Every year that Hair Balls does a season preview on the Houston Dynamo, footy aficionados always complain and moan about the same things: why didn't the front office bring in a star player, is this team aging before our eyes, blah, blah, blah.
Photo by Danny Lopez Good or bad, Dynamo are the San Antonio Spurs of MLS.
For starters, the average age on the Dynamo for 2014 is 25 years old. As for the lack of star players - the Dynamo will tell you they play more as a team.
Generally speaking, you have to give the club the benefit of the doubt since the Dynamo have appeared in the Eastern Conference Finals in each of the past three seasons.