Spreading the love for the beautiful game since 2002

The Keeper Notes Crew

Jen Cooper

jen• Native Houstonian and publisher of Keeper Notes soccer newsletter since 2002

• Host of the weekly Mixxed Zone WoSo podcast since 2014

• Host of Keeper Notes Soccer Show on YSR 1560, 2012 – 2016

• Broadcast color commentator for Houston Dash home broadcasts, 2014 – 2016

• Co-host of the 2016 and 2017 NWSL college draft broadcasts.

• Hosted first-ever women’s pro soccer games in Houston in 2002 & 2003

• Has traveled to Germany, Mexico, Canada, Poland, Panama, Trinidad, plus Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Denver, Honolulu, KC, LA, NYC, Philly, Portland, San Jose, San Diego & Seattle for the good of (watching) the beautiful game


Dwain Capodice, Dynamo dude & resident legal expert

photo• 3-year Stringer for covering the Houston Dynamo

• Covered the Houston Dynamo since the inaugural season

• Follower of MLS since the very first match

• Former Houston Dynamo Examiner, Contributor to American Soccer News, coverage for Associated Press and Sports Exchange and reigning Houston Dynamo Fan Blogger for the Houston Chronicle

PK Ray Escamilla, podcast producer extraordinatire

Ray• Game day photographer / videographer for the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash

• Has traveled around the world supporting Houston Dynamo, USMNT, USWNT, MexNT including London, Amsterdam, Cancun, and various MLS cities

• Organized the CCL match march in Cancun in 2009

• Keeper Notes social media administrator (Facebook and Twitter)

• Producer of the Howler Magazine’s Mixxed Zone

FMF Rey Gallegos, FMF maven

• Former MLS-basher turned season ticket holder

• Has attended four World Cups (so far): USA 1994, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014

• Admits to attending Houston Hurricanes (NASL), Dynamos (USL) and Hotshots (CISL) matches back in the day

Hal Kaiser, Website editor and Dash beat reporter


Korea Game• Former co-editor of

• One-time resident of (among others): Chicago, New York, Seoul, Singapore, Paris, Brussels, London and Bangkok, closely following footy in each city

• Proud shirt co-sponsor of Scottish lower league side, Haddington Athletic (the Hi-Hi’s)

• Recent convert to the women’s game (from the standpoint of obsessions) and now consistently in debt in order to follow it.


Joe Offebacher, “Der Kommissar” of Houston soccer

Joe• Has followed MLS since first match in 1996 in San Jose

• Lived in Portland and attended Timbers NASL m atches in the 1980s

• Former North American datascout for, a German website covering national teams, domestic leagues and Open Cup

Leo Ponce, Dynamo beat reporter (in memoriam)

Leo• Former co-editor of

• Contributions can be found on SBI Soccer, Total MLS, Last Word on Sports and House of Houston

• Attended multiple USMNT 2014 World Cup Qualifying 2014 World Cup games

• Have traveled to over 20 Houston Dynamo away games and attended soccer matches on three different continents

• Native Houstonian

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