Dynamo Charities Cup to take place June 19

Dynamo will host Salvadoran club Águila at Robertson Stadium in second annual event

The second annual Dynamo Charities Cup will take place on Saturday, June 19, at Robertson Stadium and feature the Houston Dynamo hosting Salvadoran side Club Deportivo Águila, it was announced today.

VIDEO: Charities Cup announcement

The Dynamo Charities Cup, an annual event bringing prominent international teams to Houston to raise money for charity, began last year when the Dynamo beat Mexican club Monterrey 2-1. This year, the Dynamo will welcome Águila from San Miguel, El Salvador. Águila finished second during the regular season in the Salvadoran Primera División’s Clausura tournament with a 7-1-10 record and will play the first leg of its semifinal series on Saturday against Vista Hermosa.

One of the most successful teams in Salvadoran history, Águila won the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup in 1976 and ranks second in league history with 14 championships. Nine players on its current roster have represented El Salvador internationally.

A portion of the proceeds from the match will go to Dynamo Charities, the charitable arm of the Houston Dynamo. Dynamo Charities’ 2010 programs include Soccer for Success, Pass it Back, Tickets for a Cause, The House That Ching Built, and Kicks for Kids.

The match is part of the Dynamo’s 2010 season ticket package, and tickets are currently available by calling (713) 276-7500. Tickets will go on sale at HoustonDynamo.com next week.

ABOUT THE HOUSTON DYNAMO

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

ABOUT DYNAMO CHARITIES

Dynamo Charities is the charitable arm of the Houston Dynamo. It believes in using the power of the Dynamo and the sport of soccer to support our community. Dynamo Charities enhances lives through a variety of programs and initiatives. It uses the Dynamo and the sport of soccer to provide opportunities in education, health, wellness and physical fitness, strengthening communities through the promotion of volunteerism and community involvement, providing well-equipped and updated soccer fields to impoverished areas, scholarship funds, and other benevolent programs.