Houston Dynamo Schedule
Since their founding in 2005, the Houston Dynamo have become one of the elite franchises
in Major League Soccer. Winning the championship their first two years in existence was clearly a great start to the franchise,
but the Dynamo are not one to settle on their laurels. Continually fielding one of the best teams in the MLS, the Houston
squad is a perennial contender for the MLS Cup championship and never fails to deliver exciting and intriguing match ups to
the thousands of fans who make it out to each and every home game. Soccer has been on the rise in the United States for the
past few decades and the level of skill and fan enthusiasm in the MLS is evidence of just how far the sport has come in the
The Houston Dynamo is currently jockeying for position to make the playoffs in the stacked Eastern Conference
of the MLS. There are still three regular season home games for the Crew to score some big wins in hopes of moving up the
standings before the playoffs. On September 28th the Chicago Fire come to BBVA Compass Stadium for a huge late season game
that could not only help the Dynamo move up the standings but could also give the team a big lift and momentum heading into
the postseason. On October 12th DC United come to town in another big game. The final home game of the regular season will
be on October 16th when the New England Revolution come to town. This will be your final chance to cheer on the Houston Dynamo
and provide them with some momentum heading into the postseason and is sure to be a thrilling game.
Major League Soccer
The Houston Dynamo play in the MLS, or Major League Soccer, which is the premiere soccer league
in the United States and Canada and is also a member of CONCACAF. Nineteen teams in the league compete during the regular
season which begins each March hoping to earn a spot in the postseason. Each team plays thirty four regular season games with
the regular season champion being awarded the Supporters' Shield. The top ten teams advance to the playoffs with the last
two teams playing in the MLS Cup in December. The first season of the MLS was in 1996 with ten charter members of which the
Columbus Crew was one. Plans for establishing the league began as far back as 1988 when U.S. Soccer made an agreement with
FIFA to have plans to get a Division I professional soccer league in place in order to be allowed to host the 1994 World Cup.
The league is granted a spot for three American teams in the CONCACAF Champions League while another team has the chance to
qualify via the U.S. Open Cup. Year after year MLS gains more fans and it stands as one of the five major professional sports
leagues in the United States and Canada.
Houston Dynamo Rivalries
The biggest rival of the Houston Dynamo
is FC Dallas. Each year FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo face off with the winner taking home a cannon trophy known as El
Capitan. The Dynamo joined the MLS in 2005 and became the second team in Texas as well as the closest team to FC Dallas.
There are few events as exciting as seeing one top notch soccer team compete at home against another.
The players in the MLS have grown up playing the sport that they love and are out there s much to advance the popularity of
the sport in the United States. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and gives birth to the most fervent and dedicated
fans. One step into a stadium when the local national team is playing and you will understand what all of the fuss is about.
Unrelenting action, otherworldly footwork, stunning slide tackles, and mind blowing, acrobatic saves by goalkeepers will have
you seeing exactly why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful game." You will be chanting and singing along and barely even
need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping up and cheering for the home team. By the time the referee
blows the final whistle you will be anxiously awaiting the next opportunity to attend a Houston Dynamo game and will find
yourself an MLS and soccer fan for life.
After spending their first few seasons at Robertson Stadium
on the University of Houston campus, the Dynamo found a new home in BBVA Compass Stadium in 2012, and there has never been
a better time to check out a Dynamo home game. In addition to Dynamo games, BBVA Stadium hosts games by the US National team
and other CONCACAF battles, and even the occasional rugby match.