Houston Dynamo 2007
2007 Club by Club
January 13, 2007: MLS announces the creation of SuperLiga, an eight-team annual tournament featuring four teams from MLS and four from Mexico's first division. The Dynamo is named to the tournament for 2007.
March 1, 2007: The Dynamo defeat Puntarenas FC (Costa Rica) in College Station, Tex. to advance on 2-1 aggregate goals to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.
April 5, 2007: Holding a 2-0 lead from the first-leg victory, the Dynamo lose 5-2 in extra time to Mexican champions Pachuca despite a heroic effort and are eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. Pachuca goes on to win the title in a shootout.
June 3, 2007: The Dynamo beat rival FC Dallas 2-1 at Robertson Stadium on goals from Ricardo Clark and Joseph Ngwenya. The win is the beginning of an 11-match unbeaten streak in league play for the Dynamo.
June 21, 2007: In the national spotlight on ESPN2, the Dynamo dominate Western Conference power Chivas USA 4-0 behind a Brad Davis hat trick. The defense posts the first of seven consecutive league shutouts.
July 22, 2007: Houston's league-record 727-minute scoreless streak comes to an end in a 3-3 tie at New England. Pat Onstad was in goal for 547 minutes of the streak, with Zach Wells backstopping the other 180 minutes.
July 25, 2007: Hosting the SuperLiga opener before a crowd of more than 18,000, the Dynamo beat famed Mexican power Club America 1-0 behind a first-half goal from Nate Jaqua.
August 15, 2007: The Dynamo announced a four-year sponsorship agreement with Amigo Energy that made the Houston-based retail electricity provider the team's first jersey sponsor. The team debuted the jerseys four days later against FC Dallas.
August 14, 2007: The Dynamo face Pachuca again in the SuperLiga semifinal. Despite a red card in the 13th minute and another in extra time, the Dynamo rally for a 2-2 tie before losing in a dramatic penalty kick shootout. Pachuca goes on to win the SuperLiga title in another shootout.
August 19, 2007: Houston breaks a two-game MLS losing streak and clinches El Capitan, the howitzer awarded to the winner of the season series with rival FC Dallas, with a 1-0 win over Dallas at Robertson Stadium.
September 30, 2007: The Dynamo move back into a first-place tie with a 3-0 win over FC Dallas on the road, but midfielder Ricardo Clark is ejected for a retaliatory foul on Dallas' Carlos Ruiz. Clark is later suspended for nine games and fined $10,000 for the incident.
November 2, 2007: Trailing 2-0 on aggregate in the second half of the second leg of the Western Conference semifinal against FC Dallas, the Dynamo respond with two goals to send the series into extra time before completing a 4-1 win to take the series before a sellout crowd of 30,088.
November 10, 2007: Playing before a third consecutive home crowd of more than 30,000, the Dynamo advance to their second consecutive MLS Cup with a 2-0 win over the Kansas City Wizards. Nate Jaqua and Dwayne De Rosario score in the win.
November 18, 2007: Houston becomes the second team in MLS history to repeat as league champion, rallying from a 1-0 deficit in the second half to take a 2-1 win on goals from Joseph Ngwenya and Dwayne De Rosario.