MLS Regular Season

Dominic Kinnear leaves, but his imprint stays with the Houston Dynamo and its players

Dynamo teams past and present have taken their cues from Kinnear — and it's led to success
The Foundation

Two MLS Cup titles. Four conference championships. The playoffs in every season bar 2010 and 2014. A 152-116-107 record in all competitions. And, for just a few days more, the longest tenured current head coach in MLS, with 286 regular-season games.

The number will rise to 287 when Dominic Kinnear takes charge of the Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium for the last time on Thursday (7 p.m. CT; TICKETS) in the team’s penultimate match of the season, against the New England Revolution.

Nearing return from injury, Tony Cascio hoping to show Houston Dynamo what he can do

Cascio is eager to get minutes in before season, loan deal finish with the Dynamo
Is Cascio close?
Tony Cascio


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Nigel Brooks

Tony Cascio is a player who goes full bore when he’s on the field. It’s that same attitude that has him raring to get back there.

Cascio suffered an ACL tear in April, putting his season in danger, but after six months of rehab he’s come back quicker than most expected. With two games left in the season for a Houston Dynamo team that’s eliminated from the playoffs, the midfielder is hoping to get time on the pitch to show everyone what he has to offer.

14 October 1:19 pm

Fourth time's a charm?

"Weird" season will come to a close all too early for snakebitten Houston Dynamo

Rash of injuries, call-ups and midseason stumble leaves the Dynamo playoff-less for second time
Early finish
Early finish


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

No November. The Dynamo’s last home game of 2014 is this Thursday and it is a strange feeling for all connected with the team that their season will end before Halloween for only the second time in the club’s nine-year history.

A hard-fought 3-1 home defeat to D.C. United on Sunday put the Eastern Conference playoffs out of reach, meaning the two-time MLS Cup winners will not be part of the postseason for the first time since 2010.

13 October 10:51 am

Brad Davis and DaMarcus Beasley look back on the loss to D.C. and the season as a whole.

13 October 10:43 am

Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear assesses the team's defeat to D.C. United and looks back on the season.

Not again: Balky hamstring sidelines Houston Dynamo left back DaMarcus Beasley

Dynamo Designated Player is hopeful that he'll be able to return before the season ends
Beasley sidelined


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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Before Sunday’s game DaMarcus Beasley felt his hamstring was 100 percent. Twelve minutes after kickoff, not so much.

The Dynamo’s Designated Player exited before the quarter hour with a left hamstring injury he picked up trying to run down Nick DeLeon in what turned into a 3-1 Houston loss.

Confidence game: Playoff chances come to an end for Houston Dynamo in autumn rain

Dynamo will be left on the outside looking in for just the second time come postseason
At a loss

For the first time since 2010, and just the second time in club history, there will not be playoff soccer in Houston. Needing a result to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot, the Houston Dynamo fell 3-1 at the hands of D.C. United, ending their chances at another postseason run.

Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 1, D.C. United 3

Dynamo eliminated from playoff contention after loss at home to Eastern Conference leaders
Recap: Dynamo 1, D.C. 3
Match Recap

HOUSTON – Thanks to goals from Taylor Kemp, Fabian Espindola and Eddie Johnson, D.C. United are are one step closer to a worst-to-first season in the Eastern Conference after claiming a 3-1 win over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.

The win gives D.C., now 1-9-1 all-time in Houston, 56 points and puts them six points clear of the second-place New England Revolution. The defeat eliminated the Dynamo from playoff contention.

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