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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 >>

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    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 >>

  • 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

    January 30, 2013

    U.S. Men's National Team Not Impressive in BBVA Compass Stadium Debut

    With the final round of World Cup Qualifying just around the corner for the U.S. Men's National Team, head coach Jürgen Klinsmann elected to exclude his European and Mexico-based players from the U.S. January Training Camp that started three weeks ago. Instead, he called upon a squad of young play ... 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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    February 28, 2012

    MLS Brands Dynamo Fans As Hooligans

    On Monday, Major League Soccer branded Houston Dynamo supporter groups as hooligans. A letter sent from the league imposed sanctions for repeated violations from traveling fans during the Dynamo's late run last year to the MLS Cup. The sanctions ban members of the Texian Army, El Battallon, Brickw ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Three Things We Learned from Mexico's Win Over Venezuela at Reliant

    Check out our slideshow of fans and dives during the Mexico vs. Venezuela game. To get a feel for Mexico's game against Venezuela last night at Reliant Stadium, one only needed to watch the last 25 minutes. Seriously... the previous 65 minutes only produced one Venezuelan goal. Mexico found the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Dynamo Fall Short In Bid For Third MLS Cup

    If ever there was a textbook way of how to go about winning an MLS Cup, the LA Galaxy were the perfect example Sunday night. Their game plan was simple: buy high-priced prima donna players, sign over-the-hill veterans to accompany them, bring in a head coach whose best quality is stroking egos, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    November 4, 2011

    Dynamo Defeat Philadelphia: 4 Things We Learned

    Photo by Marco TorresDynamo move on in the playoffs​See pics of The Dynamo's final game at Robertson Stadium. For the fourth time in six seasons, the Houston Dynamo are back in the MLS Conference Championship Game. They arrived via their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union, 3-1 on the aggrega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 7, 2011
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    December 23, 2010

    More Rex Ryan, the Ryan Leaf Trilogy & NFL Best Bets

    Rex Ryan: Can you smell them from here is the question​Two more shopping days left. I need money. You need money. So let's get to winning. And by winning let's find a way to weave more Rex Ryan "foot fetish" talk into a handicapping discussion. Can we do this? (Can we touch them? Can we sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Man Utd Crushes MLS All-Stars: Four Reasons Why

    Landon Donovan -- no YouTube highlights this time​Ed. note: For photos of last night's game, check out our slideshow.There's no sugar-coating the performance of the MLSers in last night's All-Star Game at Reliant Stadium; they simply got spanked. Manchester United, coming off their 2-1 loss to Kan ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Manchester United vs. MLS All-Stars: Who Will Win?

    No Rooney, no win​The day of reckoning is upon us, when a band of Red Devils from Manchester, England visit our fair city to square off against an outfit of America's best. Well, not necessarily the US national team that played in South Africa, but a group of All-Stars from our domestic soccer lea ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    New Playground: MLS Means Well, But Credit Goes To The Volunteers

    Photo by Chasen MarshallPose for the cameras, boys​How many Major League Soccer All-Stars does it take to put in a playground? Apparently only three.Well, three, along with the assistance of nearly 250 sweaty volunteers, most of whom were wearing mud-caked shoes by the end of the day. And don't fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 World Cup -- I Am Darth Soccer

    "Luke!! I am your bad-luck charm!!"​If ever there were a sporting event that was tailor-made for watching in a sports bar with a room full of diehard fans, it's World Cup soccer.It's the one sporting event that takes a pretty easily graspable concept for the casual fan (put ball in goal -- and in ... More >>

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    June 26, 2010

    World Cup 2010: USA-Ghana -- Do You (No Longer) Believe In Miracles?

    Yeah, and WE wanted YOU to stop giving up early goals​They did it once, they did it twice, even three times for awhile, but the US National Team failed to come from behind as they fell to Ghana 2-1 in overtime Saturday.For the third time in this tournament, the US fell behind from an early goal, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    World Cup 2010: USA-Ghana -- Five Keys To Look For

    A moment he'll never forget​The images of Wednesday morning are still fresh on many people's minds. The image of Landon Donovan putting the US ahead in the 91st minute against Algeria, putting the Americans back in the round of 16 for the first time since 2002.Their opponent on Saturday is Ghana, ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    June 23, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 World Cup -- USA Wins! Now Awaits Conference Expansion Invite To Become Part of South America

    Photo by Monica Fuentes Catching Cup fever this morning​"Soccer is about to cement its place as the worst 'sports bar sport' EVER..." -- Me at the 89-minute mark of the USA-Algeria game today"THIS IS AWESOME!!!" -- Me hugging strangers at the 91-minute mark of the USA-Algeria game today A ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    USA-Algeria: One Terrific Game, One Great Result

    The Obama administration brings first-ever winning a group​God damn, that was a great game.Nerve-wrecking, but a hell of a game.With just a couple of minutes left in stoppage time before the final whistle was blown, American goalkeeper Tim Howard started a counterattack by throwing a Brett Favre-l ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    World Cup 2010: What You Need To Know For This Morning's US-Slovenia Match

    Donovan should have a big game​"Talk is cheap." That's what American goalkeeper Tim Howard said in response to a Slovenian midfielder guaranteeing victory for his country over the US on Friday's meeting. "A lot of boxers talk, too, and they're looking up at the lights. And the next thing they know ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    World Cup 2010: Koman Coulibaly Is Soccer's Jim Joyce

    Photo by Monica FuentesHouston fans cheer a GOOOOOOOOL​It was two halves, two teams on Friday morning as the United States tied Slovenia 2-2.Trailing 2-0 at the half, the Americans came to life in the second half to earn another point in the group stage, as they know face a must-win situation agai ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    World Cup: Is It Worth It, Rooting For The Americans?

    The left-back spot is the Americans' Achilles heel​So the FIFA World Cup is only days away, and you have no idea what to make of Team USA's chances. Sure, they teased us a little last summer with their second-place finish at the Confederations Cup, beating then 1 ranked Spain, then having Brazil o ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    After OT Playoff Loss, The Dynamo Face A Lot Of Questions

    Photo courtesy Houston Dynamo​The LA Galaxy put the dagger in the Houston Dynamo's heart last Friday, ending their 2009 season. The 2-0 defeat in overtime left the Orange marooned one step away from the MLS Cup.It was a wild affair in Los Angeles, a game that was interrupted twice for power outag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Dynamo's Playoff Run Continues Tonight: We Predict Victory

    ​What a wild ride the first rounds of the MLS Cup Playoffs were. Two weeks ago, Hair Balls gave our predictions for that round, and we went a perfect 4-4, sort of. We guessed the winners right, but were a bit off on the aggregate scores.The next round of the playoffs are the conference finals, to ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Dynamo Advance, Thanks To A Brian Ching Goal

    Photo courtesy Houston Dynamo​The Houston Dynamo found themselves in familiar territory Sunday evening, one step closer to the MLS Cup. After their 1-0 overtime victory against the Seattle Sounders FC, the Dynamo advanced to the Western Conference Finals.Sunday's game was the second leg of a two-g ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Dynamo Playoff Run Begins Tonight: A League-Wide Preview

    Photo courtesy Dynamo​The most exciting season in Major League Soccer history came to an end last Sunday. Every game in the final week had playoff implications on the line, whether it was teams fighting for higher seeds, or others simply trying to get into the dance.Now the playoff brackets are se ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    June 22, 2006
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    June 8, 2006

    Golazo!

    This World Cup game will make you shout like Andrs Cantor

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