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Houston Dynamo ready to take on Texas rival

Texas Derby time.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s rivalry game is the first of three this season for the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas. The winner of the series will of course walk away with El Capitan for next season.

Texas Derby

The Texas Derby started in 2006 with the winner walking away as the King of Texas. The series winner gets El Capitan, a replica 18th century mountain howitzer cannon, for the next season. Houston is the all-time leader of the series but Frisco has won more games overall. The Dynamo have won bragging rights the last two years running.

The one, the only, El Capitán.
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Forever Orange

The Dynamo sit in seventh place in the Western conference but are only 12 points out of first. Last weekend they put in a lackluster 0-0 draw against the Colorado Rapids.

Alberth Elis and Mauro Manotas are tied for most goals on the team with nine each. The man often responsible for setting up those goals is Romell Quioto who has ten assists so far this season.

The Dynamo played a Wednesday night game in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup that saw them beat their other rivals, Sporting Kansas City, 4-2. SKC scored the first goal but the Dynamo scored came back to score two goals each for Mauro Manotas and Romell Quioto. The win puts them through to the semifinals.

My other team is not FC Frisco

So Frisco has had an okay season as they currently sit in first place in the Western conference. Last weekend they won 3-1 against the Chicago Fire. Carlos Gruezo scored for Frisco in the first half to give them a 1-0 lead. Kellyn Acosta and Reto Ziegler each scored in the second half to extend that lead. In the 86th minute Chicago finally got on the board thanks to a goal from Brandt Bronico, but it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback for the Fire.

They’ve allowed 22 goals in 19 matches played while scoring 31. Roland Lamah leads the team with seven goals so far but Maxi Urruti is only one goal behind him with six.


Who: Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas

Where: BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX

When: Saturday, July 21 at 8 pm CT