HOUSTON – Dynamo fans are being asked by the Houston Dynamo and Houston Police Department to stand with Dallas at Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup match between the Dynamo and FC Dallas.
Houston Dynamo team officials said HPD officers will be stationed at each entry gate prior to the match, inviting fans to donate to the Line of Duty Fund.
The fund benefits the families of the Dallas Police Department and DART transit officers who were killed in the line of duty on July 7, officials said.
"While we are fierce rivals on the field, it's important to remember that we are all neighbors at the end of the day," Dynamo President Chris Canetti said. "When you see people hurting, you want to help, and this is just a small way for us to show the people of Dallas that Houston is here for them and that we support them."
Officials said the starters for the Dynamo and FC Dallas will be led onto the field before kickoff by uniformed members of the Houston and Dallas police departments, respectively.
The teams will join together for a unified photo with the officers prior to the start of the match, officials said.
There will also be a moment of silence before kickoff to honor the officers in Dallas, but also those in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the Bellaire Police Department officer who lost his life in the line of duty last week, team officials said.
General admission tickets for the match start at $20 and show time is 7:15 p.m., officials said. Tap or click here, call 713-276-GOAL or stop by the BBVA Compass Stadium box office on game day to purchase tickets or for more information.
For more information on the Line of Duty Fund, tap or click here.