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Is it time to start worrying about the Houston Dynamo’s playoff chances?

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After a hot start to the year, the Houston Dynamo have cooled off considerably which has put them below the playoff line. Is it time to start worrying about postseason ambitions?

The Houston Dynamo have missed the playoffs the last three seasons in a row and the changes the organization made this offseason led many fans to believe that things have turned around.

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the Colorado Rapids

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See how the Dynamo players performed in their 0-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids

The unbeaten run at home in 2017 is over for the Houston Dynamo who were defeated by 11th place in the Western Conference Colorado Rapids 0-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium last Saturday. The 5th place Dynamo were hoping to move up the table which has become a tight race to the top.

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps

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See how the Dynamo performed in the 2-1 road loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps

The unbeaten run is over at six games. The Houston Dynamo were defeated 1-2 by the Vancouver Whitecaps in their latest fixture as a combination of factors led to the club's loss in British Columbia.

Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera, a week after making better lineup decisions, opted to rest several players due to the volume of games over the course of the next week.

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the San Jose Earthquakes

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The Dynamo performed pretty well in their 3-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes

The Houston Dynamo are now unbeaten in their last six games and currently sit at the top of the Western Conference table. As of late, they've been performing capably on the road and have kept their unbeaten streak at home which includes their latest fixture against the San Jose Earthquakes where they were able to come away with a 3-0 win.

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes Final Score: Houston stay unbeaten at home

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Houston defeat Earthquakes and move on top of the Western Conference.

Houston hosted San Jose on Saturday night. The game was the first time that the Dynamo faced the Dom Kinnear-less Earthquakes. Houston were looking to keep their unbeaten record at home and move into first place in the Western Conference.

Storylines: Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers

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The Timbers look to make it two in a row on the road

The Story So Far...

The Timbers made their trip to the great white north with barely a squad, and came out with a win. Honestly I didn't have a lot of hope going into this match, being so shorthanded. But they proved me wrong and took all three points on the road.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against FC Dallas

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What starting XI should Wilmer Cabrera use to help the Dynamo take the lead in the Texas Derby?

It seems like the Houston Dynamo have been doing plenty of traveling the past few weeks. The last home game the Dynamo played was May 31st against Real Salt Lake where they came up with a 5-1 win.

Dynamo travel to North Carolina in US Open Cup

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The Dynamo will play North Carolina FC in the fourth round of the US Open Cup.

In their first game since early this month due to the international break, the Houston Dynamo will travel to play NASL side North Carolina FC in the US Open Cup fourth round on Wednesday at 6:30pm CT.

Given that the Dynamo have to travel to LA to face the Galaxy three days after the USOC game, it's not great timing for the Orange.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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It's a Union home game but the Dynamo brought their own weather for tonight's matchup.

4-4-2 or 4-3-3? Pick the Houston Dynamo Lineup against Orlando City SC

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Who's in your starting XI?

The Houston Dynamo failed last week in their attempt to pick up points on the road for the first time this season in their 0-2 defeat to Toronto FC. This week they head back to BBVA Compass Stadium where they've been undefeated to take on Orlando City SC.

In last week's loss to the Reds, we saw Head coach Wilmer Cabrera utilize his new 4-4-2 which could have helped control the midfield a little bit better.

Houston Dynamo 2, San Jose Earthquakes 0: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts

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Quick thoughts on the game and rate the Dynamo's performances against the San Jose Earthquakes

At the beginning of the year I introduced a new way for the Dynamo Theory community to be a part of Player Ratings. After matches everyone will get a chance to submit how each player did on a scale of 1 to 10 which will be averaged out in a later article.

'Cubo' Torres back to his best after roughest stretch of his career

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Erick 'Cubo' Torres burst onto the scene in 2013 as a member of Chivas USA, scoring seven goals in his first 15 MLS games.A 15 goal campaign soon followed, sealing Torres' place among the top scorers in MLS.

But after that, poof, nothing. Torres went scoreless in his first 22 appearances for the Houston Dynamo, prompting an unsuccessful loan to Mexico.

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.


Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders


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.

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.

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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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.

The Rest

US Open Cup 2017: Dynamo bow out of the U.S. Open Cup in shutout fashion

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Sporting KC get the best of the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium

The Dynamo's run in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup came to an end on Wednesday night with a 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City. With Romell Quioto and Alberth Elis away on international duty for Honduras and a weekend match against Colorado, Wilmer Cabrera elected to field virtually the same lineup used in the 3-2 win again North Carolina FC.

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.