Houston to compete in Carolina Challenge Cup Feb. 16-23
HOUSTON, TX (Friday, December 14, 2012) — The Houston Dynamo announced their 2013 preseason schedule today, with training sessions beginning on Monday, January 21. The schedule is tentative and subject to change.
During preseason, the Dynamo will train and play friendlies in Tucson, Ariz., from January 29 – February 2. The Arizona trip will include games against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes. All matches will be played at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson.
In addition to the friendlies in Arizona, the Dynamo will travel to Charleston, S.C., to participate in the Carolina Challenge Cup. The Dynamo have a 4-0-2 record all-time in the preseason tournament, having won the Cup in 2006 and 2007. Rounding out the Carolina Challenge Cup field are MLS sides Chicago Fire and Vancouver Whitecaps and USL Pro and host club Charleston Battery.
The Dynamo will open preseason with a scrimmage against the Dynamo Academy, presented by Statoil, on Thursday, Jan. 24. Other games against local-area clubs will be announced at a later date. All home matches and Houston-based training sessions will take place at the Houston Amateur Sports Park.
The Dynamo’s preseason game schedule currently stands as follows:
Thu, Jan. 24
Scrimmage vs. Dynamo Academy
Tue, Jan. 29
Scrimmage vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Thu, Jan. 31
Scrimmage vs. Colorado Rapids
Sat, Feb. 2
Scrimmage vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Sat, Feb. 16
Carolina Challenge Cup vs. Chicago Fire
Wed, Feb. 20
Carolina Challenge Cup vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Sat, Feb. 23
Carolina Challenge Cup vs. Charleston Battery
2013 Houston Dynamo full season ticket packages are on sale now for as low as $400, with partial season ticket packages starting at $115. In addition, the Dynamo are offering a new Family Season Ticket Package for the 2013 season. For every full price adult season ticket purchased for $400, you can purchase an additional season ticket for a child 10 years or younger for just $200, located in the Texas Children’s Health Plan Family Section. There are a limited number of seats allocated for this program. To purchase your package or for more information on 2013 season tickets call (713) 276-GOAL.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON DYNAMO
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships and four conference championships in its first seven seasons and qualified to represent the United States in international competition six times, including the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League. The team currently trains in the Methodist Champions’ Field at Houston Amateur Sports Park (HASP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas. The Houston Dynamo play at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.