How should the Dynamo lineup in their first game without a head coach?
Now that the Houston Dynamo have parted ways with Head Coach Owen Coyle the team finds itself in a position it has never been in before: playing a match without a head coach. Assistant Coach Wade Barrett, Sports Performance Director Paul Caffrey, and Goalkeeper Coach Paul Rogers will split management responsibilities until the front office provides an official interim manager or replacement.
The season rolls on. Houston is making their second appearance in Vancouver this year to face a rejuvenated Whitecaps club. They do so without their head coach of the last year and a half; Owen Coyle. In a year that has seen highs and lows the loss of their head coach may find the Dynamo at their bottom.
Looking at a few possible coaching candidates for the Dynamo.
The Houston Dynamo are desperate for wins. Currently last in the Western Conference a year after finishing eighth, the Dynamo are trending in the wrong direction despite a roster that has the talent and depth to contend for a playoff spot.
Owen Coyle to leave Houston Dynamo effective immediately.
The Houston Dynamo have parted ways with Owen Coyle. The team announced on Wednesday evening that the team and coach would be parting ways immediately. Coyle wanted to return to England to be closer to his family.
"I asked Chris (Canetti) if I could speak with him today and I explained to him the challenge of being away from my family and how we all want the best for Houston Dynamo," Coyle said in the team release.
After securing their first win at home, the Toros will travel to San Antonio tonight and St. Louis on Sunday.
In the third home match of the season for RGVFC, the club finally secured the full three points. It was the first meeting between rookie USL sides as the Toros hosted Swope Park Rangers, Sporting Kansas City's affiliate.
One opportunity for Chicago early in the second half showed that the Dynamo still have a lot of work to do defensively.
After looking through the comments section on this website, I've realized that not many people are very optimistic about the current Houston Dynamo situation. Here are a couple direct quotes from the comments:
I want the coaching staff fired, the players fired, the front office fired, the sales office fired, the groundskeepers fired, security fired, concession people fired – anyone associated with the Dynamo, I want fired.
It was a scrappy, physical, low-scoring game between the Houston Dynamo and Chicago Fire on Saturday and one that was hard to watch for neutrals, Fire fans, and Dynamo fans alike. It finished 1-0, with a third-minute Arturo Alvarez tap the difference.
It was a fairly easy victory for the US national team in their Copa America warm-up match against Puerto Rico.
In their first Copa America warm-up match, the United States national team picked up a relatively easy 3-1 victory over Puerto Rico in Bayamón. Playing against the 152nd-best team in the world, Jurgen Klinsmann gave a number of young newcomers time on the field, and many impressed.
The US national team unveiled their final 23-man roster for the Copa America Centenario on Saturday at half-time of the New York Derby. The initial impressions were mixed; some optimistically said "could be worse" while others griped about the usual Jurgen Klinsmann mishaps.