Dynamo Academy kicks off Dallas Cup on Sunday
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.
|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|