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Mother's Day - Academy Sports + Outdoors

Posted on May 04, 2021 BY Simon Boddison
Seven (7) fantastic mothers across the club have received an Academy Sports + Outdoors $500 gift card each presented by their son / daughter as a surprise thank you for Mother's Day, May 9. Go and check out all the great deals for Mother's Day at your local store or online!
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IMG_3491Pictured above: Lin Golson with her son Chandler Sutherland, Dynamo Montgomery 05 PA team.

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Pictured above: Britney Savell, Tomball Volunteer Recreational Coach with her son Bodhi.


 Pictured above: Jody Heitzenrater, Team Manager Dash West 09 Orange with her daughter Lyla and Coach Michael Quinn.

South MotherPictured above: Jessica Pittman DDY South CL U5 team coach (son's name is Bodhi Kistner)

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Pictured above:  Isabel Bustamante with her two sons Daniel & Miguel Estrada ('07 Boys Academy).
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Pictured above: April Ockerman with her daughter Isabella Ockerman, Dash Kingwood 08 Orange and her son Dylan (not present), Dynamo Kingwood 08 Orange.


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Clemson University Paralympic Soccer - Gabriel Hull

Posted on May 03, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is very proud to announce that Gabriel Hull (Dynamo | Dash Youth) has committed to Clemson University with their Paralympic Soccer Residential Training Program (RTP). Clemson’s RTP is a unique opportunity for athletes with disabilities, and allows athletes with a disability to continue playing collegiate soccer while earning their college degree. Players earn in-state tuition waiver in the form of an athletic scholarship and will train weekly with the team. This is the only program of this nature in the United States. Athletes will seek to excel on the field with team training, personal development training and strength and conditioning, as the program seeks to prepare players for the US Para National Team. This distinctive program, the only one in the country, is paving the way for soccer players with disabilities in the United States.

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PNC Bank

Posted on May 03, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Hi Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club families, 

As proud sponsors of Dynamo-Dash Youth Soccer Club PNC Bank is pleased to offer league families free resources to support your financial well-being. 

Join us virtually to learn more about how to define your retirement goals, explore different retirement plans, maximize money growth by choosing different strategies and identify potential risks. 

We ask that you register via Eventbrite so we can determine how many will be participating and ensure that the information presented is helpful. Full details on the event can be found below:

Date: Tuesday May 11

Time: 6 PM Central Time

Register: Online Registration Page

We hope to see you there!


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Club Membership Email

Posted on May 03, 2021 BY Simon Boddison


Win a $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors Gift Card


Hi Parents,

Please take one minute to complete this short survey 

If you include your email, you will be entered to win a $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card.


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Posted on April 28, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Houston, TX (April 28, 2021) - The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is excited to announce that they will be providing an additional playing platform for the Boys Elite Program in the Elite Clubs National League - RL for the 2021-22 season. The Boys Elite Program are proud to be a member of the ECNL & ECNL-RL for the 2021-22 season.

Dynamo Youth joins the following clubs for the ECNL-RL Texas Conference: Oklahoma Energy (OK), Tulsa SC (OK), Oklahoma Celtic (OK), Dallas Texans (TX), Solar (TX), BVB (TX), Classics Elite (TX), San Antonio City (TX), Lonestar SC (TX), Rise SC (TX) & Albion Hurricanes (TX).

The following age / birth year groups will be involved in the expansion - U13 (2009), U14 (2008), U15 (2007), U16 (2006), U17 (2005) and U19 (2004/2003).  The ECNL Boys has ninety (90) total member clubs across eight (8) conferences having provided previously four national events for teams to attend along with post season national championship competition.

"The club has to continually reflect and adapt in providing the best developmental platform for all players to to excel. By creating the ECNL-RL opportunity this will elevate the overall training and competition level across the boy's elite platform" said Dave Dengerink, Director of Player Development.  "We look forward to forming these new groups, working more extensively with the ECNL and providing a more streamlined pathway for our players." 

The Boys Academy are holding tryouts for the U13 (2009) - U19 (2003) ECNL & ENCL-RL teams starting May 3. To register your interest, please click here.

Please see below for tryout schedule: 

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Mitchell Cardenas & San Diego Sockers Win Championship

Posted on April 20, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

Mitchell Cardenas and the San Diego Sockers won their 15th indoor championship (Ron Newman Cup) by beating Ontario Fury 2-1, April 16, 2021 in Ontario. Mitchell Cardenas (Houston Dynamo Youth | Campbell University) followed in his father's footsteps Alex Cardenas (Dynamo Youth Boys Academy Director / San Diego Sockers 2001-2002) by playing at the same club twenty years later. San Diego Sockers are part of MASL (Major Arena Soccer League).

"It means a lot to win a championship in a city and organization that my father was a part of as well. Seeing him play and win several championships at the professional level motivated me even more and set the standard of what winning means, so I’m happy and thankful to my family for their support." Mitchell Cardenas.

"It is a great feeling to see Mitchell fulfill a goal in his soccer career and it makes me very proud to see him become a champion with San Diego. The Sockers was a team in which I also played for in my professional career and unfortunately lost in the final" said Alex Cardenas. "I hope that many more triumphs will come in his life and I take great pride in knowing that Mitchell was a bi-product of our program since he was 8 years old and that hard work pays off at some point."  


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Picture above: Mitchell Cardenas, San Diego Sockers, MASL Champions 2021

Alex Cardenas

Pictured above: Coach Alex Cardenas, Dynamo Youth Boys Academy Director / San Diego Sockers 2001-2002.



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National Team Placements

Posted on April 16, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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The club continues to be recognized for developing elite players (41) that have been selected for national team events (games, camps & virtual meetings). Congratulations to the three latest players above that have been invited to attend.  

"It's extremely rewarding to see Danielle, Ellen and Laney being selected and recognized for their hard work" said Dave Dengerink, Director of Player Development. "We continue to provide a very competitive training and game day environment along with first class facilities for our elite players to excel, be challenged and potentially get selected for their respective national team events."

Danielle Shannon *USA 2021
Ellen Persson *USA 2021
Laney Gonzales *USA 2021
Isabella Hollenbach **USA  2021
Sydnie Thibodeaux **USA  2021
Ava Shannon **USA  2021
Ana Sofia Cedeno *USA 2021
Sarah Shelburne *USA 2021
Gillian Wilson USA 2020
Steven Hunsburger Panama 2020
Gabriella LaFuente Bolivia 2019
Halle Dixon USA 2019
Josiah Duenas Guam 2019
Kris Fernandez Guam 2019
Makaela Abam Cameroon 2019
Bubacarr Jobe Gambia 2018
Cesar Cordova USA 2018
Cesar Onut Romania 2018
Emily Alvarado Mexico 2018
Jazmin Grant Jamaica 2018
Kimberly Rodriguez Mexico 2018
Koby Carr USA 2018
Samantha Estrada USA 2018
Alex Fetterley USA 2017
Kenedie St. Mary Trinidad & Tobago 2017
Salma Ghazal Jordan 2017
Sarah Piper USA 2016
Gabriel Hull USA (Paralympic) 2016 - Present
Christina Arteaga Mexico 2015
Gioviani Zavaletta El Salvador 2015
Kelsey Brann Mexico 2015
Cameron Phillips USA 2014
Danny Cabrera USA 2014
Kelly Rodriguez Mexico 2014
Colton Stanley USA 2013
Diego Coca El Salvador 2012
Eduardo Mira El Salvador 2012
Robert Hernandez USA 2012
Kekuta Manneh USA 2012
David Parra Venezuela 2007
Osvaldo Chavez USA 2005

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College Commitments 2021-22

Posted on April 13, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Houston's #1 youth soccer club continues to add college commitments (39 players) throughout the spring season and is very proud to congratulate the following players that are signees or have committed to their colleges of choice.  The club continues to lead the Houston area with student-athletes committing to collegiate soccer programs, with over 200 players since 2017 in addition to 40 national team placements. The Class of 2021 and 2022 are highlighted by 14 NCAA Division I schools, as well as, additional signings at powerhouse Division II and III schools. 

Alexis Fowlkes Texas Tech University
Angie Diep Southern Methodist University
Audrey Addison Houston Baptist University
Cambree Catalano Mississippi Valley State University
Camden Chance Howard Payne University
Camryn Cordova Sam Houston State University
Danika Etter Houston Baptist University
Desiree Deshotel Asbury University
Emily Bates Dallas Baptist University
Grace Freeman East Texas Baptist University
Grace Richard Lamar University

Haley McWhirter

East Carolina University
Haven Terry Baylor University
Isabella Hollenbach

University of Missouri

Jenna Bodron Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Kate Burgess University of Houston
Kaitlyn Futschik University of Texas at Dallas
Kennedy Harris University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
Makayla Baxter East Texas Baptist University
Megan Schwertner University of North Texas
Sara Engels Mercer University
Sara Giannotti Washington University
Shaylea Bolton Howard Payne University
Sydney Ben Howard Payne University
Sydnie Thibodaux Auburn University
Tea Guidie Sterling College
Alejo Prieto Upper Iowa University
Camilo Roldan Blinn College
Erik Lopez Upper Iowa University
Gabriel Hull Clemson University
Jonathan Harris University of West Alabama
JJ Abusada Old Dominion University
Karsten Kuciemba University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Matthew Villarreal University of Dallas
Lucas Hickey Ohio Northern University
Samuel Williams Finlandia University
Alison Turner St. Edward's University
Danielle Shannon Louisiana State University
Laney Gonzales Louisiana State University
Rebecca Partyka Northeastern State University

Our dedicated, professional staff is able to work with players to design personalized development plans throughout their soccer career. Our experience in the recruitment process has provided the club an extensive network of contacts across the nation at all levels of college soccer. Every player ('07 - '02 birth years) in our club has access to our college fit finder program to ensure they have the ability to find the best opportunities to advance their athletic and academic aspirations and endeavors after high school.

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3 v 3 Turf Cup 2021

Posted on April 04, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

3v3 Turf Cup 6-25-19NoDateThe club hosted its annual 3 v 3 Turf Cup at Bear Branch Sports Fields, The Woodlands, TX with more than one hundred and fifty teams (150+) teams on site to celebrate the Easter festive weekend.  The following activities were part of the fun filled, action packed day for all the teams that traveled in from across the city of Houston: soccer tennis, live DJ, dance competitions, juggling station, 300+ games along with awards and presentations.

"Another great event of soccer in perfect weather conditions during the Easter holiday weekend.  Fantastic numbers along with some outstanding costumes and an array of festival activities," said Milton Arraez, Tournament Director.  "We look forward to hosting the 5 v 5 Memorial Day Classic on Saturday, May 29."  

The club would like to thank the following partners for donating food - Panera Bread, Potbelly, Lennys Subs and for Memorial Hermann for providing the first class medical care.  Fine Design T-Shirt Company was also on site providing quality product for the members and our guest teams to purchase.
Best Team Name - Huevos Rancheros
Best Uniform Winners - Dye Hard Divas
Juggle Contest Winner - Mariana Garcia
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Dynamo FC | Dash Ticket Information

Posted on March 30, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Greetings Friends of Dynamo Dash Youth!

We are very excited as the dawn of the 2021 Dynamo FC & Dash seasons are almost upon us. With that, comes to relaunch of the Dynamo Dash Youth Ticket in Registration program. Every single player in the club gets one ticket to a Dynamo FC or Dash game of their choosing this spring. The first opportunities to do this are right around the corner!

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The Houston Dash begin their defense of the Challenge Cup on Friday April 9 at BBVA Stadium at 7:30pm and then again Sunday May 2 v Portland at 6:30pm. You may use your ticket in registration for either of these games as well as purchase additional tickets here: Fevo.

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The Houston Dynamo FC will kick off their season on Friday April 16th at 7pm vs the San Jose Earthquakes. We will be hosting 6,500 fans in a reduced capacity for Phase 1 of the MLS Season.  Due to the limited availability for the Opening Night match, we have launched a waitlist for Group Tickets should ticket become available after Dynamo365 Season Ticket Members. To reserve your spot on the waiting list, please contact me directly.

If you are interested in learning more about securing tickets for the upcoming Dynamo and Dash Seasons, please sign up below and I will reach out to you directly to discuss the best option for Dynamo & Dash Youth Players & Families to attend matches at BBVA Stadium!

Request More Information on Tickets: Click Here!

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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