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Houston Chronicle: Why Aren’t the Dynamo Bigger?

Interesting article in the Houston Chronicle last week, wondering why the established team there isn’t better supported: Dynamo know they should be bigger in Houston:

Attendance issues have mirrored the club’s on-field struggles. After ranking in the top 10 from 2006-15 and placing fourth as recently as 2012, the Dynamo fell to 17th in 2017. According to the Sports Business Journal, the Dynamo only topped five teams in 2018 average attendance in early August.

An Aug. 3 match between

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Relocation Grudges Past & Future

by Chris G.

I hated Orlando after the Aztex (“1.0”) moved there. I hated Orlando a lot. I wished nothing but the worst for that team, top to bottom. I wanted that owner and his greedy and misguided plans to not just fail, but to fail spectacularly. Here’s a bit of what I wrote at the time on my blog, The Aztexan:

I hope Orlando The City Beautiful City Soccer City Club SC or whatever the fuck

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This is it! #WorldCup FINAL DAY! As a last #AWCHQ preview for #FRACRO, here’s what that FourFourTwo guide I bought said about these teams. First, alphabetically, Croatia:

Most Likely To… – Fail to live up to a billing of dark horses. Croatia are long shots to be long shots.

What Croatia Hope Will Happen – Apart from to match the achievement of Croatia’s bronze-winning heroes of ’98 and win back the nation’s hearts…?

What Will Happen – If they don’t

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WHAT a gameday. #URU v #FRA & #BRA v #BEL in quarterfinals. South America v Europe, fought on two fronts! Too bad I have to “work”; I’ll be sneak-watching #URUFRA & time-shifting #BRABEL. What does this amazing #WorldCup have in store today? #AWCHQ ⚽️

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Probably long past the point of spoiling today’s games, but: both of today’s games were good, and the 2nd (#BEL v #JPN) was amazing. Just rewatched the 2nd half: no bunkering, no fouling, no crying for fouls, just attack, attack, attack. So fantastic. #AWCHQ ⚽️

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From a preview magazine published before a ball was even kicked at this #WorldCup… no pressure, Messi. #AWCHQ #FRAARG ⚽️
"The World Cup is like a gun to Messi's Head"

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And that’s it for me from Armadillo World (Cup) Headquarters! I may still micro-blog with #AWCHQ but I won’t try to avoid spoilers & I won’t continue rating the games. Here are more details why, if you’re interested; ¡adiós! /cg

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Well, that ended things with a whimper. Disappointing. If you skip them all today, you’re honestly not missing that much, but if you want to put one on, make it Senegal v Colombia, I guess. #AWCHQ #ENGBEL #PANTUN ⚽️

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When I saw the lineups for #ENGBEL I thought: okay, B teams, but maybe they’ll come out & play, and it can still be a fun game… Nope, not so far it ain’t. Think I’ll put #PANTUN on my main screen for the second half. #AWCHQ ⚽️

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The Guardian’s Marina Hyde on #ENG’s unknown unknowns:

“I don’t know what is happening, but… I think I like it? I certainly like the fact that most England fans’ joy cheerfully acknowledges that it’ll probably go tits-up any minute”
#AWCHQ #ENGBEL ⚽️