Over the last several days, rumors surfaced that Andre Hainault has been trial in Scotland. On Wednesday, the Houston Dynamo confirmed the Canadian defender, who is out of contract, is indeed on trial with Ross County FC.
Today, reports have surfaced saying Ross County and Hainault have agreed to terms and the defender is set to join the Staggies in the Scottish Premier League.
So today is the day. Awhile back, we at Dynamo Theory drew a proverbial line in the sand with regards to the local Houston media's coverage, or lack thereof, of our beloved Houston Dynamo. It all started, or roughly escalated more quickly, when the Dynamo beat writer, Jose de Jesus Ortiz, tweeted out he might skip a Dynamo match to attend the minor league baseball team, the Sugarland Skeeters, game the same day.
What in the world is D.C. United doing in the Eastern Conference Finals? And can they really win the 2012 MLS Cup?
- Our league's official website wonders how D.C. United can keep this playoff run going with almost half their starters either out or questionable. Plus, they point out that United has to go on the road to Houston for the first leg, a place they have been woeful throughout their history.
Perhaps the biggest business story of the week is the pending sale of the Houston Dynamo to
Rockets' owner Leslie Alexander.┬ The sale includes both the team and the lease for BBVA Compass
Stadium.┬ According to reports, the sale will include the entire ownership interest in the team
including the portions owned by AEG,┬ Oscar De Le Hoya and a third partner.
Only one step remains before Geoff Cameron's transfer to Stoke City is done and dusted.
Cameron told the Houston Chronicle that he has agreed to personal terms with the Premier League
side and is joining the club in Orlando, where it is continuing its preseason tour of North America
with a friendly against Orlando City SC on Saturday.
"There wasn't a game I wanted to win more this year than that one tonight and I'm really happy
our guys went out felt the same way and took care of business," says Boswell. He goes on to state
that it was revenge for the ugly 4-2 loss in Montreal earlier this season.
New Dynamo DP is having an easier than expected transition from the Honduran League to MLS. He
has already help set up a goal and has played "well on both sides of the ball" in three 90 minute
shifts. (MLS Soccer)
Jonathon and Eddie discuss the upcoming home stand, players returning from injury, and DC
Geoff Cameron's time in MLS appears to be rapidly coming to a close.
According to reports, Stoke City is nearing completion on a $2.7 million transfer for the
Houston Dynamo centerback, a move that could be completed as soon as this week. The Houston
Chronicle is reporting that the team is in full support of the move, with club president Chris
Canetti going as far to say,┬ "The club is in favor of this transfer, and we are in support of it
An Glenn Davis article with tidbits on Cameron and Oscar Boniek. OBG "is likely to debut this
Saturday against the Philadelphia Union." While the "rumored transfer fee" for Cameron is "between
2 and 2.5 million." (Glenn Davis Soccer)
BBVA Compass holding up "surprisingly well" after a rugby games and six soccer matches.
Dynamo have finally got their man. 27 year-old Honduran Oscar Boniek Garcia who Canetti and Co.
have been trying to get for a year has finally been transferred to Houston. He will be a designated
player. (Houston Dynamo)
Boniek Garcia will likely fit into the right midfield spot, and is expected to propel the
Dynamo to a new level and help in the wide game.
The Houston Dynamo have the newest soccer-specific stadium in MLS, and they might soon have the
newest Designated Player as well.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the Dynamo are close to signing Honduran national team
attacker Oscar Boniek Garcia to a DP deal. Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear has reportedly been
keen on acquring Boniek Garcia since last year, and the 27-year-old would add an attacking option
on the right side of Houston's midfield.
Major League Soccer's newest soccer-specific stadium will officially open Saturday afternoon, as
the Houston Dynamo end their season-opening, seven-game road trip to open up BBVA Compass Stadium
against D.C. United.
The final touches have been put on the stadium, which Geoff Cameron told the Houston Chronicle
is like "an oven" because of the lack of wind that carries through the park.
Reports out of England have Geoff Cameron successfully getting a work permit. Stoke City presented
what they called "a strong case" for Cameron who lacked the requisite National Team appearances to
qualify for a work permit without an appeal. According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, Stoke
presented letters from US National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann and US National Team player Clint
Stoke City and Major League Soccer have made enough progress on their negotiations for Geoff
Cameron that the U.S. national team center back has been allowed to begin negotiating a deal with
the English Premier League club, the Houston Chronicle has learned. Cameron, a two-time All-Star
who has been with the team since 2008, has [.
Soccer coverage in traditional daily newspapers is typically spotty and often ill informed.┬
Yet such articles are important for a sport trying to reach markets beyond those who frequent
soccer websites, sports television and other media that regularly covers the game.┬ Every so often
we like to take a look at those outlets and their coverage of the beautiful game.
Their Words "It's no small thing to charter ten busses. Sometimes they need a little bit of
convincing. If you tell them you're a soccer group, they look at you sideways." Emerald City
Supporter Aaron Reed. Other Sources EPL's Stoke City begins talks to acquire Dynamo's Cameron -
from The Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz: "It's definitely stressful.
Their Words "I went through it all in 1999, when we lost so dramatically in Barcelona. That was
unbelievably brutal, but I almost have the impression this evening is somehow even more bitter,
brutal and basically also unnecessary. The pain is unbelievable." Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz
Rummenigge. Other Sources Dynamo's Cameron called back for shot at U.
After a quiet start to the offseason, the rumor mill seems to be spinning in Houston.
Over the last few days, reports from the Honduran press said the Dynamo were in discussions with Olimpia for the services of 20 year old midfielder, Alexander Lopez. Lopez acknowledged there has been an offer made by Houston for his services, but added his future is in Olimpia's hands.
Their Words "We are gaining something out of every match it seems. As long as we aren't losing too
many of these close games, you will see us improve each and every week." San Jose forward Alan
Gordon. Other Sources Lady who built Brian Ching loves House that Ching Built - from The Houston
Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz: "She was my first coach and now my biggest fan.