Houston, Laredo will square off in Corpus

Dynamo will play first ever game in Corpus Christi on June 10

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Courtesy Eric Jean

The Houston Dynamo will take on the
Laredo Heat on June 10 in an exhibition match presented by Amigo Energy, it was
announced today. The game will be held at Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus
Christi Hooks, the night before the 2010 FIFA World Cup begins in South Africa.
It will be the Dynamo’s first ever appearance in Corpus Christi.

The match is scheduled to kick off
at 7 p.m., and tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, April 6, at 9 a.m. via ryansandersentertainment.com and the Hooks office at
(361) 561-HOOK. Proceeds from the match benefit the Coastal Bend Youth Soccer
Association. The Dynamo are partnering with Ryan-Sanders Baseball to bring the
match to Whataburger Field. 

The Laredo Heat are a member of the
United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League, a league for competitive
collegiate and amateur players. The Heat have won three of the last five
Mid-South Division titles and took the overall PDL title in 2007, one of three
consecutive appearances in the championship game from 2006-08. The Dynamo and
Heat met last April in a scrimmage, with the Dynamo taking a 4-0 victory.

“We are pleased and proud to
partner with the Dynamo in bringing this historic event to Corpus
Christi and South Texas,” Reid
Ryan, founder and CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, said. “As the first appearance
by an MLS team south of San Antonio, this is a wonderful opportunity for soccer
fans in the region and from across the border to see a major league power from
the nation’s fourth-largest city.”

The Dynamo already have a presence
in South Texas via the Dynamo South Texas Academy, which includes players from
McAllen, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Edinburg, La Joya, Mission, and other
towns throughout the area.

“We’re excited to bring soccer to
the city of Corpus Christi,”
Dynamo President/General Manager Oliver Luck,
said. “As an organization, we always look for opportunities that enable us to
grow the sport, and this game against the Laredo Heat is a great avenue by
which we can showcase the quality of our team to the fans, not only in this
city, but also in the South Texas region. We
look forward to an exciting match against a team which in the past has proven
to be a good opponent.”

The game will mark the first time
Whataburger Field has hosted a soccer match since opening in 2005. Whataburger
Field regularly hosts Texas League action and baseball games at the high school
and collegiate levels. Ryan-Sanders-Ryan, the entertainment arm of
Ryan-Sanders, has also recently brought concerts and boxing matches to the

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The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer franchise
that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first four seasons and
represented the United
States in four consecutive regional
championships. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call
(713) 276-7500.