How Houston’s sports teams are responding to lifting of capacity limits, mask mandate
HOUSTON – Sports teams and venues in the Houston area seem to be taking a cautious approach after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott decided to lift capacity limits and the mask mandate starting next week. According to an email sent to season ticket holders, fans will be welcomes back to the stadium in April but in limited numbers. Season ticket holders still have their tickets available and have several options to use them, change them, donate them or pause the account. For more information, season ticket holders can call 713-259-8300.
Houston Newsmakers: Holocaust Museum Houston offers free admission Thursday for International Human Rights Day
Holocaust Museum Houston hosts free admission day“When the Holocaust ended there was a outcry for the world to realize that this should never happen again,” said Kelly Zuniga, CEO of Holocaust Museum Houston. “And that was the beginning of the human rights movement.” That movement continues today and on December 10th International Human Rights day will be observed around the world. The Holocaust Museum Houston is hosting a free admission day to help focus on the past, the present and what more needs to be done. John Walker, President, Business Operations, Houston Dynamo/Dash FC· Website: https://www.houstondynamofc.com/· Twitter: @HoustonDynamoWhy is Congress taking so long to reach stimulus agreement? Congressional members have said the best way for constituents to make a difference is to contact them.
Houston Dynamo, Dash get new logos and new color
HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo announced a “new club direction” on Tuesday. The team made the announcement via its website that the new name of the club is “Houston Dynamo FC.” “FC” stands for football club, and is used by several American soccer teams. The women’s team will still be known as the Houston Dash. We are Houston Dynamo FC. #HoldItDown pic.twitter.com/CDxDteBXTf — Houston Dynamo FC (@HoustonDynamo) November 17, 2020The rebranding includes new crests for both teams, which were created with help from a Houston-based, minority-owned company 9th Wonder.
Rapids down Dynamo late behind Rubio in 2-1 win
(AP) – Diego Rubio scored in extra time and the Colorado Rapids beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Sunday night. Colorado (8-6-4), which clinched a playoff berth with a 1-0 win over Portland on Wednesday, enters post-season play for the first time since 2016. Houston (4-9-9) ended the season without a win its last seven contests. Rubio took a pass from Cole Bassett, started his run down the left, planted and fired across his right for the game winner. Younes Namli put the Rapids up 1-0 at the 61st minute before Mauro Manotas evened the score for Houston eight minutes later.
Picault scores twice, FC Dallas beats Dynamo 3-0
FRISCO, Texas – Fabrice-Jean Picault scored twice in FC Dallas' 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Franco Jara tapped in a sliding goal off a headed centering pass from Michael Barrios in the 19th minute to give Dallas (8-5-7) the lead. In the 27th minute, Fabrice-Jean Picault headed in a book pass from Andrés Ricaurte. Piicault added one more in the 93rd for the final margin. Houston (4-9-9), which beat Dallas 2-0 on Oct. 7, is winless in six matches.
Crew takes advantage of own goal in a 1-1 tie against Dynamo
(AP) – Victor Rodriguez’s own-goal on a clearing attempt at the 67th minute helped the Columbus Crew salvage a 1-1 tie against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Though the time of possession was largely even, Houston (4-7-9) failed to capitalize on a 24-6 shot advantage against the Crew (10-4-5). Memo Rodriguez put the Dynamo on the board in the 37th minute when he punched in a short shot on a rebound off a deflected save by the keeper. The Dynamo are unbeaten in the last eight meetings between the teams in Houston with the Crew’s last victory coming in 2011.
Houston salvages 2-2 tie with Minnesota United
(AP) – Niko Hansen’s goal in the 83rd minute helped rally the Houston Dynamo to a 2-2 tie with Minnesota United on Sunday night. The Dynamo's (4-7-8) Memo Rodríguez scored in the 59th minute, cutting the their deficit to 2-1. Minnesota United (6-5-6) failed to capitalize on a fast start that included two goals in a 19-minute span in the first half by Ethan Finley. Finley scored at 11 minutes on a well-timed run off a throw-in from midfield. At 30 minutes, Finley started a run and took a feed from Jacori Hayes past a defender, beating the keeper.
Mukhtar scores twice, Nashville beats Houston Dynamo 3-1
HOUSTON – Hany Mukhtar scored two of Nashville’s three first-half goals in a 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night. Mukhtar opened the scoring in the 15th minute, and Abu Danladi scored on a header four minutes later. Mukhtar added another one in the 23rd, beating Dynamo goalkeeper Marko Maric on a free kick. Darwin Quintero, who leads Houston with six goals, scored in the 75th minute. Joe Willis made five saves for Nashville, which has allowed just nine goals in its last 11 games.
Morgan scores on penalty kick, Inter Miami beats Houston 1-0
(AP) – Lewis Morgan scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute, leading Inter Miami a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. The shot was set up when Houston's Aljaz Struna committed a foul in the penalty area. Miami (5-10-2) won its second straight and moved within a point of Nashville for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Houston (4-6-7) and Colorado have 19 points and are tied for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. ___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Quintero, Cerén score, short-handed Dynamo beat Dallas 2-0
(AP) – Darwin Quintero and Darwin Cerén scored and the short-handed Houston Dynamo beat FC Dallas 2-0 on Wednesday night. Quintero rolled a left-footer just inside the post in the 20th minute. Houston's Maruo Manotas was shown a straight red card for a serious foul in first-half stoppage time and the Dynamo played a man down the rest of the way. Houston (4-5-7) snapped six-game winless streak dating to a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 5. It was the 30-year-old midfielder's first goal of the season and the fifth of his career.
Pulido, Busio help Sporting KC beat Dynamo 2-1
(AP) – Alan Pulido had his first multi-goal game in MLS, Gianluca Busio had two assists and Sporting Kansas City beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Saturday night. Busio played a long through ball to Pulido, who evaded a pair of defenders before putting away a side-netter. Pulido made a sliding first-timer to make it 2-0 in the 73rd. Busio's one-touch pass led Pulido into the area, where he chipped in over sliding goalkeeper Marko Maric. Sam Junqua, a 23-year-old defender, scored his first MLS goal for the Dynamo in the 84th minute.
Beric scores again as Fire beats Dynamo, snaps skid
CHICAGO – Robert Beric scored for the third consecutive game and the Chicago Fire beat the Houston Dynamo 4-0 on Wednesday night. Jonathan Bornstein played a one-touch pass to Beric for a one-touch redirection from 7 yards in the 15th minute. Sapong converted from the spot in the 89th to cap the scoring after Aljaz Struna was called for a foul in the area. Sapong's first penalty kick was stopped but, after video review, goalkeeper Marko Maric was ruled to have come off his line and Sapong put away his second attempt. It was the Fire’s highest-scoring game of the season and just their fourth with more than one goal.
Jara, Ricaurte score to help FC Dallas beat Dynamo 2-1
FRISCO, Texas – Franco Jara and Andrés Ricaurte scored to help FC Dallas beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Saturday night. Ryan Hollingshead tapped it to Michael Barrios, who lofted a one-touch pass to Jara for a half-volley finish to make it 2-1 in the 61st minute. Ricuarte scored his first MLS goal — in his second game — to open the scoring in the 28th minute. Memo Rodríguez tied it for the Dynamo in the 41st, blasting a rising right-footer into the corner of the net of a set piece. Houston (3-3-5) had its six-game unbeaten streak snapped and lost for the first time since a 2-1 loss at Portland on July 18.
Quintero scores 2 goals in 4 minutes, Dynamo top Sporting KC
KANSAS CITY, Kan. Darwin Quintero scored two goals in four minutes and the Houston Dynamo eased past Sporting Kansas City 5-2 on Tuesday night for their first victory of the season. Quintero sealed it with goals in the 57th, on a give-and-go with Darwin Cern, and 61st. Quintero also had two assists, on goals by Elis and Ramirez, to help coach Tab Ramos get his first victory for Houston. Johnny Russell and Gadi Kinda scored for Kansas City (5-2-0), which still sits atop the Western Conference. Sporting KC announced nearly 2,300 people were in attendance at Childrens Mercy Park for its first home game since March.
Houston Dynamo, Dallas FC play to scoreless draw
HOUSTON The Houston Dynamo outshot FC Dallas 17-7 in a scoreless draw Friday night. The Dynamo had the best scoring chance, with Christian Ramirez's shot from 10 yards stopped by Jimmy Mauer in the 27th minute. Dallas (1-1-3) was playing its third match in 10 days and hasn't scored. Houston (0-2-4) remains one of three winless teams in MLS. ___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Portland reaches knockout stage after 2-1 win over Houston
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Jeremy Ebobisse and Diego Valeri scored and the Portland Timbers clinched a spot in the knockout round of the MLS is Back tournament with a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Our first goal was to reach the knockout stage, Portland coach Giovanni Savarese said. We are in a group with three difficult opponents, so every game is a must win, Houston coach Tab Ramos said. It is Ebobisse's second goal in the tournament and his second in five career matches against Houston. The Timbers opened tournament play with a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy and have won three straight this season after dropping their opener to Minnesota.
Quarantine turned an 11-year old soccer player from Humble into a journalist
That’s was the case for Caleb Coronel, a student in Humble, who missed his soccer practices so much, that he took a different approach to his soccer lessons. She went to the World Cup and is on the Canadian National Team. She also played in the Canadian National team,” said Coronel, who would Iove to interview Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi, his favorite player. To see Coronel’s complete interview, watch the video above. And to see some of Coronel’s interviews with the soccer players, watch the videos below.
Big name hire: Tab Ramos to become Dynamo head coach, sources say
Sources say the Dynamo have hired Tab Ramos - @USMNT U20 head coach. Could have been the USMNT head coach. What a GREAT HIRE #ForeverOrange #ABC13 David Nuo (@DavidNunoABC13) October 24, 2019EMBED >More News Videos The Houston Rockets star is adding soccer club investor to his resume, says ABC13's David Nuno. He was also an assistant coach on the U.S. men's national team when it headed to the 2014 World Cup. The Americans qualified for the knockout round that year.This is his first coaching stint in MLS.An announcement from the club has not yet been set.The Dynamo let go of former coach Wilmer Cabrera in the middle of the past season.abc13.com
US soccer legend Tab Ramos to become Dynamo head coach: Source
Sources say the Dynamo have hired Tab Ramos - @USMNT U20 head coach. Could have been the USMNT head coach. What a GREAT HIRE #ForeverOrange #ABC13 David Nuo (@DavidNunoABC13) October 24, 2019EMBED >More News Videos The Houston Rockets star is adding soccer club investor to his resume, says ABC13's David Nuno. He was also an assistant coach on the U.S. men's national team when it headed to the 2014 World Cup. The Americans qualified for the knockout round that year.This is his first coaching stint in MLS.An announcement from the club has not yet been set.The Dynamo let go of Wilmer Cabrera, the club's fifth head coach in its history in Houston, in the middle of the past season.abc13.com
Manotas powers Dynamo rally for 2-2 draw with Rapids
HOUSTON - Mauro Manotas scored two second-half goals and Houston salvaged a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night in Davy Arnaud's coaching debut for the Dynamo. Manotas got behind the Colorado defense to finish Adam Lundkvist's through ball, pulling the Dynamo (9-13-4) within one in the 74th minute. Five minutes later, Manotas punched home a low pass from Tommy McNamara. Diego Rubio scored twice in the first half for the Rapids (7-13-6). In the 38th minute, Rubio pounced on a lazy back pass and quickly tucked it home to double Colorado's lead.
Houston Dynamo name Wilmer Cabrera as new head coach
HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo named Wilmer Cabrera as its new head coach. He was previously the first head coach for the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros, the Dynamo's United Soccer League affiliate. "I'm really happy to be here and I understand the responsibility of a big club like the Houston Dynamo," Cabrera said. The Dynamo and former head coach Owen Coyle agreed to mutually part ways in March and he left the team in May. The second-year head coach expressed a desire to be closer to his family in England and the club accommodated the request.
Houston Dynamo vs. Manchester City match canceled for Thursday night
HOUSTON – Thursday night's BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities match between the Houston Dynamo and Manchester City has been canceled. The team said late Thursday afternoon officials determined that the field was unsafe after this week's historic flooding across the Houston area. The game will be rescheduled for a later date, possibly with a new opponent. Any ticket holders can request exchanges or refunds for tickets purchased within 30 days through the customer service department at 713-276-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to get more information if you're a season ticket holder, a partial plan buyer or a group buyer.
Dynamo Sign Rodriguez to "Homegrown" Contract
HOUSTON – The newest member of the Houston Dynamo happens to come right from their own Dynamo Academy. El Campo, TX native Jose "Memo" Rodriguez signed to a homegrown contract. According to the team and MLS rules, the terms of the contract were not discussed. Rodriguez has been apart of the Dynamo Academy since 2011.
Dynamo could lose Davis up to a month
HOUSTON – The Dynamo are trying to regain their confidence and they'll have to get that done without Midfielder Brad Davis for a while. Sources tell KPRC Local 2 Sports that the hamstring strain that sent Davis to the ground during practice on Tuesday will sideline him between 2 and 4 weeks. The Dynamo return to action this Sunday at the New York.
Dynamo, Greenstar Recycling reach agreement to end sponsorship
The Houston Dynamo have reached an agreement with Greenstar Recycling that will end its team sponsorship, it was announced today. The Dynamo signed and announced its three-year sponsorship agreement with Greenstar in December of 2010. "We had a successful partnership and I am happy that we played a key role in Greenstar's growth and ultimate sale." "We can attribute much of the success to the value of sponsoring the Dynamo jersey. Prior to Greenstar, the Dynamo had a successful three-year jersey partnership with Amigo Energy.
Dynamo to play Chicago Fire on road
The Houston Dynamo finished the regular season with a 2-0 defeat against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Dynamo enter the MLS Cup playoffs as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and will hit the road to face the Chicago Fire at 8 p.m. CT on Wednesday in a Knockout Round match at Toyota Park. With the loss, the Dynamo finish the regular season 14-9-11 (53 points). Deric made his first start of the season while midfielders Alex Dixon and Giles Barnes each made their first career regular season start. It was Andre Hainault's 100th regular season start with the Dynamo.
Houston lands International Rugby Match
HOUSTON – Sources tell KPRC Local 2 Sports that the new BBVA Compass Stadium, home of the Dynamo, will host a big international rugby match between USA and Italy in June. The announcement will be made tomorrow at the stadium site with Houston Mayor Annise Parker and representatives from the Stadium, Dynamo and Lone Star Sports and Entertainment will be on hand.
Brian Ching to rejoin Dynamo
HOUSTON – The Dynamo's longtime franchise leader Brian Ching will rejoin the orange nation after a brief and unhappy stint with the expansion Montreal Impact. "We were surprised, but we are working into the night to wrap it up," Dynamo President Chris Canetti told KPRC-TV in Houston. If things go as planned there's a chance Brian could be at practice Thursday. He was unhappy about being left unprotected and then taken in the expansion draft by Montreal. Ching was slated to earn $450,000 on his contract this year.
Dynamo release 2012 schedule
HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo released their 2012 schedule Thursday, beginning the season with several away games before opening BBVA Compass Stadium. The 2011 Eastern Conference champions will open the season with seven straight road games. The home opener at BBVA Compass Stadium will be against D.C. United on May 12. The Dynamo will be featured on national television 12 times during the season. Click here for the full schedule.