Houston Dynamo 2010
2010 Club by Club
Kansas City Wizards
New England Revolution
New York Red Bulls
Real Salt Lake
San Jose Earthquakes
March 9, 2010: The Dynamo sign the second home-grown player in team history, 18-year-old Francisco Navas Cobo, from the Dynamo Academy. Navas Cobo becomes the youngest player in team history.
May 6, 2010: The Dynamo and Major League Soccer announce that Manchester United, one of the most storied clubs in the world, will be the opponent for the MLS All-Stars in the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, hosted by the Dynamo.
July 28, 2010: A crowd of 70,728 – a Reliant Stadium record for soccer – watches the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Houston. Manchester United defeats the MLS All-Stars 5-2, with Dynamo forward Brian Ching netting a goal for MLS.
August 21, 2010: Brian Ching converts a stunning hat trick, including a spectacular bicycle kick goal and a game-winning header in the 85th minute, to lift the Dynamo to a dramatic 4-3 win over the Chicago Fire at Robertson Stadium.
October 16, 2010: Goalkeeper Tyler Deric, a Klein High School graduate and the first Dynamo Academy player signed by the first team, makes his professional debut and becomes the first Dynamo Academy player to start an MLS match. Deric makes three saves, records the team’s first shutout since July 10, and helps Houston to a 1-0 win.
November 16, 2010: Having served as Chief Operating Officer since early 2006, Chris Canetti is introduced as the second president in club history, succeeding Oliver Luck, who left in June to accept a position as Athletics Director at his alma mater, West Virginia.
December 7, 2010: The Dynamo introduce Greenstar Recycling as the club’s new jersey sponsor, the second in team history, as part of a sponsorship deal of at least three years. The team’s new jersey is unveiled at Discovery Green Park in downtown.