Dominic Kinnear has coached his last home game at BBVA Compass stadium. The fans sent him out with a tribute and the hashtag #ThanksDom. The hashtag gained enough traction that it was trending in Houston for a while.
Sat here many a time and talked with Dominic before a match. Will do it one final time tonight. #ThanksDom. pic.twitter.com/mDV5JK1OGf— Chris Canetti (@ChrisCanetti) October 16, 2014
I'm going to miss the sideline rants and the legendary late season miracles. #ThanksDom #ForeverOrange— Dustin Hopson (@DustinClint) October 16, 2014
Dom has done so much for my team @HoustonDynamo . I just may cry tonight. #ThanksDom #ForeverOrange— Dianne (@dynamogal) October 16, 2014
Ahead of Thursday night's game Dom took his usual quick lap around the field.
Dom's final @houstondynamo pre-game lap #ThanksDom #hyperlapse http://t.co/ueXI2Wc3Cm— Kristen Gambetta (@kgambetta) October 16, 2014
The pre-game job is something Kinnear has done for awhile.
#tbt #ThankYouDom. Pregame 2012, Dom ran a few laps before the players took the field. #ForeverOrange @HoustonDynamo pic.twitter.com/lFlq9Dnop8— Michael J Cox (@Michaelcx) October 16, 2014
The team handed out mini-posters for the evening in celebration on Kinnear. In the 9th minute of Thursday night's game against New England the team had organized a TiFo for fans to hold up-signs with '#ThanksDom' on them.
Loving these banners! #theDOMinator #ThanksDom pic.twitter.com/HfZOJK3997— BBVA Compass Stadium (@BBVACompassStdm) October 17, 2014
Dom came into the supporters section to play cowbell #HoustonDynamo #ThanksDom @ BBVA Compass Houston… http://t.co/WmkGlzHebK— Josh Higgins (@JoshRyanDesign) October 17, 2014
@HoustonDynamo #ThanksDom pic.twitter.com/VSavUkNNfm— Martin Guardiola (@Guardiola79) October 17, 2014
After the game there was a ceremony thanking Kinnear for his time in Houston. With Sebastian Salazar MCing the ceremony, Brian Ching and Brad Davis both gave speeches about Kinnear. Both players gave great and touching speeches but it was Brad Davis who had the line of the night.
"I think you'd be upset if we didn't say I hope we kick your ass when we play against you." said Davis.
Thank you Dom! pic.twitter.com/8qofmmPCFY— Keeper Notes (@keepernotes) October 17, 2014
After being given a cowboy hat, Texas flag and BBQ sauce, Kinnear took over the mic to thank everyone from his staff to players to the schools that his kids attended.
He ended the evening by leading fans in the Dyna-Mo chant.