Dynamo Pre-Season 2013

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  1. Offebacher

    Offebacher Member

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    Not even finished with 2012 and it looks like we have some info on 2013 already:

    http://fctucson.com/team/fc-tucson-announces-desert-friendlies/

    Schedule of matches*
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    11 a.m. Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids
    3 p.m. Sporting KC vs. Houston Dynamo
    6 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution
    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    6 p.m. Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids
    Friday, February 1, 2013
    6 p.m. Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers
    Saturday, February 2, 2013
    11 a.m. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo
    6 p.m. Colorado Rapids vs. TBA
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013
    11 a.m. Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers
    Saturday, February 8, 2013
    11 a.m. FC Tucson vs. Portland Timbers
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  2. jvilla07

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    Have not been to Tuscon yet so maybe a quick visit is in order.
  3. brahmafutbol

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    Tucson is a nice place, but I prefer my preseason to take place in Houston. Bring those teams to us!
  4. Beavis Stiffler

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    Dammit I wanted to go to Disney World. Does that mean I have to bring my papers or proof that I'm a U.S. citizen.


  5. anderson

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    That opening game against SKC should be fairly intense, as far as pre-season games go. :D

    It looks like the main field used to be a baseball park. Not that bad looking, though.

    I haven't spent much time in Tuscon, but I've been to the Phoenix area several times, and have really enjoyed hiking in northern Arizona (back when my knees and back were more cooperative). Could be interesting.

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  6. Levy2k6

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    I miss our Whataburger Field scrimmage... that was a fun little road trip :/

    That last game in Corpus must have been the game Koke watched to think Cisco was the next messi
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  7. UnionFreak1

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    You should come to Tucson because you don't have an excuse. I drove to Houston to see the Union lose, so you should drive/take Amtrak to see the Dynamo play in Tucson. If you have any questions, just ask me. If you want pics or info about the last Desert Cup, ask me. That is all.
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  9. Art Vandaley

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    Southern Arizona is a great place to visit too. Really nice little towns and some good blues music.
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  10. newtex

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    The preliminary Dynamo preseason schedule is out.
    All times are Central Time but are tentative:

    http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2012/12/dynamo-announce-2013-preseason-schedule

    Thursday, January 24: Dynamo v. Dynamo Academy @ HASP, TBA
    Tuesday, January 29: Dynamo v. San Jose Earthquakes @ Tucson, AZ 4:00 pm
    Thursday, January 31: Dynamo v. Colorado Rapids @ Tucson, AZ 7:00 pm
    Saturday, February 2: Dynamo v. Vancouver Whitecaps @ Tucson, AZ 12:00 pm
    Saturday, February 16: Dynamo v. Chicago Fire @ Charleston, SC 4:00 pm
    Wednesday, February 20: Dynamo v. Vancouver Whitecaps @ Charleston, SC 4:00 pm
    Saturday, February 23: Dynamo v. Charleston Battery @ Charleston, SC 6:15 pm
  11. The_Ponce

    The_Ponce Co-President of the United States of Dynamo

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    I'm assuming that's going to be a morning scrimmage against the Dynamo Academy. If it's on a Thursday the only way I can go is if it's between 11:30AM and 1:30PM. That of course probably isn't going to happen so I'm screwed.
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    If anyone is planning to come to Charleston for the preseason match here and has question let me know.

    some quick FYI:
    • single day tickets are $15 for two games, ticket for entire week (all six matches) start at $35
    • Off season at the beach means lots of cheap rentals. Some places that sleep 12-15 going for about $1000 for the week. split that is dirt cheap for staying the week.
    • Tons going on outside of the matches: sightseeing, food, fishing, etc. Charleston voted one of the best Cities in the world by Conde Nast
    • Our supporter group always host a few events as well. Tailgates, viewing parties, pub crawl
    • also chance to see one of the greatest collections of soccer memorabilia in the country at the Three Lion's pub inside the stadium
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  13. MLSNHTOWN

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    Is the College kids v. Dynamo reserves/academy kids scheduled yet? It's usually this week, no?
  14. Offebacher

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    This wouldn't apply to you guys though. This is for supporters who teams are in the actual Desert Diamond Cup (Seattle, NY, NE, & RSL). You guys are in the Desert Friendlies, which run by the same organization (FC Tucson) but is a separate event.
  16. Offebacher

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    Correct, do you happen to know why FC Tucson only did this for the Cup as opposed to the Friendlies or both?
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    Because the Desert Cup (the main event) is sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos, while the Desert Friendlies are "Presented by FC Tucson." If the friendlies were sponsored by Desert Diamond, they would have run the same deal during the friendlies.
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    Another game announced:

    Thursday, January 24: Dynamo v. Dynamo Academy @ HASP, 3:00 pm
    Saturday, January 26: Dynamo v. Houston Baptist @ HASP, 10:30 am
    Tuesday, January 29: Dynamo v. San Jose Earthquakes @ Tucson, AZ 4:00 pm
    Thursday, January 31: Dynamo v. Colorado Rapids @ Tucson, AZ 7:00 pm
    Saturday, February 2: Dynamo v. Vancouver Whitecaps @ Tucson, AZ 7:00 pm
    Saturday, February 16: Dynamo v. Chicago Fire @ Charleston, SC 4:00 pm
    Wednesday, February 20: Dynamo v. Vancouver Whitecaps @ Charleston, SC 4:00 pm
    Saturday, February 23: Dynamo v. Charleston Battery @ Charleston, SC 6:15 pm
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  19. newtex

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    First pre-season game this afternoon at HASP against the Academy.

    Be alert for twitter updates.
  20. Levy2k6

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    I should be there with iphone so i should be able to post if anyone is interested
  21. Hungryjack

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    Yeah sure. It's always fun to get updates. Thanks for helping out.
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    Did the game ever get played? I can't find an update anywhere?
  23. Levy2k6

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    it did. posted info on it onother thread.

    ill post it here. i've been blind lately and forgot where to post the info on it.

    http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2013/01/dynamo-defeat-academy-3-0-preseason-scrimmage


  24. Levy2k6

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    My personal photos here

    There was gravitational problems at this game

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    I saw all 90 minutes at game today v acadmey; here are my (player) observations:
    1. New left back looks quite good. should be ok cover for Ashe
    2. New Center half ditto, cover for Boswell and Jamaica Boy
    3. Sarkodie is solid
    4. Ricco is a total class act
    5. JJ looks poor! Sorry, but I predict he is not going to make it with us....
    6. Ownby poor as well. Can't beat the under 18 fullback ; forget it.
    7. Weaver is solid option but won't ride us to the supporters shield...
    8. Carr was there on crutches and we will totally miss him.
    9. Can't believe we have let Kandji go. See number 8.
    10. Very concerned about striking options. Bruin is our only solid option. See number 9
    11. See number 10. We might have to play 4-5-1 this year
    12. See number 11. Above formation suits our strenghts now. Bruin up front...
    13. .....supported by Boniek, Moffat, Ricco, Barnes and Brad....
    14. Any questions????

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