The Houston Dynamo are set to face off against Liga MX side C.F. Monterrey in the annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup. The Dynamo faced off against Monterrey in the tournaments inaugural year where the Dynamo were able to come up with a 2-1 win at Robertson Stadium with goals coming from Geoff Cameron and Dominic Oduro.
This is the 10th year that the Dynamo have held their Charities Cup game. They’ve faced off against various international competition including: English sides Bolton, Aston Villa, and Stoke along with Liga MX sides Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul and Spanish clubs Valencia and Real Sociedad.
BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup donates to various Dynamo charities with the proceeds from this game going to a charity to be announced on a later date. The match will take place on Friday June 29th at 8 PM CT at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Dynamo tweeted out some highlights from the first Charities Cup match against Monterrey which included the brief and awkward bunny hop celebration from Cameron.
The Dynamo also previously played Monterrey for a friendly in 2011 in a wild game that featured several ejections and a huge gash to Brad Davis’s head. The Dynamo would go on to win the game 3-0 despite an apparently pro-Monterrey crowd.
Reactions to Charities Cup opponents are sometimes mixed. Attendance to the matches spiked after the opening of BBVA Compass Stadium, but has slowly begun to decline. Last year’s match against Cruz Azul saw its lowest turnout since holding games at Robertson Stadium.
What’s your reaction to Monterrey coming back on the Charities Cup 10th edition?