Residential Camp - Day 5

Youth ASG and closing ceremonies highlight Day 5

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Photo Credit: 
Michael Fasching / Houston Dynamo

Day five of the Houston Dynamo
Residential Elite Camp presented by Statoil began with the announcement of the
all-star roster for the younger campers 7v7 all-star game. After breakfast the
futsal finals began. Paraguay, consisting of campers Renado Torquato, Tristan
Gonzalez, and Sterling Noreiga emerged as the futsal world cup champions for
the week, knocking off South Korean.

A street soccer tournament was held
after the futsal tournament as parents emerged to watch the final games of the
camp. The 7v7 all-star game brought a younger all-star champion to the camp and
the parents and players made their way to the auditorium at Our Lady of the
Lake University for the closing ceremonies.

Houston Dynamo Youth Development
director, James Clarkson, conducted the ceremony, issuing out awards for
categories such as goal of the week, save of the week, futsal champions and
street soccer champions. The ceremony was concluded with Garrett Welch
receiving the camp MVP award.

After the ceremonies, the campers
made their way back to the dorms with their parents to check out and head home.
The residential camp surely set the level for the camps in the future. The
coaching staff agreed that there was a tremendous level of play and development
throughout the week. The Dynamo staff is looking forward to the rest of the
camps throughout the summer as well as future residential camps.

The Houston Dynamo would like to
thank Our Lady of the Lake University and the entire staff for their tremendous
hospitality and service throughout the week. Without their help this camp would
not have been possible.