The Houston Dynamo earned a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Thursday night in a preseason scrimmage at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz. Dynamo trialist Calum Elliot scored the game-winning goal just 63 seconds into the match on a setup from rookie Jason Johnson.
The Dynamo traveled to Tucson, Ariz. on Monday morning to begin the first of two preseason trips. The club will also visit Charleston, S.C. for the Carolina Challenge Cup Feb. 16-23.
This trip includes three scrimmages against MLS competition beginning Tuesday afternoon (3 p.m. MT, 4 p.m CT) against the San Jose Earthquakes. The Dynamo face the Colorado Rapids on Thursday and the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday before flying back to Houston on Sunday morning.
The Houston Dynamo secured a 3-0 win over the Dynamo Academy on Thursday afternoon at Methodist Champions Field at Houston Amateur Sports Park. Jermaine Taylor, Cam Weaver and Warren Creavalle each scored for the Dynamo in the club’s first scrimmage of the 2013 preseason.
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.
The Eastern Conference champion Houston Dynamo are among the eight teams competing at the 2012 Disney Pro Soccer Classic, to be held in February at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Houston joins host Orlando City, MLS clubs Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps, Montreal Impact, and FC Dallas; and Swedish club BK Hacken in the eight-team field - twice as many as a year ago.