Former Dynamo midfielder/defender Corey Ashe, who announced his retirement last week, was honored at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston during halftime of last Saturday night’s victory over Columbus Crew. Ashe was a key linchpin in the Dynamo sides that went to 3 MLS Cups between 2007 and 2012. He began his career with the Dynamo in 2007 after being selected in the second round (26th overall) of the MLS Super Draft off a sterling four year career at the University of North Carolina. He was drafted as a midfielder and contributed, mostly off the bench, to the 2007 MLS Cup winning team and the 2008 squad that made the MLS playoffs. He was deputized to play left back to try and contain a rampaging Dane Richards in the first round 2008 loss to New York Red Bulls, one of the most frustrating losses ever suffered by the Dynamo. From that point on he was primarily a left back and started 14 consecutive playoff games between 2011 and 2013 on two teams that made it to 2 MLS Cup’s and one Eastern Conference Championship game. After more than 200 games with Houston, Corey was traded to Orlando City in 2015 and finished his career with Columbus last year.