Cute Boys, Bad Beer and a Point on the Road for Houston
In support of his current bid for LLS Man of the Year Geoff Cameron has been busy at work. He is hosting a slew of events to raise money for the charity. Cameron’s $20k for #20 campaign supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society which raises money for cancer research.
The charity has a personal connection for Geoff who recently had a close friend diagnosed with stage two Hodgkins Lymphoma. Dynamo fans will remember Danny Cruz’s work for the charity last season with his Cruzin’ for a Cure campaign. The first of Geoff’s events was held on the 18th at Bar Münich in Houston. The Celebrity Pour featured a silent auction and tons of free giveaways including team posters and MLS Pub pint glasses.
Local radio station Hot 95.7 provided free Bud Light which the players served up with tons of enthusiasm. I even got tricked into drinking Bud Light (the official beer of colleges the country over) because as soon as Geoff spotted us at the bar he got so excited about serving us that we couldn’t turn him down.
Cameron was joined by teammates Bobby Boswell, Colin Clark and Brian Ching. If every bartender was as cute I’d go out every night. The guys capitalized on this and all tips went to the charity. Midway through the event Dynamo staff announced that the tips already totaled approximately $1200. The event seemed to be a raging success and the bar was packed throughout the event. The next $20k for #20 event will be a FIFA Street tournament in the Houston Galleria on Thursday, April 26th.
Later that week the Dynamo made their way up to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Columbus Crew. The Dynamo managed to steal another point on the road, however the team has slipped down to 5th in the Eastern Conference.
Sloppy play and frustration clearly got to the Dynamo and Columbus capitalized on their chances. Cam Weaver saw some minutes in the second half coming on for Captain Brian Ching. While another draw is doing nothing for moral, fans should remember that we’re only a few weeks away from opening BBVA Compass Stadium.
The stadium is progressing nicely and held its very first event for suite holders on Monday. The Dynamo will play a streak of games once the stadium opens in order to catch up to the rest of the league. The men in orange have only played five games this season thus far while most teams have played eight. Hopefully the Dynamo will make the most of their brand new stadium and home heavy schedule.