The Houston Dynamo is an American soccer team based in Houston. The club plays in Major League Soccer, a league of twenty-six teams. They also play in the Concacaf Champions League, which is a North American version of the UEFA Champions League. History Of The Houston Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo moved to Houston in December 2005 from San Jose, California. They were originally owned by AEG but changed their name to the Houston Dynamo in 2006. In 2006, they played their first game at Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston.
They finished 15th in the league and missed the playoffs for the first time in their history. Houston was able to qualify for the playoffs for the second time in their history in 2008, and they were able to make the Western Conference finals in 2009. However, they lost in the finals to the LA Galaxy.
After a dismal season in 2010, the Houston Dynamo changed ownership and hired Dominic Kinnear as their head coach. He was associated with the San Jose Earthquakes and the US Open Cup champions. But after the campaign, the team parted ways with him and signed Owen Coyle as their new head coach.
For the 2011 season, the team moved to the Eastern Conference and finished second in the conference. Houston won eleven games and drew six. They were eliminated from the US Open Cup by FC Dallas. Their last victory at home was a 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire.
For the 2012 season, the team moved to BBVA Stadium in downtown Houston. It is a 22,000-seat soccer-specific arena. The Houston Dynamo's roster includes Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Ching, DaMarcus Beasley, Pat Onstad, Eddie Robinson, and Stuart Holden.
In 2013, the Houston Dynamo had a disappointing year. It finished fifteenth in the league and failed to qualify for the playoffs. During the course of the season, the Houston Dynamo made several significant trades. As of the end of the season, they had traded Alejandro Moreno to the Columbus Crew for Joseph Ngwenya.
The team's first home match was a 5-2 win against Colorado Rapids. Afterward, the Houston Dynamo traveled to Mexico to participate in the Concacaf Champions Cup.
The Houston Dynamo was a member of the United Soccer League from 1984 to 1985. Several Dynamos players came from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Other members of the team included Kyle Rote Jr., who was one of the leading scorers in the NASL with the Tornado. Cameron was injured for part of the season.
In 2011, the Houston Dynamo won 12 games and was able to qualify for the playoffs. However, the team did not make the playoffs in 2014. Also, they did not advance to the group stage in the CONCACAF Champions Cup.
The Houston Dynamo had a poor 2015 and missed the playoffs for the second time in their history. While the Dynamo did not lose at home all year, they were inconsistent on the field.