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Dynamo learn schedule for CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals series against Santos Laguna

Dynamo to host first leg of home-and-home series on March 5

HOUSTON, TX (Wednesday, December 19, 2012) — The Houston Dynamo learned the schedule for their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals series with Santos Laguna of Mexico as CONCACAF announced the schedule today. The home-and-home aggregate series will begin with the first leg at 7 p.m. CT on March 5 at BBVA Compass Stadium and conclude with the second leg on March 13 at Estadio Corona in Torreón, Mexico.

Tickets for the home match are included in Dynamo full season ticket packages. Individual tickets will go on sale in January but can be purchased now through full season and partial season ticket packages.

The Dynamo advanced to the quarterfinals by winning Group 3 of the Champions League, posting a 2-0-2 record in group play. It is Houston’s first quarterfinals appearance since 2009. The Dynamo have twice advanced to the tournament semifinals, in 2007 and 2008, when it was known as the Champions Cup.

Santos Laguna progressed to the quarterfinals after winning Group 1 in dominant fashion, winning all four group stage games with a +12 goal differential (13 GF, 1 GA). The Mexican club reached the 2012 Champions League Finals and fell to C.F. Monterrey, 3-2, in the aggregate series.

Santos Laguna, based in Torreón, Mexico, features U.S. men’s national team forward Hercules Gomez, Mexico international striker Oribe Peralta and Mexican national team goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez. Los Guerreros captured the Mexican League’s 2012 Clausura (Spring) championship.

The quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals, which begin April 2-4. The winner of the CONCACAF Champions League will qualify for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, to be held in December 2013 in Morocco.

Full season ticket packages are on sale 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.

2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

Houston Dynamo schedule

Date

Opponent

Location

Time (CT)

3/5/13

vs. Santos Laguna

BBVA Compass Stadium

7 p.m.

3/13/13

at Santos Laguna

Estadio Corona

7 p.m.

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.

ABOUT CONCACAFCONCACAF (The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) is one of six continental confederations of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and serves as the governing body of football in this part of the world. It is composed of 40 national associations, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Surinam and French Guyana in the south.

-Forever Orange

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