Houston Dynamo FC

Houston Dynamo FC to open preseason on Jan. 16 at Houston Sports Park

HOUSTON (Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024) - Houston Dynamo FC return to Houston Sports Park on Tuesday, Jan. 16 to prepare for their second campaign under head coach Ben Olsen.

Players will report for entrance physicals on Sunday, Jan. 14, and take the field for the first time on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The entire training session will be open to the media, while Olsen, select players and Dynamo general manager, Pat Onstad, will be available to media following training on Tuesday.

The Dynamo travel to Guadalajara, Jalisco on Jan. 29 where the team will play its first scrimmages of the preseason versus multiple Mexican teams during the trip. This is the second consecutive preseason trip to Mexico for the Dynamo, who faced Club America and Club America Universidad Nacional in 2023.

The team returns to Houston on Feb. 7 to prepare for a scrimmage against Orlando City SC. Houston will travel to central Florida on Feb. 14 to face The Lions.

The Dynamo will open the year on Feb. 20 when they face St. Louis CITY SC in the first leg of the Round One matchup in the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup. This is the first time the Dynamo compete in the regional tournament since 2019, and Houston qualified to the tournament by winning the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Houston will open the regular season on Feb. 24 when they host Sporting Kansas City at Shell Energy Stadium.

The full preseason schedule can be found below.


Jan. 14

Entrance exams


Houston Sports Park

Jan. 16

First day of training at Houston Sports Park

·       Media availability to follow with Pat Onstad, Ben Olsen and select players

10:00 a.m. CT

11:30 a.m. CT

Houston Sports Park

Jan. 29

Depart to Mexico for preseason friendlies


Houston Airport System

Feb. 7

Dynamo returns to Houston


Houston Airport System

Feb. 14

Dynamo vs. Orlando City SC

Closed door

Orlando, Florida

Feb. 21

First training session prior to regular season opener

10:00 a.m. CT

Houston Sports Park