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DYNAMO VS PHILADELPHIA UNION JUNE 30 2012 CONTENTS 05 12 13 14 16 18 22 Xs & Os 06 COREY ASHE FEATURE ROSTERS TEAm LINEUPS mATCHUP wHO S NEXT 2012 STATS LEAGUE STANDINGS SEASON TICkET HOLDER OF THE GAmE TwEETS OF THE wEEk DYNAmO ACADEmY UPDATE kICkIN IT wITH jE-vAUGHN wATSON PLAYER Q&A mEET THE 2012 DYNAmO GIRLS DIESEL S wORD SEARCH STADIUm POLICIES 2012 DYNAmO SCHEDULE 06 13 26 30 33 34 37 39 44 47 18 30 JUNE 30 2012 kickoff 7 30 pm TONIGHT PRESENTED BY DYNAMO VS PHILADELPHIA UNION 37 39 ORANGE AVENUE BAND FIGHTING GEMINI NATIONAL ANTHEM CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH 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 MP 19-year-old Jack McInerney had two goals on Saturday against Sporting Kansas City. He joined MLS at 17 years of age and now seems to be given a chance by Hackworth. What have you seen from McInerney in his short time in the league dK He had a great game against Kansas City. I like the way he plays and think he makes good runs. When he releases the ball he takes a look around to see if there is any danger and finds the space. He has played well against us in our previous meetings. He is another smart player and makes good runs off the ball. MP The Dynamo defeated the Union 3-1 on aggregate in the playoffs last year. What memories do you have from that series win over Philadelphia dK We played a great road game. It wasn t a typical road game but it was a tough one. We played really well in the first half and Philadelphia piled it on in the second half. Tally [Hall] made some great saves and we defended well. In the second game I think Brian Xs&Os with dominic kinnear Q U ESTI O NS BY MATT PED ER S E N Ching s goal right before halftime was probably the most memorable moment of the series. STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE GAME FLAVIEN DAVIS MEN S BASkETBALL 6-5 SOPH. F MILwAUkEE wISc. wIScONSIN LUtHErAN HS Will continue his education and basketball career at Montana State University next season. 2011-2012 Averaged 15.4 points and a team-best 7.6 rebounds per game... All-Region XIV selection. PrIOr tO SAN JAc A 2010 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran HS... Led the Vikings to the 2009 state championship... Named to the All-State team as a junior and senior... All-Area selection... First-team All-Conference... Player of the year... All-time leading scorer with 1 820 points. tHrEE wOrDS tHAt DEScrIbE ME calm chill relaxed Matt Pedersen Assistant coach John Hackworth recently took over as interim head coach after Peter Nowak stepped down on June 13. How well do you know Hackworth and what do you think of his opportunity doMinic Kinnear I like John a lot he is a very honest and nice person. He did some great things with the U.S. Under-17s in Bradenton Fla. (2002-07) and I thought he was working well with Peter. Now with Peter gone it has given John a chance to be a head coach and I think he has already done well with a great 4-0 win over Kansas City last weekend. MP Philadelphia has struggled to score with 12 goals in 13 games but two players who have carried the load are Panamanian midfielder Gabriel Gomez (4 goals) and Colombian forward Lionard Pajoy (4 goals). What are your impressions of Gomez and Pajoy dK I think Gomez is a smart player. He is very dangerous on set pieces and is a good passer of the ball. Pajoy is busy around the box is not afraid to be physical and is also very smart. MY tEAMMAtES wOULD DEScrIbE ME AS laid back FAVOrItES Movie Paid in Full TV Show The Game Book Scorpions Professional athlete Brandon Roy Professional sports team Oklahoma City Thunder Actor Mike Epps COREYASHE a marine s son brings consistency work-ethic to houston BY MAT T PEDERS EN When Dynamo defender Corey Ashe started on May 15 against the Portland Timbers it marked the 137th MLS regular season appearance for the 26-year-old moving him into second on the franchise list for regular season games played. The milestone match was a testament to the consistency that Ashe has shown since his arrival in 2007. Ashe who carries an actions speak louder than words mentality with him on and off the field did not know he had reached second place on the Dynamo games list. He credits health and confidence as key ingredients to staying in the lineup. Staying healthy is important but I think more vital is the confidence Dom (Kinnear) has had in me the sixth-year veteran said. My rookie year a lot of the older guys said Dom sees something in you because he doesn t usually play the younger guys. I don t know what it was that I did but I think it shows that Dom has a lot of trust in me. Staying healthy is also a huge thing. You could say it is God s blessing and I have been very fortunate. Spenny (John Spencer) who took me under his wing and gave me the confidence that I needed to survive. He helped me with the little things. He allowed me to see what my strengths were and to use those strengths against the other team. Now in his sixth year in Houston the city has nearly become as The older players were accurate with their assessment as Ashe became the first of only three Dynamo rookies in team history to play in more than 20 games in their first season. Ashe played well enough to appear in 22 games as a rookie in 2007 a season in which the Dynamo had an amazing stable of midfielders including Brad Davis Dwayne De Rosario Ricardo Clark Brian Mullan and Stuart Holden who helped carry the Dynamo to its second consecutive MLS Cup title. permanent of a hometown as Ashe has known. The defender grew up in Virginia Beach Va. in a military family before moving to the U.S. men s national team Residency Program in Bradenton Fla. as a teenager. My dad was in the Marines for 22 years so he travelled a lot Ashe said. Before I was born he lived in New York Virginia (twice) and Japan. I lived in California for five years and then moved to Virginia. When I was 14 or 15 I then moved to the Residency Program in Bradenton. While Ashe s job requires precision with his delivery from the left flank his older brother Dre held a position that required a different level of accuracy Army Sniper. Dre was a sniper in the Army for four years and now he works for the FBI Ashe said. It was a different route that he took. He is definitely the G.I. Joe of the family. He is a hard-nosed guy one that I ve always looked up to and he s my older brother. It was difficult for my family and for me to go about my business knowing he is over there fighting for our country and you would hope he is OK. He didn t really share too much information- that s something he wouldn t brag about. The important part is that he is back home he did what he needed to do and he is now I guess behind a desk if you will. Brad Davis coincidentally Ashe s partner on the left side of the field is doing his part to show appreciation to Dre and families such as the Ashe s. Through his Brad s Brigade campaign Dynamo fans can send members of the armed forces and their families to the Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire game on July 3 with partial ticket proceeds benefitting Paralyzed Veterans of America Texas Chapter. I think what Brad does is awesome Ashe says. The support that he gives to the troops is amazing. These last few years the troops have received a lot of recognition which is great. What they do for this country is second to none. The dedication not only themselves but from the families is strong. As a kid to witness your father leave every couple of months and not spend as much time with his as you want is hard. It s great for them to come to our games and enjoy time with the family. healthy is important staying -- corey ashe Since Ashe set the initial club rookie record in 2007 only two but i think more vital is the confidence dom has had in me. Dynamo players have eclipsed his mark. Geoff Cameron made 23 appearances as a rookie in 2008 and Will Bruin set a new record by playing in 25 games a year ago. Ashe was selected by the Dynamo in the second round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of North Carolina the school he always wanted to go to partly because as he wryly pointed out when listing its qualifications Michael Jordan went there. When I first arrived here I was only 20 and it was nervewracking Ashe recalls. But the team had been great and a lot of the older guys were awesome. Guys like Brian Mullan Craig Waibel Eddie Robinson and others would tell me Anything you need we ll take care of it. It made me feel like this is my new home and this is my new family. Dom and the whole staff were great and it took a little bit of adjusting to the heat but overall it was a pretty quick adjustment. A forward at North Carolina Ashe had to make a fast transition to midfielder with the Dynamo. He cites Mullan and former Dynamo assistant coach John Spencer as key figures in the adjustment. Brian Mullan was it for me he said. He worked both sides of the ball. I would talk with him and he gave me a lot of advice motivation and told me the things I needed to hear. Another big one was 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. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. 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 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 PLAYER Chris Konopka Carlos Vald s Chris Albright Greg Jordan Gabriel G mez Brian Carroll Roger Torres Jack McInerney Freddy Adu Chandler Hoffman Michael Lahoud Amobi Okugo Gabriel Farfan Jorge Perlaza Josu Mart nez Zac MacMath Jimmy McLaughlin Michael Farfan Lionard Pajoy Porfirio L pez Sheanon Williams Keon Daniel Zach Pfeffer Raymon Gaddis Antoine Hoppenot Krystian Witkowski Cristhian Hernandez Chase Harrison POS GK DF DF MF MF MF MF FW MF FW MF DF DF FW FW GK MF MF MF DF DF MF MF DF FW MF FW GK BIRTHDATE 4 14 85 5 22 85 1 14 79 4 5 90 5 29 84 7 20 81 7 13 91 8 5 92 6 2 89 8 17 90 9 15 86 3 13 91 6 23 88 10 11 84 3 25 90 8 7 1991 4 30 93 6 23 88 6 7 81 9 10 85 3 17 90 1 16 87 1 6 95 1 13 90 11 23 90 8 17 90 10 30 93 4 2 84 HOMETOWN Toms River NJ Cali Colombia Philadelphia PA Naperville IL Panama City Panama Springfield VA Barrancabermeja Columbia MLS ExP 3 2 13 0 0 9 2 2 5 0 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 Chattanooga TN Tema Ghana Birmingham AL Freetown Sierra Leone Hayward CA Wildomar CA Guapi Colombia San Jose Costa Rica St. Petersburg FL Malvern PA Wildomar CA Norte de Santander Colombia interim team manaGer JoHn HackwortH assistant coacH rob VartuGHian 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 San Jose Costa Rica Boston MA Lambeau Trinidad & Tobago Dresher PA Indianapolis IN Paris France Rochester NY Guadalajara Mexico Huntington WV TEAM LINEUPS 1 T. HALL 31 A. HAINAULT 32 b. bOSWELL 20 G. CAMERON 26 C. ASHE 6 7 C. CLARK N. STURGIS 11 b. DAVIS 10 J. WATSON 25 b. CHING 12 W. bRUIN L. PAJOY J. MCINERNEY F. ADU 23 9 b. CARROLL 11 M. LAHOUD M. FARFAN 21 7 13 G. FARFAN C. VALDES A. OKUGO C. ALbRIGHT 15 2 14 3 Z. MACMATH 18 SUBJEcT To cHANGE TODAY S match-up 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 multimedios 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 v. P. Peter Nowak stepped down on June 13 after a 2-7-2 start to the season. Nowak was replaced by assistant coach John Hackworth. Philadelphia made a series of trades beginning this preseason and is led by Panamanian midfielder Gabriel Gomez (4 goals) and colombian forward lionard Pajoy (4 goals). The Union recorded its first MlS win since April 21 on Saturday a 4-0 triumph over Sporting Kansas city with Jack McInerney scoring two goals. DYNAMO VS CHICAGO FIRE wHen wHere listen watcH record WHO S NExT DYNAMO SPORTING kC wHen wHere listen watcH record tuesday July 3 7 30 p.m. ct bbVa compass stadium Houston sportstalk 790 la ranchera 850 kprc local 2 regular season series dynamo lead 6-3-4 saturday July 7 7 p.m. ct liVestronG sporting park kansas city ks sportstalk 790 la ranchera 850 Fox sports Houston multimedios Houston regular season series dynamo lead 5-3-4 The Dynamo will face chicago on Tuesday for the second time in 2012. In the first meeting April 15 at Toyota Park a lighting delay ended the match after 66 minutes with the clubs tied 1-1 with Will Bruin recording his first goal of the season off a Brian ching assist. Former Dynamo forward Dominic Oduro leads the Fire with five goals while Guatemalan international Marco Pappa has added four. Argentinian midfielder Sebastian Grazzini leads the club with five assists and has bagged two goals. The Dynamo will return to chicago to face the Fire for a third time on Sept. 2. Houston and Kansas city meet in a rematch of the 2011 Eastern conference final a 1-0 win for the Dynamo at lIvESTRONG Sporting Park. In that game the Dynamo lost team MvP Brad Davis to injury in the first half but rallied for a 2-0 win with secondhalf goals from Andre Hainault and carlo costly. Sporting Kc is having another strong year with 29 points through 15 games (9-4-2). Midfielder Graham Zusi orchestrates much of the Sporting offense with eight assists in 15 games. c.J. Sapong and former Dynamo forward Kei Kamara each have five goals to lead the club. The clubs meet three times in 2012 with SKc visiting Houston on July 18 and the Dynamo returning to Kansas on Sept. 14. 2012 32 12 16 20 26 11 25 4 10 31 17 3 7 9 6 5 15 22 19 8 18 23 14 pos D F M D D M F D M D M M M F M D F M M D M D F player BOBBY BOSWEll WIll BRUIN ADAM MOFFAT GEOFF cAMERON cOREY ASHE BRAD DAvIS BRIAN cHING JERMAINE TAYlOR JE-vAUGHN WATSON ANDRE HAINAUlT lUIZ cAMARGO cAlEN cARR cOlIN clARK MAcOUMBA KANDJI NATHAN STURGIS WARREN cREAvAllE cAM WEAvER BRIAN OWNBY AlEx DIxON KOFI SARKODIE JOSUE SOTO OScAR REcIO cOlIN ROlFE own Goals receiVed club totals statistics Gp 15 15 13 13 13 13 14 11 12 10 13 12 12 11 4 2 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 Gs 15 14 13 13 13 12 12 10 11 10 7 7 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 min 1326 1203 1153 1146 1137 1056 997 921 831 813 649 617 556 296 242 99 90 53 50 8 0 0 0 0 G 1 9 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 19 a 0 1 2 2 1 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 sHt 9 44 17 8 6 21 23 6 14 8 3 9 6 5 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 166 soG 4 24 5 1 0 6 9 0 3 5 2 3 1 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 63 oFF 0 4 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 Fc 11 4 24 11 8 15 12 8 12 11 10 12 5 8 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 Fs 9 10 9 5 17 14 14 1 11 2 10 10 4 4 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 127 yc 2 0 2 1 2 2 0 2 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 rc 0 0 1 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 23 GOALkEEPER STATISTICS 1 24 28 pos GK GK GK player TAllY HAll TYlER DERIc ERIcH MARScHEIDER club totals Gp 15 0 0 Gs 15 0 0 min 1326 0 0 so 4 0 0 4 Ga 23 0 0 23 soG 63 0 0 63 sV 39 0 0 39 sV% Gaa 0.619 1.53 0 0 0 0 w 5 0 0 5 l 5 0 0 5 t 5 0 0 5 0.619 1.53 STANDINGS EASTERNCONFERENCE WESTERNCONFERENCE club D.c. United New York Red Bulls Sporting Kansas city chicago Fire Houston Dynamo columbus crew New England Revolution Montreal Impact Philadelphia Union Toronto Fc w 9 9 9 7 5 5 5 5 3 1 l 5 4 4 5 5 5 7 8 8 10 t 3 3 2 3 5 4 3 3 2 2 pts 30 30 29 24 20 19 18 18 11 5 GF 31 31 20 20 20 14 20 24 12 13 Ga 22 24 15 19 23 15 20 26 15 28 Gd 9 7 5 1 -3 -1 0 -2 -3 -15 club San Jose Earthquakes Real Salt lake vancouver Whitecaps Seattle Sounders los Angeles Galaxy colorado Rapids chivas USA Portland Timbers Fc Dallas w 10 10 7 7 6 6 5 4 3 l 3 5 4 5 8 8 7 6 9 t 3 2 5 4 2 1 4 4 5 pts 33 32 26 25 20 19 19 16 14 GF 31 28 18 19 22 21 11 14 16 Ga 19 19 19 16 23 21 18 17 26 Gd 12 9 -1 3 -1 0 -7 -3 -10 mls standings include games through June 24 SEASON TICkET HOLDER Of THE maTCH team we knew we had to have season something my entire family enjoys tickets since Day 1. Dynamo games are DELANEY POTTER SEctION 204 Once Houston got a professional soccer HUNGRY FOR MORE ANtHONY VASSEr HOUStON DYNAMO Will Bruin reacts after scoring a 90th-minute goal to give the Dynamo a 3-3 draw against Toronto FC. TWEETS OF THE WEEk can t wait to wear these to the next houstondynamo game foreverorange OneForOne VERONICAMV Attending my first rugby match USAvsItALY rugby BBVACompassStdm while watching HoustonDynamo. LetsGoDynamo MMADLOCk HoustonDynamo Will Bruin is a straight G MASANCHEz10 F O L LOW U S AT T WI TT E 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 ACADEMY PLAYERS EARN STRIPES PLAYING WITH FIRST TEAM BY BEN CROOk It s 7 a.m. and the alarm clock is going off. School is out for the summer and you are 18 years old. 7 a.m. should not exist in your world but you have to be at work in 90 minutes. You have an unpaid internship for the summer looking to gain experience in what you hope will eventually be your full-time profession. You are just like so many other students trying to get a sense of what the real world is all about while improving your skills to compete in the workforce at some point. The only difference is that your boss is two-time MLS Cup winner Dominic Kinnear and your colleagues are the likes of Brian Ching and Brad Davis. You are a Dynamo Academy player waking up to play soccer with the Houston Dynamo first team and you are training in the hopes that one day the first team will become your team. This is the life of Bradley Bourgeois (pictured above) Abe Matamoros (pictured right) and a select number of Academy standouts. They have been given the unique opportunity to train alongside some of the best MLS has to offer. Given the opportunity that lies ahead for them maybe a 7 a.m. walk-up call is not such a bad thing. If Bradley s starting in the Reserve League then he should be In addition to training with the first team Bourgeois has played in nine MLS Reserve League appearances in the past two years which his coaches hope will give him a leg up when he starts his college career at Tulsa. It s a different mindset with the Academy said Bourgeois. It s not a job and it s not something that you re getting paid to do. When you get with the first team you re going against guys who are thirty years old and this is how they make their living. Having that mentality and that attitude is very different. Part of that learning experience is getting through the transition from the youth game to the professional one which is as much of a mental adjustment as it is a physical one. I love waking up that early in the morning when I m going to do something that I love said Bourgeois a Cy-Fair High School graduate who will attend the University of Tulsa on a soccer scholarship in the fall. It s an opportunity that not every kid gets so it s one that you definitely want to remember. I am trying to take in as much as possible and learn as much as I can. able to start and play every week at Tulsa and continue his growth said Dynamo director of youth development James Clarkson. Playing with these professional players is a fantastic learning experience for these guys. Matamoros who made the jump from the Dynamo Academy to collegiate soccer at Tulsa last year is back in Houston for the summer and ready to seize the chance to play with the Dynamo regulars. I ve been waiting a really long time for this opportunity said Matamoros. I want to show Dom what I have learn from everybody and gain confidence in my abilities. I know that if I can play with these guys then I can play with anyone in the country. Although this is the first time for Matamoros to train with the first team he did make four appearances in last year s Reserve League. Due to NCAA regulations once a player begins collegiate play he is unable to play in the MLS Reserve League without losing his collegiate eligibility. Even with that limited exposure to the professional game Matamoros believes his small stint with the first team made a large difference when he got to Tulsa. In his freshman campaign Matamoros played in 17 games and was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team. I was more aggressive and quicker after playing with the reserves he said. The effort that they give is top notch. Being able to go 110% for the whole match is definitely an advantage because I don t think every team does that. As with any internship both players hope that it will one day lead to a full-time job. It just so happens that they need only look around the pitch to see how the work they are putting in today can pay off in a roster spot in the future. Players such as Tyler Deric Alex Dixon and Josue Soto parlayed their time with the Academy into professional contracts with the Dynamo and their presence gives these young men a glimpse into what the future may hold. It gives me hope that I ll be there soon said Matamoros. Seeing these guys out there makes me think that I m not too far from being there. Added Bourgeois It shows you that it s something that can become a reality. These are guys who have come all the way from club to college and they re living the dream right now. It makes me want to go out everyday and work harder and get better all around because I know that anything is possible. a bicycle kick to the tastebuds. Proud Partner of the Houston Dynamo At participating McDonald s. Limited time offer. 2012 McDonald s. kickin it WITH JE-vAUGHN wATSoN What are some of your earliest memories playing soccer in Jamaica I remember when I was ten years old I played in my first competition for my community team. We made it to the finals and lost but it was a great experience because it was the first time my community had entered any type of competition. What are some of the differences between living in Houston and in Jamaica Living here is better than in Jamaica. In Jamaica a lot of people have a free spirit and do whatever they want but here people are more about business whether it s at work or at home. What do you enjoy most about Houston I like the weather here in Houston. Sometimes it gets hot but I enjoy playing in the sun. Also the fans and the stadium here are great and it makes it really enjoyable to be a part of this team. What do you enjoy doing when you aren t playing soccer I enjoy hanging out with the guys and going bowling. Also Jermaine and I do a lot of cooking back in the apartment because he is a very good cook. Do you cook as well or does Jermaine do most of the cooking No I m not a good cook but I eat a lot so whenever Jermaine cooks he cooks a lot. Even before games we always make a special dish. Sometimes it s rice peas and curry chicken and other times it s rice peas and French fried chicken. Those are good meals before the game to get you pumped up. PLAYER Q&A i have too many ... if i ran for president ___ would be my running mate. biggest fear as a child ... GEOFF COLIN CAM Dog toys Shoes Snakes bobby boswell lacoste polos calen carr snakes spiders & sHarks Barack Obama Falling off a cliff while hiking MEET THE SQUAD aNNa OCCUPATION Student (dance house techno) 2ND YEAR VETERAN TaYLOR OCCUPATION Student FAVORITE ARTIST SELENA ROOKIE FAVORITE THING ABOUT HOUSTON There are various things to do and it s the home of the Houston Dynamo FAVORITE SONG AND GENRE Bounce - Avicci FAVORITE DYNAMO PLAYER Definitely Brad Davis He holds many records on the team is an original Dynamo player and has been team MVP for multiple seasons. Need I say more Overall an amazing player WHAT IS ONE GOAL THAT YOU HAVE To graduate with my Bachelor s Degree in Business Administration. WHAT MADE YOU AUDITION FOR THE TEAM The Dynamo fan base and the swag the DG s bring out to the field with the dancing style and choreography ROLE MODEL My father WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU Random FAVORITE FOOD Anything and everything Mexican food WHAT MADE YOU AUDITION FOR THE TEAM I fell in love with the personality of this team from day one. All the girls are so loving and down to earth. Also their unique style set them apart from any pro team in Houston. From the beginning I knew this is where I wanted to be s a l o n DY N amO DIESEL S pRESENTED BY THE HOUSTON zOO WORD SEARCH HELP DIESEL PHILLY IkEA UNION FIND THESE WORDS HOUSTON zOO COREY ASHE LIBERTY H C H L D C x N F E O O V E V A Q M O D U R L T B I k D S Y S E I O k A S A P T T Y F E M T H C S R O A A V V U T R W E N S D N O J C G B B z H S P H I L L Y I O E P Y R k Q z A L O T U U N I O N N E 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. 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