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Houston Dynamo are not so bad

Really, they're not that bad.

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Ever since the Houston Dynamo came on the scene, I've never really had a problem with them. In fact, I kinda like Houston and the Dynamo. Here's why:

The Orange

The color truly stands out and makes every game feel like a construction zone. Construction is good, it means progress for America. You're not against America, are you?

I didn't think so.

The Coach

Everybody loves a coach with an accent. It makes them seem as if they know more about the game than you do.

I feel so inferior about my own soccer language and I don't even listen to what he said.

The Music

In 2007, the MLS released anthems for every single team and most of them were horrible. Houston was able to get Mike Jones on board, however, leading to this:

"Long as I got my fan clubs, y'all can't harm me,
El Batallon and the Texian Army"

That's pretty awesome. (281) 330-8004.

Brad Davis

In my world, kicking a ball with your left foot is next to impossible. The fact that Brad can do it on a consistent basis leaves me in a permanent state of awe. Also, Brad Davis used to follow me on Twitter.

I think the handler of Brad's account found out I wasn't a Dynamo fan.

"Come back, Brad! I can change!"

The History

2006 - Beat New England Revolution in the MLS Cup (Ha ha)

2007 - Beat New England in the MLS Cup after New England eliminated New York in the Conference Semifinals (Ha ha)

2008 - Lost to the New York Red Bulls giving the club its only MLS Cup appearance

2012 - Beat D.C. United in Conference Finals after D.C. eliminated New York in the Conference Semifinals

2013 - Beat New York in Conference Semifinals (although I'd argue the Red Bulls lost that one more than Houston won it, but I digress)

So that's 4 good playoff things to 1 bad playoff thing. I can live with that.


Houston isn't so bad. I hope they lose tomorrow, but they're not so bad.

What do you like about Houston?