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City of Houston declares July 4 Armed Forces Appreciation Night as Dynamo host New York Red Bulls

Jun 25, 2014

The City of Houston declared Friday, July 4 “Armed Forces Appreciation Night”, it was announced this afternoon in a press conference at City Hall. Armed Forces Appreciation Night, presented by Direct Energy, will include patriotic tributes and a postgame fireworks show after the Houston Dynamo host Red Bull New York at BBVA Compass Stadium.

For the second-consecutive year, Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis and goalkeeper Tally Hall will honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces through their joint effort, Brad and Tally’s Banded Brigade. Partial proceeds from special ticket packages for the game will benefit Banded Brigade Outdoors, a non-profit 501(c)(3) created by Davis and Hall that provides morale-boosting events, such as hunting and fishing trips, for disabled veterans.  2014 marks the sixth year of this initiative, through which nearly 6,000 tickets have been donated to Armed Forces families on behalf of Dynamo fans and corporate partners.

All branches of the U.S. Armed Forces will participate in pregame ceremonies, including the national anthem. In addition, the Texas Army National Guard will hold a swearing-in ceremony at halftime. Finally, all branches of the Armed Forces will be present at Dynamo Soccer Fest on Rusk Street before the game.

A special ticket package is available for $25 and includes an upper endline ticket for the July 4 game, one ticket donated to an Armed Forces member, and one commemorative camouflage Banded Brigade t-shirt.  

Group packages are also available and can be purchased by calling (713) 276-GOAL. Dynamo members may also purchase the $25 ticket package by calling their customer service specialist.

For more information about Armed Forces Appreciation Night, presented by Direct Energy, or Brad and Tally’s Banded Brigade please visit

Houston returns to the pitch on Sunday when they take on the Montreal Impact (CSN Houston; kickoff: 6:30 p.m. CT). The Dynamo return home on July 4 to welcome Red Bull New York at 7:30 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, log on to or call 713-276-GOAL.