Countdown to Opening Day: #19 - Dynamo finish 2012 with franchise best +19 home goal differential

With the Dynamo set to begin the 2013 season in just 19 days – against D.C. United at BBVA Compass Stadium on March 2 – we are counting down to kickoff with a Dynamo-centric countdown to opening day.

Each day, we’ll post a short description of what makes the number significant. If you have any Dynamo-related numbers of your own, post them in the comment section below.

See #20: The number of combined goals and assists for Brad Davis each of the last two seasons.

Today, we continue with #19: In 2012, the Dynamo set a franchise record with their best home goal-differential in team history, +19, with 31 home goals scored and just 12 home goals allowed.

It is no surprise it was such an impressive number after the club became just the fourth club in league history to complete an undefeated home schedule with an 11-0-6 regular season home record.

The 12 home goals allowed were the second-fewest in team history, after the 2007 club allowed just 11 home goals, although that was a 15-game home schedule, two games less than the 17-game home schedule in 2012.

The Dynamo, with the best home win percentage in league history and a current 30-game home unbeaten streak, have had some impressive home seasons. Here are the best in history, ranked by home goal difference:


2012 - 11-0-6 - 31 GF - 12 GA - +19 GD

2008 - 10-1-4 - 30 GF - 14 GA - +16 GD

2012 - 10-3-4 -32 GF - 20 GA - +12 GD

2007 - 8-3-4 - 22 GF - 11 GA - +11 GD    

Return to this blog on Tuesday for number 18 on our countdown to opening day.