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!
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.
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.
Then THIS MOMENT.
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.
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!
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".
The Dash wanted to give a special shout out today to their most loyal, supportive fans: their moms. Without these women, the Dash wouldn't be where who they are today...and we are forever grateful to them for raising these amazing athletes and women!
“My mom is like my best friend, we’ve been so close always. I’m the oldest so I was the 1st daughter and child. She was just out here a couple of weeks ago for my first game, which was so nice. My mom was the manager of our club team for years and years and years. She always drove me to practice and did everything she could for the team. I know she’s always supported me and she’s so happy and proud of me that I’m here. It means so much to me that I have such a great relationship with her.” - Allie Bailey
"My mom has a lot to do with the person I am today. She has always been there for me, through soccer and my personal life. Obviously so have my brothers and my father, but it was a different connection with my mom because we’re the only women in my immediate family. She’s not a big sports person but she’s learned to talk to me a certain way. She gave me and my brothers the world when we were growing up so I really appreciate that. Plus I look just like her." - Tiffany McCarty
“My mom was my first soccer coach, as you can tell in the picture. She is probably the toughest person I know and put on a strong face in everything she’s dealt with and has really been able to laugh through things. She’s shown me that laughter is the best medicine. Whenever I do anything and it gets hard, I can think about my mom and how she laughs through things and that’s the best way to deal with hard stuff. I’m super close with her as I’ve grown up. I think she’s my biggest fan in everything I do.” - Megan Kinneman
“My mom was very young when she had my brother and I, so it made it a little more of a tough childhood. Growing up on and off the field, whether it was in school or in sports, she made sure we got it done. My nickname for my mom is “Bird” because she always knew the sky was the limit for me. That was all the respect that I had for her being there for me and being hard on me, discipline-wise, when it came to life situations, whether it was sports or me becoming a mom as well.” - Jessica McDonald
“My mom is someone who runs her own law firm back at home, so I’ve always had an example of a strong woman in my life. I think that means more to me than she realizes. It’s someone who invests and sacrifices so much. Obviously the end goal when you’re a kid is not for you to be a pro, it’s for you to be happy. She worked her butt off, long days long nights early mornings to give me every opportunity that I could to have fun, not to be a professional soccer player, but just to enjoy what I was doing. There were a lot of games she has to miss to make everything possible and I know that was hard for her. At the same time, she made every game she possibly could. I could always pick her voice out. If you can picture an emotional Mexican woman, that was my mom with the craziest voice that got more nervous than anyone else in the stands. Her thing was to repeat what I would say in a more panicked voice, so she would always freak my team out. She is amazing and definitely at the top of the list for reasons why I play.”- Bianca Henninger
"My mom is one of my biggest role models. I find myself turning into her little by little every single day…it’s kind of funny how things remind me of her. She has supported my throughout my entire soccer career, she and my dad both have spent so many hours taking me to practice and watching my games. I could not thank them enough and I appreciate them more than anything in the world. I wouldn’t want any other parents!" - Carleigh Williams
Canelo & James Kirkland join Oscar de la Hoya as honorary captains before Houston vs San Jose - May 5, 2015
We had a few special guests on the field during pregame ceremonies for Dynamo vs San Jose. Before getting ready for tonight's big showdown at Minute Maid Park, Houston Dynamo minority owner and former world boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya and boxers Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland acted as honorary captains at BBVA Compass Stadium, participating in the coin toss and posing for pictures with the team.
Dynamo Youth Programs are giving away 20 tickets to see Manchester City FC play at BBVA Compass Stadium in the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup on May 28th!
Register HERE for any of the following programs by 11:30 AM on May 8th to be entered into the draw:
- HSP Dynamo Camp
- HSP COE Camp
- Katy Family YMCA Dynamo Camp
- Houston Indoor Sports
- June Residential Elite Camp
- Sienna Plantation Dynamo Camp
- DB McWilliams YMCA, Cypress Creek Dynamo Camp
All current registrations for the programs above will be automatically entered into the draw. Tickets will include pre-game Rally Tunnel access.
- Additional tickets will be available at $45 (subject to availability, will NOT include Rally Tunnel access)
Winners will be notified by email after draw at 12 PM on May 8th and must claim tickets by 12 PM noon on May 11th.
Watch highlights + hear from Randy Waldrum, Ella Masar and Ashley Nick after the 1st shutout loss of the season.