Dynamo wrap up 2011 Winter Showcase

Houston squads finish tournament 3-3

The Houston Dynamo Academy wrapped up the Winter Showcase today at the Premier Sports Complex in Sarasota, Fla. In their only games against an MLS Academy side, the Dynamo U-18s fell 3-1 to Chivas USA and the Dynamo U-16s fell 5-0. Midfielder Christian Diaz (Cy Falls) scored Houston's lone goal on the day.

The games against Chivas were the third for each club in the past four days. The U-18s got the Showcase off on the right foot with back-to-back victories over Pateadores on Friday and Richmond Kickers on Saturday. Forward Manual Chavez (Cy Springs) was the star of the weekend, scoring three goals for Houston in its first two matches.

After falling to Pateadores 2-0 on Friday, the Dynamo U-16s stormed back on Saturday, defeating Richmond Kickers 2-1. Irvin Ramirez (Alief Elsik) and Louis Thomas (Houston Lamar) provided the goals for Houston. The Dynamo were unable to maintain that momentum into the final match of the Showcase, falling 5-0 to Chivas on Monday.

Both squads will return home and have a week off before returning to Texas league action against Lonestar Soccer Club. The 18s will kick off next Saturday at 4 p.m. with the 16s to follow at 6:30 p.m. Both matches will be played at St. Stephen's Episcopal in Austin, Texas.

U-18: Pateadores 1 Houston Dynamo 3
December 2, 2011 -- Premier Sports Complex - Sarasota, FL
USSF Development Academy League -- Winter Showcase

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Manuel Chavez 18
PAT -- Roberto Escudero 33
HOU -- Raymundo Marquez 46
HOU -- Isaiah Noreiga 63

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Fernando Piña, Christian Gonzalez, Bradley Bourgeois, Erick Tello, Alex Ochoa, Jorge Contreras (Ryan Hostak 79), Jorge Andrade (Juan Lopez 68), Raymundo Marquez (Jose Cubillan 76), Christian Diaz, Alan Arellano (Isaiah Noreiga 62), Manuel Chavez (Christian Camera 34).

U-16: Pateadores 2 Houston Dynamo 0
December 2, 2011 -- Premier Sports Complex - Sarasota, FL
USSF Development Academy League -- Winter Showcase

Scoring Summary:
PAT -- Brian Pacheco 14
PAT -- Brian Torres 75

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Carlos Garcia, Scott Brown, Luis Esquivel, Michael Odenigwe (Michael Cusack 61), Matt Alarcon, Irvinn Ramirez, Policarpo Rodriguez (Josue Palomino 60), Trey Richardson (Matt Dorsey 41), Christian Lucatero Elo Ozumba 41), Jose Rodriguez, Louis Thomas (Carlos Ibarra 57).

U-18: Richmond Kickers 0 Houston Dynamo 3
December 3, 2011 -- Premier Sports Complex - Sarasota, FL
USSF Development Academy League -- Winter Showcase

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Manuel Chavez 43
HOU -- Manuel Chavez 70
HOU -- Christian Camera 88

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Fernando Piña, Christian Gonzalez (Jorge Contreras 58), Bradley Bourgeois, Erick Tello, Alex Ochoa, Christian Diaz (Jorge Andrade 63), Juan Lopez, Ryan Hostak, Jose Cubillan, Alan Arellano, Manuel Chavez (Christian Camera 77).

U-16: Richmond Kickers 1 Houston Dynamo 2
December 3, 2011 -- Premier Sports Complex - Sarasota, FL
USSF Development Academy League -- Winter Showcase

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Irvin Ramirez 15
HOU -- Louis Thomas 50
RIC -- Lane Cashin 64

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Carlos Garcia, Scott Brown (Policarpo Rodriguez 66), Luis Esquivel, Michael Odenigwe, Matt Alarcon, Irvin Ramirez, Trey Richardson (Christian Lucatero 60), Michael Cusack (Elo Ozumba 48), Carlos Ibarra (Josue Palomino 63), Jose Rodriguez, Luis Thomas.

U-18: Houston Dynamo 1 Chivas USA 3
December 5, 2011 -- Premier Sports Complex - Sarasota, FL
USSF Development Academy League -- Winter Showcase

U-16: Houston Dynamo 0 Chivas USA 5
December 5, 2011 -- Premier Sports Complex - Sarasota, FL
USSF Development Academy League -- Winter Showcase

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.