Leonel Miranda, Raúl Rodríguez come to the Houston Dynamo and MLS with ambitious goals

Miranda and Rodríguez see opportunity in front of them with the Dynamo in a growing league
A force to be reckoned with
Miranda & Rodríguez

Leonel Miranda flew into Houston this week with a firm target in mind.

“I’ve come to win. That’s what I like to do. I don’t want to lose. My vision for the MLS season is to raise that trophy,” the winger told on Wednesday after his first full training session since he joined on a season-long loan from Argentinian giants Independiente.

28 January 3:54 pm

Head coach Owen Coyle updates the team's progress after Wednesday's training session, including the addition of Leonel Miranda and Raúl Rodríguez to preseason camp.

27 January 3:41 pm

Watch as the Dynamo open their 2015 preseason camp at Houston Sports Park.

Houston Dynamo captain Brad Davis says change has brought "a buzz" to the start of preseason camp

New faces and old hit the field for the first time under new boss Owen Coyle
Change is in the air
Preseason begins

Entering the 14th campaign of his professional career, Brad Davis is used to seeing fresh faces on the field when preseason training begins. This time the man directing the sessions is a new arrival as well, adding to the anticipation as the 2015 MLS season draws closer.

New boss Owen Coyle preaches possession at first training session in charge of Houston Dynamo

Coyle begins implementing his philosophy on the field with the Dynamo as preseason kicks off
Pass and move

Owen Coyle led his first training session as Houston Dynamo manager on Monday, running his team through fitness drills and a bit of possession work in front of a big crowd at Houston Sports Park.

More important than the mechanics of the session, however, was Coyle’s message: A two-pronged approach emphasizing team unity and the need for players to express themselves.

Houston Dynamo announce 2015 preseason schedule

Houston to compete in Tucson Desert Friendlies and Carolina Challenge Cup
Preseason schedule


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The Houston Dynamo announced their 2015 preseason schedule today, with training sessions beginning on Monday, Jan. 26. The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Houston Dynamo to take part in Carolina Challenge Cup, Desert Friendlies as part of 2015 preseason

Dynamo to compete in Charleston and Tucson in the lead-up to 2015 regular season
Preseason trips
Preseason trips

The Houston Dynamo will compete in the Carolina Challenge Cup and the Desert Friendlies next February as part of the 2015 preseason. This marks the third consecutive year in which the Dynamo will spend a portion of their preseason in Tucson, Arizona and Charleston, South Carolina.

The Desert Friendlies, hosted by PDL club FC Tucson, are held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson. The Dynamo will face the San Jose Earthquakes (Feb. 4), Portland Timbers (Feb. 7) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Feb. 10), with training held throughout the remainder of the trip.

Preseason offers fresh start for group of Houston Dynamo players

Three second-year Dynamo players enjoying benefits of preseason
A new story
14 in 2014

The Dynamo completed the 2014 preseason with a 2-0 win over the Charleston Battery on Saturday night. The victory capped a dizzying stretch of 11 preseason games in 32 days in preparation for the regular season, set to begin on Saturday as the Dynamo host the New England Revolution at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Houston Dynamo complete preseason with 2-0 win over Charleston Battery

Tony Cascio and Giles Barnes cap Dynamo's preseason; finish with 7-3-1 record
Recap: Dynamo 2, Battery 0
Preseason Recap


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The Houston Dynamo wrapped up their 2014 preseason campaign with a 2-0 win over the Charleston Battery of USL Pro in the final game of the Carolina Challenge Cup at Blackbaud Stadium.

As the final tune-up before the MLS regular season opener against the New England Revolution on March 8, two of the primary objectives of the evening were to give starters their longest runout before the real games start, and to come out of the game unscathed and injury-free. The former was accomplished, as the majority of the starting eleven went at least 80 minutes, if not the full 90.

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