Despite a 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids Academy on Saturday, Dynamo Academy U-18 midfielder Christian Lucatero was named U.S. Soccer Development Academy Player of the Week on Monday.
From the U.S. Soccer release:
"Academy Player of the Week: Christian Lucatero of the Houston Dynamo U-18s received high scout ratings for his performance during the team’s match against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. Lucatero leads the Frontier Division-leading Dynamo with seven goals in 12 games."
The 2-0 defeat was the first defeat for the U-18s since Nov. 15 and ended a five-game winning streak. The U-18s (10-2-1; 31 points) still lead the Frontier Division of the Central Conference by seven points over Texas Rush. Lucatero scored four goals two weekends ago in a two-game sweep of Sporting Kansas City, including a hat trick after entering the game at halftime.
The Dynamo Academy is back in action at Houston Sports Park on Saturday, Jan. 31 against Dallas-based Solar Chelsea SC. The U-18s kick off at 10 a.m., the U-16s start at 12:30 p.m. and the U-14s cap the day at 3 p.m. The Academy U-15s also play at 10 a.m. against Andromeda at Houston Sports Park.
Hear updates from Matt Jordan, Michael Lisch and Zach Steinberger from after Thursday's training session.
The Pulp takes you behind the scenes of the 1st day of 2015 training camp. Hear from Matt Jordan & several fans on their expectations for the upcoming season and what they're looking forward to the most.
Watch as the Dynamo open their 2015 preseason camp at Houston Sports Park.
The offseason is coming to a close, and oh what an offseason it was. Steph G runs down all the changes going on in the Dynamo locker room for 2015.
AUDIO: Listen to interviews with Giles Barnes, Morgan Brian, Zach Steinberger, Owen Coyle and Matt Jordan
Wednesday's episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College, featured a host of interviews with Dynamo and Dash personalities. Giles Barnes joined host Glenn Davis in-studio for 30 minutes and the show included interviews with Dash No. 1 pick Morgan Brian, Dynamo first-round selection Zach Steinberger, as well as Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle and general manager Matt Jordan. Courtesy of Yahoo Sports Radio 1560 AM, enjoy the interviews below. Dynamo All-Access airs on Wednesday's from 7-9 p.m. CT.
Giles Barnes - Part I
Giles Barnes - Part II
A new year and a new era begin on Monday, Jan. 26 when the Dynamo take the pitch for the first time in 2015, and we want you to be a part of it.
Join us at Houston Sports Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday and watch the first training session of the preseason, and the first session under new head coach Owen Coyle. Not only will you be able to watch the entirety of training, but we'll also be giving away Dynamo prizes throughout the morning. Be sure to stick around after practice ends, as Coyle will address the fans and you'll have a chance to interact with some of your favorite Dynamo stars.
Come out and see your favorite players kick off the tenth season in Dynamo history!