Houston Dynamo FC announced today, in partnership with Austin FC, FC Dallas and San Antonio FC, the inaugural La Copita preseason tournament in April.
The Dynamo will begin play in “The Best Little Tournament in Texas” in Austin against MLS newcomerst Austin FC at 3 p.m. CT on April 3. The Dynamo will then welcome tournament guest OKC Energy from the USL Championship, at 12:00 p.m. on April 6 at Aveva Stadium. Aveva Stadium is located at Houston Sports Park and is the home of the Houston SaberCats of Major League Rugby. Houston will finish La Copita against FC Dallas at 4 p.m. CT on April 10 at BBVA Stadium.
The Dynamo will play OKC Energy because of a scheduling conflict for FC San Antonio; however, the points from the match will be counted toward San Antonio’s total for the tournament.
“Organizing this preseason tournament with Austin, Dallas and San Antonio, provides each of our clubs and fans strong competition in the state of Texas as we prepare for the season,” said Dynamo Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan. “It took a lot of hard work and cooperation from each club to work together to plan and we are all hopeful that this can grow into an annual event that the Texas soccer community can be proud of.”
The match against FC Dallas on April 10 will be open to fans and will be included for Dynamo365 season ticket members as a complimentary match as part of their 2021 Membership. Tickets will be distributed electronically and members will receive tickets in the same temporary location as their seats for Welcome Back to BBVA Stadium night on April 16 against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Fans can stream the opening match of La Copita on April 3 and the final match on April 10 against FC Dallas on HoustonDynamo.com/Live. Glenn Davis and Eddie Robinson will call the match from BBVA Stadium on April 10 to kick off their 10th season as a broadcast team.
The Dynamo will play a pair of matches in front of fans prior to La Copita. On March 24, Houston will play FC Tulsa in College Station at Ellis Field, the home of Texas A&M Soccer, at 4 p.m.; and on March 31 against Austin Bold FC at BBVA Stadium in a 1 p.m. kickoff. Both matches are free and open to the public. Fans can register for free tickets to both matches at BBVA Stadium here. The match at Ellis Field will be open on a general-admission basis and will follow Texas A&M’s COVID health and safety protocols.
Additional information on La Copita can be found on the Dynamo website.