Steph chats with fans and Tally Hall at Lucky's Pub as the USA's amazing World Cup run comes to a heartbreaking end vs. Belgium.
Wow, what a fantastic World Cup so far for the U.S.A. and for our friend Brad “Bradzil” Davis. For the first time ever, the U.S. qualified for the knockout stage for the second consecutive World Cup, and for the first time ever, a Houston Dynamo player started for the US in a World Cup game. Fantastic.
We at Dynamo Charities are right there with the team – combining with the Houston SPCA on “World Pup”, hosting viewing parties to collect toys for B.I.G. Love Cancer Care, working with Tommy Bahama’s Woodlands and Woodlands Shooting Stars Special Olympics for the Ninth Annual Island Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament just this past Monday.
In addition to more viewing parties, the next big Dynamo Charities event is the annual Armed Forces Appreciation Night supporting Brad and Tally’s Banded Brigade. You can purchase and donate tickets to the event here that come with the official Banded Brigade tshirt as a thank you – plus everlasting thanks from those service men and women that get to attend the Dynamo game due to your generosity. You also have the ability to bid on signed items from Brad and Tally – including Brad’s U.S. Men’s National Team Centennial Jersey – autographed by the World Cup man himself. The auction is open now, bid at auctions.houstondynamo.com.
Dynamo Charities and Brian Ching dedicated the second House that Ching Built on June 20th for the Garcia-Andrade family. We are only a few thousand dollars away from having raised enough money for a third House that Ching Built Habitat for Humanity house – we WILL raise the needed money and are planning to do the next one in early 2015. We also combined with BBVA Compass and the Houston Dash for a Build a Better Houston project along with Rebuilding Together Houston. And our annual Bald is Beautiful event meant lovely hairdos for several of the players and Theron Enns, the Dynamo athletic trainer, as well as yours truly. We did not break the world record at the shave event at the game, but next year….
Lastly for now, we have the annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup on Saturday July 26th against Aston Villa, an English club with a very long history. Villa recently signed Joe Cole, a past England international player, and will prove a good test for the Dynamo. Tickets are available now, and we will be announcing some Dynamo Charities events leading into the match as well.
Go behind the scenes of the Dynamo's Open Cup loss to FC Dallas with Dynamo TV.
Steph chats with Tally Hall, Giles Barnes, Sebastian Salazar and a bunch of people skipping work about Thursday's USA match with Germany
Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis is back on the air tonight with a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College. The show will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM from 7-9 p.m.
Glenn will be joined in studio by Dash goalkeeper Bianca Henninger and feature interviews with Dynamo players Corey Ashe and Omar Cummings.
Call in and give Glenn your thoughts on the Dynamo, Dash and more.
The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.
Brad Davis, Jermaine Jones, Aron Johannson and Brad Guzan already have one championship in hand while in Brazil: USMNT soccer tennis champions. Could we see Davis and Guzan team up to challenge the indominatable soccer tennis duo of Dominic Kinnear and Steve Ralston when Guzan and Aston Villa come to town on July 26?
Steph brings you the sights from Sunday's USA vs. Portugal viewing party at Lucky's Pub in EaDo. There's convertibles, face paint, sparkle wigs, Dynamo and Dash players. The usual.