The Houston Dynamo will finally have a jersey sponsor, their first since the deal with their previous sponsorship BHP Billiton was not renewed. Fans have speculated who the Dynamo may have up their sleeve as a partner with many pointing to Whataburger as the obvious choice based on the burger chain’s color preference. However, the Dynamo are teaming up with a local institution to fight for a good cause. Beginning January 1st of 2019 the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will be the official cancer center and the official jersey sponsor for the Houston Dynamo and the two sides have a lot planned.
We're teaming up with @MDAndersonNews for one goal: #endcancer#ForeverOrange— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) November 28, 2018
A MLS first ever season-long cause-related jersey partnership, the multi-year agreement will see the Dynamo and MD Anderson support the community through local events, education initiatives, and fundraising opportunities including providing a portion of ticket sales to cancer research.
BBVA Compass Stadium will also be impacted by the partnership with the stadium going tobacco and smoke free. Plans are also underway for food vendors at BBVA to provide healthy options during the 2019 season.
The away jerseys with the new sponsorship also have a good look to them. While I’m a fan of Whataburger and they could have made for a strong partner, I think these away jerseys might look better than something with Whataburger lettering across the front.
This seems like a good fit and the mission to work together to end cancer is a noble goal. What are your thoughts on the new sponsor? Let us know in the comments below.