Skip to comments.Dynamo: The long road home makes soccer stadium opening all the sweeter [Shelia Jackson-Lee photo]
Posted on 05/07/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center) loses her shoe while Houston Mayor Annise Parker (left), Houston Dynamo President Chris Canetti, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Kent Friedman, Chairman of the Board Harris County Houston Sports Authority and El Franco Lee, Harris County Precinct One Commissioner kick soccer balls into the net during the Houston Dynamo and BBVA Compass Stadium ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Houston. Photo: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle / © 2012 Houston Chronicle
........Unable to secure public funding for a stadium in San Jose or even nearby Fremont, it was only a matter of time before one of the league's original franchises bolted in December 2005 and eventually became the Houston Dynamo for their inaugural 2006 season.
When the franchise moved, Dynamo owner Anschutz Entertainment Group hoped to capitalize on the public support that had led to publicly financed new stadiums for the Astros, Texans and Rockets. In their seventh season in the Bayou City, Ching and his teammates finally will be moving in to their soccer-specific stadium.
...There were numerous failed attempts by the Earthquakes to secure a publicly financed stadium in San Jose.
In 2002, there was plenty of talk of renovating Spartan Stadium, which is on the Cal State-San Jose campus. From late 2002 through 2005, the franchise also flirted on and off with officials from Santa Clara in hopes of getting a stadium there.
An opening from San Jose
Officials in nearby Fremont, the Northern California city where Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear was raised, mentioned the possibility of serving as the home of the Earthquakes. There was one problem: They couldn't finance the project.......
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They are named “Dynamo” after the Houston Dynamos, who played in various leagues in the early 1970s.
The team’s original name was Houston 1836, which was changed after Mexicans protested the name, which was chosen by fans and related to the War of Texas Independence.
“Dynamo”, or “Dinamo”, is used by a number of sports clubs and teams across Eastern Europe.
But nice try.
She couldn’t loose her brain, that was gone long ago. I recently used her as an example of not so intelligent Harvard graduate to slow down a Harvard student who..........wait for it ..... was certain that Harvard students knew everything.
Butz said that “the only thing the coloreds are looking for in life are tight p - - , loose shoes and a warm place to s - -.”
“Two out of three ain’t half bad.” President Jack Nicholson
***one of Yall get the twitch, she might bite.***
May have to scotch hobble her and throw her on her side! Meanwhile, I will fire up the coal forge so we can hot-shoe her!
To the Red planet Shiela!
She’s aiming for the U.S. flag.
To hell with soccer: this is a football nation!
Shouldn't this be in Western PA & supporting a football team?
“She shoes! She scores!”
You have talent!
Love the shoes, and she already had most of the hat (cute flower).
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