Carolina Challenge Cup

Houston Dynamo to take part in Carolina Challenge Cup, Desert Friendlies as part of 2015 preseason

Dynamo to compete in Charleston and Tucson in the lead-up to 2015 regular season
Preseason trips
Preseason trips

The Houston Dynamo will compete in the Carolina Challenge Cup and the Desert Friendlies next February as part of the 2015 preseason. This marks the third consecutive year in which the Dynamo will spend a portion of their preseason in Tucson, Arizona and Charleston, South Carolina.

The Desert Friendlies, hosted by PDL club FC Tucson, are held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson. The Dynamo will face the San Jose Earthquakes (Feb. 4), Portland Timbers (Feb. 7) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Feb. 10), with training held throughout the remainder of the trip.

Houston Dynamo complete preseason with 2-0 win over Charleston Battery

Tony Cascio and Giles Barnes cap Dynamo's preseason; finish with 7-3-1 record
Recap: Dynamo 2, Battery 0
Preseason Recap


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The Houston Dynamo wrapped up their 2014 preseason campaign with a 2-0 win over the Charleston Battery of USL Pro in the final game of the Carolina Challenge Cup at Blackbaud Stadium.

As the final tune-up before the MLS regular season opener against the New England Revolution on March 8, two of the primary objectives of the evening were to give starters their longest runout before the real games start, and to come out of the game unscathed and injury-free. The former was accomplished, as the majority of the starting eleven went at least 80 minutes, if not the full 90.

Houston Dynamo, Seattle Sounders draw 1-1 in Carolina Challenge Cup

Brad Davis gets his fourth goal of the spring in penultimate game of preseason
Recap: Dynamo 1, Sounders 1
Preseason Recap


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Brad Davis scored his fourth goal of the preseason in a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C., as part of the Carolina Challenge Cup.

Both teams trotted out strong starting lineups, and the result was a evenly matched battle for most of the night. Seattle started on the front foot for the first ten minutes, but a 14th minute goal from Davis turned the tide in the Dynamo’s favor.

26 February 9:04 am

Steph G checks in from Charleston, S.C., where the Dynamo are wrapping up preseason before the March 8 season opener vs. New England. Get caught up on which guys have made it back onto the pitch and are ready to contribute.

Houston Dynamo fall 2-0 to D.C. United in first game of Carolina Challenge Cup

Jermaine Taylor goes 72 minutes and Andrew Driver makes return in preseason loss
Recap: Dynamo 0, D.C. United 2
Preseason Recap

CHARLESTON, S.C.—The Dynamo dropped their first match of the Carolina Challenge Cup 2-0 to D.C. United on Saturday night. The match was the longest outing of the preseason for Dynamo starters to this point, going 72 minutes as they gear up for the MLS regular season opener against the New England Revolution on March 8.

Houston Dynamo announce 2014 preseason schedule

Houston to compete in Carolina Challenge Cup Feb. 22-Mar. 1
Preseason schedule
Preseason schedule


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The Houston Dynamo announced their 2014 preseason schedule today, with training sessions beginning on Monday, January 27. The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

During preseason, the Dynamo will train and play friendlies in Tucson, Ariz., from February 4-10. The Arizona trip will include games against the Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes and Vancouver Whitecaps. All matches will be played at the Kino Sports Complex.

Houston Dynamo to play in 2014 Carolina Challenge Cup

Dynamo will join D.C. United, Seattle Sounders and Charleston Battery in preseason tournament
2014 Carolina Challenge Cup


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Charleston, SC. - Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo will participate in the Carolina Challenge Cup at Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, SC, February 22 – March 1, 2014.  The Sounders will be joined by current U.S. Open Cup champions D.C. United, MLS’s Seattle Sounders and USL PRO’s Charleston Battery for the 11th edition of the prestigious week-long round-robin tournament.

Charleston Battery defeat Dynamo, 2-1, in Carolina Challenge Cup finale

Giles Barnes scores as Dynamo complete preseason with injury-free finale
Dynamo fall in preseason finale


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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery registered a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night in the Carolina Challenge Cup finale at Blackbaud Stadium. Battery substitute Austin Savage's 76th-minute header was the game-winner as the Dynamo completed their preseason schedule ahead of their March 2 home opener against D.C. United.

Houston closes Challenge Cup with primetime match against Charleston

Dynamo and Battery square off at 5:45 pm on
Dynamo close out CCC
Challenge Cup


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The Dynamo will play their final preseason match when they take on the Charleston Battery in the final match of the 2013 Carolina Challenge Cup. Kickoff is set for 5:45 pm CT at Blackbaud Stadium. The Dynamo are 2-2-1 all-time against Charleston.

Starting lineups

21 February 8:26 am

A huge thank you to the Vancouver Whitecaps who were able to cut a highlight package from yesterday's match at the Carolina Challenge Cup. Will Bruin and Adam Moffat scored second-half goals to lead the Dynamo to a 2-1 victory over the Whitecaps.

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