MLS Regular Season
Major League Soccer assist leader Steve Ralston, one of the
league’s top players over the last 15 years, will join the Houston Dynamo
coaching staff as an assistant to head coach Dominic Kinnear, it was announced
today. Ralston, who announced his retirement from the New England Revolution
following their SuperLiga match Tuesday, is expected to join the Dynamo in time
for Saturday’s road match against the Columbus Crew.
Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric, the first home-grown player ever signed from the Dynamo Academy, took some time to answer some questions for HoustonDynamo.com to let Dynamo fans get to know him a little better.
HD: What do you like to do in your free time?
TD: I’m a big movie
guy. With my day off yesterday, I
watched four movies. I also like to hang out with friends and am currently building a deck.
HD: What type of movies do you like?
It didn’t take long for former Houston Dynamo designated player Luis Landin to find a home again in Mexican soccer.
After he was cut by the Dynamo earlier this week, Atlante announced on Friday they have signed the player to a one-year contract, just before the close of the signing period in Mexico.
“It was a tough time in my life,” Landín told Mexican daily Record about his seasons in Houston. “I am not coming back [to Mexico] to shut anyone up, but I’m going to work hard so that my work can show for itself.”
Major League Soccer’s newest international star, French
forward Thierry Henry, is scheduled to make his league debut in Houston on July
31 when the Houston Dynamo host the New York Red Bulls, it was announced today.
The signing of Henry, a prolific scorer for the French
national team and several high-powered European clubs, was announced today by
the Red Bulls. Houston will host New York on Saturday,
July 31, at Robertson Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the match are available
at HoustonDynamo.com or by calling (713) 276-7500.
The New York Red Bulls made it official on Wednesday: French superstar Thierry Henry is now on the books.
Rumors and teasers from the club long indicated that the former Barcelona and Arsenal attacker would join New York, but the official announcement came only today.
The Houston Dynamo made a series of eyebrow-raising transactions on Tuesday night, announcing the club has released Luis Landin, officially signed Anthony Obodai, and parted ways with assistant coach John Spencer.
The Houston Dynamo signed midfielder Anthony Obodai on
Tuesday, pending arrival of his International Transfer Certificate from the Netherlands.
Obodai could be available to play in Thursday night’s SuperLiga opener against Pachuca. He will occupy
an international roster slot. Per team and league policy, terms of the contract
were not released.
Welcome to edition No. 11 of my weekly blog. It appears on the
new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday.
As we head into the
second half of the 2010 MLS season, we face a new challenge: chasing a playoff
spot. Over the last four years, we have comfortably sat in playoff position at
the midway point and beyond.
After three successive league draws, including two at home, one would
think the Houston Dynamo would be more upset that they are winless in their
last six league games. However, Houston players firmly
believe they are finally turning a corner with their play and that they stand on the brink of
putting a good run together.
“I think we’re just inches away from
pulling off something good here,” said Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear. “We are inching along, and we need to take
some big steps now, but I do think we are on the verge of starting to do that.”
The Columbus Crew maintained their lead atop the Eastern Conference and extended the Houston Dynamo’s winless streak to six league games as both teams played to a defensive stalemate that ended scoreless at Robertson Stadium on Saturday night.