Dominic Kinnear

Houston Dynamo

2015 Houston Dynamo offseason guide: Where do the Dynamo need to improve?

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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.

Opposition 11: What will D.C. United see from the Houston Dynamo at kickoff tomorrow?

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United should expect a Houston side focused on keeping the game tight, while there are questions over who will start on the right wing.

There used to be an air of inevitability around the Houston Dynamo. No, they were not going to win the Supporters Shield. No, they would not always play pretty soccer.

D.C. United versus Houston Dynamo preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Houston blog Dynamo Theory

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In which Derek Stowers talks to us about DaMarcus Beasley, the Houston defense, and Dom Kinnear

D.C. United takes on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium. To preview the game, we got in touch with Derek Stowers from Dynamo Theory to get the lowdown on all things Orange (but not Oranje).

The Whole Story: Match Day 8 Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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Get The Whole Story on Match Day 8 as the Union host the Houston Dynamo - from preview to post match analysis.

tBG) Houston has been one of the better teams in MLS since moving from San Jose in 2006. To what do you attribute that?

DT) Consistency with the tactics, with the roster and starters and in the front office.

Opposite View - Three Questions With Dynamo Theory

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We sit down with Sean Ringrose of Dynamo Theory, SBN's Houston Dynamo blog, and find out what to expect from the 2006 MLS Cup Winners.

tBG) Houston has been one of the better teams in MLS since moving from San Jose in 2006. To what do you attribute that?

DT) Consistency with the tactics, with the roster and starters and in the front office.

The Best of Both Worlds - 2014 FBM Beer-view: Houston Dynamo

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With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off in just over a week we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.

And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.

Four questions with Dominic Kinnear

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I caught up with Houston Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear on the phone on Friday afternoon and here's what he had to say about several various subjects:

Je-Vaughn Watson is one of two current FC Dallas players who once played for you in Houston. Talk about your relationship with him.

Adam and Eli chat about the MLS conference finals second legs

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Who's going to prevail in this weekend's Conference Final second legs? PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch and Adam Cann had a chat about it.

Know Thy Sub: Secret to Playoff Management … or Why Bloggers Shouldn’t Coach

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By: RescindedRedMLS

We were eager to show-off our shiny new toys. We love something new to brag about in front of a big crowd. Problem with shiny new things is they rarely meet expectations.

At the start of the playoffs the most popular dark horse choices were the Colorado Rapids in the West and the New England Revolution in the East.

Dispatch: Chicago Fire (1) vs. Houston Dynamo (1)

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An ugly tackle to go with a less than pretty performance by the Men in Red (photo:

OTF's Scott Fenwick witnessed the Moffat Bomb that netted the draw and left Fire Nation with that losing feeling...

When you pack it in with a one goal lead you, pardon the pun, play with Fire.

Know Your Enemy: Houston Dynamo #3

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Reminds me of Halloween.

OTF's Stephen Mangat takes another look at the boys from the Bayou City...

The legend of St. George states that he killed a dragon which had been plaguing some city by nesting at the city's water source. The city's leaders had been trying to placate the dragon with a daily sheep with the hope that it'd eventually leave.

Know Your Enemy: Houston Dynamo #2

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OTF's Stephen Mangatbrings you the classics and the contemporary in a look at the Houston Dynamo...

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Dominic Kinnear reflects on David Beckham’s MLS legacy

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Of all the places you might have expected to hear effusive praise for David Beckham in light of his impending retirement, the Houston Dynamo training facility was likely pretty far down the list.

Nevertheless, with Becks celebrating the apparent end of his playing career this past week, the Dynamo – who fell to Beckham's Galaxy in each of the last two MLS Cups – weren't shy about their respect for Major League Soccer's international face.

Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire: The Video Room Pregame

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On Sunday, the Chicago Fire march into town looking to stop the Dynamo from making history. Coming off their first win of the season, the Fire are hungry for more points and hope to be the first team to defeat the Dynamo at home since June 2011.

Enjoy the following videos to get you ready for the match.

Know Your Enemy: Houston Dynamo

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Feel the heat. (photo:

OTF's Stephen Mangat brings you the dossier on the Men in Orange...

It's where the heart is, there's no place like it, and it's where the Houston Dynamo never lose: home. That's right folks, across all competitions, and two stadiums, the Dynamo haven't lost a match in Houston in its last 34.

Matchday 5: Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers

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The Houston Dynamo travel to the loud and always tough Jeld-Wen Field to face the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Follow all of Dynamo Theory's coverage in one place.

Enough about the home unbeaten streak. Well, until next week - because whether Dominic Kinnear wants to admit it or not... it's a pretty big deal.

Houston Dynamo Must Find a Way to Win on the Road

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Enough about the home unbeaten streak. Well, until next week - because whether Dominic Kinnear wants to admit it or not... it's a pretty big deal.

For now, let's talk about Houston's ability to win on the road. It might be better worded if we used a phrase like their inability to win on the road, but that's the problem.

Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps: The Video Room Pregame

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It's the first visit to BBVA Compass Stadium for the Vancouver Whitecaps, but the Houston Dynamo are hoping to make it another happy ending for the home fans.

The Dynamo enter the game on a 32 game unbeaten streak at home and are coming off two consecutive losses - each allowing 3 goals. Houston will be looking to right the ship and will rely on the home fans to help push them back on the right track.

sanna nyassi

Three questions with Luke James of Center Line Soccer

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This week we talk to Luke James of Center Line Soccer, SB Nation's San Jose Earthquakes blog, about the upcoming match between the Quakes and Philadelphia Union.

tBG) San Jose will be without Sanna Nyassi, Anibal Godoy, Cordell Cato, and Marc Pelosi due to international duty. What effect will this have on the Quakes, and who do you see stepping in their place?

Fire v Earthquakes match preview

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Here's an opponentpreview from reader Martin Tomszak to tide you over until kick-off tomorrow at 6pm. The Earthquakes are opening their branding spankin' new digs at Avaya Stadium so the Fire will have yet another debut party to contend with in order to avoid to the club's first ever 0-3 start to a season.

Major League Soccer

Post Match Interview San Jose Earthquakes Coach Dominic Kinnear

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San Jose Earthquakes coach Dominic Kinnear after his sides 2-1 defeat to the New England Revolution.

Dave Kaval & Dan Gargan | Episode 431

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San Jose Earthquakes President Dave Kaval discusses his team's new stadium and hiring Dominic Kinnear. In the second segment, we check back in with LA Galaxy right back Dan Gargan as he prepares for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

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Match Preview: #HOUvNE

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The New England Revolutionkick of their MLS campaign this weekend in Houston, where the perennially potent Dynamo await. The match is set to take place on Saturday at 8:30 pm EST at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The hosts, who lost to the eventual MLS Cup winners Sporting Kansas City last season in the Conference finals, are hoping to return to theMLS Cup Finalby the end of the season after missing out on last year's championshipmatchfor the first time in three years.

Moffat’s Brace Beats Revs

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Diego Fagundez battles Houston's Jermaine Taylor at Gillette Stadium on Saturday Night. (Photo Kari Heistad)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Houston's Adam Moffat opened the scoring just over three minutes into the second half and a fortuitous bounce gave him a brace, as Houston took all three points on the road with a 2-1 win over New England.

A Look at the Five Longest-Tenured Coaches in MLS

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Now that this is Schellas Hyndman's fifth full season at the helm of FC Dallas, it's time to look at where he ranks in terms of the longest-tenured coaches in Major League Soccer. So, here's the breakdown of the top five.

Dominic Kinnear (Houston) 2004-present (hired on Jan.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United links for May 7, 2013

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Happy Tuesday, ladies and gentlemen. D.C. United play the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, so I'm sure you want to listen to some people tell Dominic Kinnear how awesome he and his team are.

Keys to the match | D.C. United

Kick the soccerball into the soccernet!

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Pontius is back, Nick DeLeon is getting there.

Dynamo flex their depth in win over Whitecaps

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Dominic Kinnear knew there would be days like Saturday night, so he spent the off-season focused on building up his depth.

Nobody in MLS puts together a better roster without the help of a huge payroll than Dominic Kinnear.

Kinnear's prowess was on display. Warren Creavalle, who scored the winning goal, was a second round pick in the 2012 draft.

Philadelphia Union

Zac thanks fans, Union home dates leaked ahead of today’s schedule release, Gerrard announcement today, more

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Zac MacMath thanks Union fans after loan announcement. 2015 schedule due to be released today. Gerrard signing expected today. Latest moves from across the league including Lagerwey as GM at Seattle and report that Red Bulls have fired Mike Petke. More.

Union bits, Ebola taunts in area HS game, Garber slams Klinsmann, USWNT scrapes by T&T, more

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Sakiewicz says striker "number one" offseason priority. Coaches resign after Ebola taunts in Lehigh Valley high school game. Garber blasts Klinsmann. USWNT tops T&T.

Sak backs Curtin, expects “significant” roster shakeup. USMT draws, USWNT WC qualification begins.

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Nick Sakiewicz backs Jim Curtin, promises "all the support and resources" needed to build after "significant" roster shakeup. League and National Team news. More.

Notes from Curtin presser, Penn clinches Philly Soccer Six title, MLS news, more

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Le Toux and White questionable for Thursday's game. Penn clinches city title with OT win over St. Joe's. SI identifies Chivas USA buyers. More.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 0-0 Dynamo

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Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference, Postgame interviews with Sheanon Williams, Sebastien Le Toux, and Ethan White. Plus, postgame quote sheet.

Postgame quotes: Dynamo 2-0 Union

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Postgame quotes from Jim Curtin, Andre Blake, and Pedro Ribeiro.

Another ugly Union USOC win, USA & World Cup news, more

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Recaps and reactions from another long, and ugly, US Open Cup win for the Union. USA and World Cup news. More news.

Brad Davis

Fire v Dynamo match preview

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The Fire's last trip to Houston on April 14 resulted in a 2-1 loss to the team that eliminated them from the playoffs last season. The Fire played relatively well in that game and if not for two individual plays by Brad Davis, would have left Texas with a result. In April, Davis dusted fill-in right back Wells Thompson to set up one goal and caught a bit of a break on a shot/cross that fooled Sean Johnson and found it's way into the back of the net to provide the difference in the match.

Kinnear keeps eye on prize, makes clear titles are better than streaks

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After playing for the Team USA earlier in the week, Brad Davis was back on the pitch for the Dynamo on Saturday night. (James Nielsen/Chronicle)

See the best photos from Saturday's win

Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear is one of the greatest coaches in MLS history because he keeps the focus on winning championships.

The Rest

Re-Entry Refresher

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On Thursday, the Revolution selected veteran forward Tristan Bowen in the first round of Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft. Bowen was one of 14 players who were selected during both stages of the Draft. League rules state that the Revolution have seven days to sign him, but history suggests that it's a soft deadline.

FC Dallas Thursday Toss-around – Oct. 16, 2014

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Here are a few quick hits for Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.


Oscar Pareja has earned considerable praise and rightfully so for being willing to give younger players a shot with FC Dallas in 2014.

And thanks to FCD PR whiz Jason Minnick, here are some more great numbers attesting to just how much youth has been served this year:

-FCD has 11 players 22 or younger, 14 under 23 and 16 who are 24 or younger.

Quote Sheet: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas, USOC

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Schellas Hyndman, FC Dallas head coach

We played a very good team, and there's obviously a rivalry there. I didn't think we had a very good first half. We gave a lot of balls away. I didn't think we held the ball very well, but at the end of the first half we started doing better.

The streak is all about the talent

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For Dominic Kinnear, it's not very hard to explain why the Dynamo have an MLS record 35-game home unbeaten streak.

"To go unbeaten for this amount of time it's also very impressive," Kinnear said. "People say, ‘what's the secret?' We have a good team. I think if you look at our record in the past, you don't want to explain it to everybody, but I think we've always had a good team.