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.
The Dynamo completed the 2014 preseason with a 2-0 win over the Charleston Battery on Saturday night. The victory capped a dizzying stretch of 11 preseason games in 32 days in preparation for the regular season, set to begin on Saturday as the Dynamo host the New England Revolution at BBVA Compass Stadium.
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.
The Houston Dynamo’s to-do list this preseason is short. At the top of that list, however, is filling the void left in the middle of their backline, and there are two players vying for the job with a familiar connection.
Barnes scores pair as Houston Dynamo roll to 4-1 win against new USL PRO affiliate Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Giles Barnes scored two goals and Tony Cascio and Omar Cummings each added a goal as the Houston Dynamo rolled to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in a preseason scrimmage on Wednesday at Methodist Champions Field at Houston Sports Park.
Omar Cummings saved the best for last in his first season with the Houston Dynamo – but not by choice.
The journey to another MLS Cup has begun.
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Goals from Brad Davis and Sito Seoane lifted the Houston Dynamo to a 2-0 win over Southern Methodist University in a preseason scrimmage Saturday morning at Methodist Champions Field at Houston Sports Park.
Tony Cascio became the forgotten man in Colorado in 2013. After a promising rookie season, a slow start and inconsistency forced the winger to fall to the back of the pack and watch as the Rapids made a run to the playoffs.