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Houston Dynamo FC to Open Preseason on January 18 at Houston Sports Park

January 15, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Houston Dynamo FC News Release

HOUSTON - Houston Dynamo FC will begin preparations for their first campaign under head coach Paulo Nagamura on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Houston Sports Park, the Club announced today.

The Dynamo open the preseason with entrance exams on Sunday, Jan. 16 and take the field for the first time two days later. The team will host its first scrimmage on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Houston Sports Park against Houston Dynamo 2, the newly launched second division team.

The Dynamo travel to Arizona on Jan. 31 to compete in the Dessert Showcase, presented by Visit Tucson. Houston opens their participation in the showcase against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday, Feb. 2 and three days later face the Colorado Rapids. The Dynamo close their trip to Tucson on Feb. 8 with a pair of split-squad matches against Phoenix Rising FC and El Paso Locomotive FC.

The Dynamo return to PNC Stadium on Feb. 12 to host Austin FC at PNC Stadium. Houston will close the preseason on the road beginning with a preseason game against Toronto FC in the State Capital on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The Dynamo will travel to Frisco that evening to prepare for their final preseason match against FC Dallas on Feb. 19 at Toyota Stadium. Streaming and ticket information for all events hosted by the Dynamo will be announced at a later date.

The Dynamo open the 2022 MLS regular season at PNC Stadium against Real Salt Lake at 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, Feb. 27. For tickets and additional information, visit

The full preseason schedule can be found below.


Jan. 16 and 17 Entrance exams TBD Houston Sports Park

Jan. 18 First day of training at Houston Sports Park

Virtual media availability to follow with Pat Onstad, Paulo Nagamura and select players 10:00 a.m. CT

11:30 a.m. CT Houston Sports Park

Jan. 29 Houston Dynamo FC vs. Houston Dynamo 2 10 a.m. CT Houston Sports Park

Jan. 31 Depart to Tucson, Arizona TBD Houston Airport System

Feb. 2 Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake 12:00 p.m. CT Kino Sports Complex

Feb. 5 Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids 5:00 p.m. CT Kino Sports Complex

Feb. 8 Dynamo vs. El Paso

Dynamo vs. Phoenix Rising FC 1:00 p.m. CT

3:00 p.m. CT Kino Sports Complex

Feb. 12 Dynamo vs. Austin FC 6:00 p.m. CT PNC Stadium

Feb. 16 Dynamo vs. Toronto FC 12:00 p.m. CT Austin, Texas

Feb. 19 Dynamo vs. FC Dallas 6:00 p.m. CT Toyota Stadium

Feb. 22 First training session prior to home opener 10:00 a.m. CT Houston Sports Park

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