Club Profile: HTX Soccer

Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club is rebranding as HTX Soccer for the 2023-2024 season. The club remains one of the top clubs in the Houston, Texas, area with access to several top leagues.

About the Name Change

A six-year agreement between the Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club, Houston Dynamo MLS team, and Houston Dash NWSL team ended in the summer of 2023.

The professional teams will develop their top prospects through their own academy and reserve teams while maintaining youth soccer relationships with HTX Soccer and other youth club.

The Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club was original formed in 2017 as a partnership between the Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash, Texas Rush Soccer Club, and Space City Football Club. At the time, the combined club had 5,500 youth soccer players across 15 Houston locations. The numbers included 3,300 recreational players and 2,200 competitive players.

About HTX Soccer Club

The club currently has 8,800 players aged 3 to 19. Their programs range from recreational soccer for players just starting out to competitive teams that participate in local, regional, and national leagues and tournaments. The club’s mission is to develop well-rounded soccer players by focusing on skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship, and character building.

The club will remain a full boys member of the ECNL and an MLS Next member at the U13, U14, and U15 age groups. The top girls teams will compete in the Girls Academy League.

Location and Facilities

Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club operates in the Greater Houston area, serving various communities and neighborhoods. They have several training locations and facilities across the region to cater to their wide range of teams and age groups. Some of the key locations include:

Bear Branch Sports Fields, The Woodlands

Located at 5205 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381, Bear Branch Sports Fields is one of the primary facilities used by Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club.

Gosling Sports Fields, The Woodlands

Gosling Sports Fields can be found at 4055 Marsico Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77384. The facility is another key location for the club’s activities.

Houston Sports Park, Houston

Houston Sports Park, located at 12131 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77045, is a significant facility for the club and serves as the primary training ground for both Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash professional teams.

Matzke Park, Houston

Situated at 13110 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77070, Matzke Park is another venue used by Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club for training and matches.

Katy Park, Katy

Katy Park, located at 24927 Morton Rd, Katy, TX 77493, also serves as a training and playing location for the club.

Camp Sienna Sports Complex, Missouri City

Camp Sienna Sports Complex is situated at 7725 Camp Sienna Trail, Missouri City, TX 77459 and is another venue used by Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club.

Notable Players

HTX Soccer claims more college commitments than any other club in the Houston area and 43 players who have earned youth national team selections. Some of its notable players include:

Kelsey Brann

Kelsey Brann is a goalkeeper who began her soccer career with the Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club. She went on to play college soccer at the University of North Texas, where she had a successful career as a goalkeeper. Brann then signed a professional contract with CFF Madrid in the Spanish Primera Division, where she continued her career as a professional soccer player.

Michaela Abam

Michaela Abam played for the Houston Dash Youth Soccer Club before committing to West Virginia University to play college soccer. After an impressive career as a forward at WVU, Abam was drafted by Sky Blue FC (now NJ/NY Gotham FC) in the 2018 NWSL College Draft. She has also played for Paris FC in France and has represented the Cameroon national team.

Alejandro Fuenmayor

Alejandro Fuenmayor is a Venezuelan professional soccer player who began his career with the Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club. He later joined Carabobo FC in Venezuela, where he played as a center back. In 2018, Fuenmayor signed with the Houston Dynamo and became an important part of their defense.

Juan “Memo” Rodriguez

Juan “Memo” Rodriguez is a midfielder who came through the Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club’s system. He went on to play college soccer at Oregon State University before signing a homegrown player contract with the Houston Dynamo in 2014. Rodriguez has been a key contributor to the team, playing as an attacking midfielder and scoring important goals for the club.

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