Recently retired from professional soccer, USMNT and Houston Dynamo icon DaMarcus Beasley has partnered with Dynamo co-owners Jake Silverstein and Ben Guill to build 15 mini-pitches across the city and region. Originally reported by the Houston Chronicle, Beasley and the Dynamo co-owners are also working with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, part of a national initiative to increase playing areas by the time the US, Canada, and Mexico will co-host the World Cup.
The mini-pitches are reportedly the size of basketball courts and will be hard surface. The first three pitches are scheduled to open this coming spring.
The timing of expanding soccer in the city and the arrival of new Head Coach Tab Ramos is perfect given Ramos’s extensive experience developing young talent. It’s also great to see the owners and a retired icon team up to grow the sport here which shows how much the city means to Beasley.