This just in from Texas:
Mayor Bill White today proclaimed that Friday, November 6th, will be recognized as “Dynamo Day” in Houston. In observance of the day, the mayor encourages Houstonians to wear orange, the color of the Dynamo.
The two-time MLS Cup Champion Dynamo will host the Seattle Sounders in the second leg of the Western conference semifinals, this Sunday, November 8, at Robertson Stadium at 2 p.m. With the series currently tied 0-0, the winner of Sunday’s game will advance to the Western Conference Championship game.
“Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in Houston, so we really appreciate having a team of the caliber of our two-time MLS champions,” said Mayor White. “Win this weekend; and let’s make this year championship number three!”
“The Houston Dynamo organization epitomizes what it is to be a Houstonian on and off the field,” said Dynamo President and General Manager Oliver Luck. “We’re energized by the hometown support.”
And actually, as we covered a bit in a post from yesterday, this strikes me as a good thing. This doesn't seem like one of those MLS matches where the home stadium is full of soccer youth teams there for a family outing and sugar buzz from the concession stand. Houston seems to be building a soccer buzz instead. Dynamo supporters seem to care.
Sunday should be fun.