto FC, a team that with one measly win on the season. But as the cliché goes, "this is why we play the game." Instead of dispatching the hapless Reds, the Orange had to fight back from a two-goal halftime deficit to earn a home draw against Toronto FC.

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    June 18, 2012

    Dynamo Win: At Least One Houston Team Is Defending Our Honor Against Dallas

    Check out our photos of the Texas match-up between the Dynamo and FC Dallas. As it has been well documented on this blog, this site, and the history books, Houston and Dallas have an absolute hatred for each other. It's an animosity that goes from the people to sports teams. The Astros played and ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Dynamo Draw with Portland Timbers

    The Houston Dynamo kept their undefeated record at BBVA Compass Stadium alive on Tuesday night, by virtue of a 0-0 draw against the Portland Timbers. The streak also has the Dynamo earning their second consecutive shutout, a feat they haven't done since opening the season with a pair of shutout wi ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Dynamo Open Up BBVA With A Bang

    First achievements are always special. A baby's first step; special. Your first day of school or your first time having sex -- both very special moments. The Houston Dynamo officially unveiled BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday in front of 22.039 orange-clad fans. For the players walking down the tu ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Do the Dynamo Have a Chance Against the Mighty Galaxy on Sunday?

    Photo by Marco TorresSo you're saying there's a chance....​"If you wanna crown them, then crown their ass" -- ex-head coach for the Arizona Cardinals, Dennis Green Those words run deep inside the minds of Houston Dynamo faithful, as their team is a heavy underdog to the Los Angeles Galaxy at ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Dynamo Finish In Second Place: 4 Things We Learned

    Photo by Marco TorresGreat night at Robertson, even without Beckham​The Houston Dynamo closed out their 2011 MLS regular season with a bang; dispatching the LA Galaxy 3-1 Sunday night at Robertson Stadium. In doing so, they secured second place in the Eastern Conference and earned a date with ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    English Get The Best of Dynamo; Four From Houston Picked For The MLS All-Star Game

    ​ The Dynamo played their first-ever European adversary Wednesday night at Robertson Stadium; and they came out on the losing end, 2-0 to Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League. The score wasn't as important to the Orange as was the opportunity to see some new talent against a quality ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Dynamo Win Their Fifth Game of the Season

    Courtesy of Houston DynamoDanny Cruz and company hug it out after goal.​ Positive things happen when you score two goals and keep your opponent from putting one in. For the Houston Dynamo, that meant earning their fifth win of the season, 2-0 over visiting Toronto FC Saturday night at Robertso ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Soccer Notes: Dynamo Look for Intensity; Mexico's Stars Get Ready for Reliant

    ​ The Houston Dynamo locker was quiet following their 2-0 loss Saturday night to the Columbus Crew. Whether it was the loss or the fact that there was no air conditioning in the home locker room, players were quick to leave after the match. Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear went through his ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Dynamo Best Astros in Winless Streak

    ​The situation is beginning to look grim for the Dynamo, as they fell to the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on the road. The Orange are now without a win in seven games, edging the Astros' six game losing streak from mid-May for the longest Houston winless streak this summer. In all fairness, the ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Dynamo's Disappointing Tie Has Coach Happy?

    Courtesy of Houston Dynamo​The Houston Dynamo finished their game Saturday night at Robertson Stadium the same way they started it -- by giving up a goal. The New York Red Bulls were able to sneak one in 39 seconds into the match. Then in the 90th minute, a corner kick spelled doomed for the O ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Dynamo Light Up the Scoreboard Against Vancouver

    Will Bruin got his first MLS goal​Goals were plentiful for the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night, as they opened up their home stand with 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Most of the night's goals came in a span of five minutes -- for both teams. Dynamo forward Cam Weaver got the par ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Dynamo Lose Regular Season Opener 1-0 to Philadelphia

    Promising preseason didn't lead to a regular season win.​The Houston Dynamo had a successful preseason, going 8-1-3 against all competition. A squad with 10 new players at times looked like a team that was capable of winning a third MLS Cup. The Dynamo's preseason form, however didn't translat ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Dynamo Season Ends WIth A Relatively Rare Win

    "Playoffs?" Not for the Dynamo​Better late than never, as the Houston Dynamo finally won back-to-back matches for the first time all season - MLS regular season that is. Unfortunately, they were also the last two games of the season for the Orange, as they take their first losing season since arri ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Dynamo's Troubles Continue: Can't Anyone Here Score?

    Dynamo can't get the ball in the net​A second half equalizing goal by Dominic Oduro was not enough for the Houston Dynamo as they fell to the New England Revolution 2-1. Once again, a pair of defensive miscues doomed the Orange to another home loss last night at the Rob.Just before the half, the R ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Dynamo Finally Find The Winning Column

    The ball finally bounces the Dynamo's way​Holding on to halftime leads has been problematic for the Houston Dynamo. In fact, they've lost their last two games with halftime leads.So Dominic Kinnear and the boys took a different approach to Saturday's evening soiree with DC United: trail at halftim ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Dynamo Give Up Hope On Reaching Post-Season

    Dynamo -- Falling down when they should be standing up​The Houston Dynamo's 2010 season is all but over now, following their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Toronto FC. It was only fitting that the power also went out at stadium following the game."The season's over," said head coach Dominic Kinnear. " ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    World Cup 2010 -- What's The Future Look Like For Team America?

    Is Coach Bob Bradley staying?​Now that the US has been eliminated from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, it's time to play a little Monday quarterback, futbol style.Even though the US won its group for the first time in this millennium, and even though they made it past the first round (this was the team's ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Luis Angel Landin And The Dynamo Show DC United Who's Boss

    Photo courtesy Houston DynamoDynamo are in second place, with two other teams​It was a display of speed, and a little Luis Angel Landin on Saturday night, as the Houston Dynamo cruised to comfortable of 2-0 victory over DC United. The victory keeps the Dynamo in second place in the Western Confere ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Dynamo Get Ready For Dallas, Still Without Brian Ching

    Ching hopes to return to action Saturday​The Dynamo are in action tonight on Cinco de Mayo to take on their in-state nemesis, FC Dallas. In the season opener for both clubs this year, they drew 1-1 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. At the Rob, the Dynamo have owned the Hoops with a 7-0-2 record, includ ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Ching-less Dynamo Dispatch Chivas 3-0

    ​No Brian Ching, no problem. No Luis Angel Landin, no problem Without their two star forwards, the Dynamo were able to cruise to a 3-0 victory over Chivas USA this past Saturday at Robertson Stadium. The shutout was the team's first this season. 12 minutes into the game, Dynamo midfielder C ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Dyanamo Make Mental And Physical Mistakes To Give The Game To LA

    A series of mistakes throughout the first half of Saturday's game cost the Houston Dynamo dearly. The Los Angeles Galaxy were the beneficiaries, gladly taking a 2-0 win out of Robertson Stadium.In the 27th minute, what seemed like a routine clearance for defenders Mike Chabala and Bobby Boswell was ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Who'll Score Those Dynamo Goals This Season?

    Barrett bowed out to accept an assistant coaching position.​The 2010 MLS season is upon us, and there is plenty of reasons to smile if you're the Houston Dynamo. For one, the players union and the owners just recently agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, avoiding a players' labor s ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas

    Our hometown champions square off against their MLS rival

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    November 1, 2007

    Major League Soccer Western Conference Semi-Finals

    Houston Dynamo fight to keep the Cup

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