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Houston Dynamo to Face Manchester City F.C. in Dynamo Charities Cup

The Houston Dynamo will host Manchester City FC in their annual Dynamo Charities Cup on May 28th.

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The Houston Dynamo announced this afternoon that they will host last year's English Premier League's title winner, Manchester City FC as part of their annual Dynamo Charities Cup. The Dynamo began their annual charity match in 2009 when they played Mexican club Monterrey back at Robertson Stadium.

This is not the first time that the Dynamo have gone up against Premier League talent for the Dynamo Charities Cup, as they've hosted Dynamo head coach's former club Bolton (2011), Stoke (2013), and Aston Villa (2014), but going up against a club like Manchester City FC will be much more difficult.

The Dynamo Charities Cup is a part of the "Building a Better Houston" campaign designed to help make improvements in Houston's East End which will help fund Junior Achievement scholarships and the Business of Sports program for high school students next fall.

Many fans have found charity friendly matches in the past to lack competitiveness to keep them interested, but there is no doubt that playing an elite club like Manchester City FC should keep and draw attention.

The match will be at BBVA Compass Stadium on May 28th at 7:30 PM central time and tickets will go on sale at 1 PM on May 6th. Is this a sign that the club is gaining more global recognition and will this game be more entertaining than previous Charity Cup matches? Who cares, it's an enormous club coming to play our Dynamo and should be worth a watch!