2011 Houston Dynamo season

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Houston Dynamo
2011 season
Chairman United States Philip Anschutz
Manager United States Dominic Kinnear
Major League Soccer 6th
MLS Cup Runners-Up
U.S. Open Cup Semifinals
Champions League DNQ
Texas Derby Winners
Highest home attendance 30,018 v Los Angeles Galaxy (October 23, 2011)
Lowest home attendance 12,047 (two matches)
Average home league attendance 16,868
Home colors
Away colors

The 2011 Houston Dynamo season was the club's sixth season of the team's existence, breaking the record for the most seasons played for a Houston soccer team. The club had been tied with Houston Hurricanes of the D3 Pro League (1996–2000).

Most notably, the Dynamo became the runners-up in their third MLS Cup, falling to the Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0 in the final. The team also made a run in the U.S. Open Cup but lost to the Seattle Sounders in the semifinals. Houston was the champions of the yearly edition in the Texas Derby.

Background[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of August 7, 2011.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been 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
3 United States FW Calen Carr
4 Jamaica DF Jermaine Taylor
5 United States MF Danny Cruz
7 United States MF Colin Clark
8 United States DF Kofi Sarkodie
9 United States FW Jason Garey
10 Jamaica MF Je-Vaughn Watson
11 United States MF Brad Davis (vice-captain)
12 United States FW Will Bruin
13 United States MF Francisco Navas
15 United States FW Cam Weaver
No. Position Player
16 Scotland MF Adam Moffat
17 Brazil MF Luiz Camargo (on loan from Paraná Clube)
18 United States MF Josue Soto
19 United States MF Alex Dixon
20 United States MF Geoff Cameron
21 United States DF Hunter Freeman
24 United States GK Tyler Deric
25 United States FW Brian Ching (captain)
26 United States MF Corey Ashe
28 United States GK Evan Newton (on loan to FC Tampa Bay)
29 Honduras FW Carlo Costly (on loan from Club Atlas)
31 Canada DF André Hainault
32 United States DF Bobby Boswell

Player Movement[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 3, 2010 United States Jason Garey FW United States Columbus Crew Acquired for a 2015 4th round draft pick [2]
December 13, 2010 United States Jordan Graye DF United States Portland Timbers Acquired for a 2014 4th round draft pick [3]
December 17, 2010 United States Hunter Freeman DF Norway IK Start Acquired rights and a 2012 3rd round draft pick from New York for allocation money [4]
January 13, 2011 United States Kofi Sarkodie DF United States University of Akron SuperDraft, 1st round [5]
January 13, 2011 United States Will Bruin FW United States Indiana University SuperDraft, 1st round [5]
January 19, 2011 United States Alex Dixon FW United States Houston Dynamo Academy Free [6]
January 19, 2011 United States Josue Soto MF United States Houston Dynamo Academy Free [6]
February 14, 2011 United States Evan Newton GK United States Old Dominion University Supplemental Draft, 1st round [7]
February 16, 2011 Jamaica Jermaine Taylor DF Jamaica St. George's SC Undisclosed [8]
March 23, 2011 United States Calen Carr FW United States Chicago Fire Acquired for Dominic Oduro [9]
April 15, 2011 Jamaica Je-Vaughn Watson MF Jamaica Sporting Central Undisclosed [10]
April 15, 2011 Spain Koke FW Greece Aris Undisclosed [10]
July 21, 2011 Scotland Adam Moffat MF United States Portland Timbers Acquired with allocation money for Lovel Palmer, Mike Chabala, and a 2011 international roster spot [11]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 8, 2010 Zimbabwe Joseph Ngwenya FW United States D.C. United Selected in the Re-Entry Draft [12]
December 15, 2010 United States Ryan Cochrane DF United States New England Revolution Selected in the Re-Entry Draft [13]
December 15, 2010 United States Richard Mulrooney MF Option declined
December 15, 2010 Canada Pat Onstad GK United States D.C. United Option declined, retired, un-retired [14]
December 15, 2010 Canada Adrian Serioux DF Option declined
December 15, 2010 Ghana Samuel Appiah MF United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds Option declined, free transfer
January 1, 2011 Ghana Anthony Obodai MF Out of contract
March 23, 2011 Ghana Dominic Oduro FW United States Chicago Fire Traded for Calen Carr [9]
May 31, 2011 Spain Koke FW Spain Rayo Vallecano Released, free transfer [15][16]
June 30, 2011 United States Jordan Graye DF Waived [17]
July 21, 2011 Jamaica Lovel Palmer MF United States Portland Timbers Traded with a 2011 international roster spot for Adam Moffat and allocation money [11]
United States Mike Chabala DF

Loans[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned From Fee/Notes Ref
August 4, 2011 Honduras Carlo Costly FW Mexico Club Atlas [18]
August 9, 2011 Brazil Luiz Camargo MF Brazil Paraná Clube [19]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned To Fee/Notes Ref
May 5, 2011 United States Evan Newton GK United States FC Tampa Bay Loan for remainder of 2011 North American Soccer League season [20]

Club Staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach United States Dominic Kinnear
Assistant Coach United States Steve Ralston
Assistant Coach United States Wade Barrett
Goalkeeper Coach United States Tim Hanley
Athletic Trainer Theron Enns
Manager, Team Operations Nick Kowba
Equipment Manager Michael Porter

Last updated: 9 February 2011
Source: [21]

Statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 United States GK Tally Hall 38 0 34 0 4 0 0 0
2 United States DF Eddie Robinson 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
3 United States FW Calen Carr 9 1 4+5 1 0 0 0 0
4 Jamaica DF Jermaine Taylor 15 0 10+3 0 1+1 0 0 0
5 United States MF Danny Cruz 25 2 13+7 2 4 0 1 0
7 United States MF Colin Clark 31 4 17+12 4 0+1 0 1 0
8 United States DF Kofi Sarkodie 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0
9 United States FW Jason Garey 11 0 2+8 0 0 0 1 0
10 United States MF Je-Vaughn Watson 25 1 11+11 1 0+3 0 0 0
11 United States MF Brad Davis 37 4 34 4 3 0 0 0
12 United States FW Will Bruin 29 5 21+4 5 0+3 0 0+1 0
13 United States MF Francisco Navas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 United States FW Cam Weaver 29 4 16+12 4 0 0 1 0
16 Scotland MF Adam Moffat 17 2 12+1 2 4 0 0 0
17 Brazil MF Luiz Camargo 11 0 6+1 0 4 0 0 0
18 United States MF Josue Soto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 United States MF Alex Dixon 8 1 0+7 1 0 0 1 0
20 United States MF Geoff Cameron 37 5 33 5 4 0 0 0
21 United States DF Hunter Freeman 23 1 22+1 1 0 0 0 0
24 United States GK Tyler Deric 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 United States FW Brian Ching 24 6 15+5 5 4 1 0 0
26 United States MF Corey Ashe 37 0 30+2 0 4 0 0+1 0
29 Honduras FW Carlo Costly 15 2 7+4 1 0+4 1 0 0
31 Canada DF André Hainault 35 3 31 1 4 2 0 0
32 United States DF Bobby Boswell 33 5 27+1 5 4 0 1 0
  Own goals for 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)
14 United States DF Jordan Graye (Waived) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
17 United States DF Mike Chabala (Traded) 8 0 2+5 0 0 0 1 0
22 Jamaica MF Lovel Palmer (Traded) 20 1 16+3 1 0 0 1 0
23 Ghana FW Dominic Oduro (Traded) 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
27 Spain FW Koke (Released) 7 1 2+5 1 0 0 0 0
28 United States GK Evan Newton (Loaned to Tampa Bay) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standings[edit]

Conference Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 51 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Houston Dynamo 49 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4
3 Philadelphia Union 48 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8
4 Columbus Crew 47 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 New York Red Bulls 46 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6
6 Chicago Fire 43 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1
7 D.C. United 39 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3
8 Toronto FC 33 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23
9 New England Revolution 28 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (E2) = Eastern Conference runner-up; (E3) = Eastern Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

  • ^Note 1 - The top three clubs in each conference are guaranteed spots in the 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals. The other four clubs in the playoffs enter via-wild card entrees, regardless of their conference, based on their overall standings in a single table.

Overall Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals, 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 51 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
6 Houston Dynamo 49 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4
7 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 44 41 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
8 Philadelphia Union 48 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
9 Columbus Crew 47 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
10 New York Red Bulls 46 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6
11 Chicago Fire 43 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1
12 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
13 D.C. United 39 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3
14 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
15 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
16 Toronto FC 33 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23
17 New England Revolution 28 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20
18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield; (E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (W1) = Western Conference champion
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.


Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
25 7 11 7 31 30 +1 32 7 3 3 23 15 +8 0 8 4 8 15 −7

Last updated: August 18, 2011.
Source: Competitive Matches

Results by rounds[edit]

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 31 32 33 34
Result L T T W W T W L L T T L T L W L T T W T L W T W T W L L T W W T W W
Position 13 13 14 7 5 4 4 8 9 8 9 12 13 13 10 12 12 14 9 11 13 11 12 11 11 4 12 10 8 7

Last updated: August 18, 2011.
Source: HoustonDynamo.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Major League Soccer[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT.

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT.

MLS Cup[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT.

Dynamo Charities Cup[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT.

Friendlies[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT.

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation Ranking[edit]

Houston is in the #2 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club’s ranking.[22]

International Roster Spots[edit]

It is uncertain how many international roster spots Houston has for the 2011 season. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster spots, which can be traded. Houston has previously dealt one spot to New York on 17 March 2009[23] and dealt another spot to New York on 14 January 2005 while the Houston franchise was still based in San Jose.[24] Press reports did not indicate if or when these roster spots would revert to Houston. On 21 July 2011, Houston traded an international roster spot for the remainder of the 2011 season only to Portland Timbers.[25]

The club also dealt one spot to San Jose on 14 August 2009[26] but that roster spot was to return to Houston after the 2010 season.[27]

There is no limit on the number of international slots on each club’s roster. The remaining roster slots must belong to domestic players. For clubs based in the United States, a domestic player is either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident (green card holder) or the holder of other special status (e.g., refugee or asylum status).[22]

Future Draft Pick Trades[edit]

Future picks acquired: 2012 SuperDraft Round 3 pick acquired from D.C. United; 2012 SuperDraft Round 3 pick acquired from New York Red Bulls; 2014 SuperDraft Round 4 pick acquired from Los Angeles Galaxy
Future picks traded: 2012 SuperDraft Round 4 pick traded to C.D. Chivas USA; 2013 SuperDraft Round 4 pick traded to Colorado Rapids; 2014 SuperDraft Round 4 pick traded to Portland Timbers; 2015 SuperDraft Round 4 pick traded to Columbus Crew

MLS Rights to Other Players[edit]

Houston holds the MLS rights to Euan Holden through SuperDraft day 2012 due to drafting the player in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft and Holden instead choosing to sign overseas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players". Houston Dynamo. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Dynamo acquire forward Jason Garey | Houston Dynamo
  3. ^ Dynamo acquire defender Jordan Graye | Houston Dynamo
  4. ^ Dynamo sign defender Hunter Freeman | Houston Dynamo
  5. ^ a b Dynamo select Sarkodie, Bruin in draft | Houston Dynamo
  6. ^ a b Dynamo sign two Academy players | Houston Dynamo
  7. ^ Dynamo Sign Goalkeeper Evan Newton - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
  8. ^ Dynamo sign defender Jermaine Taylor | Houston Dynamo
  9. ^ a b http://www.chicago-fire.com/news/2011/03/fire-trade-calen-carr
  10. ^ a b http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2011/04/dynamo-sign-two-prior-transfer-deadline
  11. ^ a b http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2011/07/dynamo-acquire-portland-midfielder-moffat
  12. ^ Ngwenya, Hohlbein selected in Re-Entry Draft | Major League Soccer
  13. ^ Wolff goes 1st in Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft, Ángel to LA | Major League Soccer
  14. ^ Pat Onstad returns to the playing field | D.C. United
  15. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2011/05/koke-set-leave-dynamo
  16. ^ http://www.rayovallecano.es/noticia/koke-ya-es-nuevo-jugador-del-rayo/131/
  17. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/06/30/mls-clubs-waive-players-ahead-deadline
  18. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2011/08/dynamo-sign-honduran-forward-carlo-costly
  19. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2011/08/dynamo-add-midfielder-camargo
  20. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2011/05/dynamo-loan-newton-fc-tampa-bay
  21. ^ Team Staff | Houston Dynamo
  22. ^ a b 2011 MLS Roster Rules | Major League Soccer
  23. ^ Red Bull New York Signs Goalkeeper Alec Dufty - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
  24. ^ MetroStars Acquire a Portion of an Allocation and Youth International Spot from San Jose Earthquakes - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
  25. ^ http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/07/timbers-acquire-lovel-palmer-mike-chabala-houston-exchange-adam-moffat-allocation
  26. ^ Earthquakes Acquire International Slot from the Houston Dynamo in Exchange for Defender Ryan Cochran - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
  27. ^ Dynamo get Cochrane, ship James to D.C. United | Soccer | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle