|Full name||Dominic Kinnear|
|Date of birth||July 26, 1967|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|San Jose Earthquakes (head coach)|
|1989–1992||SF Bay Blackhawks||28||(6)|
|1993||San Jose Hawks||79||(7)|
|1994||Fort Lauderdale Strikers|
|1997||San Jose Clash||28||(2)|
|1998–2000||Tampa Bay Mutiny||75||(4)|
|2001–2003||San Jose Earthquakes (assistant)|
|2004–2005||San Jose Earthquakes|
|2015–||San Jose Earthquakes|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 5, 2014.
As a player, he began his professional career with Scottish club St Johnstone, and went on to play for several teams in the United States and Mexico, including the San Jose Hawks, San Jose Clash, Tampa Bay Mutiny and Necaxa. He also earned 54 caps with the United States national team.
Kinnear moved to the United States with his family when he was three years old. He grew up in Fremont, California, which he considers to be his hometown. He began playing youth soccer at the age of five before attending John F. Kennedy High School where he played on the boys' varsity soccer team. After graduating from high school, he attended Hartwick College for a single year. As a defender, he scored three goals as Hartwick went to the Final Four.
United States (1989–94)
In 1989, Kinnear signed with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks of the Western Soccer League (WSL). Kinnear remained with San Francisco Bay as the Blackhawks became one of the dominant teams of the era. In 1990, the WSL merged with the American Soccer League (ASL) to form the American Professional Soccer League (APSL). That season Kinnear again earned All Star honors. In 1991, the Blackhawks took the APSL title and in 1992 went to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Kinnear again earned All Star honors in 1992. In 1993, the Blackhawks owner pulled the team from the APSL and moved it to the lower division USISL, renaming the team the San Jose Hawks in the process. Despite the move to the lower division and a winning season, the Hawks folded at the end of the season.
In 1995, Kinnear played a single season with Primera División (First Division) team Necaxa. That season, he became the first U.S. citizen to score in the First Division. Necaxa also took the Mexican League title.
Return to the United States (1995–2000)
At the end of the Mexican season, Kinnear moved to the Seattle Sounders of the A League just in time to win another league championship. He signed with the Sounders on August 10, 1995 as a replacement for injured Dick McCormick. In the championship final, he scored the winning penalty kick.
On January 24, 1996, Major League Soccer (MLS) allocated Kinnear to the Colorado Rapids, making him one of the first players in the league. Kinnear spent the 1996 season with the Rapids. On December 15, 1996, the Rapids traded Kinnear and a second round draft pick to the San Jose Clash for Paul Bravo and Rafael Amaya. He later moved to the Tampa Bay Mutiny. He scored six goals and 24 assists in his career in MLS.
In 2004, Frank Yallop left and Kinnear was promoted to head coach of the Earthquakes. He led the Quakes to the MLS Supporters' Shield in 2005. Kinnear moved to Houston with the rest of the Earthquakes, when the team was renamed the Houston Dynamo. On November 12, 2006, Kinnear led the Houston Dynamo to their first MLS Cup Championship. On November 18, 2007, the Dynamo won their second MLS Cup in a row, again beating the New England Revolution. Kinnear resigned as head coach of Houston Dynamo effectively as of October 25, 2014, after their last match of the regular season.
|1||November 24, 1991||Dallas, Texas||Costa Rica||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|2||April 4, 1992||Palo Alto, California||Chile||3–0||5–0||Friendly|
|3||February 6, 1993||Santa Barbara, California||China PR||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|4||March 3, 1993||Costa Mesa, California||Canada||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|5||June 22, 1993||Quito, Ecuador||Venezuela||3–0||3–3||1993 Copa América|
|6||November 14, 1993||Mission Viejo, California||Cayman Islands||1–0||8–1||Friendly|
|8||December 5, 1993||Los Angeles, California||El Salvador||1–0||7–0||Friendly|
- As of 16 June 2012
|San Jose Earthquakes||January 6, 2004||December 15, 2005||71||30||23||18||42.25|
|Houston Dynamo||December 15, 2005||2013/2014 MLS Season||248||99||76||73||39.92|
|San Jose Earthquakes||2015||45||18||11||16||40.00|
- 1.^ Record includes league, cup, playoffs and CONCACAF competitions.
San Francisco Bay Blackhawks
- APSL (1): 1991
Seattle Sounders (USL)
- Chapin, Dwight (November 5, 2010). "Quakes likely to go with Kinnear". The San Francisco Chronicle.
- Smith, Paul (7 May 2008). "Soutar has lift-off for Houston". Press and Journal. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
- Carlisle, Jeff (October 15, 2014). "Dominic Kinnear to coach San Jose Earthquakes". ESPN FC. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
- "MLS: Earthquakes sack Canadian coach Mark Watson". CBC Sports. The Associated Press. October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.