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Dynamo Academy Alumni Cup kicks off Thursday night

BBVA Compass Stadium plays host to a showdown between the Academy U-18 squad (led by Christian Lucatero) and a roster of players that graduated the program, including Tyler Deric and new Homegrown player "Memo" Rodriguez.

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If you're anxious to get back to BBVA Compass Stadium for a match, then clear your Thursday evening. The fifth annual Dynamo Academy Alumni Match will take place tomorrow night with kickoff set for 6:30PM.

With free admission, the public is invited to see the Academy's 2013 Player of the Year Christian Lucatero and Juan "Charly" Flores (who netted 26 goals in 30 matches last season) take on an Alumni squad composed of predominately college athletes who have since graduated from the Academy program. Lucatero, who will graduate next year, has earned multiple call-ups to the US U-18 squad and built up a hefty amount of praise from fans and coaching staff alike.

Goalkeeper Tyler Deric headlines the Alumni team while many fans will also get a first look at the newest Homegrown signing (and U-23 graduate) "Memo" Rodriguez. In case you missed it, you can check out a recent sit-down with Memo in the Dynamo's new video series, Dynamo Form, where he discusses coming up through the ranks of the Academy and into his first professional contract.

The Dynamo Academy U-18 team currently sits first place in their division with a 5-1-1 record. Gates to the stadium open at 6:00PM and, following the match, fans will be invited to a social in the President's Suite. During the game, those in attendance are encouraged to vote for "Goal of the Match" and "Man of the Match" utilizing #AlumniCup and #DynamoAcademy on Twitter.