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DYNAMO VS TORONTO FC august 25 2012 06 CONTENTS 05 12 13 14 16 18 22 26 30 31 33 34 37 39 44 47 Xs & Os 06 BOniek Garcia rOSTerS Team LineUPS maTcHUP wHO S neXT 2012 STaTS LeaGUe STanDinGS SeaSOn TickeT HOLDer Of THe Game TweeTS Of THe week DynamO acaDemy cUP iTem Of THe Game kickin iT wiTH aDam mOffaT PLayer Q&a meeT THe 2012 DynamO GirLS DieSeL S wOrD SearcH STaDiUm POLicieS 2012 DynamO ScHeDULe 13 30 33 AuguST 25 2012 kickoff 7 30 pm ACADEMY CUP TONIgHT preseNteD bY DYNaMO Vs tOrONtO fc AUGUST 24-26 2012 PRESENTED BY SPONSOR 37 39 ORANge AVeNue bAND beggARS INC. NATIONAl ANTHeM SINgeR ST. VINCeNT De PAul 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 PHOTOgRAPHeRS Nigel Brooks Scott DeWoody Luis Leyva Wilf Thorne Anthony Vasser MP Forward Ryan Johnson has been a regular for Toronto playing 90 minutes in 23 games this year. After a slow start to the season Johnson has scored two goals in his last three games. What is your evaluation of Johnson dK Ryan Johnson is a good player- he is a handful. He seems to get his chances every game and has good movement off the ball. He attacks the ball well in the air and is underrated with the ball at his feet. He s getting his chances this year and scoring goals. MP Toronto has been forced to use a young backline for some games with three players 21 and younger used recently including Ashtone Morgan (21) and Doneil Henry (19). What are the challenges that come with playing with a young defense and having to use a variety of defensive groups dK Sometimes you learn on the job. Also goalkeeper Stefan Frei has been out for the season for them and he is a very good goalkeeper. They ve shifted guys in and out due to injury. For any team it is hard when guys are coming in and out. When you see teams that are successful they are keeping a steady lineup. Unfortunately for Paul he s had some injuries to deal with. Xs&Os with dominic kinnear Q U ESTI O NS BY MATT PED ER S E N Matt Pedersen After an 0-9 start to the season Toronto FC is 4-5-5 since Paul Mariner replaced Aron Winter as head coach. What do you think of the job Mariner has done since taking over doMinic Kinnear I think Paul has done a good job with that team. From the very beginning they got off to a great start under him with some good results and we had a tough game with them here in Houston (3-3 draw on June 20). Unfortunately Danny Koevermans went down with an injury which I thought was a big blow for them. But they picked up Eric Hassli who I think is one of the harder forwards to play against. He s got them working hard they ve been a little unlucky at times but I think overall with the appointment of Paul it s no coincidence they are playing better. MP You earned a 2-0 win at Toronto on July 28. What did you like about your team s performance dK I thought our possession was very good. I thought we were pretty strong defensively. The timing of the goals for me was fantastic. [Calen Carr s goal] right before halftime was a big boost for us going to the locker room. And then right before the end closing it out [with Brian Ching s goal] is as good as it gets. In between the goals it was a lot of hard work for us. MP French striker Eric Hassli was traded from Vancouver to Toronto on July 20. How would you assess Hassli as a player dK He holds the ball well . He has good feet for a big guy and he works hard. For me he always seems to be in the middle of the field and he likes to make himself available. STuDeNT ATHleTe OF THe gAMe MARIe-PIeRRe bAkIMA VOlleYbAll 5-10 SOPH. OH NOgeNT-SuR-OISe FRANCe lYCee eMMANuel as a freshMaN Named the Region XIV newcomer of the year and a first-team All-conference selection... Was second on the squad in kills per set with a 2.83 mark... Was second in digs with 362 total for a 3.29 per set average. priOr tO saN Jac A 2009 graduate of Lycee Emmanuel Mounier... Led her team to the state championship twice... Finished fourth at the European Volleyball qualifications. MOre abOut Marie-pierre In my spare time I enjoy listening to music Skype swimming dancing Three words that describe me hardworking funny determined The most interesting place I ve visited is Antalya Turkey The best advice I ve ever been given is work hard play hard faVOrites Movies The Vow Step Up 4 Think Like a Man Something Now TV Shows Gossip Girl 90210 Book Expatries en Guinee Conakry by my mother Geraldine Bakima Musical artists groups Beyonc Drake Disiz la Peste Alicia Keys Professional athlete Logan Tom Professional sports team RC Cannes Sport (other than volleyball) tennis bONIek gARCIA LONgtiMe DYNaMO target wOrth the wait b Y M a t t p e D e r s e N After a year-long courtship the Houston Dynamo finally got their Tegucigalpa Talisman. Boniek Garcia a Dynamo target since the 2011 Gold cup semifinals at Reliant Stadium signed with the Dynamo on June 7 and helped spearhead a summer surge with his new club. said of the Polish great. It s not only a privilege but it s also great responsibility to carry his name and try to do things as well as he did during his career. Garcia is off to a good start. At 27 Garcia has been to a World Cup has Garcia made his Houston debut on June 30 against the Philadelphia Union. Since then the Dynamo have lost just one of ten games. The midfielder has played 90 minutes in all ten games helping Houston to a 6-1-3 record. The Honduras international was born Oscar Boniek Garcia but eschews his first name in deference to his middle name the only name on the back of his orange Dynamo jersey. Garcia s middle name honors Polish legend Zbigniew Zigi Boniek who helped Poland to a third place finish at the 1982 World Cup and starred for Italian giants Roma and Juventus. Garcia doesn t treat his middle name with any frivolity instead treating it with honor and respect. He was a great player not only in Poland but also in Italy Garcia 69 caps for his country and is perhaps the best foreign signing in Major League Soccer in 2012. The boots of Zibi Boniek are big to fill with the former Poland international a member of FIFA s 100 best players list and winner of the 1985 European Cup with Juventus. He earned the nicknamed The Beauty of the Night after Juventus owner Gianni Agnelli said Zibi was unstoppable at night. Why I don t know but it was as if he had the genes of a deadly predator who did his hunting at night. As the Dynamo negotiated with Olimpia for Garcia his hometown club had its own reasons to retain the midfielder. While Garcia was eager to join the 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the Honduran club which captured the 2011 Honduran League Apertura title in December and hoped to defend its crown this spring. Olimpia celebrated its centennial with its 25th Honduran title in May opening the door for Garcia s sale to the Dynamo. It was a great opportunity to play for Olimpia during their 100th Anniversary season and to be the captain there and win a couple championships the last two seasons said Garcia. But to have the opportunity to play abroad which is something that I had always wanted is a great thing for me. Garcia has fulfilled the expectations of a Designated Player integrating into his new team immediately and contributing to Houston s rise in the standings. The man who led the charge to bring Garcia to Houston is happy with the early returns. We ve asked him to do a lot of things and he hasn t said a word about it Kinnear said. He comes with a smile on his face he enjoys playing here and he enjoys the team. He plays hard on both sides of the ball. He is a very good soccer player with good technique good pace and good awareness. I think he s been a great pickup for us. Garcia is among a string of impactful Honduran additions to Major League Soccer including Roger Espinoza (Sporting KC) Victor Bernardez and Marvin Chavez (San Jose) Andy Najar (D. C. United) and Jerry Bengtson (New England). While the Dynamo were bidding for Garcia he received endorsements of the league from his countrymen. Marvin Chavez is my cousin and my good friend Roger Espinoza and others who have played here or are playing here they told me many things about the league said Garcia. They said how difficult it is how physical it is and how the level of play has improved so much over the years. Garcia Espinoza and Bernardez helped Honduras qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa Honduras first World Cup since 1982 and second in history. Although Garcia did not play in the tournament he relished the experience which included a 2-0 group stage defeat to Spain the eventual tournament champion. It was a wonderful opportunity after 32 years even though I didn t play because of the coach s decision Garcia recalls. I still learned a lot from all the teams that we played and all the players that we interacted with especially the Spanish players. Just watching how fast they play and how quickly they move and how mentally sharp they are it was just an invaluable experience. Two years later the dynamic playmaker has made an immediate impact with the Dynamo helping Houston outscore opponents 17-6 since his arrival. Garcia earned an assist in his Dynamo debut setting up a Brad Davis goal. Garcia continued his torrid form Sunday assisting another Davis goal for his fourth assist in ten games. Despite missing the first 15 games of the season Garcia is second on the club in assists. It is no coincidence that Garcia has brought out the best in Davis. Since Garcia s debut Davis has three goals and six assists in ten games and the pair seem like they ve played together for years not weeks. Ever since I came in ten games ago the partnership has been great from the very beginning said Garcia. I think Brad is a very talented player. He is very good on the ball and I think he is one of those players that can take over a game and with two or three touches get us in front of the goal. Davis shares similar compliments for Garcia With his quickness his pace his vision and his touch it s easy for me to play around a guy like that said Davis. I think we ve gotten more and more comfortable around each other. I m really happy he s with the team. Dynamo assistant coach Steve Ralston has a good eye for midfielders. The former Revolution midfielder was a seven-time MLS All-Star and holds the league record in assists games played and minutes and also earned 36 caps for the United States. Offensively he s been dynamic for us Ralston said. (Garcia s) great on the ball and he doesn t lose it. He takes guys on makes good runs out of the midfield and he s been really good for us. He is a smart player. He s not a big guy but he doesn t get tackled too often. He knows how to keep the ball and use his body. He is very clever. Two weeks before Houston completed the signing of Garcia they learned their opponents in the group stage of CONCACAF Champions League. In a random draw the Dynamo were drawn into Group 3 which includes C.D. FAS of El Salvador and of all teams Olimpia. The coincidental drawing did not prevent the Dynamo from completing the Garcia signing but it will pit him against his former team with an away match in his hometown of Tegucigalpa on Aug. 30 and a rematch in Houston on Oct. 23. I owe my effort to the Houston Dynamo said Garcia about playing his former team. This is my team and I have to play the best I can whether in Honduras or in Houston. Olimpia is a part of my past and it was a great part of my past but now I owe myself to the Houston Dynamo and we have to go out there and try to win both games. There is a good chance he takes the field against his old mates with his trademark smile something that is as much of a Garcia trademark as his energetic style of play. On the field he plays like a man but with the joyful demeanor of a boy oblivious to the game s pressures pure delight exemplified by his bright smile. The smile has also been one of my characteristics Garcia states. Ever since I was little I ve always smiled it s just my nature. I m glad people appreciate it and see it for what it is. BoyS and GiRlS youTh SoccER TouRnaMEnT u8-u12 (8v8) cost 475 u13-u19 (11v11) cost 595 GuaRanTEEd 3 GaME MiniMuM Gold and SilvER FliGhTS To REGiSTER oR FoR MoRE inFoRMaTion viSiT PRESEnTEd By TEXaS uniTEd FuTBol cluB SEPTEMBER 1 - 3 2012 BEaR cREEk PaRk 3535 WaR MEMoRial dRivE houSTon TX 77084 kaTy PaRk 24927 MoRTon Rd kaTy TX 77493 houSTonlaBoRdaycuP.oRG The speed of AT&T covers Houston. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds not available everywhere. 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HALL 31 A. HAINAULT 32 B. BOSWELL 4 J. TAYLOR 26 C. ASHE 27 B. gARCIA 11 B. DAVIS 16 A. mOffAT 3 C. CARR L. SILVA 12 W. BRUIN 9 m. KANDJI E. HASSLI 11 29 R. JOHNSON T. fRINgS T. DUNfIELD A. WIEDEmAN 9 22 23 32 A. mORgAN D. O DEA R. ECKERSLEY D. HENRY 5 48 27 4 m. KOCIC 30 SUBJEcT To cHANGE TODAY S match-up WHen WHere listen WatcH record saturday august 25 7 30 p.M. ct BBVa compass stadium sportstalk 790 la ranchera 850 Fox sports Houston MultiMedios Houston regular season series dynamo lead 4-3-5 In their last meeting the Dynamo earned a 2-0 road win over Toronto FC on July 28 with Calen Carr and Brian Ching providing the goals. The clubs also met on June 20 in Houston and drew 3-3 with Will Bruin scoring two second-half goals to keep Houston s home-unbeaten streak intact. Toronto had the worst start to a season in MLS history opening the 2012 campaign 0-9. The club has turned it around going 4-4-5 since Paul Mariner took over as head coach on June 7. TFC lost leading scorer Danny Koevermans (9 goals in 16 games) to a season-ending ACL injury on July 14 but traded for striker French designated player Eric Hassli on July 20. Hassli has started quickly with his new club recording a goal and assist in his second game with Toronto a 2-2 draw with Portland on Aug. 15. Toronto reached the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals in 2011-12 and is off to a good start in the current campaign beating Aguila of El Salvador 5-1 on Aug. 1 at DYNAMO C.D. OlIMPIA WHen WHere listen WatcH WHO S NexT BMO Field. DYNAMO CHICAgO FIRe thursday august 30 9 p.M. ct estadio tiburcio tegucigalpa Honduras la ranchera 850 Fox soccer channel 2012-13 concacaF cHaMpions leaGue WHen WHere listen WatcH record sunday september 2 6 p.M. ct toyota park Bridgeview ill. sportstalk 790 la ranchera 850 Galavision regular season series dynamo lead 6-3-4 The Dynamo continue 2012-13 CCL group play with a trip to Honduras to face Olimpia the former club of Dynamo midfielder Boniek Garcia. Olimpia celebrated its 100th anniversary in May by capturing its 25th Honduran title. Olimpia has won two CONCACAF Champions Cups (1972 1988). A consistent Honduran powerhouse Olimpia is one of only three clubs to qualify for all five CONCACAF Champions League tournaments since its reformatting in 2008. Brazilian forward Luciano Emilio has 42 goals with Olimpia after scoring 41 goals with D.C. United from 200709. Olimpia defender Johnny Palacios along with brothers Wilson and Jerry became the first trio of brothers in history to be named to the same World Cup roster. Houston and Chicagos meet for the final time in 2012 in what will be a key matchup for playoff position. The teams drew 1-1 in their first meeting of the year a rain-shortened match at Toyota Park on April 15. In the second leg on July 3 the clubs played to a scoreless draw at BBVA Compass Stadium. Chicago is climbing the Eastern Conference standings with three wins and a draw in its last three games catapulting to a tie for third place through Aug. 19. Guatemalan international Marco Pappa leads the Fire with six goals while former Dynamo forward Dominic Oduro has five goals. Forward Chris Rolfe who has 10 appearances for the U.S. men s national team rejoined the Fire from Danish club Aalbog BK in April and has contributed since his June return with five goals in 12 games including two in a 3-1 win at Philadelphia on Aug. 12. it CoUlD PlaY all eleveN PositioNs oN tHe FielD. RegisteR foR a chance to win the 2013 m zd cX-5 houston dynamo edition in the m zd zone. Mazda is the Official Vehicle Of the hOustOn dynaMO. so versatile Scan or go to zoomzoomhouston.mobi to get started. Click on the CX-5 Giveaway icon and enter your information. Once you ve entered don t forget to see a Mazda staff member to get your cool FREE Mazda giveaway while you re there. Want to test your Mazda knowledge Click on the CX-5 Trivia icon and take the fun quiz. DriveAMazda.com Zoo -Zoo No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) Excluding FL and NY 18 years and older. 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Only the top five clubs in each conference will qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs which will begin Oct. 31 and conclude Dec. 1 with MLS Cup hosted by the finalist with the better regular season record. Earlier this year the MLS Board of Governors approved new tiebreakers to determine the placing of teams tied on points in the 2012 regular season standings. The change was adopted in part because of the switch from a balanced schedule to a conferencebased schedule and in part to encourage attacking play. When two or more teams are tied in the standings on points (3 points for a win 1 point for a draw 0 points for a loss) the following tiebreakers will be used in the sequence below until one team ranks ahead of the other(s) 1. Goals For 2. Goal Differential 3. Fewest Disciplinary Points 4. Road Goals 5. Road Goal Differential 6. Home Goals 7. Home Goal Differential 8. Coin Toss (2 teams) or Drawing of Lots (3 or more) Note Unlike previous seasons head-to-head records will not be used as a tie-breaker because teams do not play every opponent an equal number of times. When the regular season concludes on Sunday October 28 all 19 teams will have played 34 games. The top five teams in each conference will qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs and those 10 teams will compete within their respective conference for a place in the final MLS Cup 2012 on Dec. 1 hosted by the team with the most regular season points. SeASON TICkeT HOlDeR Of THE maTCH JACk bRObeRg sectiON 137 Houston Dynamo are exciting fans are passionate and bring out the spirit of Houston FOReVeR uRSO aNthONY Vasser hOustON DYNaMO Dynamo fans honor the late Kirk Urso prior to Houston s match with Columbus on August 19. bowling night Houstondynamo.com bowlwitHcalen october 16 7 pm 925 bunker Hill rd Houston tX 77024 Dynamo acaDemy travels to seattle for 2012 Generation aDiDas cup by ben crook ACADEMY CUP DYNAMO ACADeMY ClOSeS OFF-SeASON wITH INAuguRAl DYNAMO ACADeMY CuP BY J O N AT H A N K A P L A N AUGUST 24-26 2012 This weekend the Dynamo Academy presented by Statoil will look to start a new tradition with the inaugural edition of the Dynamo Academy Cup. The tournament will conclude a busy off-season for the Academy which included a trip to Seattle for the Generation adidas Cup and a trip to Chicago for the National Premier League Champions Cup. The inaugural tournament is being played at the Houston Amateur Sports Park the official training facility of the Dynamo Academy and Dynamo first team. The group stage matches began on Friday with the finals to be held Sunday. We are thrilled to host the Dynamo Academy Cup said James Clarkson Dynamo Director of Youth Development. This is the start of what we hope to be a growing tradition in Houston. The tournament set-up will be similar to that of the famous Eurovoetbal tournament in the Netherlands which the Dynamo Academy competed in during the summer of 2011. Teams will play five games with two twenty-minute halves which will allow for a more attacking style of play. This tournament is another great opportunity for Dynamo Academy players to showcase themselves against top players PRESENTED BY SPONSOR from around the country and even world Clarkson said. We expect to field very strong teams heading into the Academy season and this will provide us a good test to see where we stand two weeks before the season kicks off. DyNamo acaDemy off-seasoN upDate The Houston Dynamo U-15 and U-17 squads recently returned from a trip to Seattle to compete in the annual Generation adidas Cup. The U-17s went winless on the trip but forward Elo Ozumba who spent time this summer with the Nigerian U-17 national team scored three goals for Houston in the tournament. Prior to the trip to Seattle the Dynamo U-15s traveled to Chicago to competed in the National Premier League Champions Cup. The team advanced to the national tournament by virtue of winning the Texas Pre-Academy U-15 League. The Dynamo completed group play with a 1-1-1 record but fell to the Chicago Fire Academy 2-1 in their final match of the weekend. The Dynamo U-13 U-14 and U-15 teams will begin the 201213 season on Sunday September 23 with matches against Andromeda. The Dynamo U-16 and U-18 squads will kick off their season in the USSF Development Academy League on Saturday September 15 against Solar Chelsea. dynamo team store store hours game days 3 hours before kickoff non-game days tuesday thursday friday 11 am 3 pm foam hands 10 item of the Game 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 ADAm moffAT Who is the strongest mLS opponent you have gone up against I would have to say [D.C. United midfielder] Dwayne De Rosario. He is strong smart and a great athlete. Most importantly he is a hard worker. When you are playing against a guy who is constantly working and trying to get into the game it doesn t give you a break. You have to be switched on the entire time. What was your favorite part about the London Olympics It was probably Andy Murray winning the tennis gold. It was great for him especially to see him do it in such convincing fashion. as a fellow Scot what did that gold medal mean to you It means we won a gold for Great Britain. Obviously people back home are excited about how well Britain did and we have a lot of great Scottish athletes. Chris Hoy another Scottish born athlete became the greatest British Olympian when he won two gold medals at the Olympics. What s been the biggest adjustment for you to life as a father I think managing my time is the biggest thing. You always have to have your child on your mind which is great but not being close to family makes things a lot harder. Do you get less sleep nowadays At first I would definitely say sleep was the biggest adjustment but now she is sleeping 11 hours a day. I don t even sleep that much How soon before you buy her a pair of cleats My best friend from back home actually sent over a full Scotland kit for her and another friend sent her an away kit so she is decked out in Scotland gear. I m sure I ll get her some cleats as soon as she starts kicking. 31 PlAYeR Q&A Who goes first in your nFl fantasy draft people say i look like ... if i had a do-over in life i would ... CALEN BRIAN TYLER Arian Foster Bruno Mars Study abroad Who Colin Clark decides to take. A sumo wrestler I wouldn t re-do anything Arian Foster A young Sting Invest in Apple 120721303.P MEET THE SQuAD LITHIa student at a university. ROOKIE marLENE Dynamo Charity Calen s Big Play. illnesses especially childhood obesity. ROOKIE OCCuPATION Front desk receptionist student dancer wORD THAT beST DeSCRIbeS YOu Ambitious ACCOMPlISHMeNTS YOu ARe PROuD OF I am proud to be the first in my family to be a professional dancer and a OCCuPATION HS Health Educator Entrepreneur FAVORITe DYNAMO PlAYeR Calen Carr because I love the number 3 and I m interested to learn more about his SuPeRPOweR YOu wISH YOu HAD Cure all diseases ROle MODel My mother is my ultimate role model because she is a hardworking motivational and loving individual that pushes me to strive for more in life. DINNeR wITH 3 PeOPle Laurie Ann Gibson Oprah and Billy Blanks. Who makes the Dynamo Girls look fabulous every game Sunkissed and Made Up the official Make Up Sponsors of the Dynamo Girls give them that glamorous look so they are photo-shoot ready on game days. Whether it s weddings special events parties or photo-shoots let Sunkissed and Made up make you look your best www.Sunkissedandmadeup.com s a l o n DY NamO DIESEL S pRESENTED BY THe HOuSTON ZOO wORD SeARCH HelP DIeSel kINNeAR HOuSTON ZOO ONTARIO FIND THeSe wORDS TORONTO FC HAll HASSlI T D Y H A l l g S H O V O O Z T w I A F R R M u M k g O l O O e l S D N k D R e N I Q T g I Y I x I T N w O N u D Z V l O C O N T A R I O S F b e Z I O O l D S C A k O M H N F S A R A I O A u l T e H COrPOraTE COReY ASHe 26 TeAMMATeS bRAD DAVIS 11 bRIAN OwNbY 22 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 AVAIlAble 713.276.gOAl bObbY bOSwell 32 TYleR DeRIC 24 COlIN ROlFe 14 JT kONCZAk wIll bRuIN 12 Alex DIxON 19 kOFI SARkODIe 8 luIZ CAMARgO 17 bONIek gARCIA 27 JOSue SOTO 16 AVAIlAble 713.276.gOAl ANDRe HAINAulT 31 wARReN CReAVAlle 5 NATHAN STuRgIS 6 CAleN CARR 3 TAllY HAll 1 JeRMAINe TAYlOR 4 bRIAN CHINg 25 MACOuMbA kANDJI 9 Je-VAugHN wATSON 10 COlIN ClARk 7 eRICH MARSCHeIDeR 28 CAM weAVeR 15 AVAIlAble 713.276.gOAl RICARDO ClARk 13 ADAM MOFFAT 16 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 Prevent Dehydration Hydrate prior during and after exercise. Water is your best choice to stay hydrated Caffeine and energy drinks increase the risk of dehydration. Signs of dehydration include headache dizziness visual disturbance confusion nausea and cramps. 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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