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.
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|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|