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Archives: Houston Dynamo

MLS ’12 Preview – Soccer Specific Stadiums Soaring

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

When you started to follow Major League Soccer for the first time in 1996, one of your enduring memories was visiting stadiums that were primarily used for the National Football League or College Football. But when Lamar Hunt used his own money … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Houston Dynamo

Posted on by Robert Hay

Name: Houston Dynamo Head Coach: Dominic Kinnear 2011 Record: 12-9-13, 2nd Eastern Conference, 7th overall Twitter Hashtag: #HoustonDynamo The Dynamo are the defending Eastern Conference champions, but all the talk this offseason has been about other teams.  That’s not to say … Continue reading

Sustained Run or One-Hit Wonder? Three Questions for Houston Dynamo

Posted on by Robert Hay

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” said a famous philosopher centuries ago, but he may as well have been writing for MLS Talk about the 2011 Eastern Conference champions.  The Houston Dynamo took advantage of a … Continue reading

MLS Finals Set as LA, Houston Cruise to Victory

Posted on by Robert Hay

The 2011 MLS Cup will truly be a David v. Goliath affair.  In this corner, you have the regular season’s best team with the most star power and biggest names who, by the way, will be playing at home.  In … Continue reading

Conference Finals Set As First Leg Victors Hold Serve

Posted on by Earl Reed

An interesting thing happened in the four Conference Semifinal showdowns: the team winning the first leg fended off their foes’ stout challenges and advanced. Additionally, the higher seed went 3 out of 4 in the Semifinal round, leaving the top … Continue reading

Tactics Talk: About That Five…

Posted on by Earl Reed

There have been some raised eyebrows across the Major League Soccer punditry about Peter Nowak and his choice of formation to begin the Eastern Conference Semifinal First Leg. The iconic manager of the Philadelphia Union pulled a tactical rabbit out … Continue reading

Dynamo Leaves Philly With The Upper Hand

Posted on by Earl Reed

The Houston Dynamo took advantage of two defensive lapses in the first half, then relied on goalkeeper Tally Hall to edge the Philadelphia Union in the first leg of their MLS Cup Quarterfinal series 2-1. Philadelphia began the match with … Continue reading

Wednesday Matches are Good Appetizer to Weekend Feast

Posted on by Robert Hay

One would be tempted to overlook the two matches going on tonight in MLS and focus on an incredible slate of games this weekend, with LA/NY as the headliner.  To do so would be to miss some important storylines as … Continue reading

New York Red Bulls 1-1 Houston: De Rosario Shined, But Tally Hall Shined Brighter

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

This was the type of player that everyone wanted to see fill a major hole in the starting eleven for the New York Red Bulls. This was the most important position on the field to help link up with the … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview – Go East, Young Dynamo

Posted on by Earl Reed

TEAM: Houston Dynamo COACH: Dominic Kinnear 2010 SEASON RESULTS: 9-15-6, 33 points, 7th place in Western Conference Houston continues to retool their team, which two years ago finished first in the Western Conference. It seems not that long ago that … Continue reading

MLS Playoffs Are Now Set: Who Will Win the 2010 MLS Cup?

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

I have to say that after seven months of hardnosed football in Major League Soccer, we have been entertained with a great season with plenty of ups and downs. Tons of surprises as the western conference have more sides into … Continue reading

Fantastic Two All Draw Marred By Atrocious Officiating

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

What a fantastic match this was down at Robertson Stadium in Houston, Texas. The action was hot and heavy along with the terrible weather this time of the season and of course the first league match for Thierry Henry with … Continue reading

US Open Cup Quarterfinals Gets Underway On Tuesday

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

After some heart pounding matches in the Third Round of the US Open Cup we have our elite eight getting ready to duke it out in the Quarterfinal Round. Once again we saw a tough favorite from the lower levels … Continue reading

Angel’s Dramatic Stoppage Time Goal Breaks Red Bulls Four Match Losing Streak

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

What a dramatic finish tonight at Red Bull Arena as the Red Bulls were mired in a four match league losing streak between US Open Cup Qualifying Wins and the Friendly win over Juventus. But the Captain of the club … Continue reading

Deal Is Done. Dynamo Gets A New Stadium

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Attention Stacy Smith, Warren Jones, Bryan Zygo & all Houston Dynamo supporters. Since getting your club in 2005 and spending all your home games at Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston, finally some good fortune has … Continue reading

Galaxy Win in a Long, Dark Night in Carson

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The Western Conference Finals was a long, hard slog between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo.  With an 8:30 starting time to accommodate ESPN2’s college football schedule, two blackouts that interrupted play in each half, and a half … Continue reading

Pat Onstad: What Were You Thinking?

Posted on by Robert Jonas

What was Pat Onstad thinking? How could he lose his cool so suddenly in the most important game in the Dynamo’s season? A dangerous cross came through the penalty area, just out of his reach, and continued over the byline. … Continue reading

Quick Friday Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Houston and Seattle played a classic match last night on national television. The unsporting Freddy Montero was unable to hand the physical pounding Dom Kinnear and the Houston defenders had in store for the much hyped, but little regarded (at … Continue reading