Dynamo to host Monterrey on Sept. 4
The Houston Dynamo will host Mexican powerhouse Monterrey, the defending
CONCACAF Champions League winners, in a friendly at Robertson Stadium on Sunday,
September 4, the clubs announced today. The match will be the second in the last
three seasons between the clubs; Houston beat
Monterrey 2-1 in
the 2009 Dynamo Charities Cup. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Monterrey has won two of the
last four Mexican league championships and won the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions
League title, beating Major League Soccer’s Real Salt
Lake 3-2 on aggregate in
the championship, played over two legs. By virtue of that victory, Rayados will
compete in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup for the first time in club history.
Coached by the experienced Victor Manuel Vucetich, Monterrey is led by
forwards Aldo de Nigris and Humberto Suazo.
The Dynamo are 7-7-4 all-time against Mexican clubs and
7-4-3 at home, including wins over Club America, Pachuca,
Atlante, and Puebla. The match will be the Dynamo’s second
international friendly of the year, following the July 20 Dynamo Charities Cup
against Bolton Wanderers. Tickets for the match are already included in Dynamo season ticket packages.
“We always enjoy playing against teams from
Mexico,” Dynamo head coach Dominic
Kinnear said. “Monterrey is one of the more
celebrated teams in Mexico,
especially over the last couple of years, and they have great players and a
great following here in Houston. We played them two years ago in the
Charities Cup and had a great game, and we’re looking forward to another one in
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26.
Ticket prices range from $24 to $78. Group ticket discounts are also available
through the Dynamo offices. For more information, call (713) 276-GOAL or log on
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.