2009 Houston Dynamo season

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Houston Dynamo
2009 season
Chairman United States Philip Anschutz
Manager United States Dominic Kinnear
Average home league attendance 17,624[1]
Home colors
Away colors

The 2009 Houston Dynamo season was the fourth season of the Houston club franchise. It began on March 21, 2009 with a 1-1 draw against the Columbus Crew and ended with a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference final on November 13, 2009 at the Home Depot Center.

Squad[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of September 15, 2009.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Tally Hall
2 United States DF Eddie Robinson
4 United States DF Ryan Cochrane
5 United States MF Daniel Cruz
6 United States MF Erik Ustruck
7 Mexico FW Luis Ángel Landín
8 United States MF Richard Mulrooney
9 United States MF Brian Mullan
10 United States FW Abe Thompson
11 United States MF Brad Davis
13 United States MF Ricardo Clark
15 United States FW Cam Weaver
16 United States DF Craig Waibel
No. Position Player
17 United States DF Mike Chabala
18 Canada GK Pat Onstad
19 United States MF John Michael Hayden
20 United States MF Geoff Cameron
22 United States MF Stuart Holden
23 Ghana FW Dominic Oduro
24 United States DF Wade Barrett (captain)
25 United States FW Brian Ching (vice-captain)
26 United States MF Corey Ashe
30 United States GK Tyler Deric
31 Canada DF Andrew Hainault
32 United States DF Bobby Boswell

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Tally Hall
3 Trinidad and Tobago DF Julius James
5 United States MF Daniel Cruz
7 Mexico FW Luis Ángel Landín
No. Position Player
10 United States FW Abe Thompson
14 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi
30 United States GK Tyler Deric
31 Canada DF Andrew Hainault

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Tony Caig (Option not picked up)
3 United States MF Johnny Alcaraz (Released)
4 United States DF Patrick Ianni (To Seattle Sounders FC, trade)
5 United States FW Kyle Brown (Released)
10 Sierra Leone FW Kei Kamara (To Kansas City Wizards, trade)
14 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi (Released)
No. Position Player
21 United States MF Nick Hatzke
23 United States DF Stephen Wondolowski (Waived)
27 United States FW Nate Jaqua (To Seattle Sounders FC, expansion draft)
30 United States GK Corbin Waller (Released)
99 Ivory Coast FW Guy-Roland Kpene (Released)

Statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 United States GK Tally Hall 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 1
2 United States DF Eddie Robinson 5 1 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 2+1 1
4 United States DF Ryan Cochrane 9 0 4+2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
5 United States MF Danny Cruz 11 0 0+6 0 0 0 3 0 1+1 0
6 United States MF Erik Ustruck 8 0 0+2 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
7 Mexico MF Luis Ángel Landín 10 1 5+2 1 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
8 United States MF Richard Mulrooney 17 1 14 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
9 United States MF Brian Mullan 38 0 23+2 0 3 0 1+2 0 5+2 0
10 United States FW Abe Thompson 3 1 0+1 1 0 0 0 0 1+1 0
11 United States MF Brad Davis 39 5 26+1 5 3 0 1+1 0 7 0
13 United States MF Ricardo Clark 29 1 22 1 3 0 0 0 4 0
15 United States FW Cam Weaver 13 4 4+4 3 0+2 0 0 0 1+2 1
16 United States DF Craig Waibel 18 1 8+5 1 0 0 0 0 5 0
17 United States MF Mike Chabala 24 0 12+3 0 2 0 2+1 0 2+2 0
18 Canada GK Pat Onstad 37 0 30 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
19 United States MF John Michael Hayden 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
20 United States MF Geoff Cameron 41 5 29 2 3 0 1+1 2 5+2 1
22 United States MF Stuart Holden 36 8 26 6 3 0 0 0 3+4 2
23 Ghana FW Dominic Oduro 27 3 7+9 1 3 0 3 2 5 0
24 United States DF Wade Barrett 19 0 11+1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
25 United States FW Brian Ching 29 10 18+1 8 3 1 0 0 5+2 1
26 United States MF Corey Ashe 37 2 13+14 0 0+2 0 2+1 1 3+2 1
30 United States GK Tyler Deric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Canada DF Andrew Hainault 28 1 19+1 1 3 0 1 0 4 0
32 United States DF Bobby Boswell 41 2 29 0 3 0 3 1 4+2 1
  Own goals for 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who left the club during the season: (Statistics shown are the appearances made and goals scored while at Houston Dynamo)
3 Trinidad and Tobago DF Julius James (Traded) 13 0 5+3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0
7 United States FW Chris Wondolowski (Traded) 8 2 3+4 2 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
10 Sierra Leone FW Kei Kamara (Traded) 28 6 20+2 5 0 0 0+3 0 3 1
14 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi (Released) 18 1 2+12 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
99 Ivory Coast FW Guy-Roland Kpene (Released) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Manager United States Dominic Kinnear
Assistant manager Scotland John Spencer
Goalkeeper coach United States Tim Hanley
Head athletic trainer United States Theron Enns
Assistant athletic trainer United States Shane Caron
Team administrator United States Nick Kowba
Equipment manager United States Michael Porter

Last updated: April 18, 2009
Source: Houston Dynamo

Other information[edit]

Chairman United States Philip Anschutz
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Robertson Stadium (32,000 / N/A)

Source: Houston Dynamo


Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
MLS March 21, 2009
CONCACAF Champions League 2008–09 Group Stage Quarterfinals September 23, 2008 March 3, 2009
USOC Third Round Semifinals June 20, 2009 July 21, 2009
CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10 Group Stage August 19, 2009

Last updated: June 12, 2009
Source: Competitions

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5
2 Houston Dynamo 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10
3 Seattle Sounders FC 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9
4 Chivas USA 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
5 Real Salt Lake 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8
6 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
7 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +4
8 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)


Major League Soccer
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Columbus Crew (E1) 49 30 13 7 10 41 31 +10
2 Los Angeles Galaxy2 (W1) 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5
3 Houston Dynamo3 (W2) 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10
4 Seattle Sounders FC2 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9
5 Chicago Fire3 (E2) 45 30 11 7 12 39 34 +5
6 Chivas USA3 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
7 New England Revolution3 42 30 11 10 9 33 37 −4
8 Real Salt Lake2 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8
9 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
10 D.C. United 40 30 9 8 13 43 44 −1
11 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +4
12 Toronto FC1 39 30 10 11 9 37 46 −9
13 Kansas City Wizards 33 30 8 13 9 33 42 −9
14 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
15 New York Red Bulls 21 30 5 19 6 27 47 −20
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2010 U.S. Open Cup, 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League2
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2010 U.S. Open Cup
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
  • ^Note 1 - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team. If they qualify for an automatic berth into the U.S. Open Cup, the next highest placed team not already qualified will be given a berth. Similarly, they cannot qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League through MLS. Rather, they can qualify through the Canadian Soccer Championship. If they qualify for the Champions League through MLS, then the highest placed team not already qualified will qualify.
  • ^Note 3 - SuperLiga 2010 berths are awarded to the top 4 finishing teams from MLS who do not qualify for Champions League (Houston, Chicago, Chivas USA, and New England).

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
30 48 13 8 9 39 29 +10 8 1 6 23 13 +10 5 7 3 16 16 0

Last updated: October 25, 2009
Source: Major League Soccer
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground H A A H H H H A H H A H A H A A A A H H A H A H A A H H H A
Result T L L T W W W T W W W W W T L W L T L W L W T T L L W T T W

Last updated: October 25, 2009.
Source: Houston Dynamo
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Pre-season[edit]

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

MLS regular season[edit]

MLS playoffs[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]