Houston Dynamo’s New Stadium Another Step Forward for MLS

When the Houston Dynamo walk onto BBVA Compass Field on Saturday night to face D.C. United in front of 22,000 fans (4:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network)—it spells a new challenge for the Dynamo and caps a journey that started in San Jose.

It's also another big step for Major League Soccer as Houston becomes another team with its own place to call home.

When the Dynamo moved from San Jose to Houston in 2005, it was because AEG, the team's principle owners, couldn't secure a stadium location. So the team moved to Houston and called Robertson Stadium at the University of Houston home.

In its first season in Houston, the Dynamo won the 2006 MLS Cup, beating the New England Revolution 4-3. 

Even though the Dynamo were hugely successful after moving from San Jose, it still took six years for Houston to build a stadium—which is even more of a feat considering the new stadium was the reason for the move.

Now, the team has a b...

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