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26 May 5:12 pm

The Dynamo host English giants Manchester City FC on Thursday in the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup (TICKETS). Man City finished second in the just-completed English Premier League season (24-7-7; 79 points) and enjoyed the best goal difference in the league (+45). City will bring nearly all of its big stars to Houston on Thursday, with dozens of international players. Here is a look at the forwards who will take the field for manager Manuel Pellegrini on Thursday in Houston.

Manchester City roster breakdown – forwards:

Wilfried Bony: The Ivory Coast international transferred from Swansea City to Manchester City in January for a rumored $38 million transfer fee after he scored 25 goals in 54 Premier League games. The 26-year-old has been a constant target in the transfer window, beginning with summer 2013, when Swansea City spent a then-Welsh record $18 million to buy the coveted striker from Dutch club Vitesse. Bony scored twice for Ivory Coast at the 2014 World Cup, scoring equalizing goals against Japan and Greece. The striker has also appeared in three Africa Cup of Nations.

Edin Dzeko: The captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team, Dzeko is also his nation’s all-time scorer, with 41 goals in 71 appearances, including a goal against Iran at the 2014 World Cup. Dzeko scored the equalizing goal in the 92nd minute moments before Sergio Aguero’s winner as Manchester City completed a stunning win over QPR on the final day of the 2011-12 season to win the EPL title. The 29-year-old had a prolific scoring rate with Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga, with 66 goals in 111 games, including 26 in the the 2008-09 season, before City bought him for $41 million in January 2011. The Bosnian has been a steady scorer in the Premier League, with 50 goals in 130 appearances, including 16 in the 2013-14 season.

Stevan Jovetić: The 25-year-old striker starred at Fiorentina in Italy’s Serie A, with 27 goals in 58 league games from 2011-2013 before signing with Man City for $34 dollars in July 2013 after five seasons in Serie A. The forward was an original member of the Montenegro national team ahead of 2010 World Cup qualifying and has 13 goals in 35 appearances for his country.

22 May 1:39 pm

This week on Dynamo All-Access and Soccer Matters included interviews with Dynamo midfielder Ricardo Clark and head coach Owen Coyle ahead of Friday night's road game against the LA Galaxy (9:30 p.m. CT, Univision Deportes Network). In addition, host Glenn Davis spoke with Houston Dash midfielder Brittany Bock after her 2015 debut last Friday and forward Kealia Ohai after her second goal of the season against the Chicago Red Stars. Davis also held a two-part interview with Dynamo legend Dwayne De Rosario, who announced his retirement on May 10 after one of the most decorated careers in MLS history. 

Courtesy of Dynamo radio partners Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and ESPN 97.5 FM, enjoy the interviews below. Dynamo All-Access airs weekly (usually Wednesday or Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. CT on 1560 AM. The show's call-in number is 713-439-1560. Soccer Matters airs weekly (usually Monday or Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. CT on ESPN 97.5 FM. The show's call-in number is 713-780-3776.

Ricardo Clark

Brittany Bock

Kealia Ohai

Owen Coyle

Dwayne De Rosario Part I

Dwayne De Rosario Part II

18 May 1:34 pm

As we all know, Will Bruin can be a dangerous man up top when he's on his A-game and this weekend was no exception. The Dancing Bear dominated Saturday's win over Portland and contributed 2 huge goals: One to open up scoring with a great header off a Brad Davis free kick and another due to pure hustle, beating everyone on the field with speed and chipping a cheeky shot past Kwarasey to seal up the win for Houston. It's no suprise that Bruin has been named to MLS Team of the Week in Week 11. DaMarcus Beasley was also named to the bench.

Read on below to find out who else made the Team of the Week: (via

GK: Chris Konopka (Toronto FC) – Made seven saves, several of them breathtaking, to keep TFC in a game in which they were dominated for significant periods.

D: London Woodberry (New England Revolution) – He set up Juan Agudelo’s goal and put in hard work both on and off the ball along the Revs’ right flank as they drew TFC 1-1.

D: Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) – Linked up well with Matt Hedges in the back, and played a steady, assured game to preserve a clean sheet against the Red Bulls.

D: Jordan Stewart (San Jose Earthquakes) – Kept Columbus’ wily attack at bay early, and bombed upfield to set up the Quakes’ winning goal in the second half as they finished off Crew SC 2-0.

M: Andres Romero (Montreal Impact) – Showed the form that made him a star during the Impact's CCL run, scoring two goals in Montreal's 4-1 romp over RSL.

M: Kaká (Orlando City SC) – Was mostly anonymous in Orlando City's midweek game but was assertive, aggressive and wildly effective in Sunday's match. He started the play for Orlando’s first goal, assisted on the second and drew/converted the PK for the third. It was perhaps the best game of the Brazilian’s MLS career thus far.

M: Calum Mallace (Montreal Impact) –Controlled the midfield against a disorganized RSL side, completing over 87 percent of his passes and registering two chances created.

M: Shea Salinas (San Jose Earthquakes) – Seems to be thriving in Dom Kinnear’s system, with his skill, ability to cut inside and defensive work in midfield resulting in a strong performance against Columbus.

F: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo) – Was a beast up top for Owen Coyle's side, scoring twice in the Dynamo's 3-1 win against Portland.

F: Chad Barrett (Seattle Sounders) – No Obafemi, no problem, as Barrett took his chances well, and scored his first brace in league play in five years as the Sounders beat the Whitecaps 2-0.

F: Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC) Was mostly excellent in Sunday's rout of LA. Great movement, solid possession play and a cool finish on his goal. Also provided a goal in Orlando City's midweek loss to United.

Coach: Sigi Schmid (Seattle Sounders) – Showed up to Vancouver without one of his top two players and saw his team snuff out their rivals dangerous attack with relative ease.

Bench: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu(Philadelphia Union), Felipe (New York Red Bulls), Gonzalo Pineda (Seattle Sounders), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), David Villa (New York City FC)

15 May 1:18 pm

This week host Glenn Davis held interviews with Dynamo defenders David Horst and Raul Rodriguez. Davis also went in depth on the signing of Colombian forward Mauro Manotas with general manager Matt Jordan and head coach Owen Coyle. Davis also spoke with Portland Timbers midfielder and two-time MLS Best XI selection Diego Valeri and head coach Caleb Porter ahead of Saturday's home game between the Dynamo and Portland (TICKETS).

Courtesy of Dynamo radio partners Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and ESPN 97.5 FM, enjoy the interviews below. Dynamo All-Access airs weekly (usually Wednesday or Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. CT on 1560 AM. The show's call-in number is 713-439-1560. Soccer Matters airs weekly (usually Monday or Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. CT on ESPN 97.5 FM. The show's call-in number is 713-780-3776.

David Horst and Raul Rodriguez

Matt Jordan

Owen Coyle

Diego Valeri

Caleb Porter

14 May 3:39 pm

It was a bittersweet moment earlier this week when Dynamo legend Dwayne De Rosario announced that he is officially hanging up his boots. No one will ever quite be able to match the flair DeRo brought to the pitch...or correctly replicate that strut. We've put together a few factoids along with a some of our favorite moments from DeRo's time in orange to celebrate his unbelievable career. 

He holds the following Dynamo records:  

  • 32 goals in all competitions – fourth on club list
  • 21 assists in all competitions – fifth on club list
  • 24 regular season goals – fifth on club list

In the franchise's inaugural match on April 2, 2006, DeRo recorded 4 assists, a franchise record to this day, on all 4 of Brian Ching's goals in front of a packed house at The Rob to propel the Dynamo to a 5-2 victory. 

DeRo also scored the winning goal in the 2006 MLS All-Star game vs. Chelsea...and was named All-Star game MVP.

But most importantly from that year, DeRo converted his penalty kick and was part of the Dynamo's 1st MLS Cup victory in our 1st season. 

Then again in 2007, DeRo scored the winning goal in 74th minute to secure our 2nd MLS Cup in a row. MVP! MVP! MVP! 

His all-time Dynamo playoff stats:
10 GP, 10 GS, 2 goals, 4 assists

And when pictures don't do a career justice, it's always nice to have your own highlight reel: 

Thank you for everything DeRo! Congratulations on an amazing run!

12 May 4:55 pm

First MLS Homegrown Goalkeeper.
First Dynamo Homegrown Signing.
Spring, TX Native. 

From the age of 3, Tyler Deric has done whatever it takes to reach the highest level of soccer...and not without plenty of personal and family sacrifice. Watch as Tyler sits down with Dynamo TV and tells his soccer story. 

12 May 3:40 pm

On May 12, 2012, the Dynamo ushered in a new era in team history with the christening of BBVA Compass Stadium. Thanks to a screamer from 35 yards out by Brad Davis, the boys in orange were able to celebrate their new home with a 1-0 victory over D.C United. Take a walk down memory lane with some of our favorite pictures from the inaugural match: 

The time this quote was used perfectly and Houstonians only rolled their eyes a little bit.  

All orange. All the time. 

These guys. These trophies. <3

Beautiful. The perfect Texas afternoon for the 1st sell-out crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium. 


And this moment. What an incredible day. What amazing fans. 

Brad's goal made our Top 9 Moments in Dynamo History (of course). Watch: 

Happy 3rd Birthday BBVA Compass Stadium! We're proud to call you home. 

09 May 5:23 pm

When Chip Entz got a phone call from his son, a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant currently stationed in Korea, saying that he would be home for Mother's Day, the wheels started turning in Chip's head. As a Forever Orange Member, Chip reached out to the Dynamo for help staging a huge Mother's Day surprise for his wife Dina. During halftime at the Dynamo vs San Jose match, the Entz family was brought down to the field where Dina thought they were being honored as Forever Orange members of the match. Instead, she got a much, much better gift with Andrew's return. Check it out below.

The Entz family's story has since been picked up by ABC World News. Their segment will run tonight during the 5 PM broadcast. So, set your DVRs to record the show (it airs during the 2nd half of our game against Toronto FC) and check it out after the match! 

09 May 2:28 pm

Boniek Garcia grew up playing soccer in the streets of Tegucigalpa Honduras, dreaming of the day when he could play for the Honduras National Team in front of packed stadiums. It was a long road to makine those dreams come true, but with the support of his mother, Boniek has become a key piece for both the Dynamo and Los Catrachos. Watch as Boniek sat down the Dynamo TV to tell his story with "Growing Up Soccer".