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Mia's Table Partners with Houston Youth Cup 2021

Posted on July 19, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
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The club is extremely excited to announce that the Houston Youth Cup 2021 will be brought to you by Mia's Table. A Houston favorite since 2012, Mia’s Table is part of the Johnny Carrabba Family of Restaurants. Mia’s Table is a casual, family-friendly place where all are welcome to enjoy the experience. Teams are able choose a restaurant location near them for tournaments, league play or directly after training on weeknights.

"Our team at Mia’s is enthusiastic to partner with the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club," said Loren Allardyce, Brand & Marketing Director at Mia’s Table. “We love everything they stand for…. respectful teamwork (Character), hard work (Competence), and family involvement (Communication).”

Houston Youth Cup 2021 is the first tournament of the soccer calendar in the city, with over 300 teams kickstarting their season on first-class facilities over the weekend of August 20-22. The tournament is open to boys and girls teams, U11 through U19, with multiple levels of play offered in each age group. The Houston Youth Cup generates over $110,000 for the Dynamo Dash Youth Scholarship fund annually.

"It's tremendous news that Mia's Table will be extending their partnership with the club for another year," said Dynamo | Dash Youth Director of Soccer Operations Simon Boddison. "They provide first class food, excellent customer service and cater for large groups – which will provide quality restaurant options for our players after training and games as well as for our visiting teams. We look forward to working with them over the next year."  

HOUSTON YOUTH CUP INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!

"Our team at Mia’s is enthusiastic to partner with the Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club," said Loren Allardyce, Brand & Marketing Director. We love everything they stand for…. respectful team work (Character), hard work (Competence), and family involvement (Communication).

 

"It's tremendous news that Mia's Table will be extending their partnership with the club for another year," said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations. "They provide first class food, excellent customer service and cater for large groups which will provide quality restaurant options for our players after training, games and for our visiting teams. We look forward to working with them over the next year."  

 
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Boys Academy 05 advances to ECNL National Finals

Posted on July 12, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
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The Boys Academy 05 (U16) has advanced to the ECNL Boys National Finals after winning four straight games at the National Playoffs from July 3-7 at the Bryan Park Soccer Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Academy 05 group is the only team from Houston to advance to the final eight of the postseason competition, which will take place at World Wide Technology Park in St. Louis from July 22-26.

BOYS ECNL NATIONAL FINALS SCHEDULE - CLICK HERE!

Results:
  • Won 2-0 (Jose Ramos, Timi Omoniwa) vs. Eastside FC (Oregon)
  • Won 5-1 (Jose Ramos 2, Victor Hernandez 2, Jose Lizama 1) vs. Arlington (Virginia).
  • Won 2-1 (Timi Omoniwa, Jose Lizama Jnr) vs. Miramar FC (Florida).
  • Won 2-1 (Jose Ramos, Nathan Martinez) vs. FC Dallas (Texas).

"Having competed and won four games in North Carolina, the biggest thing we took away from the event was the valuable experience gained," said Boys Academy 05 player Victor Hernandez. "It was a great honor to represent the club along with my teammates in such a prestigious event.

“As the team advances to the final stages of the competition, the ultimate goal must be to make every attempt to now win the National Championship. I am so grateful to the club's coaching staff for the opportunities they continually provide for the team to further our development."

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The Dynamo | Dash Youth squad were one of 64 qualifiers from around the nation for the U16 Champions League at the National Playoffs. Their three wins in the group stage set them up for a Texas showdown against FC Dallas in the knockout round, which they won 2-1 to advance to the National Finals along with seven other clubs. A draw will take place prior to the quarterfinals for the team to learn their opponent.

"This group has worked and earned the right to head to St. Louis based upon their performances and finding a way to succeed,” said head coach Miguel Becerra. “I am extremely proud of the boys and look forward to further success at the National Finals."

BOYS ECNL LEAGUE TABLES - CLICK HERE!

Roster: Brian Garcia (GK), Bruno Bobato (GK), Leo Herrera (D), Luis Lopez (D), Carson Alldredge (D), Javi Sanchez (D), Cesar Barrientos (D), Juan Quintero (D), Roberto Alvarez (M), Nathan Martinez (M), Landon Guenther (M), Emanuel Delgado (M), Xavier Ibarra (M), Jose Lizama Jnr (M), Victor Hernandez (F), Jose Ramos (F), Timi Omoniwa (F), Hernan Berber (F).

Head Coach: Miguel Becerra
Academy Director: Alex Cardenas

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Dash '09 Success

Posted on July 06, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
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The Dash City 2009 North team has competed at various levels, against both boys and girls, and in a variety of competition throughout a successful 2020-21 season. Indoor, futsal, 9v9, and 11v11 were all part of the development pathway provided within the club against some of the best competition at events across the country, including the Plano Labor Day Cup, Veterans Cup, Dallas Texans Fall Festival, Premier Copa and Premier SuperCopa.

In June, the Dash ’09 team capped their season by playing up a level in the U-13 age group (2008 birth year) during the USYS Southern Regional Championships in Greenville, South Carolina. This allowed the players to experience a much more physical level of competition in preparation for competing in the Girls Academy beginning this fall.

"The team played up in the U-13 age group at a standard that exceeded my expectations, and I am extremely proud of them," said head coach Willie Fowlkes. "They have a tremendous future and I look forward to following them as they represent our 2009 age group at the next level in the Girls Academy league."

The experience gained wasn’t just about competing at a higher level but winning as well, as they topped Bracket A with two wins and a draw for 7 points against older competition from Tennessee, North Carolina and Mississippi. The team followed it up with a 2-0 victory over Savannah United Select (GA) in the quarterfinals before falling 1-0 to the eventual U-13 Southern Regional Champions, Team Boca (FL).

“The Southern Regional tournament was so much fun," said Dash ’09 player Baylee Corcoran. "My team and I got to play some of the best teams from the south. I also got to spend a lot of time hanging out with my friends.”

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The team-building and experience on and off the field in South Carolina this summer will hopefully serve this rising team well as they continue their development entering the Girls Academy league in the fall.

"Going to the USYS Regionals was a great experience for our daughter. It really showed the level of competition that we should expect to face routinely in the future and gave the team exposure to different types of game strategies," said Mike Lafollette, father of Dash ’09 player Melody. "We are excited that the girls reached the semifinals and are looking forward to continued success. USYS produced a fantastic tournament dealing with weather that created unique challenges to get the games played."

Roster: Avia Hughes, Baylee Corcoran, Bella Rogers, Brooke Atkins, Bryana Molina, Caelyn Moore, Caitlyn Trosclair, Flori Allison, Hallie Montgomery, Harper Montgomery, Jillian Hutchison, Josie Hodgson, Melody LaFollette, Reagan Mermis, Rylee Struyk and Zoe Alami.

Head Coach: Willie Fowlkes.

Team Manager: Elizabeth Moore.

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Bradbury Brothers - Disability Program 2021-22

Posted on June 29, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
 
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The club is very excited to announce that Bradbury Brothers will continue to support the club's Disability Program for 2021-22. The company is well connected with the club and supports youth initiatives within the local community. 

The program offers soccer programming for players with any form of cognitive or physical disability, including but not limited to autism, down syndrome, hearing & vision impaired, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke & neurological issues. The program allows participants to focus on their abilities, in an encouraging, safe and fun environment. The club will continue to provide two sites for fall programming at Bear Branch (The Woodlands, TX) and Dad's Club (Clear Lake, TX). 

"The Bradbury family and Bradbury Brothers are proud to continue serving as the sponsor of the Disability Program," said Michael Bradbury, Owner / Managing Partner.  "We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club in making a positive contribution to our local community.  I would like to thank the club for creating a positive and safe environment for children in our community with physical or mental limitations to enjoy experiencing the joys of soccer.”  

"Bradbury Brothers have been involved as a corporate partner of the club for many years. We greatly value their partnership in supporting a very unique and important program within the club," said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.  "They offer outstanding service to their customers and we look forward to continuing our partnership."   

BRADBURY BROTHERS INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!

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Alumni - Emily Alvarado

Posted on June 24, 2021 BY Samantha Estrada

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Goalkeeper Emily Alvarado, an El Paso, Texas native and Dynamo | Dash Youth alum, is making her presence known at the collegiate and international level. Since graduating from the club, she has gone on to play NCAA Division I soccer with Texas Christian University and is currently playing with the Mexico Women's National Team.

Alvarado is coming off a successful senior campaign with the Horned Frogs during a challenging 2020-21 season, as the world dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic. The 23-year-old started 15 games and allowed just eight goals all year en route to an undefeated conference record.

“It was my best year at TCU and the longest break I’ve ever taken from soccer since I was three years old,” Alvarado said. “It felt good to be back with the team. We came back and played really well during the fall semester and went on to win the Big 12 after going through a difficult time period. It was definitely really tough, but fun. I’m glad we all came together and won the league.”

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After winning the conference title, TCU women’s soccer made history by making the school’s first-ever Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA tournament. In the Sweet 16, TCU scored a late goal against Georgetown to force the match into extra time and then penalties to determine who would move on. Alvarado came up big and stopped two penalties – with a third hitting off the post – to help the Horned Frogs advance. Her performance this year earned a slew of accolades: 1st Team All-American, United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team, and semi-finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy – the most prestigious individual award in college soccer.

Emily described the feeling of becoming an All-American as “one of the most special moments I’ve ever had.

“My coach called me in the middle of the run and I freaked out because everyone gets worried when their coach calls," said Emily.  "All he said was ‘Congratulations’ – I was super confused. ‘You’re an All-American.’

"I literally started crying in that moment because it’s every little girl’s dream to receive that award, and although I’d much rather win championships with my team, it still feels really good to be recognized individually for all the hard work you’ve put in. It was definitely a very special moment that I’ll never forget.”

Alvarado, who also has eight international appearances with the Mexico Women’s National Team, just returned from spending two weeks in Japan with La Tri. The team played friendlies against Japan, and are now preparing for upcoming games against the U.S. on July 1 and 5 in Connecticut. Emily's advice for current Dynamo | Dash Youth players is to "keep working hard and be adaptable. If there's anything I have learned this year, it's that things can change in an instant. The most successful people are adaptable and willing to work hard." 

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Dynamo FC | Dash Ticket Information - June 2021

Posted on June 08, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Greetings Friends of Dynamo | Dash Youth!

We are very excited the 2021 Dynamo FC & Dash seasons have kicked off! As a benefit for your registration with Dynamo | Dash Youth, every single player in the club gets one ticket to a Dynamo FC or Dash game of their choice this summer, and the July games are up and available on the page now!

REDEEM YOUR PLAYER TICKET HERE

 Some benefits of the link are:

  • Redeem your free player ticket(s)
  • Purchase additional tickets for your family or group
  • It’s easy and you can plan a group outing with this technology. Just be sure to put your team name under “name of group” and the system will know to seat you all together.

Please note that both the 7/2 Dash match v OL Reign and the 7/3 Dynamo FC match v FC Cincinnati are 713 Nights! What are 713 Nights, you ask? It means $7 tickets, $1 hot dogs, and $3 beers! You may redeem player tickets for these games as normal, and additional seats are indeed just $7. What a deal!

August games will be up closer to the end of June.

Please note, the Dynamo FC and Dash have moved to 100% Digital Tickets through the SeatGeek app. If you do not currently have the app, please download that on your phone. Whether you purchase tickets from me directly or on the landing page, they will be delivered to you via the SeatGeek app.

If you are interested in learning more about full or partial season ticket packages for the Dynamo or Dash, please Click Here and I will reach out to you to discuss the best option for you and your family to attend matches at BBVA Stadium!

I look forward to speaking with you.

Yours in soccer,

Jay Adelberg

Manager of Youth Sales
Houston Dynamo FC | Houston Dash | BBVA Stadium
1001 Avenida de las Americas, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77010
t  713 276 7529    832 492 5207


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Memorial Day Classic

Posted on May 30, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Houston, Texas (May 29, 2021) – The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club, a nationally recognized premier soccer club for boys / girls, hosted the 7th Annual Memorial Day Classic 2021 at Bear Branch and Gosling Sports Complexes, The Woodlands, TX.
 
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Pictured above: Collins Kendrick & Anni Peterson.
 
Over one hundred and fifty (150) teams aged U7 - U16 (boys / girls) played in a 5v5 format to celebrate and recognize the holiday weekend. Uniforms recognizing the armed forces were on show throughout the day.
 
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Pictured above: Valentina Lopez, Kingsleigh Baquero, Collins Kendrick, Morgan Dowd, Anni Peterson, Michelle Gao & Marley English.
 
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Pictured above: Dynamo 13 South
 
TOURNAMENT RESULTS - CLICK HERE!
 
"It's always an honor and pleasure to integrate soccer and the Memorial Day recognition of the armed forces.  As a former marine, it's tremendous that the club hosts an event to show support to all the men and women that have or continue to protect and serve the country," said Milton Arraez, Sergeant 2nd Battalion First Marines Super Squad / Tournament Director.  "A huge thank you also goes to all the referees, volunteers, players and teams that were involved in the event." 
 
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Senior College Recognition

Posted on May 27, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club would like to congratulate the following players that will be graduating and advancing on to college to further their education and / or athletics at the prestigious academic institutions below:

 
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Agustín  Garcia Jr. Gardner-Webb University
Alex Martinez  Benedictine University
Alexander Wharton Colorado School of Mines
Andrew S Durkee Louisiana State University 
Arthur Souza University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 
Audrey Addison  Houston Baptist University 
Ava Long University of Texas at Austin 
Aylene Anahi Garcia Loyola University Chicago 
Brandon Rogers University of Texas Tyler
Brileigh Johnson Nashville State
Cali N. Valdez San Jacinto College
Cambree Catalano Mississippi Valley state university 
Chaise Reagan Jacksonville University
Cobe Haddock Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Colby McAllister Oklahoma Wesleyan
Cora Morgenroth  University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Emiliano Quintanilla DePauw University 
Emily Bates Dallas Baptist University 
Gabi Gray  Texas A&M University 
Giovanni Verano St Jack College
Grace Freeman East Texas Baptist University
Grace Richard Lamar University 
Gracie Britten Texas A&M University 
Hannah Ritter George Washington University 
Harry Crocker Georgia Institute of Technology
Haven Terry Baylor University 
Isaac Casillas Lone Star / Sam Houston State
Isabella Garza Bethany Lutheran College
Isabella Hollenbach  University of Missouri 
Jenay Garcia  Texas A&M - San Antonio 
Jenna Bodron Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Jonathan Harris University of West Alabama 
Joshua Navarro Angelina College 
Justus Crow East Texas Baptist University 
Kaitlyn Futschik The University of Texas at Dallas
Kate Burgess University of Houston 
Keaton Shepard Lone Star College 
Kennedy Harris University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 
Kristen Hinga Iowa State University 
Kyara Forde Louisiana State University 
Laura Saravia University of St. Thomas 
Lauren Estraca Baylor University 
Leyla Enriquez William Penn University  
Madison Marie Plessala University of Houston
Mallory Perez University of Mary Hardin- Baylor
Megan Hansen  Lamar University 
Meghan Schwertner University of North Texas
Mitchell Hermes University of Texas at Dallas
Molly Hansen University of Houston
Noah Foulkes Northeastern Texas
Pedro Castro San Diego State University 
Penelope Garcia-Galan University of Houston
Sabrina Lopez  Lamar University 
Sam Roberts Texas State University 
Samuel L Williams Finlandia University
Sara Engels Mercer University
Sara Giannotti Washington University in St. Louis
Sarah Lummus University of Texas
Shaylea Bolton Howard Payne University
Stephen Dornic University of Texas at Austin
Stuart Gibbons University of Dallas
Sydnie Thibodaux  Auburn University 
Tade Omoniwa Cornell University 
Taylor Molina Texas A&M University College Station
Téa Guidie Sterling College
Tomas Cabrales Texas A&M University 
Tyler Stuck Lamar University
Victoria Davis  Louisiana State University in Shreveport
William Green Sam Houston State University 
William Schmidt Texas A&M University 
William Spellman Northeast Texas Community College
Xavier Gabel Mount Marty University
Yasmin Cardenas Chicago State University

"It's so gratifying to see so many of our players graduate after working very hard over the years and fulfill their ambitions of attending college, said Don Gemmell, Technical Director. Supporting our players in their academic life is crucially important to the club and we wish them every success over the coming years."  

"It's great to see these players graduate from the club and their respective high schools, said Dave Dengerink, Academy Director.  We're extremely proud of their accomplishment and wish them every success in their future academic endeavors."   
 
"Some of these players have been with the club from a very early age and it's wonderful to see so many players move on and chase their dreams in college, said Stuart Fitzsimons, Competitive Director.  Huge congratulations to everybody involved."  
 
"Getting to know our players and being part of their lives is so rewarding. Our seniors moving on is bittersweet, said Randy Evans, Girls Director.  We will certainly miss them but also excited for their future and wish them the very best."
 
"Earning a degree will provide a strong foundation for our players.  It's exciting to see the many years of hard work and dedication resulting in the above college opportunities for so many of our players, said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations. We wish them every success in their athletic and academic careers."
 

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South Texas Spring Showdown 2021

Posted on May 24, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
 

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HOUSTON, Texas (May 24) - the club hosted the South Texas Spring Showdown brought you by AutoNation on May 22-23 at Gosling and Bear Branch sports complexes in The Woodlands, TX.  Over one hundred teams (100) competed over a fun two day event which provided an opportunity for the Recreational and Youth Academy groups across south Texas to provide an exciting wrap up to their spring season of competition.  

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Pictured above:  Calcasieu Girls 10U Sookdial & Dash Woodlands Bulldogs.

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Pictured above:  Dynamo Woodlands 2015 Countryman.

"I would like to thank all the teams, referees, volunteers, parents and coaching staff for participating in the 1st annual South Texas Spring Showdown" said Stuart Taylor, Tournament Director.  "The tournament was a tremendous success and a perfect setting for Recreational and Youth Academy teams to end their season in a fun and exciting competition. We look forward to hosting and expanding this event in 2022."

TRYOUT INFORMATION - CLICK HERE!

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Win $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors Gift Card

Posted on May 13, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Good afternoon HDDY Members,

Please take one minute to complete this short survey http://s.alchemer.com/s3/21cfc13e0494. If you include your email, you will be entered to win a $100 sporting goods gift card.

Thank you for supporting YOUR Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club!


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