The Houston Dynamo, since their relocation from San Jose, have become one of the top teams in the MLS. At the end of 2005, the San Jose Earthquakes, unable to find a soccer-specific in the area, moved the players and the coaches from San Jose to Houston. This was not a relocation of the franchise, but rather a creation of an entirely new team featuring the players of the old San Jose Earthquakes, but the history and statistics of the Earthquakes remained in San Jose until the resumption of the franchise in 2007. The team settled on the Dynamos after originally choosing the name Houston 1836, a reference to the independence of Texas from Mexico. While it was an attempt to reference the history of the city, the name upset Hispanic fans that were concerned with the reference to the war for independence. From 2006 to 2011, the team played at Robertson Stadium, located on the University of Houston campus in Houston, Texas. Starting in 2012, the team is scheduled to move into BBVA Compass Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium in Downtown Houston with a capacity of greater than 20,000 people.
|MLS Western Playoffs Conference Championship: Houston Dynamo at Seattle Sounders FC (Leg 2)||
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