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To: weegee
Err...I didn't even know we had a MLS team in Houston.

When did we get the Dynamo?

6 posted on 01/10/2008 1:48:18 PM PST by Allegra (AACCK! Back in Iraq...how'd that happen so fast??)
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To: Allegra

We got them from another city. I don’t know when/where.

Obviously they’ve BEEN playing someplace else.


18 posted on 01/10/2008 2:03:22 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Allegra
Err...I didn't even know we had a MLS team in Houston. When did we get the Dynamo?

They used to be the San Diego team. The original name of the Houston team was going to be Houston 1836, but they changed to so as not to anger their fans from south of the border (read: most of their fans).

25 posted on 01/10/2008 2:11:36 PM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: Allegra; al_c
They used to be the San Jose Earthquakes (not a San Diego team), and played at San Jose State University Spartan Field (the smallest acceptable field in the MLS). A friend of mine always got a pair of season tickets.

The Earthquakes (who used to be the San Jose Clash) had a history of swinging between worst-to-first-to-worst-to-first records while in San Jose. San Jose retained the rights to the team name and record, so the team was forced to change names when they moved to Houston.

San Jose is planning to form a new team for the upcoming season.

-PJ

30 posted on 01/10/2008 2:18:11 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Allegra

Har. The team was named “1846” for about two weeks until the Mexicans went nuts and the league/owners caved.


31 posted on 01/10/2008 2:23:08 PM PST by Southern Partisan ("Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." ----R. E. Lee)
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To: Allegra
Err...I didn't even know we had a MLS team in Houston.

Congratulations! You won the MLS championship last year, Allegra!

But then again, it's not like you need to have been in Iraq for the last several years to have heard nothing about American soccer. 8^)

Stay safe, A.

41 posted on 01/10/2008 2:42:23 PM PST by AngryJawa ({IDPA, NRA} All Hail John Moses Browning)
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To: Allegra

P.S. to Post 41 - *And the year before, too!*


42 posted on 01/10/2008 2:45:26 PM PST by Rte66
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