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Can anybody pull a Colorado in 2017?

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Can any MLS team follow Colorado's example from last season and turnaround a struggling franchise? We name three candidates for a strong 2017.

The Houston Dynamo will not be a playoff team in 2017

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And that is the fault of the organization.

We're almost two weeks out from the beginning of the MLS regular season. Most teams, including the Dynamo, have their roster set, and have a loose starting XI and formation.

With the season so close (finally), the predictions will be coming fast and furious here soon.

Houston Dynamo 2017 adidas Home Jersey

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Rebuilding following a forgettable 2016 campaign, two-time MLS Cup winners Houston Dynamo today revealed their 2017 adidas home jersey. Available in the lead up to the 2017 Major League Soccer season atWorld Soccer Shop, Kitbag and UK Soccer Shopalong with theDynamo's 2016/17 away shirt. It uses a new adidas design features a crewneck collar, shoulder [.

The Bull & Its Horns: Facing The First Team

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RGVFC played host to their MLS hybrid affiliate Houston Dynamo the past few days.

Houston Heads To H-E-B

It was a busy few days for RGVFC and their facilities. They hosted their MLS, hybrid affiliate Houston Dynamo. The parent club was able to see the nearly completed H-E-B Park, surely to be among the best stadiums in the USL, and they got some game action in with the Toros, as well as UTRGV.

Houston Dynamo Officially Sign Defender Leonardo

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The Dynamo officially signed the former LA Galaxy defender after picking him up in the 2nd stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft

The offseason wheels keep on spinning for the Houston Dynamo as they officially signed their pick in the 2nd stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft. Leonardo brings plenty of experience on high caliber teams as he's won 3 MLS Cups and 2 Supporter Shields with the star-studded Galaxy.

Revolution Re-Sign Daigo Kobayashi

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The team announced the signing before today's Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft.

Daigo Kobayashi will be back with the New England Revolution in 2017.

The team announced the move just over an hour before the second stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft which Kobayashi would have been eligible for. The Japanese midfielder has played four seasons in MLS, the last three with the Revs after being acquired via trade from Vancouver during the preseason of 2014.

MLS Ticker: Will Johnson reportedly heading to Orlando City, Dynamo add defender, and more

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Fresh off a second straight trip to MLS Cup, veteran midfielder Will Johnson is ready to join his third team in three seasons.

The Canadian national team midfielder is set to sign with Orlando City, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Wednesday. A free agent, Johnson will join the Lions from Toronto FC, which he helped reach the 2016 MLS Cup final.

Sounders to begin 2017 on road for first time in MLS

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Seattle returns home in week three.

Since the Seattle Sounders joined MLS in 2009, they have held their season-opening game at home. Things are about to change in 2017.

Save the date(s).

The 2017 home openers for each club!

Silly Season Rumors: Sporting Chasing Honduran Forward Elis of Monterrey

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Honduran international Alberth Elis announced today on his Instagram page that he was leaving Mexican club Monterrey. The 20 year old Elis, a member of Honduras' 2016 Olympic team had only joined Monterrey this past year and had featured four times for the club since joining in August from Olimpia in Honduras.

Next season is already starting in MLS

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Missing the playoffs and making an early exit only means a jump on the 2017 season for MLS coaches and front office personnel.

Dropping the interim tag in MLS

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t's a tough situation for an interim MLS coach when doing better than their predecessor isn't enough to get the job.

Brad Davis

The Peel Episode 19: #ForeverBrad and Beas is back

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A special Valentine's Day edition of The Peel.

The guys discuss possible Houston Dynamo line-ups and formations, and how preseason will play out. They also talk about Brad Davis and his career, as well as an interview with DaMarcus Beasley at his first day back with the club.

Don't forget to sign up for The Peel's MLS Fantasy League for your chance to win $50 to the Dynamo Team Store.

Brad Davis signs one day contract, retires in orange

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Brad Davis retires with Houston Dynamo

At 1 pm CT, Brad Davis will sign a one day deal with the Houston Dynamo and retire.

On the field Davis was a team captain who captured many club records, off the field he was beloved by fans over his many years playing in Houston. With one of the best left foots in MLS he was known for his accuracy on corner kicks and free kicks.

New England Revolution

Revolution 0, Dynamo 2: Revs suffer first preseason loss

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Xavier Kouassi played his first game minutes since February 2016.

The New England Revolution suffered their first preseason loss on Wednesday when Erick Torres and Alberth Elis scored second half goals to give the Houston Dynamo a 2-0 win on opening day of the Desert Diamond Cup.

The game was scoreless through halftime with neither team providing much action, though the Revs did have a couple of looks within a minute of each other.

D.C. United one of the MLS Cup longshots

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At least, if you listen to the oddsmakers

D.C. United is tied for the third-worst odds, at 25/1, to win the 2017 MLS Cup, according to a recently published list by the oddsmakers at Bovada. The Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, and San Jose Earthquakes come in at 33/1, and the poor Chicago Fire bring up the rear at a whopping 100/1.

Colorado Rapids

Revolution, Dynamo Kick Off 2017 Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson

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The Revs title defense begins tonight.

Tonight marks the beginning of the end for the Revolution, who will conclude the preseason by kicking off the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup against the Houston Dynamo.

The Revs have enjoyed a productive preseason thus far, going unbeaten in friendlies against Minnesota United, the New York Red Bulls and Sporting KC.

MLS Ticker: Mears leaves Sounders for Atlanta, Dynamo adds Sanchez and more

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Tyrone Mears will be staying in MLS in 2017. He will just switching addresses from thereigning championsto an expansion club.

The Seattle Sounders and Atlanta United announced on Tuesday night that Mears was sent from the former club to the latter in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money.

SuperDraft Round 2 Results

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They kept the second round under 6 hours!

Second round results here. Union picks will be in bold with articles on our prospects to follow today!

1.) Minnesota United FC: Alec Ferrell (Goalkeeper, Wake Forest)

2.) Colorado Rapids: Liam Callahan (Defender, Syracuse)

3.) Philadelphia Union (via Minnesota United FC): Marcus Epps (Forward, South Florida)


Wilmer Cabrera

The Bull & Its Horns: 2017 Schedule Released!

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Yesterday, the USL unveiled the full 2017 schedule.

The United Soccer League released the 2017 full schedule yesterday. Of course, that means Rio Grande Valley FC Toros soccer is on the horizon. If you are late to the party, welcome! RGVFC is the USL hybrid affiliate of the Houston Dynamo, who finished their first year as the 2016 #2 seed in the Western Conference.

Houston Dynamo Sign Veteran Forward Vicente Sánchez

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The Dynamo add experience with the signing of veteran forward Vicente Sánchez

The offseason moves continue for the Houston Dynamo as Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera has reunited with the latest signing, Vicente Sánchez. The veteran forward brings experience to the Dynamo's young core of players as he's played in several clubs in South America, Mexico, Germany, and in MLS with the Colorado Rapids.

Mauro Manotas Scouting Report

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Of the select few promising young players currently in the Houston Dynamo organization, striker Mauro Manotas is the most prominent of them. He earned a starting job under Wade Barrett late in the 2016 season at the age of 21 and finished tied for the most goals on the team.

Out of all the envisioned turnover this offseason, Manotas seems to be the one player who is sure to stay for 2017.

The Bull & Its Horns: Q&A With Gorgeous George Malki

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An athletic, lockdown defender, George Malki was a huge part of the Toros' success in 2016.

RGVFC had one of the best defenses in the entire USL. A big piece of that puzzle was George Malki. The third year professional built on the successful beginning of his career with Arizona United, after being drafted in 2014 by the Montreal Impact.

The 2016 Toros Rave About New Dynamo Coach Cabrera

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After leading RGVFC to a superb debut season, Wilmer Cabrera left a huge impression on his players.

Today, the Houston Dynamo announced Wilmer Cabrera as the new head coach. The organization got an up close look at his head coaching ability in 2016 as he led the club's USL side, the RGVFC Toros.

Wade Barrett

Moving on From Barrett Was The Right Call

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With the hiring of of Wilmer Cabrera the Dynamo front office has made a good decision.

Wade Barrett has been a long term member of the Houston Dynamo. Bringing him on as the full time head coach would have been a feel good opportunity. Everyone is happy when a member of the family is rewarded for their dedication and hard work.

Wade Barrett should have been given the Dynamo’s managerial position

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Will Bruin is right: Wade Barrett deserved the job.

The Houston Dynamo should have kept Wade Barrett as their head coach. That seems to be the sentiment of many fans, and that feeling was expressed on Twitter by both current and former players. I agree with Will Bruin, Sheanon Williams, Stuart Holden, and Geoff Cameron: Barrett did what he could in an unfortunate situation and deserves to be rewarded for it.

The Rest

Starting XI against Crew is near full strength

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Stefan Frei, Osvaldo Alonso and Clint Dempsey all among questionable players that start.

There are only two less-than-ideal starters in Saturday's lineup against the Columbus Crew SC. Gustav Svensson is filling in for the still-injured Brad Evans and Will Bruin is in for Jordan Morris, who is out with a minor ankle sprain described as not "serious or long-term.

Herivaux Injury Leaves Revolution Dangerously Thin at Defensive Midfield

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Recovery time for Zachary Herivaux, Xavier Kouassi presents challenge with March 4 season opener looming.

Add Zacahery Herivaux to the list of midfield uncertainties for the Revolution.

Per a report from Revolution Senior Writer and Editor Jeff Lemieux, Herivaux will need "several weeks" of treatment after suffering ankle and knee injuries during last week's match against the Houston Dynamo.

USWNT to play pair of friendlies against Russia

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Deep in the heart of Texas, the U.S. Women's National Team will play Russia in a pair of friendlies in early April.

The defending World Cup champions will take on the Russia Women's National Team in two international friendlies, one in Frisco, the second in Houston, U.

Some Soccer News for Feb 15, 2017

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It's Day 46 of 2017.

CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals begin next week on Tue Feb 21. Games to be broadcast in the USA on Univision Deportes.


Philadelphia Union is looking to hire a Chief Tattoo Artist.


Brad Davis will sign a 1 day contract with Houston Dynamo and then retire in the orange shirt.

Dynamo announce return of USMNT defender Beasley

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While a return was difficult to doubt, it'll be nice for Houston to have confirmation of the return of an MLS legend.

The Houston Dynamo officially announced the long-rumored return of U.S. Men's National Team defender DeMarcus Beasley on Friday.

The Peel joins forces with Dynamo Theory

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Dynamo Theory now comes with peel!

Dynamo Theory is joining forces with The Peel!

Readers have long asked us for a podcast and now DT has one. If you didn't check out The Peel last season you will now be able to find it on Dynamo Theory starting Tuesday.

After yet another loss last season, Justin and Josh found themselves looking for an outlet to vent their frustrations at the current situation and thus The Peel was born.

Dynamo have big day at MLS SuperDraft

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Houston Dynamo select three players in SuperDraft

The Houston Dynamo selected Joe Holland, Jake McGuire and Danilo Radjen in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

The team kicked the draft off by trading the fourth overall pick in the SuperDraft to Portland Timbers FC for the 10th overall pick, $100,000 in General Allocation Money and a 2017 International roster slot.

Danladi, Robinson, Lewis first three selected in MLS Draft

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The 2016 MLS Draft started with a flurry, and several teams took the opportunity to move up during Friday's festivities to snag highly-coveted prospects.

Friday's first two selections went to form as Minnesota United selected UCLA's Abu Danladi before Atlanta Untied bolstered their defense by making Syracuse star Miles Robinson the No.

A Look at Sporting KC's Draft Position

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MLS hosts their Superdraft tomorrow at the NSCAA convention in Los Angeles, the first two rounds of the draft will take place tomorrow with the third and fourth rounds taking place Tuesday next week via conference call. Sporting KC have two picks in the draft, one each day. Tomorrow, KC's lone pick is in the first round, the 14th overall pick.

Dynamo make a tough-yet-correct decision in selling Will Bruin

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Why selling Will Bruin was the right move for the player and the club.

Longtime Houston Dynamo star Will Bruin — a player who has made over 170 appearances in orange and has scored exactly 50 goals — was traded to reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle on Friday in exchange for General and Targeted Allocation Money.

Houston Dynamo trade Will Bruin to Seattle Sounders

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Dynamo trade forward for GAM and TAM.

The Houston Dynamo have announced that they have traded Will Bruin to the Seattle Sounders. The team will receive Targeted and General Allocation Money in exchange for the forward. As with all GAM and TAM deals the details of how much money was exchanged has not been released.

Rob Lovejoy retires from soccer

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Lovejoy announces retirement on Twitter.

On Monday, the Houston Dynamo announced that Rob Lovejoy was among the players who did not have their contract options picked up. On Tuesday, Lovejoy took to Twitter to announce that he would be retiring from soccer at 25. The midfielder is originally from North Carolina and will be returning home after accepting a job back home.

Houston Dynamo re-sign Jalil Anibaba, pick up contract options on five players

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The Houston Dynamo declined options on five players while picking up options on five players.

The time has come for Wilmer Cabrera to start turning the Houston Dynamo roster into his own roster. The Dynamo's new head coach and the front office have announced their first round of moves with the players who were on the 2016 roster.

Report: Cruz Azul won't sign Torres, will return to Dynamo

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It looks like Erick "Cubo" Torres won't be returning to Liga MX.

According to Diario de Mexico, Cruz Azul will not keep Torres on a permanent basis and he will return to the Houston Dynamo.

The 23-year-old was sent on loan to Mexico in September, but he suffered a knee injuryand only played 46 minutes during his stint south of the border.