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Houston Dynamo return to Arizona, Charleston in 2015 preseason

With the announcement of the 2015 preseason schedule, the Dynamo return to familiar territory to prepare for the first year of a new era under Owen Coyle.

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Houston Dynamo has announced the preseason schedule that will help the team prepare for the club's tenth season and give fans their first look at the new era. The schedule, which takes place throughout the month of February, will begin following the start of training camp next Monday, January 26th.

Preseason preparations will be familiar to many with the Dynamo hitting Tuscon, Arizona's Desert Friendlies and the Carolina Challenge Cup (hosted by new USL Pro affiliate Charleston Battery) for the third consecutive year. Wedged between the two events are fixtures against the Academy U-18s and USL Pro's Austin Aztex, under the helm of former Dynamo Paul Dalglish.

Houston will face MLS competition in five of the eight scheduled matches, including the first meeting against ex-Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear and his San Jose Earthquakes, Portland Timbers, and Vancouver Whitecaps. Alongside the Charleston Battery, the Dynamo will also meet new MLS expansions New York City FC and Orlando City SC as part of the Carolina Challenge Cup.

Full dates and times are as follows:





Wednesday, Feb. 4

12:00 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes

Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, AZ

Saturday, Feb. 7

7:00 p.m.

Portland Timbers

Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, AZ

Tuesday, Feb. 10

11:00 a.m.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, AZ

Saturday, Feb. 14

11:00 a.m.

Dynamo Academy U-18s

Houston Sports Park

Wednesday, Feb. 18

1:00 p.m.

Austin Aztex

Houston Sports Park

Saturday, Feb. 21

4:00 p.m.

Charleston Battery

Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, SC

Wednesday, Feb. 25

4:00 p.m.

New York City FC

Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, SC

Saturday, Feb. 28

4:00 p.m.

Orlando City SC

Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, SC

The Dynamo will start the new season at home, March 7th against the rebranded Columbus Crew SC. Tickets are available for purchase through the Houston Dynamo website.