2/13-2/14 - Dynamo & COPA LonestarJan 17, 2016
SA United vs Houston Dynamo Academy
Sunday February 14th, 2016
Wednesday February 17th, 2016
On Sunday February 14th, our 05 Boys Black, 03 Boys Black, 02 Boys Black and 01 Boys RIASA traveled to the Houston Sports Park to participate in a series of friendly games vs The Houston Dynamo Academy teams.
The weekend was a big success with some great and competitive games on show. The games were played at the Houston Sports Park, home of the Dynamo Academy and first team training facilities. It was a fantastic opportunity for our players to play against quality opposition and experience what playing against Academy teams feels like! All the games were played with a great spirit and were extremely competitive with both clubs playing some excellent soccer.
Director of Coaching Martin Smith was pleased with how the games went "Firstly, I would like to thank the Dynamo Academy for hosting us and helping to arrange the friendly games. It was a great day and I was very impressed with the style of play of both clubs. The games were very competitive and even and the Dynamo players gave us a challenge which pushed us to raise our performance levels. I like the way the Dynamo play; all their players are extremely technical, they get the ball on the ground and always start from the back. We have similar staples in our club so it was good to watch the Academy players and learn from them.
I am also very proud of our players and coaches. I felt our performances were very good and we also showed an attacking and attractive style. The whole day was a huge success and I hope we can continue building our relationship with the Dynamo and offer more opportunities to our players".
Above: 05 Boys Black with the Dynamo Academy 05 Boys Team
Above: 03 Boys Black with the Houston Dynamo Team
Above: 02 Boys Black with The Dynamo 02 Boys
Above: 01 Boys RIASA with the Houston Dynamo 01 Boys Team
COPA Lonestar Tournament 2016
Success for 03 Boys Gold and 03 Boys Silver
Saturday 2/13 and Sunday 2/14
Congratulations to our 03 Boys Gold and 03 Boys Silver! Both teams came in 2nd place at the recent COPA Lonestars Tournament held at the STAR Soccer Complex. The 03 Boys Gold finished runners up in the U13 Boys Silver Division going down to FPS 03 Blue (TXN) in the final. The 03 Boys Silver finished 2nd place in the U13 Boys Bronze Division. The Silver team had a great run to the final winning 2 games and tieing the other before missing out on the Championship after a close game vs FPS 03 White (TXN). Well done to our players and coaches!
Above: 03 Boys Gold - Runners Up COPA Lonestar 2016 U13 Silver Division
Above: 03 Boys Silver Runners Up COPA Lonestar U13 Boys Bronze Division
Wednesday February 10th, 2016
On Sunday February 14th, five of our boys teams will travel to the home of the Houston Dynamo Academy to play a series of friendly games. Our 05 Boys Black, 03 Boys Black, 02 Boys Black, 01 Boys RIASA and 98 Boys RIASA will all take on the Houston Dynamo Academy teams. This is an exciting opportunity for our players to play against quality opposition and have an insight into what it takes to make a MLS Academy team. The games will all take place at the home of the Houston Dynamo Academy, The Houston Sports Park. The games came about after the full time staff spent two days with the Houston Dynamo in the fall 2015 season.
Director of Coaching Martin Smith is looking forward to seeing how our teams compete against a Academy program "Firstly, we thank James Clarkson and the Houston Dynamo Academy for hosting these games and allowing our players the chance to play against more quality opposition. This will be a good challenge for our boys and I'm excited for them to not only compete against Academy players but to also gain a small insight into a MLS Academy program. Many of our players have the desire to push themselves to play at higher levels and I am delighted we can provide this type of opportunity for them. The games will be tough and we are going to have to work very hard against quality players. I had the opportunity to watch the Dynamo Academy players in the fall during a training session so I know what to expect. But we will approach these games like any other and will go out to compete, work hard and have a lot of fun!"
The first game featuring our 05 Boys Black will kick off at 11am. Below is the full schedule of games:
Sunday February 14th, 2016
05 Boys - 11am kick off
03 Boys - 12pm kick off
02 Boys - 1.30pm kick off
98 Boys - 3pm kick off
01 Boys - 4.30pm kick off
All games will take place at the Houston Sports Park, 12131 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77045