Ahead of Saturday's match between the Houston Dynamo and San Jose Earthquakes at BBVA Compass Stadium, we take a look at the two men who will patrol the sideline for each club: Dominic Kinnear and Frank Yallop. Remarkably, each coach enters this weekend's match with exactly 116 regular season wins. Will one coach take the lead in the friendly rivalry when the final whistle blows on Saturday?
|Current team managed||Houston Dynamo (2006-present)||San Jose Earthquakes (2008-present)|
|Previous teams managed||San Jose Earthquakes (2004-2005)||
LA Galaxy (2006-2007)
Canadian national team (2004-2006)
San Jose Earthquakes (2001-2003)
|MLS coaching record||116-77-92||116-102-79|
|MLS points earned||440||427|
|MLS Cups won||2||2|
|Conference championships won||4||2|
|MLS Coach of the Year awards||1 (2005)||2 (2001, 2012)|
|Supporters' Shield won||1 (2005)||1 (2012)|
|Number of teams played for||9||3|
|Most recent team played for||Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS)||Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS)|
|Foreign teams played for||Necaxa (MEX)||
Ipswitch Town (ENG)
|National team appearances||54 (USA)||52 (CAN)|
In our latest Dynamo TV feature CSN Houston's Sara Eckert sat down with Dynamo midfielder Giles Barnes at one of his favorite Houston spots to discuss his first MLS goal, his fashion sense and his Staffordshire bull terrier. Check out Kickin' it with Giles Barnes, presented by BMC Software, to learn more about the British midfielder.
Homegrown signing Bryan Salazar hasn't fully joined the first team yet, but he's been making the most of his farewell tour with the Dynamo Academy, presented by Statoil.
The forward has scored four goals in two matches at the 2013 Dallas Cup thus far, including a hat-trick during the team's 7-0 romp of Towers Football Academy from the United Kingdom.
Here's video of his goal against Mexican side C.F. San Nicolas, keying a 4-1 victory for the Dynamo U-18s:
Warren Creavalle speaks on his first ever goal for the Dynamo. We're all glad that he managed his way out of the bathroom for this. #freewarren
Head coach Dominic Kinnear gives you his thoughts on the San Jose Earthquakes in this week's X's and O's.
MLSSoccer.com's writers moved Houston up two spots from last week’s rankings. This is what they had to say about the Dynamo:
Even without Brad Davis and Boniek García, Houston looked very smooth and fairly dangerous in possession. They also didn't look nearly as vulnerable to set pieces as they have been, but could very easily have dug themselves a 2-0 hole based purely on counterattacks. A good fightback at home is nice work, but there is still tinkering to be done by Dominic Kinnear.
Sports Illustrated’s Avi Creditor moved the Dynamo up one from last week’s rankings, after they extended their home win streak to 27 regular season games and 33 games in all competitions (includes playoffs and Champions League). Here is Creditor's take on the Dynamo:
The Dynamo's home dominance continued. More impressively, it continued without starters Brad Davis, Oscar Boniek Garcia and Jermaine Taylor, all on international duty. Andrew Driver, Eric Brunner and Warren Creavalle stepped up (it took Creavalle a couple overhit shots to warm up, but still) to deal Vancouver its first loss.
Yahoo Sport’s Zac Wassink moved Houston from its previous No.10 spot up to No.6 in this week’s power rankings. This is what Wassink had to say about Houston’s home dominance:
The best home team in all of North American pro sports plays in MLS. It's hard to imagine the Dynamo losing in Houston; ever.
Meanwhile, Houston’s next opponent, the San Jose Earthquakes, are ranked No.3 by Wassink after their 1-0 win over Seattle. Here is Wassink on the Earthquakes:
And some of you were concerned about Chris Wondolowski and the 'Quakes. They may not win 3-0 every weekend, but they will likely be one of the best teams in the West when all is said and done.
Houston will remain at home this week to host the San Jose Earthquakes at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (BUY TICKETS)
The Dynamo Girls perform to "Turn Up the Music" at halftime of the Vancouver Whitecaps match on March 23
Take a look behind the scenes from Saturday's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Things got a little hairy in the tunnel this week with a possible arachnid threat. Watch the video to get more!