MLS Regular Season
Houston Dynamo and midfielder Geoff Cameron have agreed to a contract extension
through the 2014 season, the team announced today. Cameron and Dynamo personnel
will be available to discuss the extension with media at a press conference
tomorrow at the team’s downtown offices.
Major League Soccer today announced the list of players eligible for selection
in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Process. The Stage 1
Draft of the Re-Entry Process will take place on Wednesday, December
8, at 1 p.m. CT via
teleconference. The Stage 2 Draft will take place on Wednesday, December
15, at 1 p.m. CT. All 18 clubs will have a representative
Both Stage 1 and
Stage 2 Drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional Waiver
Draft, with Vancouver selecting 17th
and Portland selecting 18th.
The Dynamo added a new face on Friday by
trading for Columbus forward Jason Garey, a former MLS Cup and Supporters’
Shield champion and Hermann Trophy winner. With Garey, the Dynamo get younger
at forward and get local, with Garey’s hometown of Gonzales,
Louisiana, just a five-hour drive from Houston.
Houston Dynamo have acquired forward Jason Garey in a trade with the Columbus
Crew, the teams announced today. In exchange for Garey, the Dynamo sent their natural
fourth-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft to the Crew.
It was a long season for the Dynamo, especially for an organization so accustomed to winning. Since relocating prior to the 2006 season, Houston had never experienced a fall without the MLS Cup Playoffs. This past season, the Dynamo finished 13 points off the pace for a postseason berth.
MLSsoccer.com recently sat down with head coach Dominic Kinnear to talk about what went wrong in 2010 and the team’s plans for next season.
MLSsoccer.com: What is the first priority this offseason to get the team back into playoff contention?
This offseason should be the busiest one to date for the Houston Dynamo. Off the field, the team will work on breaking ground on its new stadium and completing its training facility. On the player side, the Dynamo will be making extensive changes to their roster, including preparing for an eventual designated player. Here is a checklist of several items to keep an eye on in this winter.
Finalize stadium deal and break ground
To say the Houston Dynamo’s 2010 season was a disappointment may be a bit of an understatement. After a frustrating loss in the Western Conference final in 2009, the expectations were that Houston would at least compete for a playoff spot despite losing several key components in the offseason.
When the Portland Timbers hired former Houston assistant coach John Spencer as their head coach, the Dynamo knew their former assistant would have the option to pluck an unprotected player away from his old team via the Expansion Draft.
Major League Soccer announced its home-grown player
initiative in November 2006, allowing clubs exclusive rights to sign players
they developed, provided the player was registered prior to enrolling at a
four-year university or joining the U.S. U-17 national team.