US Soccer ID Games at Gosling Sports Park

Posted on January 30, 2023 BY Simon Boddison


The club hosted Lonestar Soccer Club, FC Dallas along with Katie Cole, Talent ID Manager, US Soccer Federation at Gosling Sports Park, The Woodlands, TX over the weekend with the 2009 age group in action.  A high level of soccer against top national level clubs provided a very positive start to the spring season. The following results were earned:

Houston Dash Academy 09 vs. FC Dallas: 1-1 Tie
Houston Dash Academy 09 vs. Lonestar SC: 2-1 Win

"We were very excited to host a couple of highly competitive games within the tournament against top competition scouted by the US Soccer Federation," said Steven Grave, Dash Academy Staff Coach. "I would like to thank the visiting teams and Coach Katie Cole for being part of this unique event which allowed our players to gain further exposure to the elite level offered in the country."

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GA - National Team Opportunities 2023

Posted on January 29, 2023 BY Simon Boddison

National Team Camp

The club continues to be recognized as Houston's #1 club for developing female elite players to be selected for their respective national team events, including games, camps & virtual meetings. The club has developed 42 players that have been selected for their respective national teams since 2006. Congratulations to the latest two players that were selected in January for the following events from the Houston Dash Academy 2007 age group: 

  • Jasmine Diaz, El Salvador U20 Women's National Team Camp (January 14-19).  
  • Sophia Saludares, Philippines U17 Women's National Camp (January 20-22).  

The club is proud of these two players and cannot wait to see how Jasmine and Sophia will continue to advance in their development.  Dash Academy is excited to cheer them on through this next journey and see all that they will accomplish.

"It's extremely rewarding to see Jasmine and Sophia being selected and recognized for their hard work," said Dave Dengerink, Academy Director. "We continue to provide a very competitive training and game day environment along with first-class facilities for our elite players to excel, be challenged, and potentially get selected for their respective national team events." 

Jasmine and Sophia are excited about this opportunity and thankful to the club for helping them get there. 

"I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to be part of the El Salvador Women's National U17 team but even more grateful to try out with the U20 group," said Jasmine Diaz, Dash Academy 2007. "It has truly been a challenging week here and I have trained with girls from all over the US and Canada. I am so grateful for the support of my parents and coaches because I couldn’t have done it without them. Thanks also to my club and the coaching staff for everything they have provided and for always believing in me."  

"I am grateful to have been given the chance to try out for the U17 Philippines Women’s National Team in California.  In just 3 days, I was introduced to a new formation, and a highly respected coaching staff, and truly enjoyed playing in a competitive environment against and with such talented players.  It was an exceptional experience," said Sophia Saludares, Dash Academy 2007.  "The Houston Dynamo | Dash coaching staff has been essential in preparation for the tryouts and my development throughout the past few years. Thank you!  Salamat! Gracias!”   


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DICK'S Sporting Goods Shop Weekends

Posted on January 20, 2023 BY Simon Boddison

WHAT:  Exclusive Shop Event Saving 20% 

WHEN: Feb 3-6 & 10-13

Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club - Feb3-6 & Feb10-13



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Thanksgiving Beaumont Tournament 2023

Posted on January 19, 2023 BY Simon Boddison

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The club hosted their 5th annual 5v5 Thanksgiving Classic brought to you by DICK'S Sporting Goods at Cris Quinn Memorial Soccer Complex, Beaumont, TX on January 7, 2023. The event included over 750 boys and girls, from the ages of U7 - U19 with 3,000 spectators in attendance. It was an enjoyable action-packed Saturday for all the teams that traveled in from the surrounding areas.  One hundred and seventy five games were hosted for the hundred teams that participated. This is the only small sided tournament offered in the golden triangle area that hosts teams between Louisiana, Houston and Lufkin. The event was rescheduled from November due to poor weather conditions.

"We created this event as there was a need for a quality small sided tournament for the local area. This year saw new teams coming further distances to be part of a really fun, exciting event." said Thomas Shenton, 5v5 Tournament Director. "It was a tremendous tournament to start the new year off and we look forward to hosting and expanding this again in November."

"DICK'S Sporting Goods partnership is a perfect fit for our entire membership who participate in multiple sports and outdoor community activities." said Simon Boddison, DDY Director of Soccer Operations. "The ability to order online or purchase in-store at a discount will benefit our families all around the city including Beaumont. DICK'S Sporting Goods has a wide collection of sports equipment with first class customer service, and we look forward to continuing this valued partnership."

“We are happy to support Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club through this partnership,” said Aaron Pisk, the Houston Community Marketing Manager at DICK’S. “We are passionate about assisting young athletes and their families as they gear up for their upcoming seasons and outdoor activities.”

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About The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation

The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a mission to inspire and enable sports participation. It was created by DICK’S Sporting Goods as a private corporate foundation to support DICK’S charitable and philanthropic activities. Driven by its belief that sports make people better, The DICK’S Foundation champions youth sports and provides grants and support to under-resourced teams and athletes through its Sports Matter program and other community-based initiatives. Additional information about The DICK’S Foundation can be found on and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Renews Partnership 2023

Posted on January 18, 2023 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is extremely proud to announce that Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has renewed its partnership with the College Center for 2023.  The College Center provides free access to 1,500 players with an online platform sponsored by College Fit Finder.  The program then educates the prospective student-athlete through all the aspects of the recruiting process, thus providing a wide array of college scholarship/roster opportunities across the country. 

Due to Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery support from 2006, the club has placed 600 players into college, including 326 players since 2017 and 32 players have already committed from the 2023 graduating classe. This company is the longest-standing corporate partner in the club's history. 

“We admire these hard-working, gifted athletes and their passion for furthering their education and appreciate the club's mission to provide the necessary guidance to match athletes with suitable colleges and universities,” Dr. Charles Repa, DDS of Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in The Woodlands stated. 

The club will continue to work with all the current players to help guide them through the complicated process of finding the right school based on what fits their personal goals and requirements.  

"Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery continues to recognize the importance of education and athletic opportunity for our players," Director of Soccer Operations / College Center Director Simon Boddison said.  "The generous yearly support has been nothing short of outstanding.  The club looks forward to partnering with Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery over the next twelve months once again."

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Express Employment Professionals - Golf Dinner Sponsor 2023

Posted on January 09, 2023 BY Simon Boddison

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Dynamo | Dash Youth is excited to announce that Express Employment Professionals will be this year's returning dinner sponsor at the club's golf yearly fundraiser which will be held at the The Woodlands Country Club - The Palmer on Monday  March 20, 2023. Register for your golf foursome or become a sponsor now!

Express Employment Professionals is a full-service staffing company with professional, administrative, and commercial workers to fit your needs. Our recruiters work with local businesses to provide them with the skilled workers they require and find the right talent for the job. Whether you’re looking for your next employee or someone to work temporarily, Express has a solution for you.

Contact one of our 3 convenient locations serving North Harris, Montgomery, and Walker Counties:

North Houston Tomball Conroe
281-931-7100 281-290-6330 936-760-1771

Express Employment Professionals understands that hard work, determination, and grit are important skill sets employers look for. These skill sets are a behavior that is learned when competing in a top-notch club sport and this is why Express is excited about partnering with Dynamo | Dash Youth." said Arron Martin, Regional Vice President.  "We look forward to this partnership because we understand that today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. Our hope is that our support today will help them grow and succeed both now and in the future.”

"Express Employment Professionals understand the importance of the role that youth sports play in the local community and we're very excited to have them on board to support our yearly golf event for the second time," said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations.  "The club partners with professional businesses that excel in their field and align with the club's core values. We look forward to continuing to grow our mutual partnership in the future." 




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ECNL Boys Winter Showcase 2022

Posted on December 22, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

ECNL Conference

The Boys ECNL Program (U16, U17, U19) traveled to St. Louis, MO to close out their fall season and compete against the best teams from across the country from December 16-18.

"The St. Louis showcase was a great experience for me and my teammates, it not only helped us learn to play In very cold temperatures but also taught us how to live and grow together," said Videep Mundodi U16 ECNL. "We got to play three very exciting games and finish off our fall season on a good note."

"I would like to congratulate the players and the coaching staff for all their hard work during this last event and throughout the fall season.  Our performances in the league and our showcases against the best teams in the country have been extremely positive," said Alex Cardenas, Boys Academy Director. "We look forward to the spring season with great anticipation in continuing the success that we have attained in the fall."

Coaching Staff in attendance: Alex Cardenas (Academy Director), Alfredo Martinez, Miguel Becerra


Won 3-1 vs. Sporting Nebraska

Tied 1-1 vs.  Eclipse Select Soccer Club

Won 2-0 vs. Washington Premier

Overall Record: 2-0-1

1st (9-4-2)

Won 5-0 vs. Real Colorado National

Lost 3-2 vs. Eclipse Select Soccer Club

Tied 2-2 vs. Concordia Fire Premier

Overall Record: 1-1-1

1st (10-3-1)

Won 2-0 vs. Real Colorado

Won 2-1 vs. St. Croix

Tied 0-0 vs. Minnesota Thunder

Overall Record: 2-0-1

2nd (8-4-2)


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3v3 Winterblast 2022

Posted on December 11, 2022 BY Simon Boddison


The club hosted their annual 3v3 Winterblast Tournament brought to you by PNC on December 10 to close out the fall season. Two hundred and twenty two (222) teams were hosted at Bear Branch soccer complex, The Woodlands, TX. The event included over 1,200 boys and girls, from the ages of U7 - U14 with 7,000 spectators in attendance. It was a enjoyable action-packed Saturday for all the teams that traveled in from across the city of Houston and surrounding areas.  Activities included four hundred and sixty three (463games along with soccer tennis, live music with DJ, dance competitions, Dynamo Diesel (mascot), juggling stations along with an array of awards and presentations.

"This year saw a record-breaking attendance of teams and spectators along with some imaginative costumes and an array of festival activities, said Milton Arraez, 3v3 Tournament Director. "3v3 Winterblast is a great event to close out the fall season for our members and the visiting teams. We look forward to the 3v3 Turf Cup on Easter weekend.

"The club in partnership with The Woodlands Township have continued to excel in providing tournaments for the last 15 years," said Simon Boddison, Director of Soccer Operations. "Providing positive economic impact to the local community and hosting events for our residents to attend without extensive travel is why we continue to grow our tournament series yearly.  We look forward to hosting the two Premier Cup tournaments in January 2023 where teams will be visiting The Woodlands from Texas and the surrounding states to kick off the spring season."

The club would like to thank Potbelly for donating food and Memorial Hermann for first-class medical care. Fine Design T-Shirt Company was also on-site, providing a quality product for the members and our guest teams to purchase.

Dynamo | Dash will be hosting our January tournament series, starting with the rescheduled Thanksgiving Classic 5v5 Tournament on January 7, Dynamo Premier Cup from January 20-22 and Dash Premier Cup from January 27-29, 2023.  
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Girls Academy Winter Showcase & Champions Cup 2022

Posted on December 08, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The Houston Dash Academy headed to Bell Bank Park in Mesa, AZ for this years GA Winter Showcase & Champions Cup event from December 1-5. This event was the first Champions Cup event of the season with all qualifying teams from U13 to U19 facing off. The Showcase event featured U15 - U19 teams who played competition outside of their conference during the event weekend. Colleges were represented in huge numbers from across the country with over 275 coaching staff present along with the United States Soccer Federation scouts observing the talent on the sidelines.

All six (6) Houston Dash Academy teams attended the prestigious event with three out of the six teams (U13, U14 and U16) qualifying for the quarter-final stages.

"Our first trip to Arizona and it did not disappoint!  Bell Bank Park was an impressive facility. Even after an unexpected day of rain in the dessert the grass fields were in great shape." said Spencer Bates, '07 chaperone / parent. "As the parent of a high school freshman, it was impressive to see the number and wide range of college scouts that showed up to our games. We are already looking forward to the next visit to Arizona.

"This past weekend I went to the GA Champions Cup in Arizona," said Emma Bates, 2007 Girls Academy player.  "It was so much fun traveling with my team, seeing college scouts at our games for the first time and just playing against other great teams. It was an amazing experience."

"The club has a continued responsibility to provide first class events, facilities and to showcase our players in front of the top college coaching staff in the country," said Dave Dengerink, Girls Academy Director. "The club has and will continue to provide the necessary resources to help place players into college by attending events such as the one held in Phoenix.  I would like to thank the Girls Academy League staff for another professionally run event along with our Dash players and families for their commitment for the duration of the event."
"The Girls Academy Winter Showcase and Champions Cup event provided an elite environment for the players. The competitive format, facilities, organization and execution of the event was excellent," said Steven Grave, Girls Academy Staff Coach.
The following Girls Academy coaching staff were present throughout the event - Dave Dengerink (Academy Director), Steve Grave, Marcus Watt, Brenton Saylor, Angie Rigsby and Cami Privett.



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Benjamin Cross - Dynamo West 2011 PA I

Posted on November 19, 2022 BY Simon Boddison

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The club is extremely excited to announce that 10-year-old Benjamin Cross departed from Texas Children’s Hospital after completing multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant provided by his older brother Noah to cure acute myeloid leukemia! While most kids his age were enjoying the summer fun, Ben began his first round of chemotherapy on July 14th. He then battled for nearly four months and was released on November 5th. Even during the toughest time of his life, the love for soccer never left Ben. During his stay, former Dynamo player Tim Parker made a special visit to bring his spirits up.

Ben is in remission, and the club would like to extend their thoughts and prayers for Benjamin and his family, wishing him all the best for a full recovery.

"When describing our club and what our core values are, there is no better player who embodies every single core value that we have than Ben Cross. He’s a person that works hard every single day and fights until the very end. His compassion for others and his teammates is unmatched, and he is always willing to put others before himself. There was rarely a day where you would see Ben without a smile on his face doing what he loved," said Jason Olvera, Director of Coaching - Youth Academy. "These last few months, Ben has shown courage like no other with constant battles in the hospital and new obstacles to overcome. He continued to persevere and has made it out on the other side. And for that, we are all so grateful and ecstatic to welcome him home, where he can be surrounded by loved ones on his road to recovery. Ben has been an example of what it means to fight even when odds are stacked against you. He’s as strong as a cross."

Ben is a true example of what it means to be a member of the Dynamo | Dash family. His positive attitude and passion for the sport inspires many on and off the field.

"It's fantastic news that Benjamin was released from the hospital and is slowly making a recovery at home," said Radojica Ristic, West Director. "Benjamin is very much part of our Dynamo | Dash family, and we cannot wait to welcome him and his family back to the fields when the time is right."

Keep Ben in your thoughts and prayers as he continues his road to recovery. Ben is a son, a friend, and a young person filled with compassion. Please consider visiting to learn more.


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