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#HOUvMIN Open Game Thread

by on 30 September 2017

When? – 7:30 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 30
Where? – BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
How to Watch? FOX9+
How to Listen? 1500 ESPN

Social:

Official Hashtag: #HOUvMIN
Follow us at @FiveFiftyOne!

Team Accounts
Minnesota United FC – @mnufc
Houston Dynamo – @HoustonDynamo

Live Updates
MNUFC Gameday – @mnunitedgameday

Pre-Match Reading:

Match Preview: Houston Dynamo vs. Minnesota United FC (FiftyFive.One)
How The Loons Should Play Going Forward (FiftyFive.One)

Despite 1 percent playoff odds, United still has ‘everything’ to play for (Pioneer Press)
Ability to bounce back is sign of maturity for Minnesota United’s Abu Danladi (Star Tribune)

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  • nomadic loon

    When then NASL started in 1968, the Houston Stars were one of the original teams; but they only lasted a year. Ten years later the Houston Hurricane (singular) had a three-year stint in the NASL, and even won the central division in 1979. That year they forked over $250,000 to Dallas for Kyle Rote Jr., the most popular US player in soccer (and a Texas native). Other noteworthy players of the day were Kai Haaskivi and Eduardo Marasco.
    The Kicks won 5 of the 6 matches with Hurricane. In Houston they played in the Astrodome, where they averaged just 4,400 fans in the 3 home games against Minnesota. Meanwhile at the Met in Bloomington, the average attendance for the 3 Hurricane games was 30,400.
    There was a Dynamos (plural with an “s”) team that surfaced in 1984 in the USL but after a year became Independent and signed Pelé for a one year stint — his last team! The Dynamos folded in 1991 as part of the Lone Star Soccer Association.
    A Hurricanes (this time plural with an “s”) team resurfaced in 1996 as part of
    the USISL but never played the Thunder.
    In MLS we’ve got two draws with the Dynamo (singular) the first draw was the Loons’ first road point. Against Houston and Houstons, Minnesota is 5-1-2. Go Loons!