Houston Dynamo Schedule in 2014
The Houston Dynamo are ready to heat things up on the soccer field this season
as they take on all of the best opponents that Major League Soccer throws their way. This Dynamo team has a number of players
that are looking to make their mark on the Eastern Conference this season. It's never easy in such a competitive league, but
the Dynamo could have what it takes to get the job done. The Dynamo are coming off a fine 2013 season in which they notched
the fourth-best record in the conference, good enough to secure a spot in the postseason. The team was able to defeat the
Montreal Impact in the Knockout Round before upsetting the top-seeded New York Red Bulls in the Conference Semifinals. The
team's run ended in the next round at the hands of Sporting Kansas City, but it was a solid 2013 Campaign for Houston. The
Dynamo are back in 2014 and are off to a solid start, getting some nice wins early in the year.
The Dynamo got themselves
a big victory on May 17th when they took down the LA Galaxy by a 1-0 score. The Galaxy are always one of the most talented
teams in the league, and have had a lot of star power in recent years with players like David Beckham, Landon Donovan and
Robbie Keane bringing instant credibility to the squad. The Dynamo will try to build some momentum off that and other early
victories as they eye a spot in the postseason.
The Dynamo have a bevy of tough matchups remaining, but one of the toughest
will be their final home game of 2014. Houston will host the New England Revolution on October 16th, and it's sure to be a
big test for the Houston squad. The Revolution look to be in top form this season, and a victory against them would be the
perfect way to close out their 2014 home stand heading into the playoffs.
Houston Dynamo History
Dynamo began as the San Jose Earthquakes, a franchise that had been playing professional soccer since 1994. When the Earthquakes
owners failed to find the funding they required to build a new stadium for the team in San Jose, the owners announced that
they were moving the team to Houston. The deep-rooted history of the team ended there, with the franchise making a fresh start,
leaving behind all ties to the San Jose Earthquakes name and history. Originally called the Houston 1836 before settling on
their current name, the Dynamo were an instant hit in their new city. In 2006, their inaugural season, the Dynamo went all
the way to the MLS Cup, defeating the New England Revolution on Dynamo legend Brian Ching's penalty kick. In 2007, the Dynamo
proved that 2006 was no fluke by defeating the New England Revolution once again to win their second straight MLS Cup. Thanks
to these two championships, the Dynamo were a huge hit in Houston and were among the league leaders in attendance. The team
remained competitive, making waves in the MLS Playoffs each season, and finally got the stadium they dreamed of in 2012, when
BBVA Compass Stadium opened in May. The stadium was everything the franchise and fans had hoped for.
The Houston Dynamo have been providing their fans an amazing sporting experience since they arrived
in 2005, becoming an immediate sensation in a city not known for its sports championships. The fan experience only got better
when the team opened their brand new, state-of-the-art stadium in May of 2012. BBVA Compass Stadium sits on the outskirts
of downtown Houston, giving fans an incredible view of the downtown skyline from their seats and putting BBVA Compass Stadium
in a great location for events before and after games. When inside of this $95 million soccer stadium, fans will enjoy perfect
views of the pitch and will never miss a single second of the action. With many supporter groups to be a part of, fans who
attend a game at BBVA Compass Stadium are in the perfect place to celebrate their love for the home team. Make sure you're
there in the stands this season to be a part of the MLS experience first-hand.
Houston Dynamo Trivia
did the Houston Dynamo in their first Major League Soccer game?
The answer is the Colorado Rapids, and the two matched
up on April 2, 2006 at Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo were able to take the victory by a score of 5-2 thanks to an amazing
four goals from Brian Ching. It was a great way for the organization to kick off its MLS tenure.
Known throughout the MLS for their spirited fans, the Houston Dynamo really know how to pack their home stadium.
They have a long list of dynamic fan groups including El Batallon, La Bateria, and the oldest of them all, the Texian Army.
Whomever you join on matchday, Dynamo fans are as loud and passionate as they come and make BBVA Compass Stadium one of the
toughest home fields in the MLS. You owe it to yourself as a soccer fan to join these die-hards in the stands at BBVA Compass
Stadium for all the biggest matchups this season.