Houston Dynamo

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    October 15, 2014

    Dominic Kinnear Leaves the Dynamo for San Jose

    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 ne ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    ESPN, FOX and Univisión are Betting Millions That You'll Keep Watching Soccer

    It was a Tuesday afternoon up at my radio station, and the United States' 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time had just ended, eliminating the American men's soccer team from the 2014 World Cup. Depressed, I stood there staring at the television, slowly calculating how old I would be the next time I ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Watch the Houston Zoo's Cheetahs Tear it Up on the Dynamo's Practice Field (VIDEO)

    While the Houston Zoo's cheetahs haven't broken pro sports' species barrier, they're at least able to get in a good workout at the Houston Dynamo's practice field. Thanks to the Dynamo, the six-year old brothers, Kiburi and Kito, get to run at the Houston Sports Park once or twice a month, Zoo Spok ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    5 Things: Dash Fall in Inaugural Match

    Four months to the day that the Houston Dash were officially announced as the first expansion franchise in the National Women's Soccer League, they played their inaugural match against the defending champions Portland Thorns. The two MLS-owned franchises kicked off the NWSL season at BBVA Compass ... More >>

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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 25, 2013

    5 Things We Learned as Dynamo Bow Out of MLS Cup Eastern Finals

    The third time was apparently the charm for Sporting Kansas City, who finally got over the Houston Dynamo in route to the franchise's second MLS Cup appearance. And all it took was inspired play from former National teamer Benny Feilhaber, and 22-degree weather to keep the Dynamo from reaching the ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    MLS Cup Playoffs: Did You Ever Really Doubt The Dynamo? 2-1 Winners in NYC

    The Houston Dynamo were heavy underdogs going into their second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals match against the New York Red Bulls. To make matters worse, Red Bull Arena, is a place where the Dynamo have yet to win -- their last goal was during a 1-1 tie back on April 2, 2011. Yet anyon ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    MLS Cup Playoffs: Dynamo Dominate Post Season Newbs

    There were signs all around town leaning toward impending doom for the Montreal Impact. The fact that the heavy rains that plagued the area late Wednesday arrived as the Impact's plane landed in Houston. Or perhaps that the rain clouds over downtown cleared just before kick-off -- leaving an orange ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Playoffs! Dynamo Open MLS Cup Postseason Against Montreal Tonight At BBVA

    It's not really difficult to make a case for the Houston Dynamo to advance past the Eastern Conference Knockout Round when they square off against the Montreal Impact on Halloween night at BBVA Compass. What you have in this one-game match-up is two opposite ends of the spectrum. On one side are th ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Dynamo Clinch Playoff Spot on Final Match Week

    When the MLS regular season began back in March, the Dynamo couldn't imagine their playoff aspirations coming down to the final match week. Yet that's where the Dynamo sat Sunday afternoon; in a win-or-go-home scenario on the road in Washington DC. And as they've done time-and-time again throughou ... 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 26, 2013

    Brian Ching Ready For Final Match: Soccer Notes

    At a press conference this past Tuesday at BBVA Compass Stadium, Brian Ching, the Dynamo's all-time leading scorer, announced his retirement from the game after the end of the 2013 season. To bid farewell to one of the last of the original Dynamo players, the team announced a Brian Ching Testimonia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Dynamo Back At It With Win Over Chivas USA

    The push for the MLS Cup is officially upon us; and as is tradition around the city of Houston, the Dynamo begin their late season unbeaten streak to march into the playoffs. The Dynamo are currently sitting on a nice, two game winning streak, courtesy of a 5-1 beating of Chivas USA Saturday night a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Dynamo Control Their Fate After Clutch Win

    Although the MLS regular season is barely past the halfway mark, Saturday's match between the Dynamo and the Columbus Crew at BBVA Compass Stadium was a must-win. And even though the visiting Crew out-shot and - for long stretches in the second half - out-played the Dynamo, the Orange still manage ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    [PHOTOS] Mayweather, Canelo Make Appearance at Minute Maid to Promote Fight

    Boxing fans of Houston lined up all the way around Minute Maid Park on Monday -- July 1st, 2013 for a chance to see boxing superstars Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez as they promoted the fight nicknamed "The One" which will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 14th. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Dynamo Look Lacksidasal in Scoreless Draw, Three Things We Learned

    In the short history of Houston Dynamo soccer, there's always been one constant - this team will go through a dry spell in the summer months. But this little lull that the Orange have hit, it's a bit of a doozy. Even though the Dynamo managed to earn the draw against Toronto FC on Saturday night, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Brickwall Firm: Dynamo Support Group Madly Backtracks from Homophobic Twitter Remarks

    The Dyano's outreach to the GLBT community -- we assume they have one of sorts -- has hit another snag with homophobic tweets from one of the supporter groups that works closely with the team. Someone with control of the Brickwall Firm's twitter account apparently doesn't like Landon Donovan; the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Depleted Dynamo Draw To Keep Home Unbeaten Streak Alive

    The Dynamo's home unbeaten streak remained intact after Sunday afternoon, thanks to a 1-1 draw against the visiting Colorado Rapids. And just like a baseball purist will tell you there's plenty of excitement in a 1-0 game, futbol aficionados can find suspense in a draw. For both injury-depleted te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Dynamo In Champions League: All Is Well With Tim Hanley In Charge

    If there's one thing the Houston Dynamo don't do, it's lose a match at BBVA Compass Stadium. And after last night's CONCACAF Champions League victory over Santos Laguna, they showed they'll do the same thing to Mexican opponents as they do to MLS clubs... Force them to listen to DJ Khaled's "All I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Dynamo's New Unis: Ranking Their Six Outfits Through The Years

    With the Houston Dynamo set to make their 2013 debut this Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, there was one last item of official business to take care of -- unveiling their new 2013-2014 home and away kits. Alongside their new television partners in Comcast Sports Net Houston, Dynamo players ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 19, 2012

    Brace Yourselves, the End of the World Parties Are Coming

    Here in Houston, we shouldn't need an excuse to throw great parties, but I suppose the so-called Mayan Apocalypse is a pretty good reason to get shit-housed and listen to local bands. This Friday almost everyone seems to be throwing an "End of the World" show or mini-fest -- if they aren't putting ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    US Women's Soccer Team in Town to Face China Wednesday Night

    Fresh off their gold medal winning performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the US Women's National Soccer is making a pit stop in Houston on Wednesday night. They'll face an old adversary in the Chinese National Team at BBVA Compass Stadium. It's been eight years since the ladies last p ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Dynamo win in opening playoff round

    It seems the Dynamo were tailor-made for the playoffs. Playing their usual brand of post-season soccer, the Dynamo had a professional 2-1 victory on the road over the Chicago Fire. Led by a slew of veterans, the Dynamo seemed to put their regular season mistakes behind them. Instead of falling be ... 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 24, 2012

    Lackluster Outing In Philly Puts Dynamo Playoff Hopes In Jeopardy

    Throughout the course of the long MLS regular season, you can't always expect the Houston Dynamo to bring their "A" game to the park. But c'mon, they were playing the Philadelphia Union, who've only been able to put together four goals in the past eight games. The game plan seemed simple: go to Ph ... 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 31, 2012

    Dynamo Earn 1-1 Tie In Honduras To Keep Pace In CONCACAF

    Down a man for almost the entire second half, the Houston Dynamo held on to an important 1-1 road draw against Honduran side Deportivo Olimpia. The Dynamo and Olimpia remain tied atop of the CONCACAF Champions League Group 3 standings with 4 points apiece. It didn't take long for the home team to g ... 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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    August 6, 2012

    Dynamo Top Red Bulls, Take First Place In East

    Check out our slideshow of the Dynamo vs Red Bulls. The Houston Dynamo are a lot of things these days. They're winners of their last five league matches. They are unbeaten in their last 18 home games, dating back to last season. And thanks to their 2-0 beating of the New York Red Bulls on Friday ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Dynamo Get Revenge on Some Canadiens

    It's been awhile since the last time someone handed the Dynamo a loss. You have to go back to June 23 when they were humiliated 4-2 on the road to the expansion Montreal Impact. Since that game, the Dynamo's defense has bunkered down -- allowing just two goals in five matches. The offense has come ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    If You Can't Join Them, Beat Them: Dynamo Win Big

    The Major League Soccer All-Star Game is coming up on July 25, 2012, to be played in PPL Park in Philadelphia. Coaching the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC is DC United's Ben Olsen. Like the NBA and MLB All-Star games, MLS fans vote for the starting lineup, known as the Starting XI. After that, th ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Second Straight Draw For Dynamo Has Silver Lining

    For the second straight match, the Dynamo defense held their opponent scoreless, earning their sixth shutout of the season. For the second straight match, the Dynamo offense was held scoreless, only their fifth time during this 2012 MLS campaign. Not all was bad for the Dynamo on Saturday, who d ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2012

    Local Foods True to Its Name

    Deli delivers with tasty sandwiches, soups, salads, sides and Texas-made beer and wine.

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