Dynamo Academy kicks off Dallas Cup on Sunday

Dynamo U14s, U16s, U18s and South Texas Academy to participate in international tournament

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Courtesy Jim Fallon

A week after the Dynamo went to Frisco for the annual Texas Derby, the Dynamo Academy, presented by Statoil, will make the trek up I-45 for the annual Dallas Cup, an international competition featuring the top clubs from around the world.

The two-time champion Dynamo Academy will send four teams to the Dallas Cup: U-18s, U-16s, U-14s and a team from the Dynamo South Texas Academy.

With a month off before their next league game, the Dynamo Academy squads will look to use the Dallas Cup matches to not only leave a mark on the international scene, but to stay fresh for the home stretch of the season.

The Dynamo U-16s enter the Dallas Cup in first place in the USSDA Frontier Division with a 15-3-1 record. The Dynamo U-18s are tied for second in their division with an 11-4-4 and a 1.95 points per game average.

Due to age requirements, the Dynamo Academy team competing in the U-15 age group is a mix of U-14 and U-15 players.

Each team will play three group games, with the winner of each group advancing to the quarterfinals.

The Dynamo have twice won a championship at the Dallas Cup. In 2010, current Duquesne forward Isaiah Noreiga scored two goals in the championship game to give the U-16s the title. In 2008, the Dynamo U-19s defeated IMG Academy 2-1 to bring home the title back to Houston.

Dates Match Time (CT)
U-15 Age Group
3/24 - Sun Houston Dynamo U-14 vs. Universidad de Monterrey (MEX) 1:30 pm
3/25 - Mon Houston Dynamo U-14 vs. Juventus Heat (CAN) 12 pm
3/27 - Wed Houston Dynamo U-14 vs. IMG Academy (FL) 10 am
U-17 Age Group
3/24 - Sun Houston Dynamo U-16 vs. Academiavenezolano de Futbol (VEN) 1:30 pm
3/25 - Mon Houston Dynamo U-16 vs. LVSA Red (NV) 1 pm
3/27 - Wed Houston Dynamo U-16 vs. TSF Ginga (NJ) 10 am
U-19 Age Group
3/24 - Sun Houston Dynamo U-18 vs. Towers Football Academy (GRB) 9:30 am
3/25 - Mon Houston Dynamo U-18 vs. C.F. San Nicolas (MEX) 6 pm
3/27 - Wed Houston Dynamo U-18 vs. Pateadores (CAS) 12 pm
U-19 Age Group
3/24 - Sun Houston Dynamo STX Academy vs. Central California Blues (CAS) 1:30 pm
3/25 - Mon Houston Dynamo STX Academy vs. Chargers SC (FL) 2 pm
3/27 - Wed Houston Dynamo STX Academy vs. Ajax FC Gunners (CND) 4 pm