The 2018 BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup will feature the Houston Dynamo and C.F. Monterrey in the second match of the MoneyGram SocioMX Tour, the two clubs and Sports Marketing Monterrey announced today.
The match is scheduled for Friday, June 29 and kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CDT. Tickets for the match will go on sale to the general public on Monday, April 30 at 10 a.m. CDT, with individual prices starting at $34. Tickets will be available online at HoustonDynamo.com, by phone at 713-276-GOAL or at the BBVA Compass Stadium box office.
All Houston Dynamo Season Ticket Members automatically receive their tickets for the annual Charities Cup match. Additionally, Members will have access to an exclusive presale window from Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. CDT through Sunday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. in which they can purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
The BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup is an annual event bringing prominent international teams to Houston to raise money for charity. A portion of the proceeds from the match are donated to a different charitable cause each year by Dynamo Charities, the charitable arm of the Houston Dynamo presented by the Halliburton Charitable Foundation. The charitable beneficiary for this year’s match will be announced in the coming weeks.
The MoneyGram SocioMX Tour is the highest impact tournament in the United States with teams from the Mexican league. In previous years, the Tour has featured the following teams: Club America, Club Atlas, Cruz Azul FC, CF Monterrey, Monarcas Morelia, Club Puebla, Pumas UNAM, Santos Laguna, Club Tijuana, Toluca FC.
Monterrey is currently third in the Liga MX table with one match remaining in the 2018 Clausura tournament. CF Monterrey is a widely popular team among Hispanic soccer fans and has won six Liga MX first division championships and four CONCACAF championships in recent years.This year’s edition will mark the 10th anniversary of the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup, and in a nod to the event’s history the Dynamo will take on their opponent from the inaugural Charities Cup from 2009. That year, the Dynamo hosted Los Rayados on Oct. 11, 2009 at Robertson Stadium, emerging with a hard-fought 2-1 victory behind goals from Geoff Cameron and Dominic Oduro.
The Dynamo are 2-2-2 through the first two months of the Major League Soccer season, including a resounding 5-1 win over Toronto FC on Saturday afternoon. Led by forward Alberth Elis, who joined the Dynamo on loan from Monterrey in 2017 and was signed to a full transfer in December, the Dynamo are among the most dangerous teams in MLS with 14 goals through six games. The Dynamo have been particularly deadly at home over the last two seasons, posting a 14-3-4 record in league play at BBVA Compass Stadium since the start of the 2017 season.