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Houston Dynamo

Dynamo Academy finishes Generation adidas Cup group stage tied for best record

The Houston Dynamo Academy U-16s finished the group stage of the 2017 Generation adidas Cup tied for the group lead, but missed advancing to the semifinals of the competition due to a head-to-head tiebreaker with Tigres UANL.

The Dynamo began the tournament with a 3-0 win over fellow MLS side D.C. United last Friday. The team got a goal back from Tigres after falling behind 2-0 on Sunday, but couldn't come all the way back in the second game. The boys finished the group with a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers on Tuesday morning.

The U-16s were without U.S. youth international Marcelo Palomino, who will be out for an extended period with a broken foot. The Dynamo were bolstered by the addition of Wilmer Cabrera, Jr., son of first team head coach Wilmer Cabrera, for the tournament. The younger Cabrera scored a goal apiece against D.C. and Portland.

The Dynamo finished tied with Tigres atop Group D with both teams recording a 2-1-0 record (6 points) and had a greater goal difference (+6 vs. +5), but lost out on a semifinal berth due to Tigres' head-to-head win. They will play Monterrey on Thursday, and with a win would face the winner of Seattle Sounders vs. Chivas de Guadalajara for 5th place in the tournament.

The Dynamo Academy will also play in the U-12 portion of the tournament with doubleheaders on Thursday and Friday. Below is the full group schedule.

Group D

Team Pts W L D GF GA GD
New York Red Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Houston Dynamo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New England Revolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seattle Sounders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malaga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Date Match Time Field
April 13, 2017 New York Red Bulls vs. Houston Dynamo 10:20 AM CT Field 2
April 13, 2017 New England Revolution vs. Seattle Sounders 11:00 AM CT Field 2
April 13, 2017 Malaga vs. Seattle Sounders 1:00 PM CT Field 1
April 13, 2017 New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution 1:40 PM CT Field 1
April 13, 2017 Houston Dynamo vs. Malaga 3:00 PM CT Field 2
April 14, 2017 Malaga vs. New York Red Bulls 9:00 AM CT Field 2
April 14, 2017 New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo 9:40 AM CT Field 2
April 14, 2017 Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo 11:40 AM CT Field 1
April 14, 2017 Malaga vs. New England Revolution 12:20 PM CT Field 1
April 14, 2017 Seattle Sounders vs. New York Red Bulls 2:20 PM CT Field 1
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