Dynamo365 season ticket member Dylan Wolpers has been Forever Orange since day one. From the Robertson Stadium days to today, Wolpers has seen it all. A few years ago, Wolpers inadvertently was added into the mix of the club’s history – in a comical turn of events.
Wolpers said during a match against Minnesota United a few seasons ago, he was celebrating his birthday and was highlighted during the match. Due to technical difficulties Wolpers’ birthday message was broadcast on the live stream of the match and Loons fans back home took to social media and the mishap took on a life of its own.
For Wolpers, being honored as the SeatGeek Member of the Match is an honor, but the odds of being honored the same week the Loons came to town? Funny coincidence.
“Being honored this week by the club was just super organic,” Wolpers said. “One of those kinds of strange sports moments that all came together.”
Wolpers still gets noticed from time to time by Dynamo supporters and through it all, the experience only deepens his love for the Dynamo.
“I love it. I don't take it for granted at all. There's many a time walking around the stadium that I get recognized actually. Even earlier this week, I was in a restaurant and got recognized by a Dynamo fan,” Wolpers said. “It's still a very, very good experience. I'm just your average guy. I never thought this would happen and then I got my 15 minutes of fame and somehow, they keep coming around.”
Wolpers and his father have been attending games since 2006 when the team was first established. Some of his fondest memories are seeing the Dynamo lift the MLS Cup in Frisco and then-goalkeeper Pat Onstad – now the club’s general manager – celebrating.
“I've been following this team since its inception. I love everything about this team,” Wolpers said. “I bleed orange, I spend hours on the Reddit page, I spend hours searching through highlights. We all have friends of ours that have season tickets and we know when it's game day, we're getting together to have drinks outside the stadium and have our own little traditions that we follow every game day.”
Wolpers says he’s excited to help the team keep the momentum from last weekend’s 2-1 comeback win over San Jose going this weekend against the Loons.