2010 Houston Dynamo season

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Houston Dynamo
2010 season
Chairman United States Philip Anschutz
Manager United States Dominic Kinnear
Major League Soccer Western Conference: 7th
Overall: 12th
MLS Cup Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals
SuperLiga Semifinals
Texas Derby Runners-up
Top goalscorer United States Brad Davis
Home colors
Away colors

The 2010 Houston Dynamo season is the fifth season of the team's existence. This year was the first season that the team failedto qualify for the playoffs.

Background[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Destination Club Fee Ref
January 21, 2010 Canada Kevin Harmse United States Chivas USA Trade
March 12, 2010 Canada Adrian Serioux Canada Toronto Trade
March 19, 2010 Jamaica Lovel Palmer Jamaica Harbour View Undisclosed
April 12, 2010 Zimbabwe Joseph Ngwenya Turkey Antalyaspor Free
July 14, 2010 Ghana Anthony Obodai Netherlands Waalwijk Undisclosed
September 15, 2010 United States Colin Clark United States Colorado Rapids Trade

Out[edit]

Date Player Destination Club Fee Ref
January 19, 2010 United States Ricardo Clark Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Free [1]
January 26, 2010 United States Stuart Holden England Bolton Wanderers Free [2]
September 15, 2010 United States Brian Mullan United States Colorado Rapids Trade [3]

Review[edit]

Preseason[edit]

In February, the Dynamo participated in the Pro Soccer Classic, taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. They lost to New York Red Bulls on February 25, 6-5 on penalty kicks after a scoreless tie in regulation. They beat FC Dallas in the consolation game on February 27, 2-1. During their time in Florida, they also played a friendly against the UCF Knights NCAA Division I men's soccer team, which they won, 4-0.

They are scheduled to play pre-season friendlies against Austin Aztex FC of the USSF Division 2 Professional League, San Jose Earthquakes and C.D. Chivas USA.

Regular Season[edit]

Houston began their fifth Major League Soccer regular season on the road with a match against FC Dallas on March 27, 2010, followed by their home opener against the Real Salt Lake on April 1, 2010.[4]

On April 24, 2010, starting midfielder Geoff Cameron ruptured his PCL. He was expected to return in mid-August.

On May 5, 2010, Houston lost to rivals FC Dallas 1-0 after Ihemelu scored in 78th minute.

The Dynamo went winless during the month of June.

Houston went winless during the month of July. On July 14, Houston released their first designated player Luis Angel Landin after less than one year with the club. On July 31, Thierry Henry made his MLS debut against Houston in a 2-2 tie.

Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Pro Soccer Classic[edit]

Semi-Final Round

Third Place Match

Friendlies[edit]

2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

SuperLiga[edit]

MLS regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Conference

Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 59 30 18 7 5 44 26 +18
2 Real Salt Lake 56 30 15 4 11 45 20 +25
3 FC Dallas 50 30 12 4 14 42 28 +14
4 Seattle Sounders FC 48 30 14 10 6 39 35 +4
5 Colorado Rapids 46 30 12 8 10 44 32 +12
6 San Jose Earthquakes 46 30 13 10 7 34 33 +1
7 Houston Dynamo 33 30 9 15 6 40 49 −9
8 Chivas USA 28 30 8 18 4 31 45 −14
2010 MLS Cup Playoffs


Overall

Major League Soccer
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Los Angeles Galaxy2 (W1) 59 30 18 7 5 44 26 +18
2 Real Salt Lake3 (W2) 56 30 15 4 11 45 20 +25
3 New York Red Bulls3 (E1) 51 30 15 9 6 38 29 +9
4 FC Dallas2 50 30 12 4 14 42 28 +14
5 Columbus Crew3 (E2) 50 30 14 8 8 40 34 +6
6 Seattle Sounders FC2 48 30 14 10 6 39 35 +4
7 Colorado Rapids2 46 30 12 8 10 44 32 +12
8 San Jose Earthquakes3 46 30 13 10 7 34 33 +1
9 Kansas City Wizards 39 30 11 13 6 36 35 +1
10 Chicago Fire 36 30 9 12 9 37 38 −1
11 Toronto FC1 35 30 9 13 8 33 41 −8
12 Houston Dynamo 33 30 9 15 6 40 49 −9
13 New England Revolution 32 30 9 16 5 32 50 −18
14 Philadelphia Union 31 30 8 15 7 35 49 −14
15 Chivas USA 28 30 8 18 4 31 45 −14
16 D.C. United 22 30 6 20 4 21 47 −26
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2011 U.S. Open Cup, 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League2
2010 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2011 U.S. Open Cup
2010 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 - 2011 SuperLiga berths are awarded to the top 4 finishing teams from MLS who do not qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League.


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
18 19 5 9 4 21 27 −6 4 3 2 14 9 +5 1 6 2 7 18 −11

Last updated: July 1, 2010
Source: MajorLeagueSoccer.com
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 A H H H A H H A A H H A A H A H A H A A H A H A H A A H A H
Result T W L W L W L W L W L W L T T T L T L L W L L L L W
Position 8 5 10 5 9 5 6 6 7 6 8 10 10 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 12 13 15 15

Last updated: July 1, 2010.
Source: MLS Results & League table
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Current roster[edit]

As of July 20, 2010.[5]

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 Danny Cruz
8 United States MF Richard Mulrooney
9 United States MF Brian Mullan
11 United States MF Brad Davis
13 United States MF Francisco Navas
15 United States FW Cam Weaver
16 United States DF Craig Waibel
17 United States DF Mike Chabala
18 Canada GK Pat Onstad
No. Position Player
20 United States MF Geoff Cameron
22 Jamaica MF Lovel Palmer
23 Ghana FW Dominic Oduro
25 United States FW Brian Ching (captain)
26 United States MF Corey Ashe
27 Ghana MF Samuel Appiah
30 United States GK Tyler Deric
31 Canada DF André Hainault
32 United States DF Bobby Boswell
33 Zimbabwe FW Joseph Ngwenya
35 Ghana MF Anthony Obodai
51 Canada DF Adrian Serioux

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "American Ricardo Clark signs with Bundesliga's Eintracht Frankfurt". Potomac Soccer Wire. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Player Holden joins Bolton". Yahoo! Sports. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Houston trades Mullan to Colorado for Clark". Yahoo! Sports. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "MLS clubs' 2010 Home Openers unveiled" (Press release). Major League Soccer. September 24, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/players/houston-dynamo