BBVA Dynamo Charities Cup

The BBVA Dynamo Charities Cup is an annual event bringing prominent international teams to Houston to raise money for charity. A portion of the proceeds from the match are donated to a different charitable cause each year by Dynamo Charities, the charitable arm of the Houston Dynamo presented by the Halliburton Foundation. It began in 2009 when the Dynamo beat Mexican club Monterrey 2-1. In 2010, the Dynamo welcomed Águila from San Miguel, El Salvador, and rolled to a 4-0 win in front of a crowd of 11,843, surpassing the attendance from the inaugural edition.

The 2011 edition saw the Dynamo take on their first European opponent, English Premier League club Bolton Wanderers, and Bolton came away with a 2-0 win.

In 2012, the Dynamo hosted Valencia CF of Spain in the fourth edition of the BBVA Dynamo Charities Cup with the visitors earning a 2-1 victory before a sellout crowd at the new BBVA Stadium.


The Dynamo welcomed former club star Geoff Cameron and Stoke City FC of the English Premier League in 2013, coming away with a 2-0 win over the Potters.

Mauro Manotas and Chandler Hoffman each scored two goals as the Houston Dynamo captured the BBVA Dynamo Charities Cup with a 4-0 victory over Santos Laguna in 2015. Partial proceeds from the 2015 match benefited the Building a Better Houston initiative dedicated to improving Houston's East End.

Manotas starred again in 2016 against Real Socidedad, scoring a goal and causing an own goal. David Rocha added another goal to push the Dynamo to a 3-0 lead. Real Sociedad roared back to tie it up at 3-3, but the Dynamo retained the Charities Cup with a 5-4 victory in penalties. Proceeds from the match benefited the Pursuit for those with disABILITIES bicycle ride, a 3,500-mile cross-country trek to raise money and awareness for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Date Opponent Score Att HOU Goals
October 11, 2009 Monterrey (MEX) 2-1 10,456 Cameron 63
Oduro 85
June 19, 2010 Aguila (ELS) 4-0 11,843 Ngwenya 16
Ashe 28
Oduro 67
Landin pen 74
July 20, 2011 Bolton Wanderers (ENG) 0-2 13,612 N/A
May 31, 2012 Valencia (ESP) 1-2 22,039 Carr 14
July 24, 2013 Stoke City FC (ENG) 2-1 14,123 Driver 11
Barnes 88
July 26, 2014 Aston Villa (ENG) 0-1 20,514 N/A
October 10, 2015 Santos Laguna (MEX) 4-0 14,640

Manotas 41,50
Hoffman 82,84

May 24, 2016 Real Sociedad (ESP) 3-3 (5-4) 13,675

Rocha 22
Own Goal 31
Manotas 49 

October 5, 2017 Cruz Azul (MEX) 3-5 12,102

Sanchez 10
Manotas 48
Remick 86

June 29, 2018 Monterrey (MEX) 1-2 14,978 Donovan 49