A Newly Formed Team Impresses With Back to Back Wins

Posted on 05. Sep, 2013 by in Soccer

Created in December of 2005, the newly formed Houston Dynamos won the Major League Soccer Cup in not only their first year of play, but their second as well. Based out of Houston, Texas, the Dynamo name was originally Houston 1836, for the year the city was founded, but controversy caused a permanent name change. Even in their inaugural season, this group put themselves forward as a team to be taken seriously.

In just their first season, the Dynamos surprised fans and foes alike, and earned second place in the Western Conference. They then proceeded to win the semifinal playoffs, putting them in the MLS Cup game. The Dynamos went on to win the MLS Cup, beating the New England Revolution, 4-3 in penalty kicks following a 1-1 tie.

The Dyanmos saw the same success their second season as their first. Even after trading many top players during the draft, the team began a streak of eleven unbeaten games and a 726-minute shutout streak, a record in MLS. Once again finishing second place in the Western Conference, they beat their state rivals, FC Dallas, for a place in the MLS Cup championship where they again beat the New England Revolution.

Due to the success in their first year, the Houston Dynamos were invited to meet with President George W. Bush in 2007. With such determination and a solid footing, the Dymano have been making an impression on not only their hometown but the whole nation as well from their very first season.

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