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Houston launches independent under-23 team
April 16th, 2014 4:07PM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Houston Dynamo became the 11th MLS club to add an under-23 program to bridge the gap between its academy and the first team. The squad will be comprised of former and current Dynamo Academy players as well as players identified through tryouts and play a two-month season that runs from mid-May through mid-July

MLS Under-23 Programs:
Chicago Fire U-23 (PDL)
Chivas USA U23 (CSL)
D.C. United U-23 (NPSL)
Montreal Impact U-23 (PDL)
New York Red Bulls U-23 (NPSL)
Houston Dynamo U-23 (independent)
Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL)
San Jose Earthquakes (PDL)
Seattle Sounders FC U23 (PDL)
Toronto FC U-23/College (League1 Ontario)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 (PDL)

"This is another step forward for our player development system,” Dynamo director of youth development James Clarkson said. “It will be great to work with the college players again and hopefully we find some outstanding talent at the trials. I'm very confident of putting together a very competitive group this summer."
 
The team will be managed under the direction of the Dynamo Academy and will be coached by Clarkson, assistant director Eddie Robinson and technical coordinator Tom Harris.
 
The squad will compete in the U.S. Men Under-23 Cup Tournament June 13-15 at the Ukrainian American Sport Center in Horsham, Pa. Additionally, the U-23 team will compete in the RAM Copa Alianza at Houston Sports Park May 24-26. The squad will also participate in other tournaments and friendly games.
 
Dynamo U-23 Players:
Bryan Celis (Kentucky)
Christian Diaz (West Virginia)
Juan Lopez (Purdue Calumet)
Alex Ochoa (West Virginia)
Fernando Pina (Akron)
Miguel Zapata (Houston Baptist)


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