Dynamo to Begin U.S. Open Cup Campaign June 15 vs. San Antonio FC


The Houston Dynamo will host San Antonio FC in Round 4 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday, June 15. Showtime for the match is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. CDT, and it will be streamed live at HoustonDynamo.com/Live.

All Dynamo Season Ticket Members will receive their tickets for the match at no additional cost. General admission tickets for the general public are available starting at $10 at HoustonDynamo.com, by phone at 713-276-GOAL and at the BBVA Compass Stadium box office. Season Ticket Members wishing to purchase additional seats to the match should contact their personal ticket service representative.

San Antonio FC  defeated the Des Moines Menace earlier this evening in Round 3 play at Valley Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.San Antonio rallied from a 1-0 deficit, netting the winner when F Jacques Francois got onto the end of a cross in the 83rd minute and calmly put the ball in the back. After a scoreless first half, the Menace took a 1-0 lead in the 59th minute on a goal from midfielder Christian Flath off of a free kick. San Antonio FC leveled the match in the 71st minute when midfielder Carlos Alvarez lofted a free kick that defender Sam McBride headed home.

Dating back to 1914, the U.S. Open Cup is the oldest cup competition in United States soccer and is among the oldest in the world. Open to all affiliated amateur and professional teams in the United States, the annual U.S. Open Cup is a 100-plus-year-old single-elimination tournament. In 1999, the U.S. Open Cup was renamed the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to honor the long-time soccer supporter and pioneer. Hunt, who died in 2006, was one of the sport’s first major ownership figures in the United States and is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

The Dynamo are 8-9-1 all-time in U.S. Open Cup competition, including an 8-2-0 mark at home. The club’s best finishes came in 2006 and 2009 when it advanced to the semifinals. Houston has never faced San Antonio FC in the competition.