For the ninth time in 16 weeks of play, Tyler Deric is up for MLS Save of the Week.
This time it was his 'acrobatic' denial of Portland's Alvas Powell. Watch all of the nominees in action and once you're ready to accept Deric's dominance, you may do so HERE.
Voting runs until 11:59 pm PT on Thursday. For complete coverage of the MLS Save of the Week – including an archive of all of this season’s nominees and winners – click here.
As you all know, it is derby week. Your Houston Dynamo will travel north to face FC Dallas on Friday, June 26. No doubt, the men in Orange will be looking for a bit of revenge after the first meeting between the two sides on May 1.
If the on-field battle wasn't enough, Houston Dynamo Charities and the FC Dallas Foundation have decided to raise the stakes. The losing team's foundation will donate $1000 of soccer equipment to a charity in the winning team's community. So if the Dynamo return to Houston with all three points in the bag, the FC Dallas Foundation will donate equipment to Neighborhood Centers Inc. Harbach-Ripley. And if FC Dallas wins, Dynamo Charities will donate $1000 of soccer equipment to America Scores Dallas.
Don't miss the next leg of the Texas Derby on Friday, June 26 at 8:00pm on UniMás.
As we all know, Will Bruin can be a dangerous man up top when he's on his A-game and this weekend was no exception. The Dancing Bear dominated Saturday's win over Portland and contributed 2 huge goals: One to open up scoring with a great header off a Brad Davis free kick and another due to pure hustle, beating everyone on the field with speed and chipping a cheeky shot past Kwarasey to seal up the win for Houston. It's no suprise that Bruin has been named to MLS Team of the Week in Week 11. DaMarcus Beasley was also named to the bench.
Read on below to find out who else made the Team of the Week: (via MLSSoccer.com)
GK: Chris Konopka (Toronto FC) – Made seven saves, several of them breathtaking, to keep TFC in a game in which they were dominated for significant periods.
D: Jordan Stewart (San Jose Earthquakes) – Kept Columbus’ wily attack at bay early, and bombed upfield to set up the Quakes’ winning goal in the second half as they finished off Crew SC 2-0.
M: Andres Romero (Montreal Impact) – Showed the form that made him a star during the Impact's CCL run, scoring two goals in Montreal's 4-1 romp over RSL.
M: Kaká (Orlando City SC) – Was mostly anonymous in Orlando City's midweek game but was assertive, aggressive and wildly effective in Sunday's match. He started the play for Orlando’s first goal, assisted on the second and drew/converted the PK for the third. It was perhaps the best game of the Brazilian’s MLS career thus far.
M: Calum Mallace (Montreal Impact) –Controlled the midfield against a disorganized RSL side, completing over 87 percent of his passes and registering two chances created.
M: Shea Salinas (San Jose Earthquakes) – Seems to be thriving in Dom Kinnear’s system, with his skill, ability to cut inside and defensive work in midfield resulting in a strong performance against Columbus.
F: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo) – Was a beast up top for Owen Coyle's side, scoring twice in the Dynamo's 3-1 win against Portland.
F: Chad Barrett (Seattle Sounders) – No Obafemi, no problem, as Barrett took his chances well, and scored his first brace in league play in five years as the Sounders beat the Whitecaps 2-0.
F: Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC) –Was mostly excellent in Sunday's rout of LA. Great movement, solid possession play and a cool finish on his goal. Also provided a goal in Orlando City's midweek loss to United.
Coach: Sigi Schmid (Seattle Sounders) – Showed up to Vancouver without one of his top two players and saw his team snuff out their rivals dangerous attack with relative ease.
Bench: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu(Philadelphia Union), Felipe (New York Red Bulls), Gonzalo Pineda (Seattle Sounders), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), David Villa (New York City FC)
AUDIO: Listen to radio interviews with David Horst, Raul Rodriguez, Owen Coyle, Matt Jordan, Diego Valeri & Caleb Porter
This week host Glenn Davis held interviews with Dynamo defenders David Horst and Raul Rodriguez. Davis also went in depth on the signing of Colombian forward Mauro Manotas with general manager Matt Jordan and head coach Owen Coyle. Davis also spoke with Portland Timbers midfielder and two-time MLS Best XI selection Diego Valeri and head coach Caleb Porter ahead of Saturday's home game between the Dynamo and Portland (TICKETS).
Courtesy of Dynamo radio partners Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM and ESPN 97.5 FM, enjoy the interviews below. Dynamo All-Access airs weekly (usually Wednesday or Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. CT on 1560 AM. The show's call-in number is 713-439-1560. Soccer Matters airs weekly (usually Monday or Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. CT on ESPN 97.5 FM. The show's call-in number is 713-780-3776.
David Horst and Raul Rodriguez
It was a bittersweet moment earlier this week when Dynamo legend Dwayne De Rosario announced that he is officially hanging up his boots. No one will ever quite be able to match the flair DeRo brought to the pitch...or correctly replicate that strut. We've put together a few factoids along with a some of our favorite moments from DeRo's time in orange to celebrate his unbelievable career.
He holds the following Dynamo records:
- 32 goals in all competitions – fourth on club list
- 21 assists in all competitions – fifth on club list
- 24 regular season goals – fifth on club list
In the franchise's inaugural match on April 2, 2006, DeRo recorded 4 assists, a franchise record to this day, on all 4 of Brian Ching's goals in front of a packed house at The Rob to propel the Dynamo to a 5-2 victory.
DeRo also scored the winning goal in the 2006 MLS All-Star game vs. Chelsea...and was named All-Star game MVP.
But most importantly from that year, DeRo converted his penalty kick and was part of the Dynamo's 1st MLS Cup victory in our 1st season.
Then again in 2007, DeRo scored the winning goal in 74th minute to secure our 2nd MLS Cup in a row. MVP! MVP! MVP!
His all-time Dynamo playoff stats:
10 GP, 10 GS, 2 goals, 4 assists
And when pictures don't do a career justice, it's always nice to have your own highlight reel:
Thank you for everything DeRo! Congratulations on an amazing run!
First MLS Homegrown Goalkeeper.
First Dynamo Homegrown Signing.
Spring, TX Native.
From the age of 3, Tyler Deric has done whatever it takes to reach the highest level of soccer...and not without plenty of personal and family sacrifice. Watch as Tyler sits down with Dynamo TV and tells his soccer story.
On May 12, 2012, the Dynamo ushered in a new era in team history with the christening of BBVA Compass Stadium. Thanks to a screamer from 35 yards out by Brad Davis, the boys in orange were able to celebrate their new home with a 1-0 victory over D.C United. Take a walk down memory lane with some of our favorite pictures from the inaugural match:
The time this quote was used perfectly and Houstonians only rolled their eyes a little bit.
All orange. All the time.
These guys. These trophies. <3
Beautiful. The perfect Texas afternoon for the 1st sell-out crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Then THIS MOMENT.
And this moment. What an incredible day. What amazing fans.
Brad's goal made our Top 9 Moments in Dynamo History (of course). Watch:
Happy 3rd Birthday BBVA Compass Stadium! We're proud to call you home.
When Chip Entz got a phone call from his son, a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant currently stationed in Korea, saying that he would be home for Mother's Day, the wheels started turning in Chip's head. As a Forever Orange Member, Chip reached out to the Dynamo for help staging a huge Mother's Day surprise for his wife Dina. During halftime at the Dynamo vs San Jose match, the Entz family was brought down to the field where Dina thought they were being honored as Forever Orange members of the match. Instead, she got a much, much better gift with Andrew's return. Check it out below.
The Entz family's story has since been picked up by ABC World News. Their segment will run tonight during the 5 PM broadcast. So, set your DVRs to record the show (it airs during the 2nd half of our game against Toronto FC) and check it out after the match!
Boniek Garcia grew up playing soccer in the streets of Tegucigalpa Honduras, dreaming of the day when he could play for the Honduras National Team in front of packed stadiums. It was a long road to makine those dreams come true, but with the support of his mother, Boniek has become a key piece for both the Dynamo and Los Catrachos. Watch as Boniek sat down the Dynamo TV to tell his story with "Growing Up Soccer".
Canelo & James Kirkland join Oscar de la Hoya as honorary captains before Houston vs San Jose - May 5, 2015
We had a few special guests on the field during pregame ceremonies for Dynamo vs San Jose. Before getting ready for tonight's big showdown at Minute Maid Park, Houston Dynamo minority owner and former world boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya and boxers Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland acted as honorary captains at BBVA Compass Stadium, participating in the coin toss and posing for pictures with the team.