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DYNAMO VS TORONTO FC JUNE 20 2012 05 CONTENTS 05 12 13 14 16 18 22 28 30 33 34 37 39 Xs & Os 06 jack Of all trades rOsters team lINeUPs matcHUP wHO s NeXt 2012 stats leaGUe staNdINGs seasON tIcket HOlder Of tHe Game dYNamO academY UPdate cONcacaf rOUNdUP kIckIN It wItH macOUmba kaNdjI PlaYer Q&a meet tHe 2012 dYNamO GIrls dIesel s wOrd searcH stadIUm POlIcIes 2012 dYNamO scHedUle 06 13 28 44 47 JUNE 20 2012 kickoff 8 pm TODAY DYNAMO VS tOrONtO fc PRESENTED BY 37 39 30 ORANGE AVENUE BAND SECOND HAND NATIONAL ANTHEM DANICA JOHNSON POST-GAME AUTOGRAPH ALLEY Located outside the Southwest gate on the outer walkway. Get your Dynamo gear signed by your favorite Dynamo player after the game Starts 30 minutes after final whistle. As a part of tonight s match pyrotechnics may be used during pre- and postgame festivities as well as goal celebrations. DESIGN Leslie Lopez Juan Loya EDITORIAL Jonathan Kaplan Matt Pedersen Ben Crook PHOTOGRAPHERS Nigel Brooks Scott DeWoody Luis Leyva Wilf Thorne Anthony Vasser 2006 World Cups and 2008 European Championships. He has been used in a sweeper role for Toronto at times this year. Beyond experience what skills does Frings possess DK He is a wonderful passer of the ball and reads the game well. You don t play in World Cups for Germany if you are not a good player. MP TFC midfielder Ryan Johnson scored a few goals in Champions League this year but has produced just one goal in ten games for Toronto this season. What is your evaluation of Johnson DK The goal he scored against Seattle (on March 17) was with dominic kinnear QU ESTIO N S BY MATT PED ER S E N Xs&Os a great goal and he was a big part of their Champions League run. He s got a big body and puts himself in good areas. He is a hard worker and has a lot of confidence and it shows in the way he plays. MATT PEDERSEN Toronto FC s Director of Player Development Paul Mariner replaced Aron Winter as head coach on June 7. How well do you know him and do you think he can succeed in this league DOMINIC KINNEAR I know Paul very well. We were teammates in the early 90s with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks (American Professional Soccer League) and I ve always had a good relationship with him. I do think he can be successful he was an MLS assistant coach for a number of years and he has played at a great level including the World Cup and he won trophies in England. I think he s one of the more respected guys in MLS. MP Netherlands striker Danny Koevermans leads Toronto with three goals this year after tallying eight goals in 2011. What do you think of him as a player DK He is a goal scorer and very smart in the 18-yard box. He and Ryan Johnson are having good seasons and Danny has battled some injuries. But when he is on the field he is very alert in the attacking areas. He is a good finisher uses his body very well and he has good movement inside the box. MP Toronto defender and German international Torsten Frings brings a lot of experience including the 2002 and Student Athlete of the Game Jessica Hines Women s Basketball 5-8 Fresh. G Humble Humble HS (University of Arkansas Little Rock) 2011-2012 Led the team in scoring with a 17.9 per game average... Averaged 3.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Prior to San Jac First-team All-district selection... Participated in the All-Star game. Three words that describe me motivated dedicated passionate The one thing people don t know about me but should is I m very selfmotivated and whateaver it takes to reach my goals I m for it. The most interesting place I ve visited is Disney World The best advice I ve ever been given is Follow your dreams don t let anybody get in the way of them. Favorite movies Set it Off Love and Basketball Friday Favorite book Slam Favorite musical artist Lil Wayne Favorite professional athlete Lebron James Favorite professional sports team Miami Heat Favorite sport (other than basketball) track JACK OF ALL TRADES BY MATT PEDERSEN It was April 1 2006 opening day of the Major League Soccer season and the LA Galaxy were hosting the New England Revolution in a rematch of the 2005 MLS Cup Final. The Revs were a team stacked with talent including MLS all-time assist leader Steve Ralston reigning league MVP Taylor Twellman and 2004 Rookie of the Year Clint Dempsey. Given the attacking talent of New England it would have been a foolish to bet on an 18-year-old rookie to start at left back for the Galaxy. But LA Galaxy head coach Steve Sampson saw enough in a young kid out of Clemson to give him a start on the day. The MLS career of current Dynamo jack-of-all-trades Nathan Sturgis began that afternoon and the young left back spared his coach any April Fools jokes. Sturgis played the first 71 minutes and held his own against Ralston Twellman and his primary assignment on the day Dempsey. The mild-mannered Dynamo newcomer grew up in St. Augustine Fla. in a sports-loving family. Nathan s dad Sturgis was gifted enough to have some legitimate experience before his first MLS game that afternoon. In That was a great moment Sturgis recalls six years later. That was my rookie year and fortunately the Galaxy were in the CONCACAF Champions Cup and I was able to play I played left back and Dempsey was playing right mid so I the time. powerhouse Saprissa Sturgis played against some of the best youth players in the world starting at age 16. THE MAN wHO HELPED DEFEAT ARGENTINA AND BRAzIL in some games against Saprissa before the season actually started. That was a great experience to make my first start. got a good taste of one of the best players in the league at addition to the Champions Cup matchup with Costa Rican played tennis at Flagler College and instilled a competitive streak in his kids. Sports runs through our family he said. All of my brothers and sisters played soccer. We ve always been sportsoriented and my parents always wanted us to be outside and out of the house. There is probably a competitive streak that runs through our family and we probably got that from our Dad. It worked. Nate s sister Lydia played soccer at the College of William & Mary and his older brother Luke played soccer at Flagler. His younger brother Caleb is the kicker at the University of Florida and was a 2011 finalist for the Lou Groza Award given to the best kicker in the country. The summer Sturgis turned 18 when most kids are graduating from high school Sturgis was in the Netherlands with the U.S. under-20 national team competing at the U-20 FIFA World Championships. In the first group game the U.S. pulled off a major upset of Argentina 1-0. In between the two youth world championships Sturgis played at Clemson where he was a teammate of former Dynamo star Stuart Holden. Holden was actually my host on my recruiting visit there Sturgis recollects. He was there for my freshman year and was a good player. You could definitely see the traits that have helped him succeed in the last several years when he has done very well. He was a great guy and was nice to us freshman. In 2005 with Holden departed Sturgis won ACC Defensive Player of the Year and led the Tigers on a great run to the College Cup college soccer s version of the Final Four. Along the way Clemson recorded four shutouts in its four wins over Coastal Carolina North Carolina State Notre Dame and Creighton. The run ended with a 2-1 defeat to New Mexico in the national semifinal. I played center back and we had a really good team Sturgis entered as a first-half substitute and helped the U.S. to a clean sheet against an Argentina side that included halftime substitute Lionel Messi. Argentina would win the tournament and Messi take home Golden Boot and Player of the Tournament honors with six goals scored. But on that day the red white and blue kept him off the score sheet. That was a really good experience for me Sturgis recalls. Being that young I was just starting out in college. I d been playing with the U-20s before that and had played in some international games against some good teams but to play in a tournament like that and get that kind of exposure was a great experience. Two years later at the 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada Sturgis was part of a backline that pulled off another upset a 2-1 defeat of Brazil in the final group game. The confident group stormed into the knockout round where Sturgis helped the U.S. to a 2-1 extra-time win over Uruguay which featured current Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. The Americans would be upset by Austria 2-1 in the quarterfinals but the experience again proved worthwhile. That was another good experience Sturgis said. We had a really good team and a good group of guys. We did well in the group stage and won our first knockout game. It was disappointing how we went out I thought we had a really good team and thought we could have at least made it to the final four but we lost to Austria. he said. We got hot during the second half of the year and had a good group of guys a good back four and a good goalkeeper. We pulled off some upsets. It was a disappointing end as we ended up losing to New Mexico. After two years with the Galaxy who drafted Sturgis with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2006 SuperDraft Sturgis was traded to Real Salt Lake. Following two years with RSL Sturgis helped the Seattle Sounders to U.S. Open Cup titles in 2009 and 2010. He was selected by Vancouver in the 2011 expansion draft and promptly traded to Toronto FC. Finally after a year in Canada he joined the Dynamo in December when Houston traded for him with Dominic Kinnear citing his versatility along the midfield and backline as attractive qualities. I was happy to come to Houston where (the organization) is more settled and established than Toronto he said. I think that makes it easier as a player to come into a team that is always going in a certain direction and you can get in and find your role in that system that is already built. Now 24 Sturgis has a great deal of experience to draw upon as he looks to build his career. I feel I do have a lot of experience to build off of but I also have some room to improve and get better he said. I m at the stage right now where I am pushing myself to improve on the things I need to improve on to set myself up to accomplish my goals. KEEP UP wITH YOUR TEAM ON THE wEB LIKE US FOLLOw US HOUSTONDYNAMO BBVACOMPASSSTADIUM HOUSTONDYNAMO BBVACOMPASSSTDM CHECK-IN AT GET ALL-ACCESS AT ADD US TO BBVA COMPASS STADIUM HOUSTONDYNAMO.COM INSIDER YOUR CIRCLE The speed of AT&T covers Houston. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds not available everywhere. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com network. 1.866.Mobility Att.CoM network visit A store At&t is the exclusive Communications Partner of the Houston Dynamo. 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. Service provided by AT&T Mobility. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property. 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ROSTERS NO 1 3 PLAYER POS BIRTHDATE 5 12 85 10 4 82 1 14 85 8 14 90 7 6 87 4 11 84 3 22 91 8 2 85 10 22 83 11 8 81 10 24 89 2 15 90 6 10 83 5 15 86 5 4 87 1 3 89 2 7 90 7 11 85 7 16 90 6 23 89 8 30 88 5 24 78 3 14 86 9 4 84 1 5 93 6 17 86 3 15 83 HOMETOwN MLS ExP 2 1 0 6 6 1 4 1 10 1 0 3 5 1 1 1 4 0 1 2 10 5 0 0 3 7 6 Tally Hall GK Gig Harbor WA Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Warren Creavalle Nathan Sturgis Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Macoumba Kandji Je-Vaughn Watson Brad Davis Will Bruin Colin Rolfe Cam Weaver Adam Moffat Luiz Camargo Josue Soto Alex Dixon Geoff Cameron Brian Ownby Oscar Recio Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Oscar Boniek Garcia Erich Marscheider Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell FW DF DF MF MF DF FW MF MF FW FW FW MF MF MF MF DF MF DF GK FW DF MF GK DF DF Berkeley CA Portland Jamaica Atlanta GA Boca Raton FL Fort Collins CO Dayton OH Dakar Senegal May Pen Jamaica St. Charles MO St. Louis MO Detroit MI Kent WA Glasgow Scotland Vinheda Brazil Buenos Aires Argentina Humble TX Attleboro MA Glen Allen VA Monterrey Mexico Spring TX Haleiwi HI Viriginia Beach VA Tegucigalpa Honduras Colorado Springs CO Hudson QC Canada Tampa FL Head coacH assistant coacH assistant coacH Goalkeepers coacH DOMINIc KINNEAR STEvE RAlSTON WADE BARRETT TIM HANlEY 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 31 32 NO 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PLAYER Logan Emory Miguel Aceval Doneil Henry Ashtone Morgan Julian de Guzman Joao Plata Eric Avila Ryan Johnson Luis Silva Adrian Cann Keith Makubuya Danny Koevermans Matt Stinson Oscar Cordon Nick Soolsma Reggie Lambe Ty Harden Aaron Maund Torsten Frings Terry Dunfield Stefan Frei Jeremy Hall Richard Eckersley Milos Kocic Dicoy Williams Efrain Burgos Jr. Nicholas Lindsay POS DF DF MF DF DF MF FW MF MF MF DF FW FW MF MF FW MF DF DF MF MF GK DF DF GK DF MF MF BIRTHDATE 1 10 88 1 8 83 4 20 93 2 9 91 3 25 81 3 1 92 11 24 87 11 26 84 12 10 88 9 19 80 1 26 93 11 1 78 9 9 92 1 18 93 1 17 88 2 4 91 3 6 84 9 19 90 11 22 76 2 20 82 4 20 86 9 11 88 3 12 89 6 4 85 10 7 86 8 14 88 9 3 92 HOMETOwN Boise ID Santiago Chile Brampton ON Toronto Ontario Scarborough Ontario Guay aquil Ecuador San Diego CA Kingston Jamaica Los Angeles CA Thornhill Ontario St. Catharines ON Schiedam Netherlands Toronto Ontario Toronto Ontario Andijk Netherlands Hamilton Bermuda Norman OK Dorchester MA MLS ExP 0 0 2 1 3 1 5 7 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 1 2 3 4 1 3 1 0 2 Head coacH assistant coacH assistant coacH Goalkeepers coacH PAUl MARINER JIM BRENNAN JASON BENT STEWART KERR 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 30 31 33 37 W rselen Germany Vancouver BC Altstaetten Switzerland Tampa FL Salford England Leskovac Serbia Kingston Jamaica Santa Ana El Salvador Brampton Ontario TEAM LINEUPS 1 T. HALL 31 A. HAiNAULT 32 b. boSWeLL 20 g. cAmeroN 26 c. ASHe 16 3 c. cArr A. moFFAT 11 b. dAViS 10 J. WATSoN 25 b. cHiNg 12 W. brUiN d. koeVermANS r. JoHNSoN 14 9 T. FriNgS r. LAmbe J. pLATA J. de gUzmAN 7 6 22 19 d. HeNry r. eckerSLey A. cAAN J. HALL 4 27 12 25 m. kocic 30 SUBJEcT To cHANGE TODAY S match-up WHen WHere listen WatcH record Wednesday June 20 8 p.M. ct BBVa compass stadium Houston sportstalk 790 la ranchera 850 Fox sports Houston plus MultiMedios regular season series tied 3-3-4 The Dynamo welcome Toronto Fc for the second weekday MlS game at BBvA compass Stadium. Toronto is off to a poor start in 2012 with a 1-9-0 record and -13 goal differential through ten games. Head coach and Technical Director Aron Winter stepped down on June 7 with Director of Player Development Paul Mariner taking the helm as head coach. Dutch striker Danny Koevermans leads TFc with three goals after tallying eight goals in 2011. German international defender Torsten Frings captains the club that captured its second consecutive Amway canadian championship with a 2-1 win over the vancouver Whitecaps. As canadian cup champions TFc will participate in the 2012-13 cONcAcAF champions league. DYNAMO MONTREAL IMPACT WHen WHere listen WatcH record saturday June 23 6 30 p.M. ct saputo stadium Montreal Qc sportstalk 790 la ranchera 850 Fox sports Houston MultiMedios First meeting between the two clubs WHO S NExT DYNAMO VS PHILADELPHIA UNION WHen WHere listen WatcH record saturday June 30 7 30 p.M. ct BBVa compass stadium Houston sportstalk 790 la ranchera 850 Fox sports Houston regular season series Union leads 2-0-2 The Dynamo continue a stretch of 14 consecutive games against the Eastern conference when they face the Union for the first of three meetings in 2012. The Dynamo are winless in four regular season meetings with Philadelphia but knocked the Union out of the playoffs in 2011 with a 3-1 aggregate series victory. Philadelphia Team Manager and Executive vice President Peter Novak stepped down on June 13 after a 2-7-2 start to the season. Novak was replaced by Union coach John Hacksworth as interim Team Manager. Philadelphia made a series of trades beginning this preseason and is led by Panama midfielder Gabriel Gomez (4 goals) and colombian forward lionard Pajoy (3 goals) who have combined to score seven of the club s eight goals this year. The Dynamo will face the Montreal Impact in their first meeting with the expansion club. The Dynamo-Impact tilt will be the second game at renovated Saputo Stadium. Italy international striker Bernardo corradi leads the club with four goals while Andrew Wenger the No.1 overall pick in the 2012 SuperDraft and Texas native David Arnaud the captain and 11-year veteran have two goals apiece. The Impact are off to a 3-7-3 start through 13 games. 2012 32 12 16 20 26 4 25 11 10 31 3 17 7 6 9 15 5 19 22 8 18 23 14 pos D F M D D D F M M D M M M M F F D M M D M D F player BOBBY BOSWEll WIll BRUIN ADAM MOFFAT GEOFF cAMERON cOREY ASHE JERMAINE TAYlOR BRIAN cHING BRAD DAvIS JE-vAUGHN WATSON ANDRE HAINAUlT cAlEN cARR lUIz cAMARGO cOlIN clARK NATHAN STURGIS MAcOUMBA KANDJI cAM WEAvER WARREN cREAvAllE AlEx DIxON BRIAN OWNBY KOFI SARKODIE JOSUE SOTO OScAR REcIO cOlIN ROlFE oWn Goals receiVed clUB totals statistics Gp 13 13 11 11 11 11 12 11 10 8 12 11 10 4 10 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 Gs 13 12 11 11 11 10 11 10 10 8 7 6 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Min 1146 1023 990 966 957 921 889 876 747 633 617 553 417 242 233 90 90 50 12 8 0 0 0 0 G 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 a 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 sHt 7 37 14 8 5 6 20 19 12 8 9 3 5 3 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 166 soG 3 21 4 1 0 0 8 5 3 5 3 2 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 oFF 0 4 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 Fc 9 3 18 9 7 8 10 13 11 10 12 8 3 4 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 Fs 8 10 7 3 14 1 13 12 10 2 10 9 2 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 127 yc 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 rc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PLAYER STATISTICS statistics tHroUGH JUne 17 GOALKEEPER STATISTICS 1 24 28 pos GK GK GK player TAllY HAll TYlER DERIc ERIcH MARScHEIDER clUB totals Gp 13 0 0 Gs 13 0 0 Min 1146 0 0 so 4 0 0 4 Ga 16 0 0 16 soG 51 0 0 51 sV 34 0 0 34 sV% Gaa 0.67 0 0 0.67 1.26 0 0 1.26 W 5 0 0 5 l 4 0 0 4 t 4 0 0 4 STANDINGS EASTERNCONFERENCE wESTERNCONFERENCE clUB D.c. United Sporting Kansas city New York Red Bulls chicago Fire columbus crew Houston Dynamo New England Revolution Montreal Impact Philadelphia Union Toronto Fc W 9 9 8 5 5 5 5 4 2 1 l 4 3 4 5 4 4 7 7 8 10 t 3 1 2 3 4 4 2 3 2 0 pts 30 28 26 21 19 19 17 15 8 3 GF 29 19 27 15 13 15 18 19 8 8 Ga 19 10 21 17 13 16 18 22 15 23 Gd 10 9 6 -2 0 -1 0 -3 -7 -15 clUB Real Salt lake San Jose Earthquakes vancouver Whitecaps Seattle Sounders colorado Rapids chivas USA los Angeles Galaxy Portland Timbers Fc Dallas W 10 8 7 7 6 4 4 3 3 l 3 3 3 4 7 7 8 6 9 t 2 3 4 3 1 3 2 4 4 pts 32 27 25 24 19 15 14 13 13 GF 25 27 17 17 20 9 16 12 16 Ga 14 17 15 13 19 17 21 16 26 Gd 11 10 2 4 1 -8 -5 -4 -10 Mls standings include games through June 17 SEASON TICKET HOLDER Of THE maTCH became a Season Ticket Holder of the Dynamo because I wanted to follow a great team in my adopted city. RENE KOzARSKY SEctiON 104 I was a fan of MLS from day 1 and I TWEETS OF THE wEEK The two players with the most fouls in TExASDERBY history are Eddie Robinson & Carlos Ruiz with 24 each. Surprised HOUSTONDYNAMO tallyhallGK and I finally tracked down wbruin and got a photo with him DANCINGBEAR BRADSBRIGADE Sunday July 1st. Brickwall bbq cook-off to benefit Brad s Brigade (Dynamo Charities). Visit http www.brickwallfirm.com to register your team BRICKwALL_FIRM F O L LOw U S AT TwI TTE R .CO M H O USTO NDYNAMO FOLLOw DYNAMO PLAYERS ON TwITTER COREY ASHE COREYASHE BOBBY BOSwELL BOBBYBOSwELL wILL BRUIN wBRUIN GEOFF CAMERON GEOFFCAMERON CALEN CARR CALENCARR3 BRIAN CHING BRIANCHING COLIN CLARK COLIN_CLARK7 wARREN CREAVALLE wARRENSPEAK BRAD DAVIS BRADSBRIGADE TYLER DERIC TYDERIC ALEx DIxON ALExDIxON19 TALLY HALL TALLYHALLGK MACOUMBA KANDJI MKANDJI10 KOFI SARKODIE KOFISARKODIE8 NATHAN STURGIS NATHANSTURGIS dynaMo teaM store open 3 HoUrs BeFore kickoFF on GaMe days now open on non-game days STORE HOURS tUesday tHUrsday Friday 11aM 3pM DYNAMO ACADEMY MIDFIELDER EARNS 10 000 STATOIL SCHOLARSHIP BY BEN CROOK If you want to know the difference between athletes that are able to succeed at a high level and those who gradually fall away Dynamo Academy midfielder Juan Lopez has the answer take care of the little things. For Lopez those little things have added up to some pretty big things in his life including winning a 10 000 college scholarship from Statoil lead sponsor of the Dynamo Academy. The scholarship in its inaugural year is given to one senior within the Academy for a 500-1 000 word essay answering one of three topics offered to them. A panel of judges selected Lopez as the first recipient of this award. Those around Lopez have taken notice of both his I wrote about leadership and what it means on and off the field Lopez said. You have to be mature and take care of yourself and do the little things to be with the Academy. soccer skills and his leadership which has resulted in him committing to Purdue University Calumet to play soccer. I didn t work hard at first he said. But I realized that everything gets easier the harder you work. That and doing the little things like not going to sleep late or drinking plenty of water have helped me grow as a player and a man. Lopez admits that he has not always been as detailoriented as he should have been. His time in the Academy though has helped him realize what he has to do to become the man and player that he wants to be. Being in the Academy makes you realize what leadership is all about. Juan is a phenomenal midfielder said Purdue University Calumet men s soccer coach James Drzewiecki in a team statement. I ve had the chance to watch him play several times and have always come away impressed. He makes quick high quality decisions with the ball and he treats the game his teammates and his opponents with great respect. Thanks to the Statoil scholarship Lopez s transition from Chavez High School in south Houston to Purdue University Calumet in Hammond Indiana will be a little bit easier despite the weather differences. [This scholarship] will help cover tuition books and housing Lopez said. It makes things a lot easier. It s exciting to just go and play with a new team new teammates and to move to a new state. Even though here in Houston it s really hot and up there it can get pretty cold. But his dreams hardly stop at college. Lopez will major in business management and hopes to one day manage his own soccer training facility here in Houston. I want to hopefully offer the same opportunities that I have been given to other kids he said. Lopez hopes that those plans can wait until after his playing days are over however. He has been impressive in his time with the Dynamo Academy team playing in 64 U.S. Academy League games as well as being a part of the team that traveled to El Salvador in 2009 and beat their U-16 national team. [Juan] is a fantastic kid who has worked really hard on and off the field said James Clarkson director of youth development for the Houston Dynamo. He fully deserves the scholarship and it will have a real impact on his life. We are all very proud that he is going to college and of the man he has become. THREE DYNAMO PLAYERS SEE TIME DURING wORLD CUP qUALIFYING BY BEN CROOK Three of the four Dynamo players on international duty were in action on Tuesday June 12 in the third round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament. Each of the teams with Dynamo players earned a point including the United States 1-1 draw at Guatemala. Geoff Cameron appeared as a halftime substitute for the United States providing a calming presence for the U.S. backline and helping the squad earn a point in a hostile environment. Cameron broke up several Guatemalan attacks in only his fifth international appearance. World Cup qualifying resumes in September when the United In the United States Group A Antigua and Barbuda scored a massive point at home in a scoreless draw with Jamaica. JeVaughn Watson started and played 90 minutes for the Reggae Boyz along with New York s Dane Richards and Toronto s Ryan Johnson fellow Dynamo Jermaine Taylor remained on States play Jamaica on September 7 in Kingston Jamaica. Canada is back in action the same night when they host Panama at BMO Field while Honduras travels to Havana for a match against Cuba. Andr Hainault started at center back once again for Canada as they faced Oscar Boniek Garc a s Honduras at BMO Field in Toronto. Hainault and Garcia each played full time but defense ruled the night for both teams as the game ended in a scoreless draw. The 0-0 draw leaves Canada with four points in Group C. Honduras sits in third place in Group 3 with one point through three games. the bench. Jamaica now have an identical 1-1-0 record with the U.S. but trail the first-place Americans on goal differential. STANDINGS GroUp a GroUp B GroUp c teaM United States Jamaica Guatemala Antigua and Barbuda G 2 2 2 2 W 1 1 0 0 d 1 1 1 1 l 0 0 1 1 Gd 2 1 -1 -2 pts 4 4 1 1 teaM Mexico costa Rica El Salvador Guyana G 2 2 2 2 W 2 1 0 0 d 0 1 1 0 l 0 0 1 2 Gd 3 4 -1 -6 pts 6 4 1 0 teaM Panama canada Honduras cuba G 2 2 2 2 W 2 1 0 0 d 0 1 1 0 l 0 0 1 2 Gd 3 1 -2 -2 pts 6 4 1 0 kickin it wITH mAcoUmBA kANdJi mkandji10 What are some of your earliest memories playing soccer in Senegal The Gambia I remember playing soccer with my friends in the streets. We were always trying to do impossible moves whenever we had the ball. How difficult was the transition coming from West africa to the United States It was surprisingly easy. My family was here already. The hardest part was probably leaving my friends back home. Living here is not like back home where you can just go and play soccer with anyone in the streets. If I want to meet people through soccer I actually have to know where people are playing and go find the games. What is your favorite part about Houston There are a few things. I love that you can find everything here especially with regard to different types of food. If you weren t a professional soccer player what would you be When I was younger I always wanted to be in law enforcement. There are a lot of bad people in this world so that is something that I want to do when I retire. Who was your biggest role model growing up Growing up I had a few but my mom would have to be number one. What do you enjoy doing away from the soccer field I enjoy going to the driving range. I m not very good at golf but I m pretty good at driving a ball so if I have any free time I try to go to the range. PLAYER q&A store i shop for the most clothes at... dream vacation ... i would never ... Own an iPhone BRIAN COLIN TALLY I steal clothes from corey Ashe Bali lucho Spokane Washington lie Be able to fit into corey Ashe s clothes Southern Thailand MEET THE SqUAD aSHlEy OCCUPATION Retail Rodeo by Chino y Wacho. 3 YEAR VETERAN jENNy OCCUPATION Student ROOKIE FAVORITE THING ABOUT HOUSTON I love the Houston FAVORITE DYNAMO PLAYER Colin Clark FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT California FAVORITE MOVIES Lion King King Kong and Matilda ROLE MODEL Beyonce she works so hard and inspires me to keep aiming higher. HIDDEN TALENT Singing wHAT MADE YOU AUDITION FOR THE TEAM I love to dance and the Dynamo Girls are so fun to watch I love their dance style and choreography FAVORITE SONG AND GENRE I like all kinds of music songs but my all time favorite is a Latin song Tu Angelito wHAT IS ONE GOAL THAT YOU HAVE To graduate with my Bachelor s Degree in Business Administration. HIDDEN TALENT I can play the clarinet Not as good as I used to. wHAT MADE YOU AUDITION FOR THE TEAM I love the energy and the spunk of the Houston Dynamo Girls s a l o n MEMORIAL TAILORS Dy NamO DIESEl S pRESENTEd BY THE HOUSTON zOO wORD SEARCH HELP DIESEL FIND THESE wORDS TORONTO FC GOAL FRINGS HAINAULT HOUSTON zOO CANADA O D Y F R I N G S H O V O G z T w I A T z R M J M K G O L O N E L A D A N A C R O I q U G S Y I x O T N w E M U D z V N S C F A H G A P B T G O A L I O O L D O O S K x M H N F S F H A I N A U L T E C CORPORaTE COREY ASHE 26 TEAMMATES BRAD DAVIS 11 OSCAR RECIO 23 Dynamo corporate Teammates receive a selection of valuable benefits including season and group tickets game program and website recognition and a Dynamo jersey signed by their player. call 713.276.GOAl today if you re interested in being a corporate teammate BOBBY BOSwELL 32 TYLER DERIC 24 COLIN ROLFE 14 JT KONCzAK wILL BRUIN 12 ALEx DIxON 19 KOFI SARKODIE 8 LUIz CAMARGO 17 ANDRE HAINAULT 31 JOSUE SOTO 16 AVAILABLE 713.276.GOAL GEOFF CAMERON 20 TALLY HALL 1 NATHAN STURGIS 6 CALEN CARR 3 MACOUMBA KANDJI 9 JERMAINE TAYLOR 4 BRIAN CHING 25 ERICH MARSCHEIDER 28 JE-VAUGHN wATSON 10 AVAILABLE 713.276.GOAL COLIN CLARK 7 ADAM MOFFAT 16 CAM wEAVER 15 wARREN CREAVALLE 5 BRIAN OwNBY 22 AVAILABLE 713.276.GOAL AVAILABLE 713.276.GOAL COmmUNITy PARTNERS The Dynamo community Partnership program was developed to assist the meeting needs of various local 501 c(3) non-profit organizations serving at-risk and disadvantaged children in the area. Participation allows companies to give back to their communities through the purchase of Kicks for Kids tickets which are donated to local children s charities. call 713.276.GOAl for more information on this program. SOCCER in houston HoUston FootBall association HFA welcomes all men to join the best men s soccer league in Houston. created in 1978 the HFA now has 90 teams spread over 9 divisions and an O30 O40 league. For information please visit www.hfasoccer.com or call 713-984-7658. HoUston WoMen s soccer association Established in 1976 HWSA promotes women s and coed amateur soccer in the greater Houston area. We offer high quality amateur soccer in five competitions -- Women s Open Women s Over 30 Open coed Sunday Open coed Monday and coed Over 30 7v7. Players of all levels are welcome. visit www.hwsahouston.org tHirty oVer recreational soccer orGanization TORSO creates a positive and competitive soccer experience for adult players over 30 years of age. Our co-ed team structure provides a great opportunity for men and women to compete as individuals couples or a family. visit www.torsosoccer.org The Methodist Hospital System is proud to be the official health care provider of the Houston Dynamo. BUILDING SUPERIOR ATHLETES from the inside out. Home to the team physicians for the Houston Dynamo the Methodist Center for Sports Medicine provides leading-edge care to both professional and amateur athletes. Our orthopedic surgeons physical therapists and athletic trainers team up to develop a customized treatment plan from initial assessment to rehabilitation and recovery. Call on the team that keeps Houston s best athletes -- and you -- playing strong and pain free. Call 713-799-1212 or visit methodistsportsmed.com. Photo courtesy of Wilf Thorne 636-023 Half Page DynamoAd 8x5 MECH.indd 1 8 2 11 4 55 PM stretching is key to injury prevention Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds. Do not bounce. If you feel pain as you stretch you ve gone too far. Remember to breathe and relax. Stretch both sides of your body. Repeat stretches after your workout. The Methodist Hospital System is the official health care provider for the Houston Dynamo For a physician referral or to reach our Methodist Athletic Trainer Hotline 713-799-1212 METHODISTSPORTSMED.COM WEST CLUB LOBBY SOUTHWEST GATE STAIRS TO WEST CLUB PRESIDENT S CLUB 206A-C METHODIST GATE SUITE 2 SUITE 3 SUITE 1 SUITE 4 SUITE 6 SUITE 5 SUITE 14 SUITE 10 139 239 240 138 238 102 201 202 103 203 104 204 205 105 106 107 206A 206B 206C PRESIDENT S CLUB 108 207 208 109 209 SUITE 15 SUITE 8 SUITE 9 SUITE 11 SUITE 12 SUITE 13 SUITE 7 110 210 211 113 212 213 114 214 115 215 216 116 217 117 218 118 219 220 122 221 222 DYNAMO TEAM STORE WALKER AVENUE HEINEKEN TERRACE STADIUM OPERATIONS 236 135 235 134 234 133 232 233 130 230 231 BUDWEISER DECK 137 237 FL 129 129 229 PARTY SUITE 1 PARTY SUITE 2 PARTY SUITE 3 FL 128 128 228 SUITE 32 SUITE 33 SUITE 31 FL 127 127 227 SUITE 30 SUITE 28 SUITE 29 FL 126 126 226 SUITE 26 SUITE 25 SUITE 27 FL 125 125 225 SUITE 24 SUITE 22 SUITE 23 FL 124 124 224 SUITE 20 SUITE 19 SUITE 21 FL 123 123 223 SUITE 18 SUITE 16 SUITE 17 NORTH WOMENS RESTROOM GUEST SERVICES SOUTHEAST GATE EAST CENTER CIRCLE FAMILY RESTROOM STAIRS MENS RESTROOM ELEVATOR CONCESSION FIRST AID BBVA COMPASS ATM STATOIL GATE DOWLING STREET STADIUM POLICIES Major League Soccer is committed to creating a safe comfortable and enjoyable soccer experience for all guests in and around our stadiums. MLS fANS hAVE A right tO ExpEct AN ENVirONMENt whErE Fans conduct themselves in a lawful manner to avoid Fans are encouraged to cheer sing and otherwise support their team while remaining respectful and courteous to their fellow patrons referees opposing team fans and players. Fans enjoy the soccer experience free from fighting thrown objects attempts to enter the playing field political or inciting messages and disorderly behavior including foul sexist racial obscene or abusive language or gestures. Fans comply with requests from stadium staff regarding stadium policies and emergency response procedures. MLS and its Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of this Code of Conduct and for making this event special and memorable to you and your fellow patrons. fAiLUrE tO ABiDE BY thiS cODE Of cONDUct iS SUBJEct tO SANctiONS iNcLUDiNg EJEctiON BANiShMENt AND ArrESt. incidents in the stadium and in the parking lots. Fans promptly and carefully return the ball to a stadium staff member or the ball kid on the sidelines in the event that a soccer ball enters the stands. Alcoholic beverages are consumed in a responsible manner and only by those of legal age. 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