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Puerto Rico Youth National Team selects two players from the Boys Academy

Posted on September 01, 2021 BY Simon Boddison

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Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is proud to announce that Boys Academy players Cristian Marcucci and Giancarlo Pardo (ECNL 2003/04) have both been called up to the Puerto Rico U-20 Men's National Team for matches against the Cayman Islands in October.

Marcucci and Pardo’s call-up brings the total number of Dynamo | Dash Youth national team selections to 42 players since 2006.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to represent the U20 Puerto Rican National Team," said Marcucci. "Thank you to all the coaches who’ve put in so much time into my development.”

"I am grateful and privileged to be given the opportunity to represent my country, Puerto Rico. It is a lifetime experience and opportunity because not too many players get this chance,” said Pardo. “I am following my father’s footsteps, Coach Richie Pardo, and my brother, Coach Rico Pardo, who also played for Puerto Rico. I have been able to improve my game, not only by playing international games in Canada, Spain, and England, but also in high-level tournaments in the USA. Thanks to Coach Alfredo Martinez for helping me reach this level."

"I am very proud of Cristian and Giancarlo in getting selected for their national team. They continue to work very hard in training and their developmental pathway continues to advance in a positive direction," said Boys Academy ECNL 2003-04 head coach Alfie Martinez. "It's superb that their performances are getting recognized, and we look forward to watching them compete on the international stage."

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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."

PLAYER NAME COUNTRY YEAR
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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Paloma Martinez selected for U-20 Mexico WNT Camp

Posted on October 22, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

image002-3The club is excited to announce that Paloma Martinez (Houston Dash / Lamar University) was called up by Mónica Vergara, the Technical Director of the U-20 Women's National Team of Mexico.  She will participate in a training camp at the High Performance Center (CAR) of the Mexican Football Federation from October 19-27. Martinez is joined by 25 outstanding athletes ranging from the NCAA level to the professional level.

"We are thrilled for Paloma to have this opportunity to play for Mexico and want to wish her the very best from everyone in the club." Randy Evans, Houston Dash Director of Coaching.

“I am happy that Paloma has earned the opportunity to represent Mexico, we wish her the best of luck and will be following her achievements.” Omar Morales, Head Coach, Dash Academy.

image003"It's great to see all of Paloma's hard work continuing to pay off.  She worked tremendously hard at the club level which provided an opportunity at college and now she's been selected for the national team environment.  We look forward to following her success." Mikey Olabarrieta, Director of Coaching - Beaumont Girls.

Paloma will be the thirty fourth (34) player to be called up for their respective national team program from the club.

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Natalia Astrain - U15 US Girls National Team Staff

Posted on March 21, 2020 BY Simon Boddison
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Congratulations go to Coach Natalia Astrain (Houston Dash Development Academy) who was selected to work at the U15 Girls National Team camp which was recently held March 2-8 in Carson, CA. 

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Astrain"It was an awesome experience. I was honored to wear the crest and work with the most prestigious women’s soccer federation in the world. I’m very excited to have had the opportunity to impact this amazing group of players and contribute to their journey. I got to work with a professional coaching staff to help create an optimal environment for player development. I’m looking forward to bringing everything I learned back to the DASH players." Natalia Astrain, Houston Dash Development Academy Coach / U15 GNT Staff Coach.

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“Congratulations to Natalia.  Having being called into a youth national team camp is a very rewarding experience and we’re all delighted for her.” Mark Gibbs, Girls Development Academy Director.


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Dynamo Youth Hosted Jamaican Women's National Soccer Team

Posted on January 28, 2020 BY Simon Boddison

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The club hosted international competition at Bear Branch soccer complex with the Jamaican Women's National Soccer Team vs. Houston Dynamo Youth Development Academy 05/06. The JWNT required a training game in preparation for their CONCACAF match vs. Mexico 4:30pm 1/29/20 at the HEB Park – Edinburg stadium.

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Houston Dynamo Youth 06/05 | Jamaican Women's National Soccer Team 


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Result:  HDDY 1 vs. JWNT 3

Team selected from: Jake Berrada (06), Tate Ryan (06), Anthony Velasquez(06), Elian DeLaO (06), Marcello Sparro (06),. Alejandro Escobar (06), Ander Gonzalez (06), Christian Anderson (06), Kortay Koc (06), Josh Simon (06), Jayce Wallace (06), Justin Hubbard (06), Carson Alldrige (05), Ian Petak (05), Nathan Martinez (05), Mikel Gonzalez (05), Victor Hernandez (05)

Scorer: Ian Petak

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“A great opportunity for our club and the community to host the Jamaican Women’s National Soccer Team.  It was a superb experience to play against world class soccer players that are preparing for their up-coming CONCACAF qualifying games.  This is something the players will cherish for the rest of their lives!”  Neathan Gibson, Dynamo Development Academy Youth Head Coach.


The club would like to thank our medical care partner for their support during the game:

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Guam National Team - Josiah Duenas / Kris Fernandez

Posted on October 23, 2019 BY Simon Boddison
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Josiah Duenas and Kris Fernandez (Houston Dynamo Kingwood 01 PA) were called up for the U19/U23 Guam Men’s National Team over the Summer. They were selected from a pool of players to participate in the U19/U23 Marianas Cup, which took place at the Guam Football Association facility on July 20, 2019.
 
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“It’s always an honor to play for Guam and I feel lucky whenever I get the chance to compete with the national team. I’m confident that the training we’ve been doing with Houston Dynamo Youth will help us perform well in future competitions.” - Kris Fernandez.

The Guam MNT competed against the Northern Mariana Islands U19/U23 MNT and then also in a friendly match. Kris was selected in the starting XI and Josiah came off the bench to win 6-2 against the Northern Mariana Islands U19/U23 MNT. Josiah started the game in the friendly match also.

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“I’m always thankful for any opportunity to represent my home country and I’m looking forward to doing it again in November’s competition in Vietnam. I’m also thankful to Houston Dynamo Youth for their part in helping us stay prepared for all competitions and allowing us to train at a high level on a regular basis.” - Josiah Duenas. 


“We are extremely proud when players achieve such an accomplishment as playing for their National team. Kris & Josiah are fantastic role models for our younger players and their work rate, attitude and dedication to both training and games is always exemplary. I have a lot of admiration for both of the boys and it has been a pleasure to work with them over the past couple of years. They deserve every success.” Jamie Bell, East Director / Head Team Coach.

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Kris & Josiah have also been selected to compete with the U19 Guam Men’ National Team in the Asian Football Confederation U19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers in Vietnam on November 6-10, 2019. Good luck boys!
 
Thirty Four (34) players have represented their national teams while playing for the Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club. 

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