FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo clash in preseason tilt at Whataburger Field

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 21, 2010) – FC Dallas will face in-state rival Houston Dynamo on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. CT for a pre-season match at Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks.

Last June, Whataburger Field hosted its first soccer match when Houston Dynamo topped USL Professional Development League side Laredo Heat, 2-1, in front of a capacity crowd. The Dynamo and FC Dallas have a long-standing rivalry with the battle for El Capitán, a Civil War-era cannon that goes to the winner of the regular-season series between the two sides. FC Dallas currently has possession of the cannon.

As the reigning Western Conference Champions, FC Dallas earned its first trip to the MLS Cup in 2010 following a record-setting year that saw the club set MLS marks for its 19-game unbeaten streak and its 12-game road unbeaten streak. The Dallas side also tied the MLS mark for fewest losses in an MLS season with four, while the Dallas defense allowed the fewest goals against in club history with only 28 through 30 games.

Hooks season-ticket holders have an exclusive Dynamo-FC Dallas ticket-buying window between Wednesday, December 22, at 9 a.m. and Thursday, January 6, at 5 p.m. Season-ticket holders should call 361-561-HOOK, visit the Whataburger Field Box Office or log on to

Special ticket pricing for Hooks season-ticket holders during this period is $18.

$20 tickets go to public sale at and the Whataburger Field Box Office on Friday, January 7, at 9 a.m. Phone purchasers dial 361-561-HOOK (4665). Day-of-match tickets are $22.

Contact Andy Steavens at 361-561-4677 to purchase group tickets (20-ticket minimum) at a discounted rate.