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Dynamo open MLS season at home against Philadelphia on Saturday

Dynamo open MLS season at home against Philadelphia on Saturday Houston to begin final season at Robertson Stadium at 7:30 p.m. HOUSTON, TX (Friday, March 18, 2011) -- The Houston Dynamo will open their 2011 Major League Soccer regular season tomorrow night at home against the Philadelphia Union. Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. match will kick off the Dynamo’s final season at Robertson Stadium before they move into their new, downtown stadium in 2012.The first 10,000 fans through the gates on Saturday night will receive free orange rally towels, courtesy of Taco Bell. Other Opening Day activities include a special pregame Budweiser Party Zone, featuring the Fiesta Fajita Cook-Off, and TV monitors, courtesy of Conn’s, to help fans watch NCAA basketball tournament action. Fans will also be treated to a fireworks show following the match.The national anthem prior to Saturday’s match will be sung by Natalie Foreman, daughter of heavyweight champion George Foreman, and will be accompanied by a United States Coast Guard flyover.The match can be seen live on KHOU 11.2 and FOX Sports Houston, with replays on KHOU 11.2 at midnight and Sunday night at 8 p.m., and will air on TV Azteca-51 Sunday morning at 7 a.m. The match can be heard on KPRC 950 and La Ranchera 850. Saturday’s match will be the first official match for the Dynamo’s new primary jersey, including jersey partner Greenstar Recycling represented across the chest. The game will also kick off the Dynamo’s recycling campaign, in conjunction with Greenstar Recycling, with recycling bins throughout the stadium. Fans will have a chance to receive a free re-usable bag if they bring bottles, cans, paper, and more to the Greenstar Recyling booth in Greenstar SoccerFest. The Dynamo are trying to rebound from missing the playoffs for the first time in team history in 2010. Houston has 10 players on its roster who have yet to play a game for the club, including defenders Hunter Freeman and Jermaine Taylor, both expected to be in the starting lineup. Goalkeeper Tally Hall enters his first year as the clear-cut No. 1 starter after seeing extensive time last year in SuperLiga and MLS play. Rookies Will Bruin and Kofi Sarkodie, both first-round draft picks, had strong preseasons and are contenders to be the first rookies ever to start for the Dynamo on Opening Day. Houston will be without midfielders Colin Clark (knee) and Francisco Navas Cobo (hamstring) and could miss captain Brian Ching, who was listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury. Houston is 2-0-3 all-time in home openers.Philadelphia missed the playoffs as an expansion team last year but did win the season series against the Dynamo, winning in Houston and tying in Philadelphia. The Union are led by Sebastien Le Toux, an MVP candidate who set an MLS record in 2010 by participating in more than 70 percent of Philadelphia’s goals either by goal or assist. Philadelphia’s key offseason acquisitions are veteran Colombian goalkeeper Farid Mondragon, experienced midfielder Brian Carroll, and forward Carlos Ruiz – a former Houston rival when he played for FC Dallas. Following Saturday’s match, the Dynamo will be on the road for their next two MLS matches, at Seattle on Friday, March 25, and at New York on Saturday, April 2. Houston will then play a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying match in College Station, Texas, on April 6 against Sporting Kansas City before returning to Robertson Stadium on April 10.The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first five seasons and represented the United States in international competition four consecutive years from 2007-10. 

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 March 2011 21:28 )

 

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