Dynamo Academy past and present set to face off in Alumni Game

Dynamo U-18s will face Academy Alumni, coached by Dominic Kinnear, at HSP on Friday

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Anthony Vasser / Houston Dynamo

For the sixth year in a row, former members of the Dynamo Academy will return to their beginnings to face off against the Dynamo Academy U-18s, presented by Statoil, in the annual Dynamo Academy Alumni Game.

The Alumni will feature first team All-MAC goalkeeper Fernando Pina of Akron and third team All-Conference USA defender Bradley Bourgeois along with other former Academy standouts such as Christian Gonzalez, Christian Diaz and Abe Matamoros. The alumni will be coached by Dynamo first team head coach Dominic Kinnear, giving him and his staff a front-row view of how these players have developed over the past year.

The Dynamo U-18s, led by Christian Lucatero, Jose Rodriguez, Elo Ozumba and more, will use the opportunity to stay sharp as they get ready for a short break in their Development Academy schedule for the holidays. Of course, the ‘kids’ in this matchup will also be looking to catch the eyes of Kinnear and coaching staff as they near the end of their time in the Academy.

The match, which is free and open to the public, will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Friday night at Houston Sports Park.

Dynamo Academy Alumni Roster
Fernando Pina (Akron)
Christian Gonzalez
Alex Ochoa (West Virginia)
Bradley Bourgeois (Tulsa)
Eric Tello (St. Thomas)
Cristian Diaz (West Virginia)
Abe Matamoros (Tulsa)
Juan Lopez (IUPUI)
Martin Agredo (Tyler Jr. College)
Jorge Contreras (St. Thomas)
Christian Camera (Tulsa)
Bryan Celis (Kentucky)
Miguel Zapata (HBU)
Jose Morales (Northeastern State)
Dan Roberts (Wilmington Hammerheads)
Leo Castillo (Tyler Jr. College)
Leo Ayala (USF)