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Major League Soccer announces 2013 Houston Dynamo schedule

Eastern Conference Champions to host D.C. United on March 2 in season opener

HOUSTON, TX (Wednesday, January 9, 2013) — Major League Soccer announced the 2013 league schedule on Wednesday, including the Houston Dynamo’s 34-game slate for its eighth season in Houston. The Dynamo will play 17 regular season home games in addition to at least three CONCACAF Champions League matches.

The 2012 Eastern Conference champions open their season on Saturday, March 2 with a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference Championship against D.C. United at 7 p.m. at BBVA Compass Stadium. The match will be broadcast nationally on the NBC Sports Network.

“We faced a very tough schedule in 2012 due to the stadium opening in May,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. “This year is a much better situation, and I am very pleased with the schedule. It is more balanced with games spread out over time and fewer mid-summer dates. I think it works well for the team and the fans.”

The Dynamo carry a 25-game regular season home unbeaten streak (30 games in all competitions) into 2013, the second-longest streak in league history.

Houston will be featured on national television 13 times in 2013; including three games on the NBC Sports Network, three games on ESPN2, one match on ESPN, five matches on UniMás (Spanish), and the Oct. 27 season finale at D.C. United on NBC.

The home schedule includes two games with Eastern Conference rival Sporting Kansas City (May 12 and Oct. 9) and two games against the New York Red Bulls (Sept. 8 and Oct. 20). Another 2012 Eastern Conference playoff team, the Chicago Fire, will visit Houston twice in 2013 (April 14 and July 27).

The 2013 BBVA Compass Stadium home schedule also features the 2012 MLS Supporters’ Shield winning San Jose Earthquakes (March 30). The home slate includes the following Western Conference opponents: Vancouver Whitecaps, Colorado Rapids, Seattle Sounders and Chivas USA.

The Dynamo will conclude the home schedule with a three-game homestand against Eastern Conference foes – Oct. 4 vs. Montreal, Oct. 9 vs. Kansas City and Oct. 20 vs. New York – before the season finale at D.C. United on Oct. 27.

Major League Soccer will continue to play an unbalanced schedule in 2013. The Dynamo will play each Western Conference team once, seven Eastern Conference teams three times and two Eastern Conference teams (Toronto FC and Philadelphia Union) twice.

While single game tickets are not yet available, fans can purchase tickets to all games via Dynamo season tickets, with 10-game and 5-game plans also available. Full-season ticket packages are 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.

Houston Dynamo – 2013 MLS Schedule

All times CT. (Local TV to be announced at a later date.)

______Date Opponent Time (p.m.) TV­­­­­­___­­­­­­­

Saturday, March 2

D.C. United

7:00

NBCSN

Sunday, March 17

at FC Dallas

12:00

ESPN2

Saturday, March 23

Vancouver Whitecaps

7:30

Local

Saturday, March 30

San Jose Earthquakes

7:30

Local

Saturday, April 6

at Portland Timbers

9:30

Local

Sunday, April 14

Chicago Fire

4:00

UniMás

Saturday, April 20

at Toronto FC

3:30

Local

Sunday, April 28

Colorado Rapids

4:00

UniMás

Sunday, May 5

at LA Galaxy

10:00

ESPN2

Wednesday, May 8

at D.C. United

6:30

Local

Sunday, May 12

Sporting Kansas City

3:00

ESPN

Saturday, May 18

New England Revolution

7:30

Local

Sunday, May 26

at Sporting Kansas City

3:00

NBCSN

Saturday, June 1

at Columbus Crew

6:30

Local

Wednesday, June 19

at Montreal Impact

6:30

Local

Saturday, June 22

Toronto FC

8:00

Local

Sunday, June 30

at New York Red Bulls

1:00

ESPN2

Saturday, July 6

Philadelphia Union

8:00

Local

Saturday, July 13

at New England Revolution

6:30

Local

Saturday, July 27

Chicago Fire

7:00

NBCSN

Saturday, Aug. 3

Columbus Crew

8:00

Local

Saturday, Aug. 10

at Real Salt Lake

8:30

Local

Saturday, Aug. 17

Seattle Sounders FC

8:00

Local

Saturday, Aug. 24

at Montreal Impact

6:30

Local

Sunday, Sept. 1

at Chicago Fire

4:00

UniMás

Wednesday, Sept. 4

at Columbus Crew

6:30

Local

Sunday, Sept. 8

New York Red Bulls

4:00

UniMás

Saturday, Sept. 14

at Philadelphia Union

6:30

Local

Saturday, Sept. 21

Chivas USA

7:30

Local

Saturday, Sept. 28

at New England Revolution

6:30

Local

Friday, Oct. 4

Montreal Impact

7:30

Local

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Sporting Kansas City

7:30

Local

Sunday, Oct. 20

New York Red Bulls

4:00

UniMás

Sunday, Oct. 27

at D.C. United

12:30

NBC

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.

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