MLS Regular Season
Houston Dynamo will move to the Eastern Conference beginning with the 2011
season, Major League Soccer announced today. The move keeps the league’s
conferences balanced at nine teams apiece following the addition of expansion
and Vancouver to the Western Conference. The Dynamo’s schedule – two games
against each MLS opponent – will remain unchanged.
While many believe Tally Hall has to fill retired Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad’s extremely big shoes, the 25-year-old goalkeeper isn’t feeling any undue pressure entering his first season as a starter.
Hall knows what’s expected of him and is looking to build on the lessons he learned from Onstad – the only No. 1 goalkeeper the Dynamo have ever known – to ease his transition into the starting role. Hall took every opportunity to learn from one of MLS’ best netminders the past two seasons.
Houston Dynamo selected defender Kofi Sarkodie and forward Will Bruin in the
first round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft this afternoon at the Baltimore
Convention Center. Sarkodie, a junior from the national champion University of
Akron, was selected with the No. 7 pick. The Dynamo then completed a trade with
the Portland Timbers to acquire the No. 11 pick and used it to select Bruin, a
junior from Indiana University.
Geoff Cameron doesn’t envision another season like last year. That’s part of the reason he will be in Houston until 2014.
After missing the playoffs for the first time in their history, the Dynamo signed Cameron - who had one year remaining on his contract - to a three-year extension earlier this month. The 25-year-old is excited to return to a squad that he labels hardworking and dedicated.
Hunter Freeman has literally come in from the cold.
The Houston Dynamo unveiled the Texan native on Friday as their newest signing, acquiring the defender’s rights from the New York Red Bulls for allocation money. Freeman returns to the league after two seasons in the Norwegian league with IK Start.
The Houston Dynamo have only gotten started in retooling their roster for the 2011 season, according to president Chris Canetti.