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DYNAMO VS D.C. UNITED JULY 15 2012 06 CONTENTS 05 12 13 14 16 18 22 26 30 31 33 34 37 39 44 47 Xs & Os 06 BOBBY BOSWELL ROSTERS TEAM LINEUPS MATCHUP WHO S NEXT 2012 STATS LEAGUE STANDINGS SEASON TICKET HOLDER OF THE GAME TWEETS OF THE WEEK SHARED CONNECTIONS DYNAMO RESERVES UPDATE KICKIN IT WITH COLIN CLARK PLAYER Q&A MEET THE 2012 DYNAMO GIRLS DIESEL S WORD SEARCH STADIUM POLICIES 2012 DYNAMO SCHEDULE 13 33 18 JULY 15 2012 KICKOFF 8 PM TONIGHT DYNAMO VS D.C. UNITED PRESENTED BY 37 39 ORANGE AVENUE BAND LOST ELEMENT NATIONAL ANTHEM CHAD TURNER POST-GAME AUTOGRAPH ALLEY Located outside the Southwest gate on the outer walkway. Get your Dynamo gear signed by your favorite Dynamo player after the game Starts 30 minutes after final whistle. As a part of tonight s match pyrotechnics may be used during pre- and postgame festivities as well as goal celebrations. DESIGN Leslie Lopez Juan Loya EDITORIAL Jonathan Kaplan Matt Pedersen Ben Crook PHOTOGRAPHERS Nigel Brooks Scott DeWoody Luis Leyva Wilf Thorne Anthony Vasser MP Chris Pontius leads D.C. United with nine goals this season. After injuries have kept him off the field for stretches during the past few years he s having his best professional season. What are Pontius strengths as a player DK He is a smart player who is good in front of goal and running with the ball. I think he has good size and speed and technically he is good. I think he reads the game well and he has an aggressive streak in him that is good for all goal scorers. MP United defensive midfielder Perry Kitchen is having another strong season after a consistent rookie campaign in 2011. He left the Dynamo-United game on May 12 with an injury but has still played 90 minutes in 15 of 16 starts this year. What have you seen from Kitchen DK It s his second season and I think he s been around it now and Xs&Os with dominic kinnear Q U ESTI O NS BY MATT PED ER S E N has settled into the holding midfielder role pretty well for them. He s a competitor he battles after everything he is aggressive and he also keeps it simple. He s an important part of their team because a lot of play is going forward and he is a good first line of defense for them when the ball turns over. MATT PEDERSEN The Dynamo are 6-5-7 after last weekend s draw. With 10 of the final 16 games at home what is your assessment of the season so far DOMINIC KINNEAR It s been a tough season as they always are. It s good to have 10 of these next 16 at home but it s only good if you take advantage of them. We have three games in a week coming up and all three are very important. The most important one right now is D.C. United who is playing well with a lot of attacking options. It s going to be a difficult stretch for us but it s important that we buckle down play hard and work hard and hopefully get some positive results. MP Saturday is your third meeting with D.C. United this season. Does it make it any easier to prepare for a team when you ve already faced them twice and have a better idea of what to expect DK You kind of know what to expect. One guy who has had a real good season for them is Maicon Santos (7 goals). We ve had a chance to see Nick DeLeon who is a rookie and we know he is very good. But it s not too different at this point in the season especially when you ve played teams a couple of times. 2012 Named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) athlete of distinction for maintaining a 3.77 GPA... Helped San Jacinto College to the national championship game for the 12th time in school history finishing at the national runner-up... Hit .276 behind 61 hits including 11 doubles two triples and two home runs. PRIOR TO SAN JAC A 2010 graduate of Bellaire HS... Two-time AllGreater Houston area team... 2010 Louisville Slugger All-American. IN MY SPARE TIME I ENJOY fishing ping-pong and golf. THE MOST INTERESTING PLACE I VE VISITED IS Panama because of the wildlife and scenery. FAVORITES Movie The Sound of Music TV Show How to Make it in America Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians Professional athlete Chase Utley Professional sports team Philadelphia Phillies Musical group Led Zeppelin Food pasta STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE GAME KIRBY TAYLOR BASEBALL 6-0 RS FRESH. INF BELLAIRE BELLAIRE HS (TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY) BOBBY BOSWELL From undrafted to undeniable a rock in Houston s defense BY MAT T PE DE RS E N It would surprise many to look over a resume that includes an MLS Defender of the Year award multiple visits to training camps with the U.S. men s national team 210 regular season appearances and seven trips to the playoffs in eight MLS seasons and realize that the player was undrafted out of college. That CV however belongs to Dynamo defender Bobby Boswell who earned an opportunity with D.C. United eight years ago and has not looked back embarking on a career that includes success on the pitch and more than a few stories off of it. Boswell grew up in Tampa Fla. another football-crazed state in which men s college soccer programs were hit hard by Title IX. The best in-state option for Boswell was Florida International University where he received an academic scholarship and a chance to play soccer with his older brother Billy. Sometimes when two people are different they get along better than two people who are alike said Boswell about his relationship with Billy. We definitely have our differences but my brother made me into the person that I am today and the player that I am. He was always hard on me as an older brother. I think I am where I am because of him. Boswell was not selected in the 2005 SuperDraft nor the Supplemental Draft but had a trial with Viborg FF of the Danish Superliga. Afterward Boswell was invited to Washington for a spell with D.C. United which had won its fourth MLS Cup the year before but was in need of a defender. Boswell earned a contract from United and says he never felt upset about going undrafted. I never looked at it as a snub or anything like that Boswell recalls. I think there are a lot of good players and it s hard to pick who s going be successful and who is not...It s about the system the opportunity and how well you do and I was fortunate to get an opportunity. Boswell contributed immediately as a rookie in 2005 making 26 starts in the 32-game regular season and adding three goals and an assist for D.C. United. I came into a very good team with veterans like Jaime Moreno and Ben Olsen and young guys like Freddy Adu and Alecko Eskandarian Boswell remembers about his first season in Washington. Peter (Nowak) was a great coach in that he gave you confidence and all the time you needed to really work on player development. He worked with guys to develop them and I was definitely one of those guys. I didn t play center back in college I played defensive mid so to come in and be expected to play center back he worked with me a lot and we watched video on some preseason trips. Every night we would watch video together and he d show me what he wanted me to do good plays and bad plays and he worked with me. Olsen now in his third season as head coach of United will coach against Boswell his former teammate on Sunday. Boswell appreciates the patience and mentoring Olsen provided him as a youngster in the league. Ben Olsen was a veteran guy and he was great at not letting you get too high or too low Boswell reminisces. He would pull the reigns if he thought you were getting a little ahead of yourself and there were times if you were getting a little down and he could sense that and he would pick you up. I look back on that and think he was probably a little annoyed with me as a snot-nosed young guy who was full of energy that probably annoyed him. Now that I look at it as an older player I really appreciate the things that he did for me. He kept me going through the hard times and any good team has some veteran leaders and some good young guys and that s what we had there. That is similar to what we have right now in Houston. In 2006 Boswell completed a remarkable two-year run from undrafted college player to MLS Defender of the Year. The year included his first U.S. men s national team training camp in January and his first cap in February. His notoriety grew off the field as well as he appeared in the November issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine as Mr. Virginia on its 50 Most Attractive Bachelors list. It was a lot of fun Boswell says about the experience with Cosmopolitan. I think guys give me a harder time about it in the locker room that anywhere else. They (Cosmopolitan) created an email address for me and I got about 300 emails from girls looking for dates and some of it was funny some of it was sad and some of it was cool. It s unfortunate that I m getting older because I still feel like that 22-year-old kid that I was a few years ago. Tom Soehn replaced Peter Nowak as United head coach before the 2007 season and after that campaign Boswell knew it was time to move on. I knew guys were getting offloaded and I knew I wanted out Boswell recalls. I had asked for a trade and Tommy (Soehn) and Kevin Payne granted me that wish. I was uncertain of where I would end up but I knew I wanted to go somewhere. When I found out I was coming to Houston I was really happy about it. To go from one great team to another great team was pretty phenomenal. The transition was made easier for Boswell by his familiarity with a core of national team players on the Dynamo roster. That year (2007) I had been in national team camp with about six of the Houston players so I knew a lot of the guys just from being in camp with them and I really got along with Eddie (Robinson). To come into a place where I was his partner in the back that was a lot of fun. Robinson the 11-year veteran who won four MLS Cups with Houston and San Jose before retiring this winter is quick to tell you what has helped Boswell achieve success in MLS. To be a good defender you have to take pride in it Robinson declares. To really be good and to make forwards not want to play against you you have to take pride in defending and Bobby does. Not just from a personal standpoint but from a team standpoint. His communication his encouragement to the forwards and the midfielders to defend he takes pride in defending and keeping clean sheets It also helps to stay on the field something that has come remarkably easy to Boswell in his career. Boswell has started at least 22 games in every season of his career and has played full time in 28 consecutive MLS games since Sept. 14 2011. I always joke around with the guys. I say You have to have muscles to tear them Boswell says half-jokingly. I don t necessarily have those fast-twitch fibers but all joking aside I ve been blessed with good genes. My parents are pretty tough and I think having three older brothers definitely toughened me up. Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear appreciates Boswell who has become a fixture in his backline since the 2007 trade brought Boswell to Houston. Bobby is very durable and rarely misses games or practices Kinnear said. He is a good communicator an honest defender and he does well on set pieces for and against. He is a good example for a lot of young players when they come through. He s always available. He s as honest as they come. When he plays well our teams plays well. He passes the ball well out of the back. He s confident and overall a good solid defender for us. Boswell is thankful for his health and insists that there are no real secrets to his durability. I think I ve only missed one game due to an illness but I don t think I ve ever missed a game due to an injury. I d like to keep it that way. There s no off-field secret. I drink my milk in the morning and I show up ready to work every day and it has worked out for me. 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ROSTERS NO 1 3 PLAYER POS BIRTHDATE 5 12 85 10 4 82 1 14 85 8 14 90 7 6 87 4 11 84 3 22 91 8 2 85 10 22 83 11 8 81 10 24 89 2 15 90 6 10 83 5 15 86 5 4 87 1 3 89 2 7 90 7 11 85 7 16 90 6 23 89 8 30 88 5 24 78 3 14 86 9 4 84 1 5 93 6 17 86 3 15 83 HOMETOWN MLS EXP 2 1 0 6 6 1 4 1 10 1 0 3 5 1 1 1 4 0 1 2 10 5 0 0 3 7 6 Tally Hall GK Gig Harbor WA Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Warren Creavalle Nathan Sturgis Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Macoumba Kandji Je-Vaughn Watson Brad Davis Will Bruin Colin Rolfe Cam Weaver Adam Moffat Luiz Camargo Josue Soto Alex Dixon Geoff Cameron Brian Ownby Oscar Recio Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Boniek Garcia Erich Marscheider Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell FW DF DF MF MF DF FW MF MF FW FW FW MF MF MF MF DF MF DF GK FW DF MF GK DF DF Berkeley CA Portland Jamaica Atlanta GA Boca Raton FL Fort Collins CO Dayton OH Dakar Senegal May Pen Jamaica St. Charles MO St. Louis MO Detroit MI Kent WA Glasgow Scotland Vinheda Brazil Buenos Aires Argentina Humble TX Attleboro MA Glen Allen VA Monterrey Mexico Spring TX Haleiwi HI Viriginia Beach VA Tegucigalpa Honduras Colorado Springs CO Hudson QC Canada Tampa FL HEAD COACH ASSISTANT COACH ASSISTANT COACH GOALKEEPERS COACH DOMINIC KINNEAR STEVE RALSTON WADE BARRETT TIM HANLEY 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 31 32 NO 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 31 50 PLAYER Danny Cruz Robbie Russell Brandon McDonald Dejan Jakovic Kurt Morsink Dwayne De Rosario Branko Boskovic Hamdi Salihi Marcelo Saragosa Chris Pontius Andy Najar Ethan White Josh Wolff Conor Shanosky Nick DeLeon Emiliano Dudar Stephen King Daniel Woolard Chris Korb Perry Kitchen Lewis Neal Lance Rozeboom Long Tan Bill Hamid Maicon Santos Joe Willis Andrew Dykstra POS MF DF DF DF MF MF MF FW MF MF MF DF FW MF MF DF DF DF DF DF MF MF FW GK FW GK GK BIRTHDATE 03 01 90 07 16 79 01 16 86 07 16 85 06 27 84 05 15 78 06 21 80 01 19 84 01 22 82 05 12 87 03 16 93 01 01 91 02 25 77 12 13 91 07 17 90 08 12 81 03 06 86 05 22 84 10 08 87 02 29 92 07 14 81 05 31 89 6 28 12 11 25 90 04 18 84 08 10 88 01 02 86 HOMETOWN Petersburg VA Amherst MA Phoenix AZ Etobicoke Ontario San Jose Costa Rica Scarborough Ontario Vojvodina Montenegro MLS EXP 2 3 5 2 4 11 2 0 7 3 2 1 12 1 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 HEAD COACH ASSISTANT COACH ASSISTANT COACH ASSISTANT COACH BEN OLSEN CHAD ASHTON PAT ONSTAD SONNY SILOOY Shkoder Albania Campo Grande Brazil West Covina CA Santa Cruz Honduras Kensington MD Stone Mountain GA Pittsburgh PA Phoenix AZ Buenos Aires Argentina Medford NJ Bedford TX Gates Mills OH Indianapolis IN Leicester England Walker IA Dalien China Annandale VA Paracambi Brazil St. Louis MO Honolulu Hawaii 1 3 1 2 TEAM LINEUPS 1 T. HALL 31 A. HAINAULT 32 B. BOSWELL 4 J. TAYLOR 26 C. ASHE 17 L. CAMARGO 11 B. DAVIS 16 A. MOFFAT 27 B. GARCIA M. SANTOS 12 W. BRUIN 9 M. KANDJI D. DE ROSARIO 29 B. BOSKOVIC C. PONTIUS 7 8 P. KITCHEN D. CRUZ 13 2 23 D. WOOLARD D. JAKOVIC B. MCDONALD R. RUSSELL 21 5 4 3 B. HAMID 28 SUBJECT TO CHANGE TODAY S match-up WHEN WHERE LISTEN WATCH RECORD Sunday July 15 8 P.M. CT BBVA Compass Stadium SportsTalk 790 La Ranchera 850 Galavision Regular season series Dynamo lead 8-4-2 The Dynamo and D.C. United meet for the third and final time in the 2012 regular season with each club registering a home win in the first two meetings. United earned a 3-2 win on April 28 at RFK Stadium while Houston secured a 1-0 win on May 12 in the Inaugural Match at BBVA Compass Stadium behind a sensational goal from Brad Davis. Dynamo forward Will Bruin has scored five goals in four career games against United including a hat trick at Robertson Stadium on April 29 2011 and two goals in the April 28 meeting. United is tied for first place in the Eastern Conference (through July 7) with 33 points through 18 games (10-5-3). The club is second in MLS with 33 goals scored with a balanced attack featuring Chris Pontius (9 goals) Maicon Santos (7 goals) and former Dynamo midfielder Dwayne De Rosario (5 goals) who has a league-best 10 assists. DYNAMO VS SPORTING KC WHEN WHERE LISTEN WATCH RECORD WHO S NEXT DYNAMO VS MONTREAL IMPACT WHEN WHERE LISTEN WATCH RECORD Saturday July 21 7 30 P.M. CT BBVA Compass Stadium Houston SportsTalk 790 La Ranchera 850 KPRC Local 2 Regular season series Impact lead 1-0-0 Wednesday July 18 7 30 P.M. CT BBVA Compass Stadium Houston SportsTalk 790 La Ranchera 850 Fox Sports Houston Multimedios 43 Regular season series Dynamo lead 5-3-5 Houston and Sporting KC will face off for the second time in 11 days after they drew 0-0 on July 7 in Kansas City. The clubs met in 2011 Eastern Conference final a 2-0 triumph for the Dynamo at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. In that game the Dynamo lost team MVP Brad Davis to injury in the first half but rallied to a 2-0 win with second half goals from Andre Hainault and Carlo Costly. Sporting KC is having another strong year tied for first place in the Eastern Conference with 33 points through 18 games (10-5-3). Midfielder Graham Zusi orchestrates much of the Sporting offense with eight assists in 18 games. Former Dynamo forward Kei Kamara leads the club with 6 goals while C.J. Sapong has tallied 5 goals. The clubs meet three times in 2012 with the Dynamo returning to Kansas on Sept. 14. The Dynamo complete the vital three-game homestand when they meet the Montreal Impact for the second time in a month after the expansion club defeated Houston 4-2 in Montreal on June 23. The Impact (6-11-3) has remained in playoff contention with 21 points through 20 games despite allowing a league-worst 36 goals. Since the June 23 meeting Montreal has added Italian striker Marco Di Vaio who scored 142 goals in 342 games in Serie A and legendary Italian defender Alessandro Nesta who earned 78 caps for Italy and won the 2006 World Cup. The newly acquired Italians join a veteran midfield core of Davy Arnaud Justin Mapp and Patrice Bernier along with 21-year-old Brazilian playmaker Felipe to form a squad that has scored the third most goals (27) in the Eastern Conference. it CoUlD PlaY all eleveN PositioNs oN tHe FielD. RegisteR foR a chance to win the 2013 m zd cX-5 houston dynamo edition in the m zd zone. Mazda is the Official Vehicle Of the hOustOn dynaMO. so versatile Scan or go to zoomzoomhouston.mobi to get started. Click on the CX-5 Giveaway icon and enter your information. Once you ve entered don t forget to see a Mazda staff member to get your cool FREE Mazda giveaway while you re there. Want to test your Mazda knowledge Click on the CX-5 Trivia icon and take the fun quiz. 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While supplies last. 2012 32 12 26 16 11 20 4 31 25 17 10 3 7 9 6 5 22 9 8 18 19 23 14 POS D F D M M D D D F M M M M F M D M F M D M D F PLAYER BOBBY BOSWELL WILL BRUIN COREY ASHE ADAM MOFFAT BRAD DAVIS GEOFF CAMERON JERMAINE TAYLOR ANDRE HAINAULT BRIAN CHING LUIZ CAMARGO JE-VAUGHN WATSON CALEN CARR COLIN CLARK MACOUMBA KANDJI NATHAN STURGIS WARREN CREAVALLE BRIAN OWNBY CAM WEAVER ALEX DIXON KOFI SARKODIE JOSUE SOTO OSCAR RECIO COLIN ROLFE OWN GOALS RECEIVED CLUB TOTALS statistics GP 18 18 16 15 16 14 14 13 17 16 12 12 13 14 4 4 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 GS 18 17 16 15 15 14 13 13 12 10 11 7 5 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 MIN 1596 1408 1407 1333 1326 1236 1191 1083 1062 863 831 617 565 528 242 134 103 90 50 8 0 0 0 0 G 1 9 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 A 0 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 SHT 12 46 6 20 26 10 7 9 25 4 14 9 6 7 3 1 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 217 SOG 4 24 0 6 7 1 0 5 10 2 3 3 1 4 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 76 OFF 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 FC 11 5 11 25 21 13 9 13 13 16 12 12 5 12 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 190 FS 10 12 20 10 19 5 1 4 17 14 11 10 4 10 3 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 183 YC 2 0 3 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 RC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 PLAYER STATISTICS STATISTICS THROUGH JULY 7 GOALKEEPER STATISTICS 1 24 28 POS GK GK GK PLAYER TALLY HALL TYLER DERIC ERICH MARSCHEIDER CLUB TOTALS GP 18 0 0 GS 18 0 0 MIN 1596 0 0 SO 6 0 0 6 GA 24 0 0 24 SOG 70 0 0 70 SV 45 0 0 45 SV% GAA 0.643 1.35 0 0 0 0 W 6 0 0 6 L 5 0 0 5 T 7 0 0 7 0.643 1.35 Lone Star College is committed to helping our students earn their degrees and score careers in booming industries like energy manufacturing computer technology and healthcare. Let us open doors for you at one of our 6 Houston-area campuses. Apply at LoneStar.edu. Open doors STANDINGS EASTERNCONFERENCE WESTERNCONFERENCE CLUB Sporting Kansas City D.C. United New York Red Bulls Chicago Fire Houston Dynamo New England Revolution Columbus Crew Montreal Impact Philadelphia Union Toronto FC W 10 10 9 8 6 6 6 6 5 2 L 5 5 5 6 5 7 6 11 9 11 T 3 3 4 4 7 4 4 3 2 4 PTS 33 33 31 28 25 22 22 21 17 10 GF 23 34 32 21 22 24 17 27 18 18 GA 17 22 27 21 24 22 17 36 18 33 GD 6 12 5 0 -2 2 0 -9 0 -15 CLUB San Jose Earthquakes Real Salt Lake Seattle Sounders Vancouver Whitecaps Los Angeles Galaxy Colorado Rapids Chivas USA Portland Timbers FC Dallas W 11 11 8 8 7 7 5 5 3 L 4 6 5 4 10 10 7 8 9 T 4 3 6 6 2 1 5 4 7 PTS 37 36 30 30 23 22 20 19 16 GF 36 31 23 19 28 25 11 16 17 GA 24 21 19 19 29 24 18 24 27 GD 12 10 4 0 -1 1 -7 -8 -10 MLS standings include games through July 8 SEASON TICKET HOLDER OF THE MATCH got one I knew we couldn t pass up the opportunity to become Dynamo season ticket holders. AMANDA DE GRACIA SECTION 138 Ever since the inaugural MLS season we waited for a Houston team. When we ROCKETS RED GLARE. SCOTT DEWOODY HOUSTON DYNAMO Dynamo fans enjoy fireworks show following the Military Appreciation NIght match against Chicago. TWEETS OF THE WEEK In San Jose on biz. Luck of the draw I get an orange taxi HoustonDynamo always on my mind GKDAD9 Following HoustonDynamo rookie sensation Ownby ABCARREY Props to everyone that traveled to Kansas City for the HoustonDynamo at SportingKC game TAinKC NOBIUS F O L LOW U S AT T WI TT E R .CO M H O USTO NDYNAMO FOLLOW DYNAMO PLAYERS ON TWITTER COREY ASHE COREYASHE BOBBY BOSWELL BOBBYBOSWELL WILL BRUIN WBRUIN GEOFF CAMERON GEOFFCAMERON CALEN CARR CALENCARR3 BRIAN CHING BRIANCHING COLIN CLARK COLIN_CLARK7 WARREN CREAVALLE WARRENSPEAK BRAD DAVIS BRADSBRIGADE TYLER DERIC TYDERIC ALEX DIXON ALEXDIXON19 TALLY HALL TALLYHALLGK MACOUMBA KANDJI MKANDJI10 KOFI SARKODIE KOFISARKODIE8 NATHAN STURGIS NATHANSTURGIS SHARED CONNECTIONS BY BEN CROOK A glance at the D.C. United roster page may induce a bit of nostalgia for Dynamo fans. Three former Dynamo players are now with D.C. in one role or another and by all accounts are thriving in their positions with the club. Former Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad joined D.C. United after five seasons in Houston. Onstad retired after the 2010 season and immediately joined United as an assistant coach. However injuries forced him into making three starts at the beginning of the 2011 season before returning solely to his coaching position. During his time with the Dynamo Onstad was one of the premiere goalkeepers in the league. In 2007 Onstad and the defense set a league record with 627 consecutive shutout minutes en route to their second MLS Cup championship. Dwayne De Rosario was with the Dynamo for three years until being traded to his hometown Toronto FC after the 2008 season. At or near the top of many Dynamo all-time lists De Rosario was named MLS Cup MVP in 2007 after scoring the game-winning goal to defeat the New England Revolution 2-1. De Rosario spent part of the 2011 season with the New York Red Bulls before joining D.C. United for the final three months of the season. His Golden Boot winning performance led him to be named the MLS MVP despite the team not making the playoffs. Danny Cruz was selected by the Dynamo in the third round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft and scored his first MLS goal against D.C. United on May 22 2010. Cruz was a consistent contributor for the team in the midfield until he was traded to D.C. United after the 2011 season. Since the move Cruz has continued to get playing time in the United midfield despite missing time with a hamstring injury earlier in the year. That s not to say that the pipeline has been entirely one-directional though as current Dynamo defender Bobby Boswell owes his opportunity to play in MLS to D.C. United. Boswell went unselected in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft and Supplemental Draft but was signed by D.C. United after impressing in preseason training. He immediately became a starter for United that season and in 2006 he was named MLS Defender of the Year. Boswell was traded to the Dynamo at the end of the 2007 season and has been a rock defensively playing at least 26 games every year since. DYNAMO RESERVES UPDATE The Houston Dynamo Reserves compete in Major League Soccer s Reserve League returning for its fifth season in 2012. The MLS Reserve League allows teams to provide meaningful competitive matches to players outside of the main lineup giving them important game experience. Each MLS team fields a reserve squad to play 10 official games within their designated division. The Dynamo are currently tied with Colorado for first place in the Central Mountain Division (4-1-1 13 points). Cam Weaver leads all players with four goals on the season and rookie striker Colin Rolfe has added three. Tyler Deric has started all six games in against average. BY JONATHAN KAPLAN goal for Houston and has posted three shutouts with a 0.83 goals Houston was scheduled to take on Real Salt Lake in a mid-week Reserve League-match on Tuesday July 10 but the match was cancelled due to travel difficulties. The Dynamo will next be in action on Tuesday August 14 when they take on the Sporting Kansas City Reserves at 10 a.m. at the Houston Amateur Sports Park. CENTRAL MOUNTAIN DIVISION CLUB HOUSTON COLORADO FC DALLAS SPORTING KC CHICAGO REAL SALT LAKE G 6 7 6 7 6 6 W 4 4 3 2 2 1 L 1 2 2 3 4 4 D 1 1 1 2 0 1 GF 10 9 11 8 5 4 GA 5 6 7 11 9 10 GD 5 3 4 -3 -4 -6 PTS 13 13 10 8 6 3 RESERVES SCHEDULE DATE MAR 13 MAR 27 APR 10 APR 16 MAY 23 JUN 16 AUG 14 SEP 7 SEP 10 OPPONENT COLORADO RAPIDS SPORTING KC FC DALLAS CHICAGO FIRE COLORADO RAPIDS FC DALLAS SPORTING KC REAL SALT LAKE CHICAGO FIRE TIME W 1-0 W 3-0 W 1-0 L 0-1 T 2-2 W 3-2 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM GAMES PLAYED AT HOUSTON AMATEUR SPORTS PARK a bicycle kick to the tastebuds. Proud Partner of the Houston Dynamo At participating McDonald s. Limited time offer. 2012 McDonald s. kickin it WITH COLIN CLARK COLIN_CLARK7 What is your favorite part about Houston My favorite part about Houston is definitely Brian Ching Let s be honest who doesn t love this guy Oh and BBVA Compass Stadium isn t too shabby either. What do you enjoy doing away from the soccer field Fantasy sports take up a small part of my free time. I also spend every minute that I can with my baby boy. When I m not doing either I ll surf the internet and see what s going on in the Twitterverse. What do you enjoy most about being a father I most enjoy getting to see my boy grow up. I can t help but love it when he smiles at me. How did you and your wife decide on the name Tyce His full name is Tyce Michael Clark. Tyce comes from my wife s Dutch heritage. The actual spelling is Thijs but no one would have been able to pronounce it so we decided on Tyce. Michael is my middle name that was passed down from my uncle so we wanted to continue that tradition. What s currently on your reading list Obviously with the new-born I have been reading a lot of books about fatherhood. The one I m reading now is called The New Dad s Survival Guide by Scott Mactavish. PLAYER Q&A First word that describes Warren Creavalle s haircut Favorite Olympic event Most-used App on your phone KOFI TYLER JE-VAUGHN Fresh Track and Field Whats App Cunning Beach Volleyball Hilarious Texas Hold em Bobsledding 120621303.P MEET THE SQUAD LUISA CO-CAPTAIN OCCUPATION Nursing Assistant HOMETOWN STATE Girardot Colombia OCCUPATION S Administrative Assistant FAVORITE THING ABOUT HOUSTON There is always something fun to do any day at any time FAVORITE COLOR Hot pink FAVORITE SONG My fav song is King Without a Crown - Matisyahu FAVORITE ARTIST Juanes (from Colombia of course) FAVORITE FOOD I love all types of food... just to name a couple of specific things I like cupcakes sushi and pizza FAVORITE MOVIE AND MOVIE QUOTE Whatever you feel just dance it. Center Stage CHILDHOOD CARTOON Ninja Turtles WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU Dedicated ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT CrossFit ASIDE FROM DANCING MY IDEAL JOB WOULD BE Owning a Zumba studio FAVORITE DYNAMO MOMENT One appearance I did about 2 years ago it was for the Kicks for Kids program where thousands of kids got new shoes for the new school year It was amazing being able to see them happy with their new kicks . WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL THE FANS DYNAMO FANS ARE THE BEST s a l o n DY NAMO DIESEL S PRESENTED BY THE HOUSTON ZOO WORD SEARCH HELP DIESEL FIND THESE WORDS DC UNITED HOUSTON ZOO MCDONALD S DEROSARIO KANDJI HAT TRICK R S A I J D N A K H A D X E M C F O H O S C E W C R C U A U X U N R D B G Y T S V N P D O Y A X R T B I O I N S Z S I O Y T L B A L A M C N I E Y N L F A R K Z U D G Q D M J D I O N G T Z S Y K W R O CORPORATE COREY ASHE 26 TEAMMATES BRAD DAVIS 11 BRIAN OWNBY 22 Dynamo Corporate Teammates receive a selection of valuable benefits including season and group tickets game program and website recognition and a Dynamo jersey signed by their player. Call 713.276.GOAL today if you re interested in being a corporate teammate AVAILABLE 713.276.GOAL BOBBY BOSWELL 32 TYLER DERIC 24 OSCAR RECIO 23 JT KONCZAK WILL BRUIN 12 ALEX DIXON 19 COLIN ROLFE 14 LUIZ CAMARGO 17 BONIEK GARCIA 27 KOFI SARKODIE 8 AVAILABLE 713.276.GOAL GEOFF CAMERON 20 ANDRE HAINAULT 31 JOSUE SOTO 16 AVAILABLE 713.276.GOAL TALLY HALL 1 CALEN CARR 3 NATHAN STURGIS 6 BRIAN CHING 25 MACOUMBA KANDJI 9 JERMAINE TAYLOR 4 COLIN CLARK 7 ERICH MARSCHEIDER 28 JE-VAUGHN WATSON 10 AVAILABLE 713.276.GOAL WARREN CREAVALLE 5 ADAM MOFFAT 16 CAM WEAVER 15 AVAILABLE 713.276.GOAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS The Dynamo Community Partnership program was developed to assist the meeting needs of various local 501 C(3) non-profit organizations serving at-risk and disadvantaged children in the area. Participation allows companies to give back to their communities through the purchase of Kicks for Kids tickets which are donated to local children s charities. Call 713.276.GOAL for more information on this program. SOCCER in houston HOUSTON FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION HFA welcomes all men to join the best men s soccer league in Houston. Created in 1978 the HFA now has 90 teams spread over 9 divisions and an O30 O40 league. For information please visit www.hfasoccer.com or call 713-984-7658. HOUSTON WOMEN S SOCCER ASSOCIATION Established in 1976 HWSA promotes women s and coed amateur soccer in the greater Houston area. We offer high quality amateur soccer in five competitions -- Women s Open Women s Over 30 Open Coed Sunday Open Coed Monday and Coed Over 30 7v7. Players of all levels are welcome. Visit www.hwsahouston.org THIRTY OVER RECREATIONAL SOCCER ORGANIZATION TORSO creates a positive and competitive soccer experience for adult players over 30 years of age. Our co-ed team structure provides a great opportunity for men and women to compete as individuals couples or a family. Visit www.torsosoccer.org The Methodist Hospital System is proud to be the official health care provider of the Houston Dynamo. BUILDING SUPERIOR ATHLETES from the inside out. Home to the team physicians for the Houston Dynamo the Methodist Center for Sports Medicine provides leading-edge care to both professional and amateur athletes. Our orthopedic surgeons physical therapists and athletic trainers team up to develop a customized treatment plan from initial assessment to rehabilitation and recovery. Call on the team that keeps Houston s best athletes -- and you -- playing strong and pain free. Call 713-799-1212 or visit methodistsportsmed.com. Photo courtesy of Wilf Thorne 636-023 Half Page DynamoAd 8x5 MECH.indd 1 8 2 11 4 55 PM stretching is key to injury prevention Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds. Do not bounce. If you feel pain as you stretch you ve gone too far. Remember to breathe and relax. Stretch both sides of your body. Repeat stretches after your workout. The Methodist Hospital System is the official health care provider for the Houston Dynamo For a physician referral or to reach our Methodist Athletic Trainer Hotline 713-799-1212 METHODISTSPORTSMED.COM WEST CLUB LOBBY SOUTHWEST GATE STAIRS TO WEST CLUB PRESIDENT S CLUB 206A-C METHODIST GATE SUITE 2 SUITE 3 SUITE 1 SUITE 4 SUITE 6 SUITE 5 SUITE 14 SUITE 10 139 239 240 138 238 102 201 202 103 203 104 204 205 105 106 107 206A 206B 206C PRESIDENT S CLUB 108 207 208 109 209 SUITE 15 SUITE 8 SUITE 9 SUITE 11 SUITE 12 SUITE 13 SUITE 7 110 210 211 113 212 213 114 214 115 215 216 116 217 117 218 118 219 220 122 221 222 DYNAMO TEAM STORE WALKER AVENUE HEINEKEN TERRACE STADIUM OPERATIONS 236 135 235 134 234 133 232 233 130 230 231 BUDWEISER DECK 137 237 FL 129 129 229 PARTY SUITE 1 PARTY SUITE 2 PARTY SUITE 3 FL 128 128 228 SUITE 32 SUITE 33 SUITE 31 FL 127 127 227 SUITE 30 SUITE 28 SUITE 29 FL 126 126 226 SUITE 26 SUITE 25 SUITE 27 FL 125 125 225 SUITE 24 SUITE 22 SUITE 23 FL 124 124 224 SUITE 20 SUITE 19 SUITE 21 FL 123 123 223 SUITE 18 SUITE 16 SUITE 17 NORTH WOMENS RESTROOM GUEST SERVICES SOUTHEAST GATE EAST CENTER CIRCLE FAMILY RESTROOM STAIRS MENS RESTROOM ELEVATOR CONCESSION FIRST AID BBVA COMPASS ATM STATOIL GATE DOWLING STREET STADIUM POLICIES Major League Soccer is committed to creating a safe comfortable and enjoyable soccer experience for all guests in and around our stadiums. MLS FANS HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE Fans conduct themselves in a lawful manner to avoid Fans are encouraged to cheer sing and otherwise support their team while remaining respectful and courteous to their fellow patrons referees opposing team fans and players. Fans enjoy the soccer experience free from fighting thrown objects attempts to enter the playing field political or inciting messages and disorderly behavior including foul sexist racial obscene or abusive language or gestures. Fans comply with requests from stadium staff regarding stadium policies and emergency response procedures. MLS and its Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of this Code of Conduct and for making this event special and memorable to you and your fellow patrons. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THIS CODE OF CONDUCT IS SUBJECT TO SANCTIONS INCLUDING EJECTION BANISHMENT AND ARREST. incidents in the stadium and in the parking lots. Fans promptly and carefully return the ball to a stadium staff member or the ball kid on the sidelines in the event that a soccer ball enters the stands. Alcoholic beverages are consumed in a responsible manner and only by those of legal age. TICKET OFFICE NOVELTY STAND TEXAS STREET PROUD TO BE THE OF THE O FFICIAL T V H OME Randy McIlvoy Bill Balleza Dominique Sachse Frank Billingsley Watch WATCH vs. VS July 3rd 7pm JULY 21 7PM 2012 DATE MAR 11 MAR 17 MAR 23 APR 15 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 9 MAY 12 MAY 15 MAY 19 MAY 26 MAY 31 JUNE 10 JUNE 16 JUNE 20 JUNE 23 JUNE 30 JULY 3 JULY 7 JULY 15 JULY 18 JULY 21 JULY 28 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 19 AUG 25 SEPT 2 SEPT 6 SEPT 14 SEPT 23 SEPT 29 OCT 6 OCT 20 OCT 27 DAY SUN SAT FRI SUN SAT SAT WED SAT TUE SAT SAT THU SUN SAT WED SAT SAT TUE SAT SUN WED SAT SAT FRI FRI SUN SAT SUN THU FRI SUN SAT SAT SAT SAT TIME CT 6 00 PM 4 00 PM 9 00 PM 6 00 PM 6 30 PM 6 30 PM 6 00 PM 3 30 PM 7 30 PM 6 30 PM 1 30 PM 7 30 PM 6 00 PM 6 30 PM 8 00 PM 6 30 PM 7 30 PM 7 30 PM 7 00 PM 8 00 PM 7 30 PM 7 30 PM 3 30 PM 7 00 PM 7 00 PM 8 00 PM 7 30 PM 6 00 PM 7 30 PM 7 30 PM 3 00 PM 7 30 PM 7 30 PM 6 30 PM 8 00 PM HOUSTON DYNAMO SCHEDULE OPPONENT CHIVAS USA SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES SEATTLE SOUNDERS CHICAGO FIRE COLUMBUS CREW D.C. UNITED NEW YORK RED BULLS D.C. UNITED INAUGURAL MATCH PORTLAND TIMBERS NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION LOS ANGELES GALAXY TELEVISION W 1-0 HAINAULT W 1-0 DAVIS L 0-2 T 1-1 BRUIN T 2-2 BRUIN CHING L 2-3 BRUIN 2 L 0-1 W 1-0 DAVIS T 0-0 T 2-2 BRUIN CAMARGO W 2-1 MAGEE HAINAULT VALENCIA [BBVA COMPASS DYNAMO CHARITIES CUP] L 1-2 CARR VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC DALLAS TORONTO FC MONTREAL IMPACT PHILADELPHIA UNION CHICAGO FIRE SPORTING KANSAS CITY D.C. 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