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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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    July 2, 2012

    Euro 2012 Final: Houstonians Love Fútbol

    According to UEFA predictions, approximately 250 million soccer fans tuned in to watch the Euro 2012 final match on Sunday evening. Compare that to the 111 million that watched this year's Super Bowl, and you get an idea as to the impact and significance of this event. The game pitted reigning champ ... 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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    June 11, 2012

    Euro 2012: How to Fake a Conversation on Europe's Huge Soccer Tournament

    Wait a minute, your American red blood-soaked brain might be thinking, wasn't there just an international soccer tournament? World...something? And didn't we win that already? Are we going to kick ass in this one, AGAIN? In short:a) two years ago, b) Cup, c) no and d) no, because this tournament is ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Dynamo Fan Gets Tazed at Game (VIDEO)

    In its five-plus years of existence, the raucous folks of El Batallon -- one of four longstanding support groups that show up to Houston Dynamo home matches (and sometimes away games) -- had never gone to the media. That's changed since one of their boys got the stun-gun treatment during the Dynam ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    El Salvador vs. New Zealand: BBVA's First International Match Ends In A 2-2 draw

    So what do you get when you cross FIFA's 49th-ranked team against its 130th? You get BBVA Compass Stadium's first international soccer match featuring El Salvador and New Zealand. And it didn't disappoint. The 2-2 draw had more goals than either of the Dynamo's first two games at BBVA. A relativel ... 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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    April 30, 2012

    5 Things We Learned From The Dynamo's Loss To United

    On Saturday night, the Houston Dynamo did something they haven't done since 2009 -- lose to DC United. With the final score of 3-2 at RFK Stadium in DC, the Dynamo suffered just their second loss of the season. So far during their seven-game road stretch, the Dynamo have been a resilient bunch; ab ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Dynamo Food Update

    BBVA Stadium, the shiny new home of your very own Houston Dynamo (and TSU) has announced its primary vendor, and it's not Aramark. Levy Restaurants, the same company that currently does the Rockets' food offerings, will be handling the food concessions at the new stadium. If you've never had any o ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    A Fan's Opinion on What the New Dynamo Stadium Should Offer

    BBVA Compass Stadium, the new Dynamo stomping grounds, is set to open in 51 days. According to the website, it "will be a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Dynamo matches as well as additional sporting and concert events. When it opens in 2012, the 22,000-seat stadium will be the ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    5 Things We Learned from Dynamo's Opening Day Win

    Six years. That's how long it's been since the Houston Dynamo last won an Opening Day game, a 5-2 victory in their inaugural game against the Colorado Rapids. The hero then was Brian Ching, who put in a memorable four-goal performance. Sunday night, the Orange revisited the Home Depot Center -- th ... 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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    February 9, 2012

    Clearing Up What Happened At Roosevelt Lounge

    It's been reported that last weekend, a group of people was turned away from Washington Avenue's Roosevelt Lounge for, according to the aggrieved, having "too many black people." Reports of exactly what happened have been conflicting. Wednesday, the Houston Press spoke to two eyewitnesses close to ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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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    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 >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Dynamo Bids Farewell To Robertson Stadium

    Tonight brings an end to an era -- but hopefully not the season -- for the Houston Dynamo. Say goodbye to Robertson​They're playing their last game at Robertson Stadium; next season they move into their fancy new stadium downtown. Tonight, though, is the second game of their playoff series a ... 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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    August 1, 2011

    Dynamo Continue Home Dominance of Seattle, Eye Playoff Run

    Courtesy of Houston DynamoAfter scoring two goals, what does Brian Ching get for his troubles? He gets mauled by a rabid Corey Ashe.​ After a helter-skelter first half of the season, the Houston Dynamo opened up the second on a high note, sinking the Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 Saturday night at R ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Dynamo Stadium Construction In Pictures

    ​Hair Balls recently received an exclusive tour of the new Houston Dynamo Stadium, and things look to be taking shape as planned. The player's tunnel is already in place while last week, part of the concrete concourse was poured. The remainder will be installed this week after the rains delay ... 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 18, 2011

    Kansas City's Aurelien Collin on Dynamo Fan Hit List

    Aurelien on the left, holding hands with his teammate​ There's a new No. 1 public enemy for Houston Dynamo fans. He goes by the name of Aurelien Collin -- defender for Sporting Kansas City. Aurelien -- isn't that a girl's name? Every time Collin touched the ball, the 12,047 orange-clad fans a ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Women's World Cup Means a Lot to Local Soccer Playing Teens

    Everyone's favorite, Amy Wambach.​Good friends, Julianne Kovacik and Carly Naylor, both 15, are at Naylor's family reunion in Ohio until Saturday. They were originally scheduled to return home to Houston (Kingwood, to be precise) Sunday night after a couple days of driving. But, when the U.S. ... 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 21, 2011

    Houston Dynamo Support Groups Squash the Drama, Unite Forces

    Marco Torres​It's an hour before game time on a late Saturday afternoon and members of the Texian Army and La Bateria congregate in a modest grassy area outside of Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo support groups have been camped out here since 1 p.m. in advance of seeing the home team take on the ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Houston Doing Its Part To Destroy West Virginia Football

    Dana Holgorsen: Part of a one-two Houston punch​The once-high-flying football program at West Virginia University seems to be imploding these days, and Houston is doing more than its fair share to move along the process. Two of the three main protagonists: a) newish athletic director Oliver L ... 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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    June 2, 2011

    Mambo's Seafood Chain Hit For Harboring Illegal Aliens

    Not Mambo-nifico, feds say​Mambo's Seafood, the popular chain thatt's a big sponsor of the Houston Dynamo, has been hit with charges that it encouraged illegal aliens to come to the U.S. and then harbored and hid them. Two current and three former managers have been indicted, the U.S. Attorne ... 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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    May 16, 2011

    Dynamo Earn Point in Tough Road Draw

    Courtesy of Houston DynamoCam Weaver hopes Jamison Olave gets the right ball.​The Houston Dynamo bounced back from a two-game losing streak Saturday night with a scoreless draw at Real Salt Lake. For long stretches of the match, the Dynamo outclassed the class of MLS in Rio Tinto Stadium, wher ... 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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    April 4, 2011

    Dynamo Take Another Tie in a Tough Road Game

    A road tie is better than a loss.​For the second consecutive week, Tally Hall came up big as the Houston Dynamo 1-1 tied in New York against the Red Bulls. Hall finished the game with eight saves, most of them coming in the second half as the Red Bulls were relentless in their pursuit for a ga ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Dynamo Escape With a Tie in Seattle

    You can't score without the ball​Friday night was a tough one for the Houston Dynamo, but they still managed to earn a 1-1 road draw against Seattle Sounders FC. It wasn't a pretty game for the Orange, as they struggled to maintain possession throughout the match. The Dynamo stunned the crow ... 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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    March 18, 2011

    The Five Reasons the Dynamo Will Be Back in the Playoffs in 2011

    Will the Dynamo be back in the playoffs this year?​The Houston Dynamo kick off their 2011 campaign this Saturday at 7:30 pm, when they host the Philadelphia Union. The Orange look to rebound from an abysmal 2010 season, where they missed the MLS Cup playoffs for the first time since coming to ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Dynamo's Stadium: A Date for the Groundbreaking Has Been Set

    Groundbreaking this month​Barring some last-minute glitches, the Houston Dynamo plan to have a groundbreaking ceremony for their $80 million stadium January 29, the club announced today. The Houston Business Journal reports that the only formality remaining before the team can go ahead is for ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Dynamo Trot Out Their New Jerseys

    Photo by Danny LopezThe Dynamo, styling a new look​The Houston Dynamo unveiled their new "kit" to season ticket holders last night at The Venue in Downtown. Gone is the Space City Blue sleeve that accompanied the team's signature orange. Also missing is the Amigo Energy logo, which was replace ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    In Case You Got Stoned And You Missed It...

    ​It's Friday, it's time to party, but in case you're futzing around the Internet this weekend sometime, here's Rocks Off's week in one easy post. NEWS We don't know how you could have missed this one, but almost exactly one week ago, Willie Nelson got busted. (Since he wrote "Me & Paul," we ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    2022 World Cup Host Is... Not the US

    Brittanie SheyUSA! USA! Did not win!​Houston city leaders, members of the Dynamo organization and soccer fans gathered at a bunting-filled room at the George R. Brown Convention Center this morning to hear the international announcement of which countries will be hosting the 2018 and 2022 Worl ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    New Dynamo Stadium May Not Change Concert Climate Much

    Marco TorresLady Gaga at Toyota Center, July 25​Conceivably, today's announcement that the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority has agreed to act as landlord for the proposed Houston Dynamo stadium in downtown's East End could present a serious challenge to the Houston area's reigning concer ... 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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    October 8, 2010

    Dynamo Fight Revolution, Breast Cancer This Weekend

    The Revolution are coming! The Revolution are coming!​The Houston Dynamo have teamed up with Methodist Cancer Center to bring awareness for Breast Cancer. The Dynamo will have a special $20 ticket package for this Sunday's home match against the New England Revolution. The package will include a t ... 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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    September 7, 2010

    Dynamo In Another Typical Loss; World Cup Checks Out Houston

    World Cup 2018: Houston will be tested this week​If one game was a microcosm of the Houston Dynamo's 2010 MLS regular season, it was the 2-1 loss this weekend to the San Jose Earthquakes.The loss all but dashes any playoff hopes the Dynamo had; though they are not mathematically eliminated yet, t ... More >>

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