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28 October 2:54 pm

For the first time, the Dynamo Academy is staging a vote for its Goal of the Month. For October, there are eight nominees for the best goal scored in a game this month by a Dynamo Academy player. Watch the video below, and then vote for your favorite goal at the Dynamo Academy Twitter page (@DynamoAcademy) using the hashtag of your favorite goal.

Watch the video and vote now.

16 October 12:54 pm

On Wednesday, Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear and president Chris Canetti held a press conference after the announcement of Kinnear's resignation as head coach at the end of the season.

01 October 3:33 pm

A new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College, will air tonight on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m. Join host Glenn Davis to talk Dynamo, MLS and more.

Listen in as Dynamo midfielders Boniek Garcia and Ricardo Clark and defender Kofi Sarkodie join the show. In addition, Glenn will be joined by New York Red Bulls television analyst Shep Messing and veteran soccer writer Steve Davis. Call in and give your thoughts on Houston's five-game unbeaten streak, including a 2-0 win over Chicago, and Saturday's important road game against the New York Red Bulls.

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

Click here to listen to a live stream.

29 September 4:52 pm

Houston Dynamo midfielder Boniek Garcia returned to the starting lineup on Sunday against the Chicago Fire and delivered a performance worthy of man of the match notoriety. For his efforts, Garcia was named to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for week 29.

Garcia scored his first goal since opening night, a wonderful volley to cap a strong buildup that started with Luis Garrido and included a quality cross from Kofi Sarkodie and calm header from Brad Davis. The goal is a nominee for MLS Goal of the Week (VOTE HERE.)

The two-time Honduras World Cup veteran also produced two wonderful passes, beginning with a lofted ball from behind midfield to Giles Barnes, who nearly beat Sean Johnson over the top with a deft chip.

In the second half, Garcia split the Chicago defense with a well-weighted through ball for Barnes, who forced another save from Johnson.

The league website summarized Garcia’s performance:

If not for two huge saves by Sean Johnson, Boniek walks out with two assists and a goal in his first game back from concussion. Houston won anyway, 2-0.”

25 September 5:53 pm

The Dynamo and Philadelphia Union played to a 0-0 draw on Saturday at PPL Park. Below are some milestones and notes from the game:

  • It was Brad Davis’ 332nd career MLS regular-season game. He is tied with Andy Williams for 12th on the MLS all-time games list. With his next appearance, Davis will equal Chris Klein for 11th. 
  • It was also Davis’s 290th career MLS regular season start to tie C.J. Brown, Jon Busch and Chris Klein for 17th on the MLS all-time starts list.
  • It was Ricardo Clark’s 194th career game in all competitions with the Dynamo to tie Corey Ashe for fourth on the club list.
  • It was Tyler Deric’s second career MLS regular-season shutout and first since Oct. 16, 2010, a 1-0 win at San Jose.
  • It was David Horst’s 25th regular season appearance and start this season as he reached 25 games and starts for the first time in his MLS career.

 

24 September 3:59 pm

A new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College, will air tonight on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m. Join host Glenn Davis to talk Dynamo, MLS and more.

Listen in as Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall and defender Kofi Sarkodie join the show, along with former Dynamo forward Calen Carr. Plus, hear from Chicago Fire forward Quincy Amarikwa. Call in and give your thoughts on the Houston's 0-0 draw at Philadelphia and Sunday's home game vs. Chicago.

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

Click here to listen to a live stream.

22 September 5:38 pm

Three Houston Dynamo players were recognized by media outlets for their performance in Saturday's 0-0 road draw against the Philadelphia Union.

Honduras national team midfielder Luis Garrido earned Team of the Week honors from MLSSoccer.com:

“His backtracking and recovery work was excellent all game, helping to thwart the Union attack and collect a point on the road.”

Defender David Horst was named to the bench (next seven best players) at the same outlet for his outstanding performance in his home state, which helped the Dynamo record their eighth shutout of the season.

Rookie AJ Cochran, Horst’s center back partner in Philadelphia, also gained praise for his performance and was named to SI.com’s Best XI for the week. SI writer Liviu Bird described Cochran’s outing:

“In a scoreless draw against Philadelphia, Cochran blocked a whopping five shots for the Dynamo. He also recovered seven loose balls and made three clearances.”
 

17 September 3:52 pm

A new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College, will air tonight on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m. Matt Pedersen will fill in for Glenn Davis to talk Dynamo, MLS and more.

Listen in as Dynamo forward Giles Barnes and midfielder Ricardo Clark join the show, along with Dynamo legend Brian Ching. Plus, hear from veteran soccer writer Ives Galarcep (Soccer By Ives, Goal.com) and Philadelphia Union beat writer Dave Zeitlin (CSN Philadelphia, MLSSoccer.com). Call in and give your thoughts on the Houston's 2-2 draw with Columbus and Saturday's important road game at Philadelphia.

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

Click here to listen to a live stream.

10 September 2:39 pm

Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.

Listen in as Glenn talks with Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric, forward Giles Barnes and defender AJ Cochran as well as San Antonio Scorpions president Howard Cornfield and U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis. Call in and give your thoughts on the Houston's 3-2 comeback win over Montreal and Saturday's crucial home game against the Columbus Crew. 

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

Click here to listen to a live stream.

03 September 3:11 pm

Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.

Listen in as Glenn talks with Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric, defender David Horst and forward Giles Barnes as well as Lloyd Barker of the Montreal Gazette. Call in and give your thoughts on the Dynamo's 3-1 road win against Sporting Kansas City and Saturday's home game against the Montreal Impact. 

The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.

Click here to listen to a live stream.