Houston Dynamo 2014 Season
The Houston Dynamo look to continue their run in 2014 as one of the Eastern Conference’s elite clubs. Since relocating to Houston before the 2006 season, only once have the Dynamo failed to qualify for the playoffs, in 2010. After back to back trips to the MLS Cup finals in 2011-12, the Dynamo fell just short in 2013, upsetting the Supporters’ Shield winner from New York in the conference semifinals before falling to the eventual cup winners from Kansas City. A testament to his skill, head coach Dominic Kinnear is the only coach the Dynamo have known in their history. Another key name in Houston Dynamo history, Brian Ching, has moved on; 2013 was his last season as an active player; which means players like Will Bruin, Giles Barnes and the Honduran designated-player duo of Oscar Boniek Garcia and Alexander Lopez have an opportunity to become the leading light.
10/28/13 - The Houston Dynamo will play the Montreal Impact on Halloween night in the Wild Card Round of the MLS Cup Playoffs at home. A ticket to Thursday's knockout round start at $43 (Upper Center Circle) and spike to $142 (Lower VIP Club). The postseason berth is the team's seventh in their eight years of existence.
2/28/13 - Since moving to Houston from San Jose (as the original San Jose Clash/Earthquakes) before the 2006 season, the Houston Dynamo have had a significant amount of success, becoming the second Major League Soccer side (after D.C. United) to win back to back MLS Cups, in 2006 and 2007; while also making their mark at the international level in various CONCACAF competitions, including Champions Cup and League, and the short-lived SuperLiga. 2011 and 2012 saw the Orange and White return to the MLS Cup Final once again, only to be stymied in their championship efforts by the star-laden Los Angeles Galaxy. For many years, the "face" of the Dynamo has been forward and U.S. international Brian Ching, who has also been the team's leading goal scorer in each season of being in Houston. Ching has been taking a reduced role in the Dynamo strike force of late, while players such as Will Bruin step up to the fore. Houston's defense has been led by such players as Bobby Boswell, who is also an effective goalscorer; Jamaican import Jermaine Taylor; and netminder Tally Hall. Coach Dominic Kinnear, who has been with the Dynamo since their move from San Jose, is considered one of Major League Soccer's top coaches, and the record books back that up. With 2013 being the first full season the Dynamo defend the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston — the facility opened in May 2012, two months into that season &mdsah; supporters groups like the Texian Army have much to look forward to, both domestically and internationally in CONCACAF play.
Did you know the Houston Dynamo have more season ticket holders and higher attendance than the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros? On the secondary market Dynamo tickets are the tenth most expensive in MLS and just $.60 over the League average. You won't have to pay much more to see the Club on the road; Houston Dynamo tickets are averaging $41 for away matches. The most expensive soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium will be played against the Philadelphia Union (7/6). The cheapest match will be Sporting Kansas City (10/9).