Dynamo, FC Dallas to square off in Corpus
Houston Dynamo will face in-state rival FC Dallas in a preseason friendly on
February 12 at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, the clubs and Ryan-Sanders
Entertainment announced today. The match will kick off at 2 p.m. and will be
the second soccer match ever played at the home of the Corpus Christi Hooks
Last June 10, the Dynamo played
the first-ever soccer match at Whataburger Field before a capacity crowd of
6,111. Their 2-1 triumph over the Laredo Heat was a banner occasion for
soccer-crazy South Texas and another way to
utilize one of the world’s top minor league sports venues.
The Dynamo captured consecutive
MLS Cup titles in their first two years of existence (2006-07) under head coach
Dominic Kinnear and reached the Western Conference championship game in 2009. The
club will be led in 2011 by three players who competed for the U.S. national
team in 2010: captain and all-time leading scorer Brian Ching, team assist
leader Brad Davis and emerging star Geoff Cameron. Goalkeeper Tally Hall and
center back Bobby Boswell key the defense as the Dynamo play their final season
at Robertson Stadium before moving to a new downtown stadium in 2012.
Established in 1996, FC Dallas
is coming off its most successful campaign. After posting a 12-4-14
regular-season mark, FC Dallas reached the MLS Cup final in a season that also
included a 19-game unbeaten streak. Dallas
is led by MLS Coach of the Year Schellas Hyndman, MLS MVP midfielder David
Ferreira, and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.
Hooks season-ticket holders have an exclusive Dynamo-FC
Dallas ticket-buying window between Wednesday, December 22, at 9 a.m. and
Thursday, January 6, at 5 p.m. Season-ticket holders should call 361-561-HOOK,
visit the Whataburger Field Box Office or log on to whataburgerfield.com. Special
ticket pricing for Hooks season-ticket holders during this period is $18.
General tickets will go on sale to the public beginning on
Friday, January 7, at 9 a.m. Those tickets will cost $20 tickets and can be
purchased at whataburgerfield.com, the Whataburger Field Box Office or by
calling 361-561-HOOK. Tickets will be available the day of the match for $22.
To purchase group tickets (20-ticket minimum) at a discounted rate, contact
Andy Steavens at 361-561-4677.
The Houston Dynamo are a
Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first
five seasons and represented the United States in international competition
four consecutive years from 2007-10. For more information, log on to
www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.
Whataburger Field is utilized by
Hooks Baseball for Texas League action and college and high school games.
Ryan-Sanders Entertainment has presented these events at the venue:
Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and
Friends, John Mellencamp (8/2009)
Top Rank Boxing seven-fight
card with Jerry Belmontes and Brandon Rios (10/2009)
Houston Dynamo vs. Laredo Heat
exhibition soccer (6/2010)
Los Lonely Boys postgame concert
Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling
Ziegfest 2010 (10/2010)