This Sunday's home opener for the Dynamo against the LA Galaxy will come only three days after their disappointing semifinal loss against Mexico's Pachuga team last night.
It's going to be a true test of stamina, team president Oliver Luck said Friday afternoon as he got off a plane from Mexico. Not only was Thursday's game played at 7,500 feet which would be orbiting the Earth if we were talking Houston, but players also had to go into 30 extra minutes of overtime.
To raise the degree of difficulty factor even further, the team was scheduled out on a 6:50 a.m. plane Friday — which meant players left the hotel at 3:30 this morning.
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"Exhausted," was how Luck described the Orange men. Sunday's 6 p.m. game at UH's Robertson Stadium promises to be an exciting test of how well zombies can play soccer. And it's the last time you'll have a chance to see the Galaxy in Houston without David Beckham. — Margaret Downing