MLS Commissioner Don Garber revealed on November 16, 2005, that the league had granted permission to San Jose Earthquakes’ owners Anschutz Entertainment Group to relocate the team for the 2006 season, giving the entertainment giant 30 days to make a decision. Garber was in Houston and spoke with the media before an international friendly between Mexico and Bulgaria at Reliant ...
MLS Cup 2006 was the 11th edition of the MLS Cup, the championship match of Major League Soccer (MLS), and took place on November 12, 2006. It was contested between the New England Revolution and the Houston Dynamo to decide the champion of the 2006 season. The match was played at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, which had hosted ...
MLS Cup 2007 was the 12th edition of the MLS Cup, the post-season championship match of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States. It was played on November 18, 2007, at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C., between the New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo in a rematch of the previous edition. The match determined the championship ...
History of the Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo is a professional soccer team based in the Major League Soccer (MLS) in Houston, Texas. The team was founded in 2005 as part of the league's expansion program, making them one of the youngest teams to join MLS. Since its inception, they have been incredibly successful domestically and internationally.
In 2006, just one year after joining MLS, they won their first championship title by beating New England Revolution 4-3 on penalty kicks during extra time at Pizza Hut Park Stadium located near Dallas. This marked a significant milestone not only for the Dynamo but also for all teams competing within MLS. It proved that even young franchises could quickly become competitive forces within a prestigious league like this.
Since then, they had gone on to win four more championship titles, including two consecutive ones between 2011-2012, cementing them as an elite franchise within American soccer history alongside other greats like LA Galaxy or DC United, who had been playing since 1996 when MLs started its operations nationwide. They remain relevant today with several talented players under contract and remain contenders every season despite tough competition from other clubs across America’s top-division leagues.
2006 – Present / Major League Soccer
2021 - Present / Houston Dynamo Football Club
2006 – 2020 / Houston Dynamo
Dynamo – Houston Dynamo is one of Major League Soccer’s most successful franchises, and its nickname has a fascinating origin story. The name “Dynamo” was chosen by team owners in 2006 to honor the city’s long-standing energy industry. Houston is known as an oil and gas powerhouse, so it only seemed natural that the soccer club should pay tribute to this vital part of their hometown's identity.
The name also reflects Houston's history as a major port city with strong ties to international trade and commerce - particularly during World War II when German U-boats were active in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas' coast. During this period, "dynamo" became associated with powerful machines for generating electricity, making it an ideal choice for representing Houston's industrial might and its growing status on the global stage.
What makes Dynamo even more remarkable is how much pride locals take in their team; they often refer to themselves simply as “the Dynamo Nation." This shows how deeply rooted support runs throughout all levels of society within Houston – from local businesses who sponsor games or donate funds towards youth programs to high school teams who proudly wear orange jerseys emblazoned with ‘DYNAMO.' Then that if you're looking for passionate sports fans, look no further than those cheering on our beloved home side!
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2012 – Present / BBVA Stadium
2007, 2011 / Aggie Soccer Stadium
2006 / Carl Lewis Track & Field Stadium
2006 / Reliant Stadium
2006 - 2011 / Robertson Stadium
2015 - Present / Gabriel Brener, Oscar De La Hoya, Jake Silverstein, Ben Guill
2008 – 2015 / Anschutz Entertainment Group, Oscar De La Hoya (through Golden Boy Promotions) and Gabriel Brener
2005 - 2008 / Anschutz Entertainment Group
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