Dynamo to host Open Cup game at Robertson
The Houston Dynamo will host a third round match in the Lamar Hunt
U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Robertson Stadium, it was
announced today. The Dynamo will face Miami FC,
which beat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 in extra time Tuesday in the second round at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Tickets for next Tuesday’s match are
available at HoustonDynamo.com or by calling (713) 276-7500. Dynamo season
ticket holders can purchase tickets for a reduced price of $8, and all other
tickets will cost $12. There will be no charge for parking at Tuesday’s game,
and fans will enter on the Scott
St. side of Robertson Stadium.
It is the Dynamo’s first home match
in Open Cup play since 2006, when they reached the semifinals. Houston also reached the semifinals last year
before losing to eventual champion Seattle in overtime.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an
annual single-elimination competition open to all amateur and professional
soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion
for 95 consecutive years dating back to 1914. It is the oldest annual team
tournament in U.S.
sports history and among the oldest soccer tournaments of its type in the
roster has a heavily Brazilian influence, and 21-year-old forward Paulo Araujo
scored four goals in the final 10 minutes of its first-round win. Other notable
players include Houston
product Chris Gbandi, former Dynamo forward Abe Thompson, former D.C. United
star Christian Gomez, and several other former MLS players.
The winner of Tuesday’s game will
advance to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals July 6-7 against an opponent and at
a venue to be announced by U.S. Soccer this week.
The Dynamo return to Major League
Soccer action this Saturday night after a three-week break, hosting the
Colorado Rapids at Robertson Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup
championships in its first four seasons and represented the United States in international
competition in four consecutive years. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.