Is there a Miracle for USA?
Is there a Miracle for USA?

It was 29 years ago this Sunday that Al Michaels shouted that famous question: “Do you believer in miracles?” A group of American college students, in a village in upstate New York, was on the verge of beating the Soviet Union’s hockey team, arguably the best national hockey team in […]

Condolences to the Holden Family
Condolences to the Holden Family

On the Eve of the 2009 season, the Houston Dynamo has lost an important member of its extended family.  On February 16, 2009, Brian Holden, father of Dynamo midfielder Stuart Holden, passed away at his home in Sugar Land, Texas.  Mr. Holden, who was born in Wigan, England, had battled […]

The Restoration
The Restoration

While the 2009 MLS Season does not start until March 19, 2009, but, with apologies to the Pan-Pacific Championship which starts tonight, the Houston Dynamo will be the first MLS team to play a meaningful match when they host Atalante on Tuesday February 24, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. cst in […]

Deadline Passes without a Beckham Deal
Deadline Passes without a Beckham Deal

Despite his expressed interest to remain in Italy, it appears that David Beckham will return to the Los Angeles Galaxy for the 2009 MLS season. The Friday February 13th deadline for a trade deal, which was set by MLS Commissioner Don Garber, has come and gone without A.C. Milan making […]

Is Downtown Stadium in Houston on the Eve of Being a Done Deal?
Is Downtown Stadium in Houston on the Eve of Being a Done Deal?

With the Houston Dynamo’s opening match of the CONCACAF Champions League’s knockout stage quickly approaching on February 24th, it’s time to take a quick look at what’s going on here in Houston. The franchise made the move from San Jose to Houston, with the impression that it would be easier […]

Ciao David Beckham
Ciao David Beckham

In addition to covering the Houston Dynamo, I cover Serie A in particular and Calcio in general. Therefore, I have been paying close attention to the David Beckham situation. Much to the chagrin of my colleagues in Los Angeles, ever since the deal to loan Beckham to A.C. Milan, I […]

A View of the Terraces – Respectable Attendance Figures in the MLS
A View of the Terraces – Respectable Attendance Figures in the MLS

One of the factors used in gauging the popularity of a sporting league and/or a sports team is attendance.  While I have heard some, not all, MLS fans complain about poor attendance for MLS matches, I have never really taken the time to sit down and compare MLS attendance with […]

The Streets of Laredo lead to the Houston Dynamo
The Streets of Laredo lead to the Houston Dynamo

  As 2008 gave way to 2009, the Houston Dynamo and their fans were faced with many questions: Will a stadium deal get down this year?  How can the team replace the offensive contributions of Nate Jaqua and Dwayne De Rosario?  Will the Dynamo break down and sign a designated […]