The Dash wanted to give a special shout out today to their most loyal, supportive fans: their moms. Without these women, the Dash wouldn't be where who they are today...and we are forever grateful to them for raising these amazing athletes and women!
“My mom is like my best friend, we’ve been so close always. I’m the oldest so I was the 1st daughter and child. She was just out here a couple of weeks ago for my first game, which was so nice. My mom was the manager of our club team for years and years and years. She always drove me to practice and did everything she could for the team. I know she’s always supported me and she’s so happy and proud of me that I’m here. It means so much to me that I have such a great relationship with her.” - Allie Bailey
"My mom has a lot to do with the person I am today. She has always been there for me, through soccer and my personal life. Obviously so have my brothers and my father, but it was a different connection with my mom because we’re the only women in my immediate family. She’s not a big sports person but she’s learned to talk to me a certain way. She gave me and my brothers the world when we were growing up so I really appreciate that. Plus I look just like her." - Tiffany McCarty
“My mom was my first soccer coach, as you can tell in the picture. She is probably the toughest person I know and put on a strong face in everything she’s dealt with and has really been able to laugh through things. She’s shown me that laughter is the best medicine. Whenever I do anything and it gets hard, I can think about my mom and how she laughs through things and that’s the best way to deal with hard stuff. I’m super close with her as I’ve grown up. I think she’s my biggest fan in everything I do.” - Megan Kinneman
“My mom was very young when she had my brother and I, so it made it a little more of a tough childhood. Growing up on and off the field, whether it was in school or in sports, she made sure we got it done. My nickname for my mom is “Bird” because she always knew the sky was the limit for me. That was all the respect that I had for her being there for me and being hard on me, discipline-wise, when it came to life situations, whether it was sports or me becoming a mom as well.” - Jessica McDonald
“My mom is someone who runs her own law firm back at home, so I’ve always had an example of a strong woman in my life. I think that means more to me than she realizes. It’s someone who invests and sacrifices so much. Obviously the end goal when you’re a kid is not for you to be a pro, it’s for you to be happy. She worked her butt off, long days long nights early mornings to give me every opportunity that I could to have fun, not to be a professional soccer player, but just to enjoy what I was doing. There were a lot of games she has to miss to make everything possible and I know that was hard for her. At the same time, she made every game she possibly could. I could always pick her voice out. If you can picture an emotional Mexican woman, that was my mom with the craziest voice that got more nervous than anyone else in the stands. Her thing was to repeat what I would say in a more panicked voice, so she would always freak my team out. She is amazing and definitely at the top of the list for reasons why I play.”- Bianca Henninger
"My mom is one of my biggest role models. I find myself turning into her little by little every single day…it’s kind of funny how things remind me of her. She has supported my throughout my entire soccer career, she and my dad both have spent so many hours taking me to practice and watching my games. I could not thank them enough and I appreciate them more than anything in the world. I wouldn’t want any other parents!" - Carleigh Williams
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.
Dynamo Youth Programs are giving away 20 tickets to see Manchester City FC play at BBVA Compass Stadium in the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup on May 28th!
Register HERE for any of the following programs by 11:30 AM on May 8th to be entered into the draw:
- HSP Dynamo Camp
- HSP COE Camp
- Katy Family YMCA Dynamo Camp
- Houston Indoor Sports
- June Residential Elite Camp
- Sienna Plantation Dynamo Camp
- DB McWilliams YMCA, Cypress Creek Dynamo Camp
All current registrations for the programs above will be automatically entered into the draw. Tickets will include pre-game Rally Tunnel access.
- Additional tickets will be available at $45 (subject to availability, will NOT include Rally Tunnel access)
Winners will be notified by email after draw at 12 PM on May 8th and must claim tickets by 12 PM noon on May 11th.
Watch highlights + hear from Randy Waldrum, Ella Masar and Ashley Nick after the 1st shutout loss of the season.
Highlights + Owen Coyle, Brad Davis, DaMarcus Beasley & Nathan Sturgis give their thoughts on a 1-4 loss to FC Dallas in Round 1 of the Texas Derby.
Owen Coyle, Giles Barnes and DaMarcus Beasley talk about hosting Manchester City at BBVA Compass Stadium on May 28th for the Dynamo Charities Cup.
Tonight's match is part of the MLS Viernes du Futbol double-header on Univision Deportes! If you can't make it to BBVA Compass Stadium for kickoff at 7 PM (TICKETS), we thought we'd help you get set up for at-home viewing.
How to watch on TV:
Comcast: Channel 552 (703 HD)
AT&T U-Verse: Channel 658 (1658 HD)
DirecTV: Channel 455
Dish Network: 869
Univision is now available to watch in English. Go to MLSSoccer.com/SAP for instructions.
Univision Deportes Online + Mobile:
You can also live stream the match through Univision's website HERE. To watch in English, Select "English Commentary" from the dropdown menu in the streaming window. For mobile or tablet viewing download the Univision Deportes app (Available in the app store HERE) to access the live stream. Once downloaded, head to the scores section and open the Dynamo vs FC Dallas match & enjoy!
Hear from Randy Waldrum, Ella Masar & Jessica McDonald about the importance of the home-field advantage, learning from the 1st loss of the season and the keys to defeating FC Kansas City