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DYNAMO VS COLUMBUS CREW AUGUST 19 2012 06 CONTENTS 05 12 13 14 16 18 22 26 30 31 33 34 36 39 44 47 Xs & Os 06 TALLY ON TRACK FOR SHUTOUT RECORD ROSTERS TEAM LINEUPS MATCHUP WHO S NEXT 2012 STATS LEAGUE STANDINGS SEASON TICKET HOLDER OF THE GAME TWEETS OF THE WEEK RICO BACK IN HOUSTON ITEM OF THE GAME KICKIN IT WITH COLIN ROLFE PLAYER Q&A MEET THE 2012 DYNAMO GIRLS DIESEL S WORD SEARCH STADIUM POLICIES 2012 DYNAMO SCHEDULE 13 26 33 AUGUST 19 2012 KICKOFF 8 PM DYNAMO VS COLUMBUS CREW PRESENTED BY ORANGE AVENUE BAND TRIAL BY FIRE NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER TAMAR DAVIS 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. TONIGHT 37 39 DESIGN Leslie Lopez Juan Loya Ricardo Montes EDITORIAL Jonathan Kaplan Matt Pedersen Ben Crook Jordan Peddicord PHOTOGRAPHERS Nigel Brooks Scott DeWoody Luis Leyva Wilf Thorne Anthony Vasser good with the ball at his feet he reads the game well and is overall a good defender. MP Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven made his MLS debut at age 16 in 2003 and has already appeared in 250 games before turning 26. He has four goals this year including two against the Dynamo in the 2-2 tie on April 21 in Columbus. What are Gaven s qualities as a player DK He is a smart player with good mobility. He is a good twofooted player and pops up and gets his goals. He sees the field well he plays different positions and he plays all those positions well. MP Midfielder Danny O Rourke was a regular for Columbus before Xs&Os with dominic kinnear Q U ESTI O NS BY MATT PED ER S E N injuries have limited his action the last three seasons. What do you think of O Rourke DK Well we drafted him (in San Jose in 2005) so we must have liked him. I think Danny when healthy is an important player for them. He covers ground in the midfield he is not afraid to close down space and is very competitive on the field. He is a very important player for them. MATT PEDERSEN Matt Pedersen Columbus is a team that has struggled to score goals (20 goals through 20 games through August 8) but has been good defensively allowing just 21 goals on the year tied for the fewest in the conference. What have you seen from the Crew this year DOMINIC KINNEAR Defensively they seem to be very strong. [Goalkeeper] Andy Gruenebaum has been given a chance and has had a good season. When Chad Marshall is playing he is always a person of strength in the middle of defense for them. They have been hit by injuries so different guys have been coming in and out and the energy and effort has been very good for them. They have a lot of games to play so they are not out of it and I m sure they understand that and they ll be looking to come here and win this game. MP Crew defender Chad Marshall was MLS Defender of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and has been a mainstay in the Columbus defense since 2004. He missed eight games in May and June with concussion symptoms but now is back in the lineup. What makes Marshall a quality player both defensively and as an attacking option on set pieces DK Marshall is a big guy and he is great at attacking the ball. His movement in the box is very good and he doesn t let you get a hold of him. It is important to try and battle him for every ball. He is STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE GAME DANNY LAWHORN MEN S BASKETBALL 5-10 FRESH. G HARTFORD CONN. HARTFORD PUBLIC HS AS A FRESHMAN Second-team All-Region... Played in all 30 games for San Jac... Third on the team in scoring with a 9.2 per game mark... Led the team in assists with 285 total. PRIOR TO SAN JAC Nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year in Connecticut... Averaged 15 points and 12 assists as a senior... Also played football. MORE ABOUT DANNY... Three words that describe me friendly cool relaxed My teammates would describe me as cool My hidden talent is singing and rapping The most interesting place I ve visited is Miami and Orlando The best advice I ve ever been given is Never give up. FAVORITES Movies Love and Basketball Major Payne Super Bad Song Through the Wire by Kanye West Food chicken steak macaroni and cheese Holiday Thanksgiving Professional sports teams Boston Celtics and New York Knicks Color red Season Summer TALLY. BY MATT PEDERSEN PAT ONSTAD S SUCCESSOR CLOSING IN ON SHUTOUT RECORD Tally Hall sits at the back of the Dynamo formation ten teammates in front of him working together to make his job as easy as possible. Lately Hall and his Dynamo mates have made it look easy earning six shutouts in their previous eight games. During the run of clean sheets Houston matched a club record with a five-game win streak in which they outscored opponents 13-1. The 6-foot-4-inch goalkeeper doesn t mind a quiet night as long as the Dynamo win. If I m not making a lot of big saves that is a good day at the office for me Hall said. I have no problem staying in the shadows - I don t need to be talked about. The attention that came with making the All-Star team in 2011 was nice to feel but I really like going home and watching me not get scored on. I like watching the team not give up many shots watching the team work hard and working together. The Dynamo were unbeaten in eight games before the loss at Red Bull Arena and went 734 minutes without allowing a goal in the run of play. After Philadelphia s Keon Daniel scored in the 46th minute of a 2-1 Dynamo win on June 30 Houston allowed just one goal Kei Kamara s penalty kick on July 18 and went seven games without allowing a goal in the run of play before the 2-0 defeat to the New York Red Bulls on August 10. It was arguably Houston s best defensive run since 2007 when the club set a still-standing MLS record by going 727 minutes without conceding a goal recording eight consecutive shutouts in the process. Still during the Dynamo s great defensive run of 2012 Hall did not receive much attention outside of Houston. He did not make a single MLS Team of the Week despite helping Houston to a 6-0-2 record. Hall maintains a sense of humor about the fickle nature of accolades bestowed upon goalkeepers. It makes me chuckle at times Hall states. If you look at my best saves this year I think they have come from my mistakes where I was either in a bad position I didn t come out for a cross or I had given the ball away. Almost every one of my best saves has been direct results of my mistakes. One of the most important responsibilities for a goalkeeper is organizing the team in front of him finding potential danger on the field and directing his defenders into the right areas. During Houston s eight-game unbeaten run Hall was at his best in directing the field players in front of him. Still like the conductor of a group of messengers he relies on his defenders to pass direction along to the midfielders and forwards. He credits veteran center back Bobby Boswell for his role in Houston s defensive shape. Bobby does a lot of the organizing said Hall. If I have to pass a message onto the midfield he is the one to go to. He is the heart of the defensive unit and he has a unique voice and you can hear him through a crowd. He uses that gift and it s a big part of team shape. Like most goalkeepers Hall had to watch from the bench as the backup before getting an opportunity to start. After two years as the backup with Esbjerg of Denmark he joined the Dynamo in 2009 and sat behind Pat Onstad for two seasons before earning the starting job in 2011. Now after starting a franchise record 58 consecutive regular season games he compliments Dynamo goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley for playing a major role in his development. Hall was more familiar with the techniques used by Hanley after the Esbjerg coaching staff insisted Hall try to use Danish goalkeeping techniques. I was lucky to come back (to the U.S.) and work with Tim who has been a big part of my growth as a goalkeeper the Washington native said. He s taken my attributes and made them better and honing what will make me the best instead of trying to teach me things that may not be the best style of play for me. Hanley brings a diverse resume to the training ground. He was a professional goalkeeper in Switzerland Scotland and the North American Soccer League before turning to coaching where he has more than 15 years of experience. He s perhaps one of the best in the league at just standing up Hanley declares about Hall. It s sort of a lost art. Everyone wants to fly around and make great saves but I ask (the goalkeepers) to stay there and not cheat not dive out of the way. You force the forward to make a great goal. Eight out of ten shots are going to come around you so if they put it in the corner hats off to them. Hall added Anything Tim says is golden he knows what he is talking about. He has been in the game so long he has seen the transition from old school [goalkeeper] to new school and he is trying to take the best of both worlds. Hall is now in historic territory with ten shutouts this season setting a career-high after recording six in 2011. With his next clean sheet Hall will tie Onstad the man he used to compete against for the starting job who set a franchise record with 11 regular season shutouts in 2007. Hall learned from Onstad in the two years he served as his backup and admired Onstad s work ethic. It wasn t a fluke that he played until the age that he did (age 43) Hall said. He did a lot of work and I think that resonated with me. I looked at what he did to be good not just watch him make saves. Hanley who served as Onstad s coach for seven years praises Hall s effort as the understudy chases the mentor s record. We have a lot of games left and he s on par to do some great things if we finish well which we intend to do Hanley said. He works hard and I have to say that that is one of his qualities. I haven t had a keeper in a long time that puts the time in on the field and off in the weight room. 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ROSTERS NO 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 22 24 25 26 27 28 31 32 PLAYER POS BIRTHDATE 5 12 85 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 10 1983 2 15 90 6 10 83 5 15 86 5 4 87 1 3 89 2 7 90 7 16 90 8 30 88 5 24 78 3 14 86 9 4 84 1 5 93 6 17 86 3 15 83 10 4 82 HOMETOWN MLS EXP 2 1 0 6 6 1 4 1 10 1 7 0 3 5 1 1 1 0 2 10 5 0 0 3 7 6 Tally Hall GK DF DF MF MF DF FW MF MF FW MF FW FW MF MF MF MF MF GK FW DF MF GK DF DF Gig Harbor WA 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 Atlanta GA Detroit MI Kent WA Glasgow Scotland Vinheda Brazil Buenos Aires Argentina Humble TX Glen Allen VA 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 Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Warren Creavalle Nathan Sturgis Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Macoumba Kandji Je-Vaughn Watson Brad Davis Will Bruin Ricardo Clark Colin Rolfe Cam Weaver Adam Moffat Luiz Camargo Josue Soto Alex Dixon Brian Ownby Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Boniek Garcia Erich Marscheider Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell FW NO 1 2 3 4 5 6 PLAYER William Hesmer Rich Balchan Josh Williams Carlos Mendes Danny O Rourke Tony Tchani Bernardo Anor Chris Birchall Justin Meram Milovan Mirosevic Dilly Duka Eddie Gaven Ethan Finlay Chad Marshall Eric Gehrig Olman Vargas Ben Speas Tom Heinemann Emilio Renteria Sebastian Miranda Cole Grossman Jairo Arrieta Julius James Aaron Horton Matt Lampson Andy Gruenebaum Nemanja Vukovic Federico Higuain Aaron Schoenfeld Kevan George POS GK DF DF DF MF MF MF MF FW MF MF MF MF DF DF FW FW FW FW DF MF FW DF FW GK GK DF FW FW MF BIRTHDATE 11 23 81 1 18 89 4 18 88 12 25 80 5 31 83 4 13 89 5 24 88 5 5 84 12 4 88 7 20 80 9 15 89 10 25 86 8 6 90 8 22 84 12 25 87 4 15 85 1 17 91 4 23 87 10 2 84 6 26 80 4 10 89 8 25 83 7 9 84 5 19 92 9 6 89 12 30 82 4 23 84 10 24 84 4 17 90 1 30 90 HOMETOWN Wilson NC Carmel IN Copley OH Mineola NY Columbus OH Bafang Cameroon Caracas Venezuela MLS EXP 8 1 2 7 7 4 1 3 1 0 2 9 0 8 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 5 1 HEAD COACH ASSISTANT COACH ASSISTANT COACH ASSISTANT COACH ASSISTANT COACH ROBERT WARZYCHA RICARDO IRIBARREN MIKE LAPPER VOJISLAV STANISIC DUNCAN OUGHTON 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 30 32 33 34 37 Stafford England Shelby Township MI Santiago Chile Montville NJ Hamilton NJ Marshfield WI Riverside CA Schererville IN San Jose Costa Rica Stow OH St. Louis MO Caracas Venezuela Santiago Chile St. Louis MO Nicoya Costa Rica Maloney Gardens Trinidad & Tobago Lewis Center OH Cleveland TN Kansas City MO Podgorica Montenegro Buenos Aires Argentina Knoxville TN Roxborough Trinidad & Tobago 0 6 0 0 0 0 TEAM LINEUPS 1 T. HALL 31 A. HAINAULT 32 B. BOSWELL 4 J. TAYLOR 26 C. ASHE 27 B. GARCIA 11 B. DAVIS 16 A. MOFFAT 3 C. CARR E. GAVEN 12 W. BRUIN 9 M. KANDJI J. ARRIETA 12 25 D. DUKA M. MIROSEVIC C. BIRCHALL J. MERAM 11 10 8 9 J. WILLIAMS C. MARSHALL C. MENDES S. MIRANDA 3 14 4 21 A. GRUENEBAUM 30 SUBJECT TO CHANGE TODAY S match-up WHEN WHERE LISTEN WATCH RECORD Sunday August 19 8 P.M. CT BBVA Compass Stadium SportsTalk 790 La Ranchera 850 Fox Sports Houston MultiMedios Houston Regular season series Columbus leads 4-2-7 The Dynamo and Crew drew 2-2 on April 21 in the first meeting of 2012. Will Bruin gave Houston a 1-0 lead in the 59th minute before Eddie Gaven scored two goals in a nine-minute span for a 2-1 Columbus advantage. Brian Ching forced the tie in the 81st minute off a Bruin assist as Houston left Ohio with a point. Columbus has struggled to score this year with 20 goals through 20 games. Veteran midfielder Eddie Gaven leads the Crew with four goals and has started every game this season. Gaven now 25 has played in 254 games in 10 seasons with the Crew. Two-time MLS Defender of the Year Chad Marshall has returned to the starting lineup after missing eight games with concussion symptoms. Goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum has enjoyed a breakthrough season in his first year as Columbus starter recording seven shutouts. DYNAMO C.D. FAS WHEN WHERE LISTEN WATCH RECORD WHO S NEXT DYNAMO VS TORONTO FC Wednesday August 22 9 P.M. CT Estadio Cuscatl n San Salvador El Salvador KPRC 950 La Ranchera 850 FOX Soccer 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League WHEN WHERE LISTEN WATCH RECORD Saturday August 25 7 30 P.M. CT BBVA Compass Stadium SportsTalk 790 La Ranchera 850 Fox Sports Houston MultiMedios Houston Regular season series Dynamo lead 4-3-5 The Dynamo return to the CONCACAF Champions League in 2012 for the first time since 2009-10. Their first our four CCL group stage games is with Salvadoran club C.D. FAS. The Dynamo will also play Olimpia of Honduras in the three-team group with only the group winner advancing to the quarterfinals. Since its formation in 1947 FAS has won 17 El Salvador Primera Division titles and finished second 14 times. FAS is led by Alejandro Bentos who has scored 92 goals in nearly 300 games with the club. Captain Marvin Gonzalez is an El Salvador international defender with 83 appearances for his country second most in El Salvador history. The Tigers are led my manager Agustin Castillo the Peruvian who led FAS to five titles from 2002-05. FAS won the 1979 CONCACAF Champions Cup the predecessor to the Champions League. In their last meeting the Dynamo earned a 2-0 road win over Toronto FC on July 28 with Calen Carr and Brian Ching providing the goals. The clubs met on June 20 in Houston and drew 3-3 with Will Bruin scoring two second-half goals to keep Houston s home-unbeaten streak intact. Toronto had the worst start to a season in MLS history opening the 2012 campaign 0-9. The club has turned it around going 4-4-4 since Paul Mariner took over as head coach on June 7. TFC lost leading scorer Danny Koevermans (nine goals in 16 games) to a season-ending ACL injury on July 14 but filled that void by trading for designated player Eric Hassli from the Vancouver Whitecaps. Toronto reached the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals in 2011-12 and is off to a good start in the current campaign defeating Aguila of El Salvador 5-1 on Aug. 1 in Toronto. 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. 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While supplies last. 2012 32 26 11 12 4 31 16 25 17 3 9 10 27 7 5 6 22 9 8 18 13 19 14 POS D D M F D D M F M M F M M M D M M F M D M M F PLAYER BOBBY BOSWELL COREY ASHE BRAD DAVIS WILL BRUIN JERMAINE TAYLOR ANDRE HAINAULT ADAM MOFFAT BRIAN CHING LUIZ CAMARGO CALEN CARR MACOUMBA KANDJI JE-VAUGHN WATSON BONIEK GARCIA COLIN CLARK WARREN CREAVALLE NATHAN STURGIS BRIAN OWNBY CAM WEAVER ALEX DIXON KOFI SARKODIE RICARDO CLARK JOSUE SOTO COLIN ROLFE OWN GOALS RECEIVED CLUB TOTALS statistics GP 24 22 22 23 19 19 18 23 22 18 20 16 9 13 7 4 7 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 GS 24 22 20 22 18 19 18 13 12 12 12 11 9 5 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 MIN 2136 1935 1781 1758 1641 1623 1588 1270 1092 1014 987 903 810 565 382 242 115 90 50 20 15 0 0 0 G 2 0 5 10 1 2 1 4 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 35 A 1 1 10 3 1 3 2 3 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 SHT 15 7 36 54 13 10 21 31 6 18 19 14 15 6 3 3 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 291 SOG 5 1 12 28 2 6 6 12 2 9 9 3 5 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 108 OFF 0 3 0 6 0 4 0 18 2 2 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 FC 14 20 29 10 10 18 26 14 21 14 28 13 9 5 5 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 260 FS 14 28 23 15 1 4 11 22 20 21 19 12 10 4 5 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 248 YC 2 0 3 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 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 AUGUST 10 GOALKEEPER STATISTICS 1 24 28 POS GK GK GK PLAYER TALLY HALL TYLER DERIC ERICH MARSCHEIDER CLUB TOTALS GP 24 0 0 GS 24 0 0 MIN 2136 0 0 SO 9 0 0 9 GA 27 0 0 27 SOG 86 0 0 86 SV 58 0 0 58 SV% GAA 0.674 1.14 0 0 0 0 W 11 0 0 11 L 6 0 0 6 T 7 0 0 7 0.674 1.14 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 New York Red Bulls Houston Dynamo Chicago Fire D.C. United Montreal Impact Columbus Crew New England Revolution Philadelphia Union Toronto FC W 13 12 11 11 11 10 8 6 7 5 L 7 7 6 7 8 13 8 12 12 13 T 4 5 7 5 3 3 4 5 2 4 PTS 43 41 40 38 36 33 28 23 23 19 GF 30 40 35 28 36 36 20 26 23 25 GA 22 34 27 25 29 43 21 29 27 40 GD 8 6 8 3 7 -7 -1 -3 -4 -15 CLUB San Jose Earthquakes Real Salt Lake Seattle Sounders Vancouver Whitecaps Los Angeles Galaxy FC Dallas Chivas USA Colorado Rapids Portland Timbers W 14 13 10 10 11 6 7 8 5 L 5 9 6 7 11 11 9 15 12 T 5 3 7 7 3 8 5 1 5 PTS 47 42 37 37 36 26 26 25 20 GF 47 36 32 28 43 29 14 31 20 GA 29 30 24 29 39 34 25 35 37 GD 18 6 8 -1 4 -5 -11 -4 -17 MLS standings include games through August 12 SEASON TICKET HOLDER OF THE MATCH JOHN DUBOISE SECTION 225 I ve always loved soccer I wanted to support the Dynamo and pass the love of the game on to my son. ANTHONY VASSER HOUSTON DYNAMO THE FIRING OF THE CANNON Dynamo supporters helped fire El Capit n prior to Houston s 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls. This was the first time the cannon has been fired at BBVA Compass Stadium. TWEETS OF THE WEEK Just want to thank all you dynamo fans that have supported me over these past 5 seasons it s been a pleasure and can t thank YALL enough GEOFFCAMERON TALLYHALLGK If only we had calencarr3 with us... Just stumbled upon this poster from 2008 in the office. Seems appropriate. RicoReturns HOUSTONDYNAMO F O L LOW U S AT T WI TT E R .CO M H O USTO NDYNAMO bowling night Houstondynamo.com bowlwitHcalen october 16 7 pm 925 bunker Hill rd Houston tX 77024 H USTON After a two-year stint in Germany and Norway Dynamo original Ricardo Clark re-signed with the club on August 8. The move coincided with the departure of Geoff Cameron who upon receiving his United Kingdom work visa was transferred to Stoke City of the English Premier League. Clark a 2006 MLS Best XI selection scored seven goals in 97 games for the Dynamo between 2006 and 2009. Additionally Clark has been capped 34 times by the U.S. men s national team and was part of the squad that advanced to the round of 16 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Most recently Clark came on as a second-half substitute and scored a stoppage-time goal to defeat Venezuela 1-0 on January 21. We re happy to see Ricardo back on our team said Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear. In my opinion he s one of the better midfielders in the league and the country. Clark is the latest in a series of American players who have spent time overseas only to return stateside to play in MLS. I was looking forward to it when I heard about the opportunity [to return to Houston] Clark said. It s been a smooth transition. RICO RETURNS TO Playing wise it s just getting familiar with everybody again. I ve played for Dom [Kinnear] and with some of these guys for years so too much of that isn t going to change. Kinnear wasted little time putting the World Cup veteran into the mix. With only a week of Dynamo training under his belt Clark made his Dynamo return last Friday night against the New York Red Bulls. The 5-foot-10-inch midfielder entered the game in the 75th minute for Adam Moffat. If Clark sees action in tonight s match it will be his first time playing in front of the Houston faithful since a 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders in the second leg of their 2009 Western Conference semifinal matchup. I don t think I could go wrong coming to this club Clark said. With players who I have played with before and the staff who I have been around before. They have great fans and Houston is definitely one of the best soccer communities in the country. BY J O N AT H A N K A P L A N DYNAMO TEAM STORE STORE HOURS GAME DAYS 3 HOURS BEFORE KICKOFF NON-GAME DAYS TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 11 AM 3 PM WOMEN S WHITE TANK 15 ITEM OF THE GAME 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 ROLFE Talk about your experience on draft day. What was going through your mind It was great definitely a dream come true and everything you can ask for as a college player. I was excited to get drafted here with the reputation that the Dynamo have. The support they have from the fans and the track record the team has was great. How difficult has the adjustment been coming from college to the pros To be honest it hasn t been a big adjustment. One major adjustment has been that it s much more important to take care of my body and watch what I m eating. I m still taking classes though so in that respect it s not much different. What classes are you taking I have three classes until I get my bachelor s degree in Education. You were an all-conference hockey player in high school. At what point did you decide to focus on soccer over hockey It was my junior year of high school. I had put so much time into both that it was a tough decision. But when I started going to tournaments and getting letters from coaches I made up my mind to choose soccer. For someone who grew up in Michigan how difficult has it been adjusting to the Houston heat It s a lot of time indoors after practice. It s a bit of a grind sometimes but I m happy to be here. 31 PLAYER Q&A When I was five I wanted to be ... My worst sport is ... One fad that should never come back is ... 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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 Prevent Dehydration Hydrate prior during and after exercise. Water is your best choice to stay hydrated Caffeine and energy drinks increase the risk of dehydration. 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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. 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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. UNITED SPORTING KANSAS CITY MONTREAL IMPACT TORONTO FC NEW YORK RED BULLS NEW YORK RED BULLS COLUMBUS CREW FAS [CCL] TORONTO FC OLIMPIA [CCL] CHICAGO FIRE REAL SALT LAKE SPORTING KANSAS CITY FAS [CCL] PHILADELPHIA UNION NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION MONTREAL IMPACT PHILADELPHIA UNION OLIMPIA [CCL] COLORADO RAPIDS L 1-3 KANDJI W 2-1 BRUIN MOFFAT T 3-3 BOSWELL BRUIN 2 L 2-4 DAVIS BRUIN W 2-1 DAVIS CHING T 0-0 T 0-0 W 4-0 DAVIS BRUIN GARCIA CHING W 2-1 CARR W 3-0 KANDJI 2 BOSWELL W 2-0 CARR CHING W TAYLOR CARR L 0-2) FS HOUSTON MULTIMEDIOS FOX SOCCER FS HOUSTON MULTIMEDIOS TBD GALAVISION FS HOUSTON PLUS MULTIMEDIOS NBC SPORTS NETWORK TBD FS HOUSTON PLUS MULTIMEDIOS KPRC LOCAL 2 FS HOUSTON PLUS MULTIMEDIOS NBC SPORTS NETWORK TBD FS HOUSTON PLUS MULTIMEDIOS FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE INFO VISIT HOUSTONDYNAMO.COM SCHEDULE