Following a two-year hiatus after consecutive berths in the CONCACAF Champions League, the Houston Dynamo return to the tournament, qualifying by reaching last year’s MLS Cup final, where it lost to the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0. After spending five years with Olimpia, Honduran international Oscar Boniek Garcia signed with Houston on June 7, becoming the club’s second ever Designated Player. He joins U.S. international Brian Ching and Canadian defender Andre Hainault. The club is coached by Dominic Kinnear, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, who guided the Dynamo to MLS Cup titles in 2006 and 2007. After spending six years at Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston, the Dynamo now calls BBVA Compass Stadium home. The 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium in downtown Houston opened on May 12 and for the relatively inexpensive price of $95 million, significantly less expensive than Red Bull Arena ($200 million), Rio Tinto Stadium ($110 million) and PPL Park ($115 million). The Anschutz Entertainment Group is the majority owner in partnership with Brener International Group, as well as former world boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya.
|16||Midfield||Adam Moffat||15/05/1986||United Kingdom|
|20||Midfield||Andrew Driver||20/11/1987||United Kingdom|
|23||Midfield||Giles Barnes||08/05/1988||United Kingdom|
|27||Midfield||Oscar Boniek Garcìa||09/04/1984||Honduras|
USA league – 2 (2006, 2007)