Over 3,000 fans showed up at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday to meet their favorite and Dynamo and Dash players at the 3rd Annual Dynamo Fan Fest, presented by Houston Methodist.
Fans participated in Q&A sessions, took photos and got autographs from the likes of Brad Davis, Ricardo Clark, Will Bruin and more after the team's 4-0 win over the Dynamo Academy U-18s at Houston Sports Park in a preseason scrimmage on Saturday morning. In addition, fans got to meet Dash players Stephanie Ochs, Melissa Henderson and Bianca Henninger.
Running throughout the day on the stadium field, over 60 youth teams competed in the first ever Dynamo Classic 5v5 Tourament, presented by Houston Methodist. U-10, U-11, U-12, U-13 and U-14 teams from across the Houston area competed on four mini-fields on the BBVA Compass Stadium pitch in a small-sided tourney. See photos from the event below!
Ride along with Cubo Torres and Dynamo TV from the airport to BBVA Compass Stadium last Sunday as he visits the city for his first meeting with the media and the Dynamo faithful.
The Dynamo returned to training at home in Houston after a successful preseason trip to Tucson as the group continues to gel as a team and implement a new style under Owen Coyle.
Tune in tonight from 7-9 p.m. for a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College, on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM.
Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis will speak with several gusts, including: Dynamo midfielder Ricardo Clark, forward Will Bruin, midfielder/forward Rob Lovejoy and head coach Owen Coyle. Glenn will discuss the club's unbeaten preseason trip to Tucson, including Tuesday's 1-0 win over Vancouver.
The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.
Houston Dynamo forward Erick "Cubo" Torres was introduced to hundreds of Dynamo supporters at an event on Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Mexico national team striker joined Glenn Davis on Soccer Matters on Monday to discuss his decision to sign with the Dynamo last December, his current stint with Chivas Guadalajara and his outlook on playing with El Tri at Copa America or the Gold Cup this summer. Catch the full interview below, courtesy of ESPN 97.5 FM.
Erick "Cubo" Torres with Glenn Davis
Catch highlights and hear from the Dynamo after they close out the Desert Friendlies with a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Take a look at Cubo Torres' whirlwind visit to Houston to meet with the Dynamo faithful.
After 10-year Chicago Fire veteran left back Gonzalo Segares announced his retirement on Friday, Dynamo captain Brad Davis now has the longest-tenure with one club among active MLS players. (Thanks to Kurt Austin with Sporting Kansas City for alerting us to this note.)
Davis, 33, is entering his tenth season with the Dynamo after following the club from San Jose in December 2005. His nine years of service with the Dynamo eclipse teammate Corey Ashe (eight years) and the veteran Real Salt Lake trio of Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman and Javier Morales (eight years each).
Davis is entering his 14th season overall in MLS and with 112 assists is tied for fourth on the league’s all-time assist list. Davis is also ninth on the all-time games list, with 338 regular-season appearances, and could climb as high as fifth this season.
Below is the list of active MLS players with the longest tenure with one club.
|PLAYER||CLUB||CONSECUTIVE YEARS WITH CLUB (through 2014)||AGE|
|Nick Rimando||Real Salt Lake||8||35|
|Kyle Beckerman||Real Salt Lake||8||32|
|Javier Morales||Real Salt Lake||8||35|
The Dynamo open the 2015 season on Saturday, March 7 versus Columbus Crew SC at BBVA Compass Stadium. Five-game plans start at $99 and are available here, or by calling 713-276-GOAL.
Watch as the Dynamo introduce Cubo Torres for the first time in Houston at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Dynamo TV brings you highlights and interviews from Saturday night's 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers in Tucson.