2011 Houston Dynamo schedule announced

Major League Soccer announced the league schedule on Thursday, including the Houston Dynamo’s 34-game slate for its sixth season in Houston. The Dynamo will play 17 home regular season games in addition to at least two international matches to be announced at a later date.

The Dynamo’s 2011 MLS regular season opener is set for Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. against the Philadelphia Union at Robertson Stadium.

MORE: 2011 Houston Dynamo schedule

After the opening match, the Dynamo host three matches in April and three more in May, including a game against the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids on May 4, a May 21 match against the New York Red Bulls, and a May 28 showdown with rival FC Dallas, both at Robertson Stadium.

The summer schedule is currently highlighted by a July 30 home game against the Seattle Sounders and an August 14 match against the Portland Timbers. The Dynamo close the season on Sunday, October 23, hosting Landon Donovan, David Beckham, and the defending MLS Supporters’ Shield winners, the Los Angeles Galaxy. Past Dynamo-Galaxy matches to close the regular season resulted in sellout crowds in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

While single game tickets are not yet available, fans can purchase tickets to all games via Dynamo season tickets, with 10-game and 5-game plans also available. McDonald’s 4-packs, offering four endline tickets, four meal vouchers, and a giveaway item, are currently available for each game at HoustonDynamo.com.

MORE: Click here to purchase the McDonald's 4-pack

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.

-Forever Orange-