A huge difference maker as a starter, or as a sub, Eric Bird looks back on the 2016 season in the Valley.
Eric Bird was a do it all guy for the RGVFC midfield in 2016. The second year pro out of the University of Virginia was sometimes a starter, sometimes an attacking mid, or the complete opposite, or a sub.
Sunday's 1-0 loss to LA Galaxy could very well have been Wade Barrett's last game in charge of the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. But Barrett feels he's put the organization in a good position to compete in 2017, and has earned the right to be the Dynamo head coach next season. He certainly has the backing of Galaxy boss Bruce Arena.
The Dynamo were unable to finish the final home game with a win as they fell 1-0 to the LA Galaxy
In the final home game of the year, interim manager Wade Barrett elected to change some of his lineup around which included putting in Yair Arboleda at right midfield, giving Keyner Brown another start in central defense, and putting Cristian Maidana back into the central attacking midfield role.
In the last game at BBVA Compass Stadium of this year, the Dynamo take on the LA Galaxy. Who's in your starting XI?
Coming off a disappointing 0-0 draw against the Seattle Sounders, the Houston Dynamo now face the LA Galaxy in the last game at BBVA Compass Stadium of the year. In the game against the Sounders interim manager Wade Barrett utilized several new additions to the starting lineup including Keyner Brown, Jose Escalante, and Eric Alexander.
How a tactical disconnect in central midfield killed the Dynamo in the first half against Seattle.
Dynamo fans did not appear to be especially pleased with their team's 0-0 result in Seattle on Wednesday night, at least judging from Twitter. The Dynamo gave away significant amounts of possession against the Sounders and failed to take advantage of Ozzie Alonso's 60th-minute red card, prompting some fans to say that Wade Barrett should be fired.
After withstanding plenty of chances by Seattle, the Dynamo couldn't pull off the upset after the Sounders went down to 10 men.
The Houston Dynamo have dropped back-to-back games after winning two in a row for the first time all season. With the playoffs officially out of the picture for Houston, interim manager Wade Barrett elected to give some new players a chance at Seattle including Keyner Brown, Jose Escalante, and Eric Alexander.
We spoke with Dave Clark to discuss the upcoming Western Conference fixture between the Dynamo and the Sounders!
The Houston Dynamo are coming off back-to-back losses after posting its first back-to-back wins for the first time all season. In their last fixture they played the Colorado Rapids and succumbed to a 3-2 loss as mistakes in the back loomed large despite promising efforts from Dynamo forward Mauro Manotas.
In his second professional season, Memo Rodriguez exploded onto the scene in the USL for RGVFC.
After being loaned as a rookie last year to the Charleston Battery, where he was scarcely used, Jose "Memo" Rodriguez had a breakout season for the Toros in 2016. The former Houston Dynamo Homegrown product finished the regular season with 6 goals and 7 assists, and added another dime in the playoffs.
Everybody has something to play for at the end of a season.
The Story: Seattle needs three points to lock down their playoff spot, eyeing this home match against the last place Dynamo as the time to get them. Houston is out of the race, and with other things in mind, the club has experimented with roster positions and formations in the last stretch of the season.
Despite showing promise in the attack late, the Dynamo were unable to catch-up to the Colorado Rapids and fall 3-2 at home.
The Houston Dynamo hoped to take down the 2nd place in the West Colorado Rapids Saturday night in Houston, TX. Interim manager Wade Barrett had been criticized during his time for not fully utilizing the offense which at times had looked stagnant.