.@HoustonDynamo are my MLS Team


I’ve never chosen sides in Major League Soccer. My firstborn (whom I refer to as LTJG Firstborn on the book of zucker), has been a DC United fan for ten years. On a family vacation to DC in 2009, the highlight of the trip for him was going to a match at RFK. My kiddo, who is now 20, was more like me, never developed an attachment with any of the teams, until the Seattle Sounders moved up from USL to MLS. With Keller on the roster that first season in 2009, he was settled. Now, with Demps and Yedlin, well, it’s reinforced.

That left me. I flirted briefly with the Chicago Fire, back when we had the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (later the New Orleans Storm) in the old USL A-League, but my feelings were always half-hearted, sort of like when you like your local AAA-baseball team, but are non-plussed by the club in The Show that your team feeds.

But Dynamo have captured my itnerest. The team doesn’t have any of the USMNT “stars” at the start of this season. Dynamo’s captain, Brad Davis, made the final 23 for Brazil, but did not start. The team acquired DaMarcus Beasley last week, and that’s generating a lot of buzz throughout MLS.

Most importantly for me, Dynamo are the team I’m most likely to actually go see. My travels for work are Monday-thru-Friday, which is the main reason I’ve never developed an attachment to a MLS side, since the matches are usually on Friday or Saturday nights. In baseball, the San Francisco Giants grew on me, too many nights eating in pubs in Silicon Valley. I’m usually home on weekends, which is good for seeing the New Orleans Jesters, but MLS? Not so much. Houston isn’t all that bad a trip, and that’s the plan for now.

So, Vamanos Dynamo! 🙂


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