Dynamo to visit White House again

May 30, 2008 2:34:37 PM PDT
The two-time defending MLS Cup champion Houston Dynamo will visit the White House on Thursday to be congratulated by President Bush for the second straight year, the team announced Friday.Like last year, the Dynamo will go on a tour of the White House and meet with the President to honor the team's 2007 MLS Cup championship.

The Dynamo defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in Washington on Nov. 18, 2007. The Dynamo are the first MLS squad to make consecutive visits to the White House. The White House visit comes the day after the Dynamo take on DC United at RFK Stadium. Last year, the Dynamo visited the White House on May 29 and proceeded to win their next five games and go unbeaten in 11 consecutive league games.

This season, the Dynamo are 2-3-5 and are tied with Chivas USA for fourth place in the Western Conference.

To celebrate the team's trip and its consecutive championships, the first 7,500 fans in attendance for the June 8 game against Toronto FC will receive a specially designed Dynamo championship lapel pin like those worn by the team on its White House visit.

The Dynamo's next home game is on Saturday 7:30pm against the New York Red Bulls. For more information, call (713) 276-7500 or log on to www.houstondynamo.com.

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