2012 Houston Dynamo season

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Houston Dynamo
2012 season
Chairman Philip Anschutz
Manager Dominic Kinnear
Major League Soccer 8th
MLS Cup Playoffs Runners-up
U.S. Open Cup Third Round
Champions League TBD
Texas Derby Winners
Highest home attendance 22,039 (seven matches)
Lowest home attendance 18,452 vs. Real Salt Lake (September 6, 2012)
Average home league attendance 20,985
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 2012 Houston Dynamo season is the seventh season of the team's existence and the first season in their new soccer-specific stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo will enter the season as both the defending MLS Cup runners-up and Texas Derby winners. The club also played in the 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League.

Squad Information[edit]

Club roster[edit]

As of March 9, 2012.[1]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Hall, TallyTally Hall      United States
3 Forward Carr, CalenCalen Carr      United States
4 Defender Taylor, JermaineJermaine Taylor      Jamaica
5 Midfielder Creavalle, WarrenWarren Creavalle      United States
6 Midfielder Sturgis, NathanNathan Sturgis      United States
7 Midfielder Clark, ColinColin Clark      United States
8 Defender Sarkodie, KofiKofi Sarkodie (GA)     United States
9 Forward Kandji, MacoumbaMacoumba Kandji      Senegal
10 Midfielder Watson, Je-VaughnJe-Vaughn Watson      Jamaica
11 Midfielder Davis, BradBrad Davis      United States
12 Forward Bruin, WillWill Bruin (GA)     United States
14 Forward Rolfe, ColinColin Rolfe      United States
15 Forward Weaver, CamCam Weaver      United States
16 Midfielder Moffat, AdamAdam Moffat      Scotland
17 Midfielder Camargo, LuizLuiz Camargo      Brazil
18 Midfielder Soto, JosueJosue Soto (HGP)     United States
19 Midfielder Dixon, AlexAlex Dixon (HGP)     United States
20 Defender Cameron, GeoffGeoff Cameron      United States
22 Forward Ownby, BrianBrian Ownby      United States
24 Goalkeeper Deric, TylerTyler Deric (HGP)     United States
25 Forward Ching, BrianBrian Ching      United States
26 Midfielder Ashe, CoreyCorey Ashe      United States
31 Defender Hainault, AndréAndré Hainault      Canada
32 Defender Boswell, BobbyBobby Boswell      United States

Player Movement[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 6, 2011 Brazil Luiz Camargo MF Brazil Paraná Clube Undisclosed [2]
December 28, 2011 United States Nathan Sturgis MF Canada Toronto FC Acquired for a 2014 draft pick [3]
February 8, 2012 Senegal Macoumba Kandji MF United States Colorado Rapids Acquired for a 2014 draft pick [4]
February 16, 2012 United States Brian Ching FW Canada Montreal Impact Acquired for a 2013 draft pick [5]
June 7, 2012 Honduras Oscar Boniek Garcia MF Honduras Olimpia Undisclosed [6]
August 8, 2012 United States Ricardo Clark MF Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Free Agent / Undisclosed [7]
August 29, 2012 England Giles Barnes MF England Doncaster Rovers Undisclosed [8]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 23, 2011 United States Brian Ching FW Canada Montreal Impact Selected in the Expansion Draft [9]
December 12, 2011 United States Hunter Freeman DF United States Colorado Rapids Selected in the Re-Entry Draft [10]
January 20, 2012 United States Danny Cruz MF United States DC United Traded for allocation money [11]
August 8, 2012 United States Geoff Cameron CB/MF England Stoke City F.C. Sold – approximately $2.5 million [12]

SuperDraft[edit]

Round/Pick Player Position College
1/18 Colin Rolfe Forward Louisville
2/37 Warren Creavalle Defender Central Florida

Supplemental Draft[edit]

Round/Pick Player Position From
1/7 Brian Ownby Forward Virginia
1/18 Eder Arreola Midfielder UCLA
4/75 Daniel Roberts Midfielder UNC Wilmington

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 United States Theron Enns
Manager, Team Operations United States Nick Kowba
Equipment Manager United States Michael Porter

Last updated: 9 February 2012
Source: [13]

Other information[edit]

Chairman United States Philip Anschutz
Ground (capacity and dimensions) BBVA Compass Stadium (22,039 / N/A)

Source: Houston Dynamo


Regular Season Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 63 34 18 7 9 42 27 +15 2012 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 D.C. United 58 34 17 10 7 53 43 +10
3 New York Red Bulls 57 34 16 9 9 57 46 +11
4 Chicago Fire 57 34 17 11 6 46 41 +5 2012 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Houston Dynamo 53 34 14 9 11 48 41 +7
6 Columbus Crew 52 34 15 12 7 44 44 0
7 Montreal Impact 42 34 12 16 6 45 51 −6
8 Philadelphia Union 36 34 10 18 6 37 45 −8
9 New England Revolution 35 34 9 17 8 39 44 −5
10 Toronto FC 23 34 5 21 8 36 62 −26

Updated to matches played on 18:04 EDT October 28, 2012. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(E1) = Eastern Conference champion

Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Preseason[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT.[14]

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
34 16 9 9 53 44 +9 57 12 6 0 34 13 +21 4 3 9 19 31 −12

Last updated: October 6, 2012.
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 W W L T T L L W T T W L W T L W T T W W W W W L T T L W T L W T W L

Last updated: October 6, 2012.
Source: HoustonDynamo.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

MLS Regular Season[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT.[15]

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs

Kickoff times are in CDT.

Knockout round[edit]

Conference semifinals[edit]

Conference finals[edit]

Championship[edit]

Main article: MLS Cup 2012

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT.[15]

Champions League[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States Houston Dynamo 4 2 2 0 9 3 +6 8
Honduras Olimpia 4 1 2 1 6 4 +2 5
El Salvador FAS 4 1 0 3 3 11 −8 3

Exhibitions[edit]

Kickoff times are in CDT.[15]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

Last updated on October 27, 2012.

MLS stats from Houston Dynamo website

No. Pos Nat Player Total Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
3 FW United States Calen Carr 31 5 30 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF Jamaica Jermaine Taylor 32 1 31 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 DF United States Warren Creavalle 16 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
6 MF United States Nathan Sturgis 9 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
7 MF United States Colin Clark 19 1 14 1 0 0 1 0 4 0
8 DF United States Kofi Sarkodie 19 1 16 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
9 FW Senegal Macoumba Kandji 36 4 34 4 0 0 1 0 1 0
10 FW Jamaica Je-Vaughn Watson 22 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
11 MF United States Brad Davis 37 8 37 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 FW United States Will Bruin 39 16 38 16 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 FW United States Colin Rolfe 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 FW United States Cam Weaver 17 2 12 0 0 0 1 0 4 2
16 MF United States Adam Moffat 33 4 29 3 0 0 1 0 3 1
17 MF Brazil Luiz Camargo 34 1 29 1 0 0 1 0 4 0
18 MF United States Josue Soto 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 MF United States Alex Dixon 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 MF United States Geoff Cameron 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW United States Brian Ownby 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 FW United States Brian Ching 37 6 34 5 0 0 0 0 3 1
26 MF United States Corey Ashe 37 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
27 MF Honduras Oscar Boniek Garcia 26 5 23 5 0 0 0 0 3 0
31 DF United States Andre Hainault 32 4 28 3 0 0 1 0 3 1
32 DF United States Bobby Boswell 42 3 39 2 0 0 1 0 2 1

Goalkeeper stats[edit]

No. Nat. Player Total Major League Soccer
MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA
1  USA Tally Hall 2946 33 1.19 2946 33 1.19
30  USA Tyler Deric 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00

Last updated: October 28, 2012
Source: Houston Dynamo
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Nation Number Name Total Major League Soccer
1  USA 12 Bruin 12 12
2  USA 11 Davis 8 8
3  USA 25 Ching 5 5
4  HON 27 Garcia 4 4
4  USA 3 Carr 4 4
4  SEN 9 Kandji 4 4
5  USA 31 Hainault 2 2
5  USA 32 Boswell 2 2
5  SCO 16 Moffat 2 2

Last updated: October 8, 2012
Source: Houston Dynamo

Uniforms[edit]

Home
Away
Alternate
Type Shirt Shorts Socks
Home Orange White Orange
Away White Orange White
Alternate Orange Orange Orange

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation ranking[edit]

Houston is in the #18 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.[17]

International roster spots[edit]

Houston has 6 MLS International Roster Slots for use in the 2012 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[18] and dealt another spot to New York on 14 January 2005 while the Houston franchise was still based in San Jose.[19] 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.[20]

Future draft pick trades[edit]

Future picks acquired:

Future picks traded:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2011/08/dynamo-add-midfielder-camargo
  3. ^ "Houston acquire midfielder Sturgis from Toronto FC". MLSsoccer.com. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dynamo get Kandji, deal conditional draft pick to Rapids". MLSsoccer.com. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Long-awaited deal sends Dynamo hero Ching back home". MLSsoccer.com. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dynamo sign Honduran midfielder Óscar Boniek García". Houston Dynamo. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dynamo sign free agent midfielder Ricardo Clark". MLSsoccer.com. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Houston Dynamo sign Giles Barnes". 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ching, Mapp headline Montreal expansion draft picks". MLSsoccer.com. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft highlighted by busy Galaxy". MLSsoccer.com. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "DC land promising youngster Cruz from Dynamo". MLSsoccer.com. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Cameron secures UK work permit, ready to play for Stoke". MLSsoccer.com. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  13. ^ Team Staff | Houston Dynamo
  14. ^ 2012 Houston Dynamo Preseason Schedule, HoustonDynamo.com, retrieved 23 January 2012
  15. ^ a b c 2012 Houston Dynamo Schedule, HoustonDynamo.com, retrieved 23 January 2012
  16. ^ "2012 MLS Cup Playoffs". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ 2011 MLS Roster Rules | Major League Soccer
  18. ^ Red Bull New York Signs Goalkeeper Alec Dufty – OurSports Central – Independent and Minor League Sports News
  19. ^ MetroStars Acquire a Portion of an Allocation and Youth International Spot from San Jose Earthquakes – OurSports Central – Independent and Minor League Sports News
  20. ^ http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/07/timbers-acquire-lovel-palmer-mike-chabala-houston-exchange-adam-moffat-allocation