Started play in the MASL Division 4
2017 - Wilson Cup Champion
2017 - MASL Division 4 Champion
2018 - MASL Division 3 Runner-up
2019 - MASL Division 2 & 4 Champions
2018 - Dynamo FC '18 (2nd Team)
Check out The Soccer Tavern's video on our club's history. Dave Knittel takes you through our first three seasons as a club.
Ed Johnson's passion for the game has driven him to advance the opportunity for players in central Minnesota by co-founding Dynamo FC. Ed and Eduardo Silva started Dynamo FC in 2017 to give a platform for college, high school, and other aspiring players to play and develop together over the off-season.
Born in Brazil, Eduardo has always had a love for the beautiful game of soccer. He has helped to spread this love to the St. Cloud area by co-founding Dynamo. He believes in a possession-based game, and through his passion has helped Dynamo translate this belief onto the pitch.
2017 - The inaugural season dawned. The team was to play at Whitney Park, Field 12 located on the northside of St. Cloud. Co-head coaches Ed Johnson and Eduardo Silva helped put together an impessive team full of local talent. The team was made up of a core group of players that had played together for most of their youth player careers through the local youth club CMYSA (including Kevin Argueta, Colin Johnson, Leighton Lommel, Alex Keller, and David Verwijs) that had continued to play high level soccer in college for the most part. Sprinkled in with this group were a handful of St. John's University players (notably Thomas Bell, Jose Cabrera) along with a couple top high school age talents (including Uriel Rodriguez and Logan Lommel). The team was young and ambitious.
Not only was the team ambitious, but it achieved. Greatness began on the first match of the season away at Pinecone Park in Sartell where the boys in black and gold netted home 4 to defeat St. Cloud FC 4-1. Throughout the club's inaugural season, Dynamo outscored opponents 78-23 with a record of 20-3-2. The team's attacking prowess earned promotion to MASL Division 3 as well as the Wilson Cup (MASL tournament consisting of teams throughout Division 4-Division 2).
2018 - Interest in the club rose. Official merchandise of scarves, t-shirts, and jerseys soon started to roll out. A second team to also play in the MASL, called Dynamo FC '18, was formed. Most of the players were under 19 years of age (many from Sartell), and this team was used for development and depth.
The '18s ended up 4th in Division 4 just 4 points off of promotion. The team ended with a record of 13-4-1 overall.
The first team had a successful season in getting promoted, but was lackluster in the cup tournaments. A loss away to the eventual MASL Division 3 champions Lions FC 3-1 was to be the difference maker in the title race as Dynamo ended up in 2nd place only 4 points behind Lions FC. Overall, the team accomplished an 18-7-0 record while outscoring opponents 83-37.
2019 - The season began with a rocky start as the first team bowed out of the Minnesota Cup early. After the cup competition, Dynamo dropped losses at home to Lions FC and Scorpions Striekrs FC, but rebounded from these poor performances with a 6 match winning streak that would catapult the boys in black and gold to the Division 2 title as well as to Division 1 for the 2020 season. The team finished with a record of 13-5-2 across all competitions while outscoring opponents 47-29.
Incredibly, the '18s also won their Division with a record of 15-5-0 across all competitions as they outscored opponents 68-37. In the Wilson Cup, they managed a run to the semi-finals, but fell victim to Division 3 champions Camargo FC.
Goals For: 208
Goals Against: 89
Goal Differential: +119
Dynamo FC '18 (2nd Team)
Goals for: 128
Goals against: 64
Goal Differential: +64
A write-up about the club from the city's respected newspaper with player quotes from players Jose Cabrera, Leighton Lommel, Thomas Bell, and Colin Johnson as well as Co-head Coach Eduardo. Written by Tom Elliott.
A great write-up that includes many quotes about our club including those from Co-head Coach Ed Johnson as well as some interviews on video. Great work by Alex Svejkovsky.
Minnesota United FC's SB Nation blog that covers the team came to town to watch a match of ours as well as interview us. We thoroughly appreciated the work done by Ashle Norling.
An incredible article about our uniforms by Dominic Bisogno detailed by Eduardo Silva.