I could sit here and tell you all about how Deric picked up right where he had left off last season and made amazing save after amazing save Saturday night, but really you need to see his performance to get it. Check out this video from the Dynamo highlighting his amazing saves. There could be a Save (or two) of the Week nominee hiding in there somewhere.
Keep your beer cans to yourselves
This is a really simple concept that fans seem to have a hard time with. Don't throw bottles or cans out onto the field. Really don't throw anything out on to the field. It looks bad on the fans, the team and the city and unfortunately all it takes is one stupid fan for it to happen.
Saturday night, a fan threw a Dos Equis can at Kei Kamara during the Dynamo game against the Crew and Sunday Orlando City supporters were throwing bottles and cans during their match against New York City FC.
I understand not liking a player or a call on the field, but it doesn't give fans the right to behave that way and trust me the league and the team isn't going to like it. They have no problem punishing supporter groups for lesser offenses like with L.A. supporters, Angel City Brigade. They are currently under sanction for throwing streamers onto the field during the MLS Cup final last season.
Houston Dash kick of preseason training on Monday and fans are invited to attend. The team was forced to cancel Dash Day on Sunday due to inclement weather.
You can watch training from 10am CT to Noon at Houston Sporting Park.
Cam Weaver retires
Former Houston Dynamo player Cam Weaver announced his retirement from soccer on Instagram over the weekend. Weaver started his career in the USL with the Seattle Sounders before heading to Norway. Upon returning to the United States he joined the San Jose Earthquakes and was traded to the Houston Dynamo in 2009. After the Dynamo declined the option on his contract after the 2013 he returned to the Seattle Sounders. Weaver played in 93 MLS games during his career and scored 13 goals.
As some of you know, I've decided to call it a day on my soccer career. It's been a great ride and I've met some amazing people along the way. The experiences that my wife @estrellaweaver and I were blessed with will be cherished forever. 9 professional seasons from Seattle-Norway-San Jose-Houston-Seattle. I was fortunate to start and end my career in my hometown of Seattle (via Kent). I love this area and am excited to raise my little boy Bastian the same way I was raised. I have to say thanks to all my former teammates, coaches, and staff who have helped me along the way. My family has always been behind me and the sometimes hard decisions and sacrifices professional athletes make. I will be forever in debt. And to any fans out there who cheered for our team, I salute you. Starting today I will be a fan myself. Go @soundersfc #seattlelove #nwlife