Dynamo to EPL's Stoke City in July

Dynamo to EPL's Stoke City in July
April 30, 2013, 4:15 pm
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The Houston Dynamo will roll out the red carpet for a July match against the English Premier League’s Stoke City F. C. as part of the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup. The match is scheduled for 8 p.m. on July 24 at BBVA Compass Stadium.

This will be Stoke City’s second straight year to prepare for its season with exhibition matches in the United States. The game with the Dynamo was a natural fit because former Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron is on Stoke City now.

“The tour to the United States was extremely successful last year, first and foremost in achieving our primary objective of helping to prepare the squad for the season ahead,” said Stoke City Chief Executive Tony Scholes. “The transfers of Geoff Cameron and Brek Shea subsequently presented opportunities for us to play matches against their former clubs which is where we will be heading.”

 Shea is a College Station native who played with FC Dallas before heading to Stoke City.

The Dynamo have scheduled a prominent international opponent for the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup in each of the past four years.

“We are pleased to be hosting an historic English Premier League club at BBVA Compass Stadium as part of this growing tradition,” said Dynamo President Chris Canetti. “This event showcases the international element of soccer, provides a fun and entertaining night for fans, and offers a terrific charitable angle for the community.”

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