Friday, March 11, 2011

Sporting KC to Play Houston in College Station

We knew that KC would be playing the Houston Dynamo in their first US Open Cup play in game and that Houston would be the host. Now we know where and when that game will take place. The Dynamo announced today that the game will be Wednesday April 6th at 7pm in College Station, Texas at the Aggie Soccer Stadium. The Dynamo have played games here previous when playing CONCACAF Champion's League games even though the stadium is about 2 hours from Houston's regular home stadium, Robertson.

For KC, the game comes at probably the best time of the month it could for KC. While the team will have to travel from Vancouver after playing the Whitecaps on the 2nd, the good news is that after the game, the team has that next weekend off. KC's next scheduled game is the 16th in Columbus against the Crew. So KC will have a bit of recovery time after those two games in a four day span. The roughest part will be traveling from the Pacific Northwest to the Gulf coast during that time for the two games.

For perspective, Houston also plays on Saturday the 2nd, on the East coast against New York before traveling home for the KC game. Unlike KC though, Houston have a game the next weekend, when they'll take on the Whitecaps at home on Sunday the 10th. The quicker turn around for their next match could change the perspective a little bit in Houston's mind.

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