DCU Playing in Texas Pro Soccer Festival

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by El Naranja, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
    Alief
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Link

    Just a heads up that you guys are playing in this tourament on March 3-9 in San Antonio, Texas against TFC, Chivas USA, and Houston.
     
  2. Postmaster

    Postmaster Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Poolesville, MD USA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Umm. Not likely.


    Should be a nice warm-up tournament.
     
  3. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
    Alief
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :p

    It's written by a SA writer who is hoping to hype the thing by naming all the big stars from 07.

    Should be fun, though. I'll have to see if I can swing by San An for those games.
     
  4. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not a bad little tournament. The Supporter's Shield Champions, the MLS Cup Champions, and ......er, the Canadian Champions, and the uh, Home Depot Center Champions.
     
  5. dcchelseafc

    dcchelseafc Moderator
    Staff Member

    DC United
    Sep 2, 2005
    Naptown
    Club:
    DC United
    its better than the pan pac championship! :)
     
  6. nobletea

    nobletea Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    HarCo
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The second diss today for Chivusa. If I were them, I'd be offended.

    Werent' they the SS runner's up?

    Goff also overlooked this in his morning post.
     
  7. LN - Dougg

    LN - Dougg Member

    Aug 26, 2004
    Dale City, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    Good little warm up tourney for DC United in preparations for the CCC.
     
  8. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
    Alief
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My thoughts exactly. I expect to see at least you guys and us throwing out all the guns (that are available...we'll be missing 2 players to USNT Olympic Qualifiers).
     
  9. ccampasano

    ccampasano New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    As one of the promoters and co-founders of the event we are looking forward to having the Dynamo, as well as Toronto FC, DC United, and Chivas USA in San Antonio for this awesome event. This will be a week long pre season training camp with the 6 pre-season matches. This will be an annual event for Houston Dynamo, and we hope DC United will return as well.

    This will be a great event for the fans of all of these clubs.

    As far as the other events...we will have open to the public practice sessions, coaching clinics, and a celebrity charity match, which we are putting on with the help of Ethan Zohn of Grassroot Soccer / Survivor:Africa. When we get concrete confirmations of the players who will participate we will surely let you know!
     
  10. NYAustinite

    NYAustinite Member

    May 9, 2005
    LIC
    I am really excited about this. Since I've returned to austin, I was afraid I wouldn't get to see United except for on the tv. Are there game times yet? If DC is playing in the evening of the 7th, I'll be coming to see them, and definitely on the 9th.
     
  11. Port 13

    Port 13 Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    just moved to NC
  12. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
    Alief
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wednesday, March 5
    Chivas USA vs. Toronto FC - 6 p.m.
    Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United - 8:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 7
    Toronto FC vs. D.C. United - 6 p.m.
    Chivas USA vs. Houston Dynamo - 8:30 p.m.

    Sunday, March 9
    D.C. United vs. Chivas USA - 1:30 p.m.
    Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC - 4 p.m.

    No TV yet. Don't hold your breath but we'll let you know when we find out something.

    EDIT: In case you can make it down, here is the website to order tix
    Link
     
  13. K

    K BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 16, 1999
    DC, Fake America
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DCU just sent out this announcement:

    FIRST TEXAS PRO SOCCER FESTIVAL FEATURES FOUR MLS TEAMS IN GREATER SAN ANTONIO AREA

    CIBOLO, Texas The first Texas Pro Soccer Festival will feature four Major League Soccer teams, including the two-time MLS champion Houston Dynamos, during an electrifying week of double-header exhibition games, events and daily practices open to the public, officials announced Thursday.

    Besides the Dynamo, other MLS teams coming to the greater San Antonio area for the first time ever include D.C. United, Toronto FC and Chivas USA. The festival’s games will be held March 4 through 8 at Steele High School in Cibolo, while daily practices opened to area soccer fans are scheduled for the Soccer International facility (formerly Pepsi Soccer, Texas) in Schertz.

    Tickets for the Texas Pro Soccer Festival can be ordered on-line at www.texasprosoccerfestival.com. Practices for each team will be held every day beginning Tuesday March 3, while the double-header schedule will be:

    Wednesday, March 4

    - Chivas USA vs. Toronto FC - 6p
    - Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United - 8:15p

    Friday, March 6

    - Toronto FC vs. D.C. United - 6p
    - Chivas USA vs. Houston Dynamo - 8:15p

    Sunday, March 8
    - D.C. United vs. Chivas USA - 1p
    - Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC 3:15p

    The Festival is an unprecedented opportunity for area fans to see a collection of MLS stars, including Brian Ching and Dwayne De Rosario on the Dynamo; MLS Gatorade Rookie of the Year Maurice Edu and Marvell Wynne on Toronto FC; Marcelo Gallardo and Jaime Moreno on D.C. United and Ante Razov and Francisco “Panchito” Mendoza on Chivas USA.

    The week-long event is being organized by the non-profit San Antonio Metropolitan Youth Soccer Institute (SAMYS) in conjunction with Ziga-Zoga Sports & Entertainment, Inc. All Festival proceeds will be donated to SAMYS, the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District’s soccer program and other national and local charities. SAMYS is the 501(c)(3) non-profit charity formed 10 years ago that developed San Antonio’s premier 42-acre soccer, 12-field complex formerly known as Pepsi Soccer, Texas.

    Dr. Ed Sakiewicz, SAMYS’ president, says the first Texas Pro Soccer Festival gives sponsors and soccer fans from Austin to The Valley “an incredible opportunity to see some of the best talent in the MLS every day during this truly unique event.”

    “SAMYS’ primary focus has always been to ‘grow the game’ of soccer in San Antonio, whether it’s facilities or helping bring exhibitions to the area, and we’re proud to be the driving force behind this Festival and working closely with officials in Cibolo, Schertz and San Antonio,” said Dr. Sakiewicz (pronounced Sa-KEV-itch).

    Cibolo Mayor Jennifer Hartman, City Manager Todd Barton and City Planner Nancy McBeth have worked closely with SAMYS and Ziga-Zoga to bring all of the city’s resources together to make the Festival a reality.

    “This is such a fabulous opportunity for soccer fans of all ages - MLS teams playing in Cibolo and practicing every day in Schertz,” said Mayor Hartman.

    “Everyone benefits - fans from Austin throughout the greater San Antonio area are not far away and we all can watch wonderful athletes playing the ‘beautiful game,’” Mayor Hartman said.

    Houston Dynamo President & General manager Oliver Luck agrees.

    “I know I speak for all four teams when I say how much we look forward to participating in the first Texas Pro Soccer Festival,” Luck said. “Fans from Austin to The Valley and each of the four markets can travel to see these exciting double-header games and enjoy all of the tourist destinations the area has to offer.”

    All Festival information and other details, such as practice times and details, will be posted daily on its website.

    SAMYS has created a premier soccer management team that has extensive experience in developing soccer concepts, worked with municipal and governmental authorities, served as advisors to city and county officials on the impact of soccer-related matters and developed and promoted MLS and international soccer matches.

    Ziga-Zoga Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a soccer-specific media and entertainment company. Its network includes multiple interactive online and offline experiences for its clients, which consist of its growing online community portal - www.zigazoga.com - programming and special events.

    -30-
     
  14. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    haha it used to say Gomez and Moreno, guess they changed it :)
     
  15. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd much prefer to play in the Charleston tournament, much nicer place to spend a week ....... and actually drive-able.

    I've had some less than pleasant times in San Antonio at Lackland AFB .... but the River Walk isn't too awful. Otherwise, flat and brown.
     
  16. tmas

    tmas Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Games played at a high school stadium? The Burn would be proud.
     
  17. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Three games in five days? Great opportunity to get people hurt.

    Seriously, one day layoff between matches seems a bit small. I hope we use the whole roster.
     
  18. Wild Turkey

    Wild Turkey New Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey El Naranja,
    Thanks for your hospitality when some of us were in Houston last summer!

    You get a rep for that! Oh, good luck with your forward situation. Not too much luck- but some. ;-)
     
  19. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmmm. I was in the middle of writing this:
    But then I realized that I could probably find the appropriate info online; and I found this site for the "stadium". Welcome to the United States, Senor Gallardo.
     
  20. SavannahFan

    SavannahFan New Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    RFK Section 135
    Club:
    DC United
    I second that.

    Not to mention the Coffee Pot

    Oh well.
     
  21. Wild Turkey

    Wild Turkey New Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ah! I thought I detected something funny about the women in Houston!!
     
  22. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, the porn image is not cool. Also not cool is what happens when that comes up in the browser on a work computer.
     
  23. NYAustinite

    NYAustinite Member

    May 9, 2005
    LIC
    The website doesn't seem to have any ticket ordering link. Am I missing something obvious?
     
  24. jhope

    jhope BigSoccer Supporter

    San Antonio FC
    United States
    Mar 18, 1999
    San Antonio, TX USA
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. NYAustinite

    NYAustinite Member

    May 9, 2005
    LIC
    Gotcha. Thanks and I certainly will.
     

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