Wilmer Cabrera

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The two phases of Wilmer Cabrera’s tactical system

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Cabrera has two main elements to his tactical system. They've been effective, but they have potentially fatal flaws.

Wilmer Cabrera's tactical revamp of the Houston Dynamo this season has produced very promising results. Six points from three games is better than most MLS teams have produced this season, and the Dynamo's new additions (notably Romell Quioto and Alberth Elis, obviously) have paid real dividends so far.

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo Preview Interview

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The Portland Timbers are back in action this evening, taking on one of the few other teams with a perfect record through two weeks: the Houston Dynamo. To get the low down on last year's last place finishers in the West, we turned to Derek Stowers of our sister site, Dynamo Theory to get our questions answered.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Lineup against the Portland Timbers

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Who's in your starting XI?

The Houston Dynamo embarks on its first game on the road and they head towards inhospitable waters as they make their way towards Portland, Oregon to take on the Timbers. The Timbers are the lone team above them in the Western Conference standings and a win over them in front of their incredible fan base would certainly cause other MLS clubs to take notice of the new-look Dynamo.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs Columbus Crew SC

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You voted, here are the top Dynamo performances against Crew SC

In our 2nd week of Rate the Players we saw the same few players in the Top Performers category, but most players moved upwards compared to their week 1 scores as a better score should do that. I also added in my thoughts and the score of the head coach which was suggested by catalyst13.

Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders: How to watch, lineups and more

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MLS is back and the Dynamo are hosting the Seattle Sounders.

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GAME ONE OF THE 2017 SEASON! MLS soccer is back and the Dynamo are a whole new team. With Wilmer Cabrera at the helm the roster has gone through a big overhaul and fans can expect to see a lot of new faces on the field.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Lineup against the Seattle Sounders

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Who's in your starting XI?

The Houston Dynamo have quickly undergone a needed facelift this offseason after finishing last in the Western Conference last season. They've added a new Head Coach in Wilmer Cabrera and added 13 new players in order to compete in the West this season. Their competition tomorrow is against a club that had the opposite kind of season the Dynamo had in that they won the MLS Cup.

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.

Report: Dynamo set to hire Wilmer Cabrera as head coach

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Following news that Wade Barrett wouldn't be retained as permanent head coach, the Houston Dynamo reportedly wasted little time in naming a replacement.

According to FourFourTwo, the Dynamo are reportedly set to name Wilmer Cabrera as head coach.

Houston Dynamo reportedly hiring Wilmer Carbrera as next head coach

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Dynamo set to hire RGVFC coach.

One day after announcing that Wade Barrett would not be offered the permanent head coaching job, Wilmer Cabrera is reportedly the next Houston Dynamo head coach. The Dynamo finished last in the Western Conference this season. Twenty game into 2016 head coach Owen Coyle left the team and Wade Barrett was made the interim head coach.

The Bull & Its Horns: Q&A with Toros’ captain Kevin Garcia

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The undisputed leader of RGVFC in their first season, captain Kevin Garcia discusses his Toros' time, being with the Dynamo, and how fast he truly is.

It was the first ever season for RGVFC in 2016. They had their perfect coach in Wilmer Cabrera, and their perfect captain in defender Kevin Garcia.

How You Doin'? RGVFC First 1/3 Progress Report

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As we are 10 games through the 30 game USL season, I take a look at the player progression so far.

Last week the Toros played their 10th game of the 30 scheduled USL regular season matches. Here's my progress report, not of the team, but of the players, and their prospects for minutes with the Houston Dynamo.

A rundown of coaches the Dynamo could consider

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The no-vacancy light has been shut off. Let the coaching search in Houston begin.

The Houston Dynamo grabbed plenty of attention on Wednesday night by announcing that they had parted ways with head coach Owen Coyle, whose desire to be closer to his family in England was cited as the primary reason for the split.

The Bull And Its Horns: Toros Travel To Tangle With Tulsa

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In the first ever match for the RGVFC Toros, they will take on the Tulsa Roughnecks in Oklahoma.

During the USL's opening weekend, the Toros will visit the Tulsa Roughnecks in Oklahoma on Saturday. Here's all you need to know:

The Good Guys- RGVFC Toros (0-0-0)

The Houston Dynamo affiliate will be making their competitive match debut this Saturday in Oklahoma.

Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 2016 USL Preview

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In what will be their inaugural season, RGVFC will rely on a talented, but young squad and an experienced head coach to make some noise in the USL.

Year Founded: 2016 MLS Affiliate: Houston Dynamo 2015 Record: N/A Key Additions: Devin Perales, Memo Rodriguez, Todd Wharton, Christian Lucatero Key Departures: N/A

Projected Starting Eleven:

The hybrid affiliate of the Houston Dynamo, RGVFC will be kicking off for the first time ever this USL season.

The Bull And Its Horns: Toros Name Wilmer Cabrera Their First Head Coach

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The Dynamo and RGVFC announced on Wednesday that former Chivas USA and US U-17 manager Wilmer Cabrera will be the first head coach of the new USL side.

The new, and inaugural, coach of the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros was introduced to the public and the media Wednesday in Edinburg. Wilmer Cabrera, formerly the Head Coach of Chivas USA and the USMNT's U-17 club, and an assistant with the Colorado Rapids, will lead the USL side RGVFC, as well as assist with the Houston Dynamo, mainly before and after the Toros season.

The U-17 Revamp

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Wilmer Cabrera called in 21 new players to the US residency program. (US Soccer)

I wanted to touch on this yesterday but unfortunately my day job didn't allow the time to do so. It was announced yesterday that the US U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla., welcomed the largest class of newcomers in it's 11-year history.

Philadelphia Union

Union bits, Academy results, Conference semifinals results, more

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News and such.

Fallout from Union’s season end, conference semis set, more news

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Measuring the Union season and what comes next. Conference semifinal field set. More news.

Postgame quotes: Chivas USA 0-3 Union

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Postgame quotes from John Hackworth, Conor Casey, and Fred following the Union's 3-0 road win over Chivas USA.

Edu unveiled, Nogueira deal “very close,” more news

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Reaction to Edu presentation. Union says Nogueira deal "very close" after Football France reports two-year deal done.

Maidana update, Amobi says, Pfeffer gets props, Bradley & Defoe to TFC confirmed, more news

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Maidana update. Amobi on not getting a USMNT callup. Pfeffer gets props. Michael Bradley and Jermaine Defoe moves to Toronto confirmed. More news.

TFC 2012 MLS schedule leaked. Okugo praise. Players Combine live. More.

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A leaked copy of Toronto FC's 2012 schedule obtained by Canadian Soccer News shows the Union traveling to BMO Field on May 26 and Sept. 15, with the Canadian team at PPL Park on July 7. This unbalanced schedule thing is gonna take some getting used to.

Chivas USA

Fire notebook - Coaches, GBS, and more

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As first reported here last Monday, Tab Ramos continues to be the apparent front runner for the Fire's head coaching position next season. Nelson Rodriguez will meet with Guillermo Barros Schelotto in the coming days and he is also thought to be a serious candidate. Schelotto told media in Argentina this past weekend that he would not discuss any clubs other than Lanus, where he is currently under contract until December 31.

D.C. United selects midfielder/forward Thomas McNamara in the Chivas USA Dispersal Draft

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The Black-and-Red made what is likely to be a popular pick in grabbing a creative, versatile attacker in today's Dispersal Draft.

While Ben Olsen has said that he doesn't expect to make too many changes this offseason, D.C. United has already made its first addition to the roster. In the Chivas USA dispersal draft this afternoon, United selected midfielder/forward Thomas McNamara.

Chivas USA bolster attack with loan move for former Ecuadorian international Borja

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Chivas USA have relied quite a bit on the scoring prowess of Erick Torres this season, but they look to have gotten him some help.

Chivas USA announced on Thursday that they have acquired forward Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito. The move for Borja was completed before the transfer window closed last week,andtheformer Ecuadorian international will be available for the Goats' match against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.

D.C. United versus Chivas USA preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Chivas blog The Goat Parade

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In which we talk to Alicia Rodriguez of The Goat Parade to get the lowdown on all things hircine.

D.C. United's game on Sunday against Chivas USA caps off this week's soccer action, and it should actually be a good game. To preview it, we asked some questions of Alicia Rodriguez, managing editor of SB Nation's Chivas USA blog, The Goat Parade.

Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there, soccer moms or otherwise
The Rapids host a Mother's Day afternoon game on Sunday against former assistant coach Wilmer Cabrera, now head coach of Chivas USA. I will not be in attendance at this one as I'll be celebrating Mother's Day with my family who's in town this weekend.

The Best of Both Worlds - 2014 FBM Beer-view: Chivas USA

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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.

Wilmer Cabrera named Chivas USA head coach

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The search is over. The man responsible for turning Chivas USA around has been found.

Chivas USA announced on Thursday that they have appointed Wilmer Cabrera as their new head coach. Cabrera joins the struggling Goats after serving as an assistant coach under Oscar Pareja at the Colorado Rapids and has also previously managed the Under-18 and Under-17 U.

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Richie Williams Named U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Head Coach

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Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer has named former USL and MLS player Richie Williams as the new head coach of the men's U-17 national team. Williams has most recently been in charge of the U.S. U-18 team. The 41-year-old Williams now takes charge of the federations only residency camp based in Bradenton, Fl.

U.S. Soccer and U-17 Men’s National Team Coach Wilmer Cabrera Agree to Part Ways

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The USSF announced today that Wilmer Cabrera will be leaving his role as head coach of the U.S Under-17 Men's National Team. According to the press release the two sides mutually agreed to part ways. "After several discussions with Wilmer, we agreed that parting ways at this time was the best way forward," said U.

MLS SuperDraft

The Revolution’s Words, Actions And Colombians

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To kickoff 2012, my first (and only) blog entry centered on a plea for the New England Revolution to be "blog worthy" in 2012. A hope that it would "show the fanbase how big the Revolution dream is, and steps you are taking to achieve it."

Given a week of activity, I'm concerned the team still cannot explain the vision of the team's future the way I'd like, but its actions actually give me hope.

Youth Soccer in the USA – The Future On Display

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Ever since I started following soccer closely, I've been intrigued by the varied opinions on how best to develop young talent. College or team academies? Better coaching. Everyone has their own ideas on the best methods. Fans of MLS, in particular, have been very vocal in their calls for academies like 'they have in Europe', as if something similar could be achieved with a snap of the fingers and be up and running in a year or two.

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Wilmer Cabrera’s plans to change the mentality of the American soccer player

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There's a good article about u-17 coach Wilmer Cabrera over at US Soccer Players. My knowledge of Cabrera is fairly limited, but I really like what I've heard from him. I think his approach is exactly what the US system needs. I know one man can't change the way an entire country trains it's youngsters, but we've got to start somewhere.

Under-17s, Luis Gil and the Maturity Quagmire

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The US Under-17s are out of the Fifa U-17 World Cup after a tough loss to Italy.  I saw less of their World Cup play than I wanted, but a few thoughts remain hard to shake.

Maturity is over-rated at least in soccer.  The game against the UAE reminded me most why watching the occasional youth game is so refreshing: even in a pressure situation the 'kids' tend to play with an offense-first mindset and a penchant for flair that will very likely (and sadly) be taught out of them in the pro ranks.

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The Bull And Its Horns: Q&A With RGVFC's (Gorgeous?) George Malki

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One of the earlier signings this offseason for RGVFC, George Malki will look to provide leadership to the young roster.

The 37th overall selection in the 2014 Superdraft by the Montreal Impact, George Malki is still early in his professional campaign. After playing in 26 matches for the USL's Arizona United, the 23 year old Malki decided the best next step would be with RGVFC and the Houston Dynamo organization.