We're only a month away from the Brian Ching Testimonial Match, presented by BBVA Compass, and the impressive list of participating players is growing.
First, current teammates (and coaches): Brad Davis, Bobby Boswell, Ricardo Clark, Tally Hall, Corey Ashe, Mike Chabala, Calen Carr, Tyler Deric and current assistant coaches Wade Barrett and Steve Ralston.
Then you've got some members from past Dynamo squads, especially the original 2006-07 MLS Cup-winning sides: Dwayne de Rosario, Chris Wondolowski, Eddie Robinson, Craig Waibel, Pat Onstad, Brian Mullan, Paul Dalglish, Kelly Gray, Ryan Cochrane and former assistant coach John Spencer.
Finally, there's the others. Teammates from San Jose, the U.S. national team and friends from around the league: Landon Donovan, Jimmy Conrad, Carlos Bocanegra, Charlie Davies, Frankie Hejduk, Davy Arnaud, Danny O'Rourke and Matt Reis*.
Not a bad collection of soccer talent, and they'll all be at BBVA Compass Stadium on Dec. 13 to pay homage to Ching as he laces up his cleats one last time. Tickets are on sale now, proceeds from the event will benefit The House That Ching Built.
*Matt Reis recently underwent surgery to repair a left quadriceps tendon, and will not be able to take part in the match itself
Wondering what to do during the Dynamo's break before the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship. Never fear, Steph G is here to help you out.
Go behind the scenes at BBVA Compass Stadium for the Dynamo's final home game of the 2013 season, the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship against Sporting Kansas City.
Al hablar de jugadores que cambian la historia y el curso de un partido, o de un equipo, es necesario tener en cuenta al hondureño Boniek García, de Houston Dynamo.
Recientemente, Boniek y el Dynamo clasificaron a la final de la Conferencia del Este, tras vencer como visitantes a los New York Red Bulls, y ahora se medirán ante Sporting Kansas City, en partidos de ida y vuelta, por conocer al mejor equipo de la Conferencia y al primer finalista de la Copa MLS.
De la misma manera, en lo personal Boniek ha sobresalido entre los aficionados. En 2012 fue elegido como el Latino del Año de FutbolMLS.com, y hoy continúa como uno de los 16 nominados para el Latino del Año de 2013, enfrentándose en los Octavos de Final ante el brasileño Marcelo Sarvas, del LA Galaxy.
Bobby Boswell and Dominic Kinnear speak to the media following a 0-0 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium against Sporting Kansas City in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship.
The Houston Dynamo (No. 4 seed) and Sporting Kansas City (No. 2 seed) will meet for the third consecutive postseason beginning Saturday with the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo advanced to their third straight conference final with a 2‐1 extra time win over the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday that produced a 4‐3 aggregate series win over the East’s top seed. Sporting Kansas City overturned a 2‐1 first‐leg deficit with a 3‐1 extra time victory on Wednesday for a 4‐3 aggregate series win over the New England Revolution. The second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship is Saturday, Nov. 23 at Sporting Park in Kansas City.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Chabala; García, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Bruin, Cummings
Subs: Deric, Carrasco, Barnes, Johnson, López, Driver, Weaver
Sporting Kansas City: Nielsen ©; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Rosell, Nagamura, Feilhaber; Zusi, Bunbury, Peterson
Subs: Kronberg, Jerome, Opara, Dwyer, Bieler, Saad, Sapong
The Houston Dynamo (No. 4 seed) and New York Red Bulls (No. 1 seed) meet for the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. The clubs played to a 2‐2 draw in Sunday’s first leg in Houston. The club with more total goals from the two legs wins the series. The winner of Wednesday’s game will advance to the Eastern Conference Championship. If Wednesday’s game is tied after 90 minutes, two 15‐minute extra time periods will be played in their entirety, followed by penalty kicks, if necessary.
Dynamo: Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Ashe; García, Creavalle, Clark, Davis ©; Barnes, Bruin
Subs: Deric, López, Carrasco, Chabala, Weaver, Cummings, Driver
New York Red Bulls: Robles; Barklage, Holgersson, Sekagya, Carney; Same, McCarty, Cahill, Steele; Wright-Phillips, Henry ©
Subs: Meara, Kimura, Miazga, Miller, Alexander, Luyindula, Espindola