Houston Dynamo FC return to Shell Energy Stadium to host Sporting Kansas City for the second time this year. The Club will celebrate its first ever Alumni Weekend and fans will have the opportunity to meet with 16 former Dynamo players throughout the game on Saturday. Alumni include two-time MLS Cup champion Brad Davis, 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champion AJ DeLaGarza and the all-time leading scorer in club history, Brian Ching.
Saturday’s festivities include a pregame recognition ceremony for former Dynamo captain Oscar Boniek Garcia, who retired from professional soccer earlier this year. Garcia spent a decade patrolling the midfield for the Dynamo and finished with 13 goals and 39 assists across 235 MLS matches. The midfielder led the team to the 2012 MLS Cup final, the 2013 Eastern Conference final and the Western Conference final in 2017. The midfielder won the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and returned to his native Honduras at the end of the 2021 season. Garcia’s finished his professional career by winning the Clausura 2023 title, his sixth club title, earlier this year with Club Olimpia.
Houston looks to bounce back after closing a two-game road trip with a loss against Seattle Sounders FC on July 1. The Dynamo held firm but went down to 10 players in the second half and conceded the lone goal of the match later in the second half.
The all-time series in the regular season is tied with 13 victories for each team and 14 draws. Houston snapped a three-game losing streak in the series on Sept. 10, 2022, the last regular season match between both sides, with a 0-0 draw. Houston enters with an 8-5-7 edge in the all-time series at home.
Kansas City enters the match with four victories in their last eight games and a 4-2-2 record in that stretch. A considerable turnaround after entering with one victory in their last eight games for the match against the Dynamo in May. Since then, Alan Pulido has earned Player of the Month honors after scoring six goals and adding an assist in June.
Houston will close the two-game homestand on Wednesday when they host Minnesota United FC at 7:30 p.m. CT. For tickets and additional information, visit HoustonDynamoFC.com.