Over 140 young women from the Houston area and beyond descended upon Houston Sports Park to showcase their abilities in front of Randy Waldrum and Brian Ching in the hopes of earning a preseason roster spot for the inaugural season of the Dash.
The Houston Dynamo are excited to provide opportunities to players outside of the Houston area. The Gonzales Soccer Club in Gonzales, LA, will be the first club in Louisiana to host a Houston Dynamo camp on February 22 and 23 2014.
The weekend camp is for boys and girls of all ability levels from age’s five to twelve. The camp will help to develop skills, connect players to Dynamo and grow the game of soccer. The camp curriculum will be based on age-appropriate training guidelines and will promote ball mastery and familiarity with the “Dynamo Way” through small-sided games and other challenging formats.
When speaking about the camp, Senior Staff Coach Josh Saboe said, “We're very excited to expand our reach outside of the immediate Houston area. Regardless of their location, every kid should have the chance to connect with an MLS team. This is a great step forward in providing that opportunity to these players.”
Each camp registration includes a Houston Dynamo training top, a Houston Dynamo soccer ball, and a companion ticket to a Houston Dynamo soccer game. The Houston Dynamo will also be providing Gonzales S.C. coaches a Friday night clinic to come and observe a Houston Dynamo training session.
The camp registration costs $175/player and is open until February 21. To register for the camp, visit houstondynamo.sportssignup.com.
For general inquiries on all Dynamo Youth Programs, please email email@example.com or call 713-433-3967.
Defender of the Year, Ironman of the Year, Play of the Year. Tack on ESPN Sport Science Newton Award winner to list growing list of accolades for Dynamo right back Kofi Sarkodie. Sarkodie was honored for "Outstanding Reaction" for his double save at D.C. United at the inaugural awards ceremony.
If you missed the show on Sunday, it will re-air this Saturday on ABC. Check his trophy and interviews from the ceremony below:
— Kofi Sarkodie (@KofiSarkodie8) February 17, 2014
Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis! Glenn will have Jermaine Taylor, Omar Cummings and Jason Johnson in studio for a special Jamaican roundtable discussion, as the three Dynamo Reggae Boyz discuss the game and their homeland.
Tune in and give Glenn a call with your thoughts!
Tonight's episode airs from 7-9 p.m. and can be heard on the radio on 97.5 FM or online at www.espn975.com.
The call-in number for the show is 713-780-3776.
Oh what a year…
First off I want to express my thanks and appreciation to all those that helped make 2013 the best year yet for Dynamo Charities—with a very special thank you to Nancy and Tom who have elected to leave the board after many years of strong service. We miss you already, but know that you are still supporting us and the Houston community in many ways.
2014 is going to be, well, awesome! We can still use volunteers for next week’s House that Ching Built. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get specific information on how to register. We really need support Monday through Thursday (Friday and Saturday are full). Thanks to those that have committed to help! Come support Brian as he and his many friends build a second Habitat for Humanity house.
Still want more to make 2014 awesome … okay. Want to play golf and have a fantastic Tommy Bahama dinner? April seems like a good month for that. Need a haircut? I am thinking May is perfect timing to get a real short haircut to prepare for the usual Houston summer heat. June and July includes the World Cup from Brazil (and we all know who will win it, we probably just don’t all agree on the same who…) and Dynamo Charities will again bring you Brad and Tally’s Banded Brigade and our annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup game. In August, you will find out the name of Will Bruin’s puppy! September is usually a great time to come ride your bikes with us and October you can help Soccer Kick Cancer! We will provide more details around dates and times, and we will have additional events and even some surprises as we get further into the year. You may also catch more information on our events on The Pulp; stay tuned…
I need to ask something of you. Dynamo Charities need you to #GetInvolved. Whether it be by participating in an event, volunteering for an event or sponsoring an event, we can do so much more for the Houston community when you (the Dynamo faithful) step up and #GetInvolved. We also ask that you get your friends and family involved. Coming out to ride with us, bring your son or daughter and ride the 10 mile route. Coming to a celebrity pour, bring your office mates. We will soon announce how to let us know that you are interested in volunteering, and then we will provide you opportunities to help us give back to the Houston community. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a particular event by partnering with Dynamo Charities, please drop me an email at email@example.com
So here we go! Come join us, come make this year your year to #GetInvolved!
Listen in as Andrew Driver and Becky Edwards speak with Glenn Davis on Dynamo All-Access last night on Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM.
You may remember this nifty little double save from Kofi Sarkodie against D.C. United:
ESPN remembered it too, and for it Kofi has been nominated for "Outstanding Reaction" at the inaugural Sport Science Newton Awards. The Dynamo right back will be up against Jose Fernandez (Miami Marlins), Bryan Brothers (tennis), Tony Stewart (NASCAR) and Tuuka Rask (Boston Bruins).
Catch Kofi on ESPN this Sunday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. CT, or watch the re-air on ABC next Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. CT.
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.
Listen in as Glenn talks with Dynamo midfielder Andrew Driver, president Chris Canetti, Dash midfielder Becky Edwards and more. Call in and give Glenn your thoughts on the pairing and your expectations for the upcoming season!
The call-in number for the show is 713-439-1560.