MLS Regular Season
Some of the best theater in sports comes from coaches or managers that don’t like each other.
A heated exchange on the benches, a contentious handshake – or lack thereof – draws plenty of eyes and even more commentary.
Orlando City SC will bring a blend of the familiar and the unknown when they face the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday (6 p.m. CT; TICKETS).
They may be newcomers to MLS, playing only their second game in the league, but the Dynamo met them less than two weeks ago in the Carolina Challenge Cup. The head coaches know each other well. And Orlando’s roster includes a couple of ex-Houston players and one of the most famous names in world soccer, Brazilian midfielder Kaká (above).
Tyler Deric was sure he was going to be cut.
The Homegrown goalkeeper had just finished a trying rookie year in Houston, and was convinced his first season with the Dynamo would be his last as he walked into his 2009 exit interview with then-head coach Dominic Kinnear.
HOUSTON – It wasn’t a masterpiece but the Owen Coyle era got off on the right foot as fellow Brit Giles Barnes’ second half goal gave the Houston Dynamo a 1-0 win over the tough luck Columbus Crew SC.
Owen Coyle, Will Bruin and Jermaine Taylor preview the season opening match against Columbus Crew SC on March 7 at BBVA Compass Stadium in this week's Keys to the Game, presented by Kroger.
Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew SC
Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
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Ten years on from his professional debut, Giles Barnes is looking forward to embracing an enhanced leadership role with the Dynamo after his stellar 2014 season.
The 2015 campaign kicks off on Saturday (7.30 p.m. CT; TICKETS) when Houston welcome Columbus Crew SC to BBVA Compass Stadium. Barnes is aiming to be even more productive this year than last—no small task given that he is the reigning club MVP, Players’ Player of the Year, Budweiser Golden Boot winner and Ironman of the Year.
The Houston Dynamo have acquired midfielder Leonel Miranda on a season-long loan from Club Atlético Independiente of Argentina’s Primera Division, the club announced today. Miranda will be added to the Dynamo roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate. Per club and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.