Houston Dynamo History

Top Houston Dynamo goalkeepers of all time

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Chicago Fire v Houston Dynamo
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The Houston Dynamo have always found a way to find strong goalkeepers. For much of their 16 year history in the Bayou City, they have seldom had to search for someone to mind the nets. Here is a look at the all-time three best goalies in Houston Dynamo history.

Ema Boateng, Joe Willis
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3. Joe Willis 2015-2019 Record: 28W-41D-31L 14 CS Willis is one the more underrated keepers in Major League soccer. At nearly every stop along his 11 and a half year career, he has had to prove he deserved to be the starter. He came to Houston via trade in 2014 and was Tyler Deric's back-up. despite serving as the back-up in 2016, he posted five clean sheets in 26 appearances and was named the Dynamo Defensive Player of the Year. In 2017, he began the season on the injury list, returned to start seven games before Deric was named the starter again. Eventually personal trouble would end Deric's season and Willis would help guide the team to the Western Conference Finals. In 2018, he was once again expected to be the back-up but worked his way into the starting keeper's job and manned the pipes as Houston won its first ever Gold Cup. He was the first choice keeper in 2019 but ended up on a rollercoaster ride with Deric once again.

Tally Hall
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2. Tally Hall 2009-2014 Record: 49W-38D-43L 35CS Hall served as the understudy to current Houston Dynamo GM Pat Onstad. In 2011, he was handed the job as the team's number one keeper. Over the next four seasons Hall would rewrite, the Dynamo record books. He currently holds the record for most clean sheets (12) in a season, the franchise record for consecutive starts (57), the most career clean sheets (5) in the postseason, the lowest postseason goals against average (0.91) and an MLS record of 18 consecutive saves during the 2011 run to the championship game. The two-time MLS All-Star led Houston to two MLS Cup Finals during his tenure. At one point he started 101 of 102 matches and is the only keeper in Dynamo history to score a goal.

Jeff Cunningham, Pat Onstad
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1. Pat Onstad 2006-2010 Record: 53W-42D-40L 37CS The current GM and greatest keeper in Houston Dynamo history is now charged with returning the team to its glory years when he was the man between the pipes. Onstad led the Dynamo to two MLS Cup championships during the team's first two years in Houston. In five seasons with the club, he posted a 1.15 goals against average with a record 37 clean sheets. He also holds the club record for most wins (53). He logged more than 12,000 minute in 136 starts for Houston. Both of those also franchise records. He was named to the Canadian soccer Hall of Fame in 2015.

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