After a fairly disappointing 2015 season, Owen Coyle and the Houston Dynamo will look to improve the side in order to compete in the talented Western Conference.
It's been well-publicized that the 2015 MLS campaign was less than perfect for the Houston Dynamo. A second straight playoff-less season was not what the club was looking for when they hired coach Owen Coyle to replace Dominic Kinnear.
Buckle in, folks, it's going to be a rebuilding year. Below is your guide to the Houston Dynamo off-season, with how and when they can acquire some new impact players.
2015 was a disappointing year for Houston Dynamo fans, but hope springs eternal, and there's always next year. But if the Dynamo want to compete in 2016 in a crowded Western Conference, they're going to have to make some moves to improve the club.
Houston Dash trade with Sky Blue to get the right for Chioma Ubogagu.
The Houston Dash have acquired the rights to forward Chioma Ubogagu from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the club's fourth-round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft and third-round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft.
"I am extremely excited that Chioma has decided to come back to the NWSL after a very productive season with Arsenal," Dash head coach Randy Waldrum said in the team's press release.
New changes bring more mentoring relationships with players and better measurement for future results
When the idea of a Mentor Program began a few years ago, the focus was purely on helping Houston Dynamo Academy players understand their academic requirements to become NCAA eligible. Dynamo legend Eddie Robinson was the liaison for the program and looked to implement an additional level of support for academy players.
What will happen to ratings for the MLS Cup if it's a Columbus vs. Portland final?
The Eastern and Western Conference finals delivered on Sunday with big games and big goals. The first leg of the games that will crown an Eastern and Western Conference Champion who will then head to the MLS Cup were so good it's hard to imagine that the second round will deliver.
Dynamo and Honduran midfielder Luis Garrido suffered a horrific and uncommon injury during the run of play this week. We spoke to an orthopedic surgeon specializing in these sorts of injuries to get insight on what lies ahead for La Fiera.
Luis Garrido's reputation on the pitch is one of an enforcer.
The United States have now taken four points from two matches following a relatively dull 0-0 tie with Trinidad and Tobago.
Jurgen Klinsmann's seat isn't getting any cooler after his side came to a scoreless stalemate with Caribbean opponents Trinidad and Tobago. Aside from a few select instances, chances were scarce for both teams, leaving the fans in Port of Spain without much to cheer about.
The Houston Dynamo midfielder sees his leg bent backward, marring a World Cup Qualifier between Honduras and Mexico.
Luis Garrido has suffered a nauseating leg injury in a World Cup Qualifying match between Honduras and Mexico in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The Dynamo defensive midfielder was stretchered from the field of play and is undergoing tests at a nearby hospital to determine the exact severity of the damage to his knee.
After cruising past tiny St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the first game of World Cup qualifying, the United States face Trinidad and Tobago in a much tougher match.
It soon became clear how easy of an opponent St. Vincent and the Grenadines are for a team like the United States. After giving up an early goal to SVG, they came fast and furious for the US, leading to a 6-1 demolition of the Caribbean outfit.