Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Houston launches independent under-23 team
April 16th, 2014 4:07PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men, houston dynamo, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[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)


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Leonardo Santiago    
"We have the MLS rights throughout central and north Florida, so any discussion of another franchise ...
MLS Cup Countdown: 'Amazing night' expected    
Saturday's MLS Cup shapes up as one of the best in league history with arguably the ...
Coaching: New NSCAA course on LGBT Inclusion     
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has launched a free online course to help ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"If you could wave a magic wand and not have to address things like: What do ...
MLS Moves: 'Caps re-sign Hurtado, renew 11 options     
A day after announcing it had declined the option on midfielder Pedro Morales, Vancouver finalized its ...
TV: Fox Sports will air MLS Cup in VR    
For the first time since its launch in 1996, MLS will not air its final on ...
Video Pick: Bundesliga goalkeeper bloopers    
As part of its annual advent calendar series, Bundesliga YouTube presents the Top 10 most "catastrophic" ...
U.S. Abroad: Bob Bradley to critics: 'Hit the road'    
With just one win and five points in seven games as Swansea City's manager, Bob Bradley ...
Soccer in December in Toronto -- who'd have thought?    
It may surprise a lot of people to realize that Seattle is farther north than Toronto. ...
Tab Ramos names U-20 roster for Costa Rica friendlies     
Coach Tab Ramos' 20-player U.S. U-20 national team roster for friendlies at Costa Rica Dec. 17 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives