Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dynamo Sign Kinnear To Multi-Year Extension

Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo signed head coach Dominic Kinnear Friday to a contract extension through the 2014 season.

Kinnear began his coaching career as an assistant to Frank Yallop with the original San Jose Earthquakes and was on the staff when they won MLS Cups in 2001 and 2003. Kinnear was elevated to head coach in 2005 when Yallop joined the Los Angeles Galaxy in the same capacity and led San Jose to the Supporters Shield that season for having the league's best regular season record.

He moved with the team when they relocated to Houston to become the Dynamo and became the second head coach in MLS history to led a franchise to back-to-back MLS Cup titles in the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Kinnear has the highest winning percentage in MLS history at .594 and is the longest-tenured head coach of any major sports team in the city's history.

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