09 March 2006

Houston United - Yes, It Could Have Happened

While reading all of the comments regarding MLS's New York and Houston moves recently, I learned something amazing from a source. At one point, we were within a day or two of an announcement that Houston 1836 was becoming Houston United. No, I kid you not. Apparently, this idea had more than token support, and plans were put in place to look at the idea and present it as a "Look, we're bringing our Anglo and Mexican fans together" idea. Two things apparently saved MLS from this travesty:

  1. Internal resistance to the idea was not simply a passive encounter
  2. Someone had already beaten them to the punch.
Now, can you imagine how I would have reacted had they gone ahead with Houston United? So complain all you want, but this is one travesty that was rightfully avoided. Whew.


At 09 March, 2006 21:11, Blogger Bill-DC said...

Stephen Zack said at the Screaming Eagles Annual Meeting that he expects another United in the league but DC will always be the best.

At 10 March, 2006 05:03, Blogger scaryice said...

It does make more sense than DC United...


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